Rohilla ton in vain as Haryana collapse to defeat

Andhra completed their second victory in the fourth round of Group C while Jammu & Kashmir's lower order ensured three points for the side

Parvez Rasool works one on the leg side, Punjab v Jammu & Kashmir, Ranji Trophy, 4th quarter-final, Vadodara, 2nd day, January 9, 2014

File photo - Parvez Rasool struck 70 to help J&K take three points from their draw against Services  •  Ashwin Rajput

Duvvarapu Siva Kumar and Bhargav Bhatt cleaned up Haryana's lower order to deliver a 77-run win for Andhra in Mumbai, their second of the tournament. Siva Kumar took 4 for 71 while Bhatt had returns of 3 for 82 as Haryana collapsed in their chase, crumbling from 242 for 4 to 293 all out. Opener Shubham Rohilla's maiden first-class century was in vain. Haryana began the fourth day with Rohilla at the crease, batting on 75 alongside Yuzvendra Chahal. While Chahal fell early, Rohilla and Chaitanya Bishnoi kept Andhra at bay with 92-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Rohilla's dismissal - for 118 off 274 balls with 10 fours - triggered Haryana's collapse and they went on to lose their last six wickets for 51 runs. Bishnoi remained unbeaten on 69.
Samiullah Beigh's maiden first-class century and fifties from Parvez Rasool and Aamir Aziz helped Jammu & Kashmir walk away with three first-innings points from their match against Services in Jaipur. J&K began the final day trailing Services by 98 runs and lost both overnight batsmen, Rasool (70) and Ram Dayal, with the lead still 29 runs away. With only two wickets in hand, Samiullah and Aziz first ensured the lead for the side before going on to build an unbroken 163-run stand for the ninth wicket. Left-arm spinner Vikas Yadav picked up both J&K wickets on the fourth day to finish with 4 for 188.
Opener Sahil Gupta's 123 not out helped Chhattisgarh salvage one point against Kerala in Jamshedpur. Set a target of 328, Chhattisgarh, who resumed from an overnight score of 15 for 0, were on 249 for 6 when play ended.
Kerala's spinners, Iqbal Abdulla, Karaparambil Monish and Jalaj Saxena, took five wickets between them to prise out Chhattisgarh's middle order but Gupta held steady, staving them off in a 334-ball knock which included 14 fours. Gupta had support from Ashutosh Singh, who struck 45 and shared an 88-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Bad light dented Hyderabad's push for an outright win; they had to settle for three points in the end against Himachal Pradesh after ending the fourth day on 200 for 6 in pursuit of 212 in Guwahati. Balchander Anirudh and Kolla Sumanth struck fifties for Hyderabad, steadying the side after the openers had fallen with only 35 on the board. Balchander's 100-ball 63 was his second half-century of the match. Earlier, Robin Bist's unbeaten 84 shepherded Himachal to a second-innings score of 301, after they started the fourth day on 232 for 6. Bist stitched useful stands with Mayank Dagar and Shresth Nirmohi in his 171-ball knock which included seven fours and two sixes.
Goa's middle order chipped in with fifties in the side's drawn match against Tripura , who walked away with the first-innings honours, in Bhubaneswar. Having set Goa 343 to win, Tripura managed to dismiss eight batsmen but Saurabh Bandekar's 55 not out steered Goa to stumps. Sagun Kamat top-scored with 78, while Snehal Kauthankar and Darshan Misal scored 63 and 59 respectively. Tripura began the day on 226 for 7 and the overnight pair of Rajat Dey and Gurinder Singh stretched their eighth-wicket partnership to 161 before Dey was dismissed for 82. Gurinder carried on and brought up his maiden first-class century, remaining unbeaten on 103 off 180 balls when Tripura declared on 328 for 9. His knock included 11 fours and a six. Gurinder then took two wickets in the second innings to take his match haul to 6 for 133 and claimed the Player-of-the-Match award.