Mishra’s 4/49 puts Delhi in control (Ranji Trophy Roundup)

Friday, November 12, 2010

CHENNAI - Seventeen-year-old left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra took four for 49 to help Delhi take a decisive 110-run first innings lead against Tamil Nadu on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group A league match here Friday.

Tamil Nadu were bundled out for 208 despite a painstaking century by Subramaniam Badrinath (104, 2 x 6, 6 x 4) and his 91-run sixth wicket partnership with night watchman Chandrasekar Ganapathy (23) as Delhi took control of the match.

In their second innings, Delhi were 122 for two at stumps for an overall lead of 232 and appeared certain to grab crucial points.

In the morning, Tamil Nadu batsmen did not show much of a fight once the Badrinath-Ganapathy partnership was broken as the rest simply yielded ground while Delhi bowlers asserted themselves.

Delhi then went on the aggressive with opener Shikhar Dhawan belting an unbeaten 76 (10 x 4) to put his team in control.

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 296 all out (Writam Porel 71, Saurasish Lahiri 62, Dhawal Kulkarni 3-92)

At Surat, Saurashtra vs Gujarat: Saurashtra 262 and 60/2 (Chirag Pathak 35, Bhushan Chauhan batting 22, Mohnish Parmar 2-11); Gujarat 191 all out (PK Panchal 40, Pratharesh Parmar 36; Jaidev Unadhkat 3-46)

At Rohtak, Haryana vs Baroda: Haryana 127 and 310 all out (Hemang Badani 79, Joginder Sharma 47; Bhargav Bhatt 7-127) ; Baroda 470

At Mohali, Punjab vs Karnataka: Punjab 243 and 173/2 ( Yuvraj Singh 52 batting, Ravi Inder Singh 52 out, Abhimanyu Mithun 1-54) ; Karnataka 426 all out (Robin Uthappa 149, Amit Verma 60; Ganesh Satish 55; Manpreet Goni 3-92)

At Delhi, Assam vs Railways: Assam 187 and 160/9 (Amol Muzumdar 73 batting, Kunal Saikia 25; Murali Kathik 5-66) ; Railways 182 all out (TP Singh 41, JP Yadav 37; Dhiraj Goswami 5-53, Ranjitkumar Mali3-36)

At Chennai, Tamil Nadu vs Delhi: Delhi 318 and 122/2 (Shikhar Dhawan 76 batting; R. Ashwin 2-39); Tamil Nadu 208 all out (Subramaniam Badrinath 104, Vikas Mishra 4-49)

At Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh vs Orissa: Uttar Pradesh 403 ; Orissa 232/9 (Natraj Behera 113, Debashish Mohanty 30 batting; RP Singh 6-48).

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