Ranji Trophy: Railways tottering at 164/8 against Assam (Roundup)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NEW DELHI - Railways bowled out Assam for 187 but were themselves tottering at 164/8 in the first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite division here Thursday.

Resuming at 174 for seven, Assam folded up adding only 13 runs with Sanjay Bangar (3-21) claiming two wickets.

Railways, however, were in deep trouble after being reduced to 33 for four with pacers Dhiraj Goswami (4-43) and Ranjitkumar Mali (2-21) scything through the top order. T.P. Singh ressurrected Railways innings briefly, scoring 41.

At stumps, Kulamani Parida (30) and Jai Prakash Yadav (30) were battling to gain the crucial first innings lead.

At Chennai, Delhi seized the initiative and held the upper hand as they pegged Tamil Nadu to 122 for five at stumps on the second day.

Tamil Nadu, who did well in the morning by dismissing Delhi (overnight 258 for three) for 318, were themselves in deep trouble after losing wickets at regular intervals as 17-year-old left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra picked up three for 22.

The hosts were off to a poor start, losing in-form opener Abhinav Mukund in the very second over. Later, Tamil Nadu suffered a mini collapse as Mishra struck.

Standing tall amidst the ruins was the experienced Subramaniam Badrinath who was unbeaten on 45 at stumps and much of Tamil Nadu hopes on the morrow rest on the former captain.

Badrinath and night watchman Chandrasekar Ganapathy (14 not out) added 40 runs for the sixth wicket to guide Tamil Nadu from a precarious 82 for five to 122 at close.

Earlier, centurion Virat Kohli’s dismissal brought about a swift end to the Delhi innings as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin came away with five wickets. In a spell of 8.1 overs, Ashwin grabbed four wickets as Delhi collapsed from 295 for three to 318 all out.

Brief scores:

At Mumbai, Bengal vs Mumbai: Mumbai 621/8 declared (Ajinkya Rahane 110, Rohit Sharma not out 200, Wasim Jaffer 73; Manoj Tiwary 2-68, Saurashish Lahiri 2-128) Bengal 28/1 (Shreevats Goswami batting 15, Aavishkar Salvi 1-2)

At Surat, Saurashtra vs Gujarat: Saurashtra 262 all out (Jaydev Shah 94; Ishwar Choudhary 4-58, Salil Yadav 2-64) Gujarat 20/1 (PK Panchal batting 6, Salil Yadav batting 5)

At Rohtak, Haryana vs Baroda: Haryana 127 all out. Baroda 470 all out (Yusuf Pathan 195, Connor Williams 114; Joginder Sharma 3-45) Haryana 38/0 (Nitin Saini batting 27, Rahul Dewan batting 2)

At Mohali, Punjab vs Karnataka: Punjab 243 all out, Karnataka 346/6 (Robin Uthappa 149; Navdeep Sidhu 2-86)

At Delhi, Assam vs Railways: Assam 187 all out (Amol Muzumdar 44, Tarjinder Singh 43; Murali Kartik 4-56, Sanjay Bangar 3-21), Railways 164/8 (TP Singh 41; Dhiraj Goswami 4-43, Ranjitkumar Mali 2-21)

At Chennai, Tamil Nadu vs Delhi: Delhi 318 all out (Virat Kohli 139, Mithun Manhas not out 41; Ravichandran Ashwin 5-94), Tamil Nadu 122/5 (Subramaniam Badrinath batting 45, Vikas Mishra 3-22)

At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh vs Orissa: Uttar Pradesh 403 all out (Eklavya Dwivedi 83, Piyush Chawla 79, Alok Chandra Sahoo 4-100, Debasis Mohanty 3-37) Orissa 0/0.

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