Group B, Jaipur, December 28 - 31, 2014, Ranji Trophy
296 & 296/4d
(T:405) 188 & 236/7

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
130 & 75

Delhi scent win as Sood grabs nine

A round-up of the Ranji Trophy Group B matches played on December 30, 2014

Gujarat 150 (Sood 4-50) and (f/o) 152 for 7 (Gohel 37, Karia 35*, Sood 5-37) trail Delhi 425 by 123 runs
Sixteen wickets fell at the Feroz Shah Kotla as Delhi closed in on a massive win over Gujarat. Resuming on 34 for 1 in reply to Delhi's 425, Gujarat folded for 150, with left-arm spinner Varun Sood grabbing four wickets. Eight Gujarat batsmen reached double figures but they only managed a top score of 22.
Made to follow on, Gujarat began their second innings with a rapid opening stand of 53 between Samit Gohel and Priyank Panchal. The wicket of Gohel in the 10th over began a collapse that saw them lose four wickets for the addition of just two runs. Smit Patel and Chirag Gandhi stemmed the loss of wickets briefly, with a 28-run fifth-wicket stand, before both fell in the space of four overs. Jesal Karia and Rush Kalaria then added 46 for the seventh wicket before Sood trapped Kalaria lbw to pick up his fifth wicket of the innings. All seven second-innings wickets fell to spin, with offspinner Shivam Sharma picking up the other two.
Odisha 232 for 9 dec and 8 for 1 need another 31 runs to beat Haryana 127 and 143 (Amit Mishra 37, Deepak Behera 4-22)
Odisha were left on the cusp of victory after their seamers bundled Haryana out for their second low score of the match in Lahli. Declaring on their overnight 232 for 9, with a lead of 105, Odisha bowled Haryana out for 143 in their second innings. Avi Barot and Nitin Saini gave Haryana a 42-run opening stand and Amit Mishra made 37 at No. 9, but there were few other contributions of note as the medium-pacers revelled yet again. Deepak Behera finished with four wickets while Basant Mohanty picked up two. Left to chase a target of 39, Odisha lost Natraj Behera in the first over and were 8 for 1 at stumps.
Rajasthan 188 and 33 for 1 need another 372 runs to beat Vidarbha 296 and 296 for 4 dec (Badrinath 152*, Shrivastava 75*)
A big century from S Badrinath helped Vidarbha gallop along at four runs an over in their second innings and declare to set Rajasthan a target of 405 in Jaipur. At stumps, Rajasthan were 33 for 1, having lost opener Siddharth Saraf in the fourth over of their innings.
Vidarbha's innings didn't get off to a great start, losing Aniruddha Chore and Faiz Fazal within the first ten overs. Fazal was lbw to Aniket Choudhary for a 31-ball duck. Ganesh Satish and Badrinath put on 80 for the third wicket before Choudhary struck again to dismiss Satish for 32. This brought the first-innings centurion Shalabh Shrivastava to the crease, and he proceeded to add 191 with Badrinath at 4.66 runs an over. Shrivastava made 75 off 110 balls, with 11 fours, and fell two overs before Vidarbha declared with Badrinath unbeaten on 152 off 203 balls, having struck 19 fours.
Saurashtra 308 for 4 (Jogiyani 145, Vasavada 78) trail Punjab 659 for 7 dec by 351 runs
A century from Sagar Jogiyani and solid contributions from the rest of Saurashtra's top three highlighted another bat-dominated day in Rajkot. Saurashtra moved to 281 for 1 in response to Punjab's daunting 659 before they lost three wickets in a clump late in the day. At stumps, Saurashtra trailed by 351 with Sheldon Jackson and Kamlesh Makvana at the crease.
Resuming on 27 for 0, Saurashtra's openers extended their partnership to 101 before left-arm spinner Rajwinder Singh bowled Bhushan Chauhan for 49. That was Punjab's only wicket for a long time, as Jogiyani and Arpit Vasavada batted through the next 54.2 overs and put on 180, before they fell at the same score, in the space of six balls. Vasavada made 78 off 156 balls, with seven fours, and Jogiyani 145 off 283, with 16 fours and two sixes. Punjab struck once again before stumps to get rid of the Saurashtra captain Jaydev Shah. Harbhajan Singh was Punjab's only wicketless specialist, and he did the least bowling of the four, sending down 15 overs for the cost of 48 runs.

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