Delhi bag first win of Ranji Trophy season

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 14:10 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi notched their first victory of the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season defeating Haryana by 105 runs on the fourth and final day of their Group A match at the Roshanara Club Ground here Sunday.

Resuming the day at 63/5 while chasing a target of 376, Haryana were bowled out for 270 despite a fighting display by the lower batting order.

Avi Barot (12) got out cheaply in the morning session but Sachin Rana (86 not out) and Jayant Yadav (60) struck a brilliant 117-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take the visitors close to the 200-run mark.

Yadav was bowled by left armer Varun Sood but all-rounder Joginder Sharma (35) combined with Rana to put another 63-runs on the scoreboard before the Sharma perished. It took Delhi another couple of overs to bowl out neighbours Haryana and bag six points for the win.

Delhi now sit in fourth position in the points table with nine points while Haryana are eighth and second last.

The next round starts Nov 28 with Haryana taking on Punjab at home while Delhi face Odisha away at Sambalpur Dec 6.

In another Group A match at Cuttack, Odisha beat Jharkhand by nine wickets to record their first win of the season.

In Group B, Railways defeated Rajasthan by 119 runs while in Group C Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Hyderabad notched up wins in their respective matches.

Assam had a dominant innings and 55-run victory over Tripura in Agartala, Hyderabad drubbed Himachal Pradesh by 185 runs in Dharamshala while Jammu and Kashmir had a thrilling 17-run triumph over Andhra Pradesh in Ananthapur.

The other matches resulted in draws.

Brief Scores:

Group A

In Delhi: Delhi 201 all out and 312 for five declared (Gautam Gambhir 153, Rajat Bhatia 56 not out; Ashish Hooda 2-38) vs. Haryana 138 all out and 270 all out (Sachin Rana 86, Jayant Yadav 60; Ishant Sharma 4-74, Varun Sood 4-49).

In Mohali: Punjab 172 all out and 309 all out (Jiwanjot Singh 51, Uday Kaul 52 not out; Jasprit Bumrah 3-63, Mehul Patel 3-79) vs. Gujarat 127 all out and 224 for three (Samit Gohel 102 not out, Rujul Bhatt 100 not out; Sandeep Sharma 2-43).

In Nagpur: Vidarbha 542 all out (Faiz Fazal 147, Shalabh Shrivastava 193; H.S. Sharath 4-104) vs. Karnataka 549 for nine (Lokesh Rahul 158, Robin Uthappa 86; Umesh Yadav 3-121, Akshay Wakhare 3-113).

In Cuttack: Jharkhand 221 all out and 194 all out vs. Odisha 307 all out and 109 for one (Girjia Rout 67 not out; Varun Aaron 1-20).

Group B

In Meerut: Tamil Nadu 297 all out and 128 for two (Abhinav Mukund 56 not out, Murali Vijay 38; Piyush Chawla 2-17) vs. Uttar Pradesh 500 for nine declared (Mukul Dagar 69, Piyush Chawla 153; Aushik Srinivas 4-168).

In Kolkata: Bengal 303 all out and 194 all out (Anustup Majumdar 69, Wriddhiman Saha 52; Abhishek Bhatt 6-47, Chirag Jani 3-54) vs. Saurashtra 225 all out and 189 for four (Jaydev Shah 104 not out, Aarpit Vasavada 50 not out; Ashok Dinda 2-57, Sourav Sarkar 2-47).

In Jaipur: Railways 283 all out and 150 all out (Nitin Bhille not out 50, H.D. Rawle 22; Deepak Chahar 3-33, Aniket Choudhary 3-35) vs. Rajasthan 178 all out and 136 all out (Siddharth Saraf 39; Anureet Singh 5-52, Ranjithkumar Mali 4-34).

In Delhi: Madhya Pradesh 239 all out and 385 for seven (Naman Ojha 211, Mohnish Mishra 31; Koteswar Rao 3-82, Rahul Kanojia 2-127) vs. Services 391 all out (Rajat Paliwal 99, Yashpal Singh 142; Jalaj Saxena 4-83, Jatin Saxena 4-47).

Group C

In Dharmasala: Hyderabad 237 all out and 355 for eight declared (Ravi Teja 73, Syed Quadri not out 101; Akshay Chauhan 5-98, Rishi Dhawan 3-85) vs. Himachal Pradesh 296 all out and 111 all out (Paras Dogra 37; Ravi Kiran 4-42, Alfred Absolem 2-27).

In Pune: Maharashtra 635 all out and 109 for three (Kedar Jadhav not out 25; Gauresh Gawas 1-24) vs. Goa 439 all out (Harshad Gadekar 95, Sagun Kamat 83; Shrikant Mundhe 2-95, Domnic Joseph 4-82).

In Anantapur: Jammu and Kashmir 225 all out and 121 all out vs. Andhra Pradesh 205 all out and 124 all out (Marripuri Suresh 50; Ram Dayal 3-31, Mohammed Mudhasir 3-19)

In Agartala: Tripura 136 all out and 334 all out (Samrat Singha 79, K.B. Pawan 51; Arup Das 2-107, Abu Nechim 4-78) vs. Assam 526 for five declared (Dheeraj Jadhav 194, Tarjinder Singh 99; Manisankar Murasingh 2-107, Rana Dutta 2-91).

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