Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh hits ton; Karnataka on top

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Bengaluru, Dec 9: After gaining a slender 16-run first innings lead, Karnataka batted themselves into a position of strength by making 247 for four in their second essay against Tamil Nadu on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A league match here Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu, who were 240 for five overnight, collapsed to 274 all out with seamer Aravind Sreenath picking up three of the five wickets to come away with a haul of 4 for 52.

Punjab batsman Yuvraj Singh celebrates his century against Haryana during their Ranji Trophy match in Patiala on Tuesday.

Karnataka then went for quick runs with openers Robin Uthappa (76, 117b, 10x4) and Mayank Agarwal (80, 113b, 12x4, 1x6) putting on 163 in just 37.3 overs to provide a solid platform. Manish Pandey (33 not out) and Karun Nair (35) pressed home the advantage to put the home team on top.

In Patiala, Yuvraj Singh struck a brisk ton (130) and Sandeep Sharma took three early wickets to put Haryana in trouble, after setting them a target of 321 with a day to go.

In Vadodara, Bengal lead by 109 runs against Baroda while in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh trail by 129 runs.

At Guwahati, Assam defeated Tripura by 10 wickets with medium pacer Krishna Das destroying Tripura claiming seven wickets for 50 runs while Saurashtra trailed hosts Delhi by 62 runs after getting bowled out for 217 in reply to Delhi's 442.

Brief Scores of all 12 Ranji Trophy matches

Karnataka 290 and 247 for 4 in 62 overs (Robin Uthappa 76, Mayank Agarwal 80, Manish Pandey 33 not out, Karun Nair 35) Vs Tamil Nadu (1st innings) 274 all out in 120.4 overs (Abhinav Mukund 84, Dinesh Karthik 38, Ramaswamy Prasanna 59, Vijay Shankar 29, Vinay Kumar 2 for 87, Sreenath Aravind 4 for 52, HS Sharath 2 for 22).

Hyderabad 1st innings 522 all out (Chama Milind 95, Dwaraka Ravi Teja 96; Duvvarapu Sivkumar 4/84) Vs Andhra 1st innings 369 and 24/0 (KS Bharat 75, DB Prasanth 124, Ravi Kiran 3/103, SA Quadri 3/54).

Tripura 1st innings 135 (M Murasingh 47; S Roy 3/6, K Das 3/41) & 2nd innings 155 (RK Solanki 40. R Banik 39; Krishna Das 7/50, SA 1/26) lost to Assam 1st innings 275 (Kunal Saikia 64, Jalamuddin Syed Mohammad 51; M Murasingh 5/70, Abhijit Sarkar 47/3) and 18/0

Bengal 1st innings 455 all out and 8/1 (Sudip Chatterjee 192, Shreevats Goswami 87; Swapnil Singh 5/99, Munaf Patel 2/75) Vs Baroda 1st innings 354 (Kedar Devdhar 87, DJ Hooda 114; Laxmi Ratan Shukla 2/33, Ashok Dinda 3/92).

Delhi 1st innings 442 all out (Gautam Gambhir 147,Sumit Narwal 65; Sudeep Tyagi 95/3, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 85/2) Vs Saurashtra 1st innings 217 and 163/4 (Divyaraj Chauhan 63, Arpit Vasavada 38; Parwinder Awana 3/30, Rajat Bhatia 3/25).

Goa 1st innings 367 all out ( Amogh Sunil Desai 75, Darshan Misal 67; Basil Thampi 4/110, Nizar Niyas 3/74) Vs Kerala 1st innings 299/6 (Amit Verma 129, Nikhilesh Surendran 54; S.B Jakati 2/52, SS Bandekar 2/54).

Odisha 1st innings 311 all out and 1/0 (Nataraj Behera 66, Biplab Samantray 106; Shrikant Mundhe 4/103, Dominic Joseph 3/57) Vs Maharashtra first innings 371 (Harshad Khadiwale 83, Shrikant Mude 82; Deepak Behera 4/82, Biplab Samantray 3/36).

Mumbai 1st innings 236 all out (Suryakumar Yadav 57; Waseem Raza 3/29, Ram Dayal 3/51) vs Jammu and Kashmir 1st innings- 254 all out and 58/1 (Shubham Khajuria 34, Adil Reshi 12) Mumbai 2nd innings 253 (Dhawal Kulkarni 37, Suryakumar Yadav 114 not out; Ram Dayal 5/75, Umar Nazir 4/49).

Punjab 1st innings 273 all out (Yuvraj Singh 59, Amitoze Singh 45; Jayant Yadav 6/85, Amit Mishra 3/72) and 330/6 declared (Yuvraj Singh 130, Amitoze Singh 65; Jayant Yadav 2/124, Amit Mishra 2/58) Vs Haryana 1st innings 283 all out and 26/3 (Sachin Rana 15 batting; Sandeep Sharma 3/13)

Madhya Pradesh 1st innings 181 all-out and 212/5 (Mohnish Mishra 71 ,Harpreet Singh 69; Krishnakant Upadhyay 25/40, Anureet Singh 1/49) Vs Railways 1st innings 280.

Gujarat 1st innings 340 all out and 266/7 declared (Priyank Kirit Panchal 110, Parethiv Patel 39; Pankaj Singh 3/79, Shailender Gehlot 4/50) Vs Rajasthan 1st innings 195 and 34/3 (Vineet Saxena 18, Siddharth Saraf 12; Ishwar Chaudhury 2/20, Axar patel 1/2).

Services 1st innings 226 all out and 91/3 (Soumil Chatterjee 27; Bipul Sharma 1/5) Vs Himachal Pradesh 1st innings 479 (Ankush Bains 67, Nikhil Nangta 99; Suraj Yadav 3/101, Abhishek Sakuja 4/91).

IANS

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