Jaggi double-century earns Jharkhand draw

A round-up of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Group C matches played on December 24, 2014

Jharkhand 142 (Deobrat 75, Dutta 5-64) and 409 for 8 dec (Jaggi 201*, Kaushal 71, Murasingh 4-107) drew with Tripura 362 (Ghosh 76, Solanki 67, Dey 65, Acharjee 61, Nadeem 4-68) and 12 for 0
Ishank Jaggi made his highest first-class score and his second double-century to hold off Tripura's push for a win and earn Jharkhand a draw and a point in Dhanbad. Jharkhand began the day on 127 for 5, needing another 93 to avoid an innings defeat. But Jaggi and Kaushal Singh (71) thwarted Tripura with a 146-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Jharkhand were ahead by only 42 when Kaushal was bowled by Manisankar Murasingh but Jaggi found support from the lower order led by Shahbaz Nadeem (30). The pair put on 66 for the eighth wicket. Samar Quadri played out 13 deliveries to make one run but he helped Jaggi add another 53 for the ninth wicket. Jaggi faced 314 deliveries and hit 22 fours and three sixes. Jharkhand ended their innings on 409 for 8 and Tripura batted out the remaining three overs without loss.
Hyderabad 270 (Vihari 76, Khaleel 65*, Anthaf 5-61) and 249 for 1 (Agarwal 110, Akshath Reddy 104*) drew with Kerala 447 for 7 dec (Baby 200*, Monish 61, Pawan 50)
Hyderabad openers Tanmay Agarwal and Akshath Reddy made centuries in the second innings but hosts Kerala took away three points in their drawn encounter in Wayanad. Kerala captain Sachin Baby's double-century on day three had given his side a big first-innings lead, and he also took only his second first-class wicket when he had Agarwal caught for 110. It was the only wicket Hyderabad lost, after an opening stand of 235. Agarwal made his second hundred in his second match, faced 229 deliveries and hit 15 fours. Reddy scored an unbeaten 104 off 225 with ten fours and two sixes.
Goa 357 (Misal 97, D'Souza 67) and 184 (Kamat 58, Misal 51) drew with Himachal Pradesh 381 (Kalsi 115, Parida 88)
Having taken the first-innings lead on day three, Himachal Pradesh bowled out Goa for 184 in the second innings in a drawn game in Porvorim. Resuming on 377 for 9, the visitors' last wicket fell two overs into the day and they were dismissed for 381, a lead of 24. Goa then crumbled against the Himachal spinners after an opening stand of 51. Gurvinder Singh and Karanveer Singh picked up three wickets each while Bipul Sharma took two. Only opener Sagun Kamat (58) and No. 4 Darshan Misal (51) made more than 30 and No. 9 Amit Yadav contributed an unbeaten 26.
Andhra 234 (Pradeep 59, Punia 4-60, Raj 4-77) and 19 for 1 drew with Services 286 (Paliwal 72, Yashpal 57)
Play was curtailed again in Delhi but Services ensured they collected three points from the draw. Services started on 218 for 4, needing only 17 to go past Andhra's 234. They lost two wickets with no addition to the overnight score before Deepak Punia and Devender Lochab took them past Andhra. Punia was unbeaten on 29 as Services were dismissed for 286 in the 105th over. DP Vijaykumar and CV Stephen took three wickets each for Andhra. In the 17 overs they batted, Andhra plodded to 19 for 1 in their second innings.