Ranji, Group C, Round 4: Jharkhand crawl, Goa canter
Posted on: 07:49 PM IST Nov 24, 2012
Jharkhand crawled to 176 for 5 in 90 overs on day one of their Group C encounter against Himachal Pradesh. Jharkhand captain Shahbaz Nadeem won the toss and opted to bat but his decision backfired as they slumped to 56 for 5. Rishi Dhawan was the wrecker-in-chief as he bagged three wickets for HP. Saurabh Tiwary and Sunny Gupta cobbled together and ring up an unbeaten partnership of 120 at stumps.
Brief score: Jharkhand 176-5 (Saurabh Tiwary 65*, Sunny Gupta 58*; Rishi Dhawan 3-32) vs Himachal Pradesh
In Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir scripted a fine comeback after being dismissed for 153 in their first innings against Andhra. In response, they chiselled four wickets of Andhra for 118 when day was called. Amol Muzumdar, who cracked centuries in both innings in last match, was holding the fort for 60.
Syed Sahabuddin grabbed a five-wicket haul for Andhra as no Jammu batsman crossed half-century mark.
Brief score: Jammu and Kashmir 153 all out (Ram Dayal 31; Sahabuddin 5-53) lead Andhra 118-4 (Muzumdar 60*; Dayal 2-26) by 35 runs
In Malappuram, Sagun Kamat blasted his second first-class hundred to drive Goa to 281 for 4 at the end of day one against Kerela. Shadab Jakati, Goa's captain, won the toss and opted to bat. After two losing two wickets early, Kamat and Manvinder Bisla ammased a splendid partnership of 146 runs for tht third wicket to steady the innings.
Brief score: Goa 281-4 (Kamat 107) vs Kerela
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