Hello, and welcome to Sportstar‘s live coverage of day two of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 seventh-round fixtures.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: The second day’s play has been called off in Dharamsala with Mumbai 372 for five in its first innings. Sarfaraz Khan, batting on 226, and Shubham Ranjane, batting on 44, are the two unbeaten batsmen.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Rajasthan bowled out for 135, Mehdi takes the last wicket, concedes a lead of 36 to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam, updates: Off-spinner Saaketh Sai Ram strikes the big blow. Rajasthan captain Ashok Menaria fails to resist the temptation to steer and ends up giving a catch to wicketkeeper Sumanth; 123 for eight! Tanveer-ul-Haq soon follows him back to the pavilion, Rajasthan 124 for nine.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Andhra takes the lead against Kerala! It is 170 for four, holding an eight-run lead over Kerala at the moment. Opening batsman Prashanth Kumar, who was batting on 58, has retired hurt, but B. Sumanth has joined Karan Shinde in the middle as Andhra looks to build a significant first-innings lead.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Hyderabad bowlers, led by Ravi Kiran, have managed to strangle the Rajasthan batsmen. Rajasthan is 112 for seven, still trailing Hyderabad by 59 runs.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Delhi has lost a wicket after lunch, though it’s still in a good position at 89 for two, trailing Bengal (318) by 229 runs. Opening batsman Hiten Dalal has been bowled by Nilkantha Das for 40. Captain Dhruv Shorey is well-set and batting on 31, with Nitish Rana joining him in the middle.
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Vidarbha bowls out Gujarat for 211, conceding a first-innings lead of 69 runs. Captain Parthiv Patel top-scored with 58, while Chirag Gandhi remained unbeaten on 49 as the 10th wicket fell. Aditya Thakare was the pick of the Vidarbha bowlers with figures of 20.2-10-43-5. India fast bowler Umesh Yadav took three for 82.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: At lunch on day two, Rajasthan is 101 for six and it should be seen how costly Hyderabad captain Tanmay Agarwal’s dropped catch off Ashok Menaria off Ravi Kiran will prove to be.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: Umpires S Ravi and Vineet Kulkarni have one last consultation with curator Sunil Chauhan before finally calling off play on Day 2. While HP players are resting, the Mumbai lads are busy with a game of footie at the HPCA indoor academy.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Left-arm pacer Chama Milind strikes for second time, forces A.K. Gupta to edge to wicketkeeper. Rajasthan 98 for six in reply to Hyderabad’s 171.
Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: Rinku Singh and Saurabh Kumar have added 72 runs for the eighth wicket so far, lifting UP from 46 for seven to 118 for seven, while still trailing MP by 112 runs in the first innings.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Left-arm pacer Chama Milind picks his first wicket, forces Dharwal to edge to slip. Rajasthan 90 for five.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Our reporter the venue, Y. B. Sarangi, updates: Delhi goes into lunch at 61 for one. Hiten Dalal batting on 24, Dhruv Shorey on 23.
Baroda v Saurashtra in Vadodara: Wickets continue to tumble at the Motibaug Cricket Ground! Baroda, which managed to bowl out Saurashtra for 142 and take a 12-run first-innings lead, is now 32 for three, an overall lead of 44. Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat has taken two for 13, while Chetan Sakariya has taken one for 11.
Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Gujarat has lost 47 for four and is 136 for six, still trailing Vidarbha by 26 runs. India fast bowler Umesh Yadav and Aditya Thakare have triggered the collapse, with Vidarbha now well into Gujarat’s tail now. Chirag Gandhi and Roosh Kalaria are the batsmen in the middle for the home team.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from Amol Karhadkar, our reporter at the HPCA Stadium: No chance of play today. The teams have packed up, a few players have already left. Umpires likely to formally call it off in about an hour.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Andhra is scoring at less than two runs an over but it trails Kerala by 64 runs in its first innings with eight wickets in hand. It is 98 for two after 51 overs with opening batsman Prashanth Kumar (batting on 41) and U.M. Girinath (batting on 15) having added 36 runs for the third wicket so far.
Railways v Karnataka in Delhi: Our reporter at the venue, Uthra Ganesan updates: No game yet, start-stop drizzling since last night. Overcast and dark.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Nilkantha Das has provided Bengal an early breakthrough, Delhi opener Kunal Chandela out bowled for 9. Delhi 31 for one, trails Bengal by 287 runs.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Pacer Ravi Teja strikes in his first over, forces well-set Mahipal Lomror to steer one on off stump straight to slip. Rajasthan 56 for four in reply to Hyderabad’s 171
Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: UP in deep trouble! In reply to MP’s 230 in the first innings, UP is 31 for five. Ravi Yadav, who took a hat-trick in his first over yesterday, has figures of 6-4-4-4 after dismissing Mohammad Saif this morning. Gourav Yadav has taken the other wicket to fall. Rinku Singh has joined Alma Shaukat in the middle for UP.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Pacer Ravi Kiran strikes again, has the other opener Manender Singh caught behind. Rajasthan 17 for two!
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: Our reporter at the venue, Y. B. Sarangi updates: Bengal lost five wickets for 32 in 11.4 overs as it folded for 318 in its first innings. Simarjeet Singh is the pick of the bowlers with figures of 20.4-1-77-4.
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Gujarat v Vidarbha in Surat: Bhargav Merai has just been dismissed, out for 26, caught off the bowling of Aditya Thakare. Manpreet Juneja is the new batsman in, joins captain and the well-set Parthiv Patel, who’s batting on 33.
Hyderabad v Rajasthan: Our reporter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, V. V. Subrahmanyam updates: Rajasthan loses its first wicket, pacer Ravi Kiran has opener Yash Kothari caught behind. Rajasthan 14 for one. Mahipal Lomror is the new batsman in.
Madhya Pradesh v Uttar Pradesh in Indore: UP is 22 for three in reply to MP’s first-innings total of 230.
Himachal v Mumbai in Dharamsala: An update from our reporter, Amol Karhadkar, at the HPCA Stadium: It’s a wet day in Dharamsala. Weather forecast has been perfect as an incessant drizzle since early morning has resulted in the teams being confined to the dressing rooms and snowy mountains being virtually invisible.
Bengal v Delhi at Eden Gardens: OUT on 99! Anustup Majumder falls on 99, run out by Hiten Dalal, Bengal 293 for six. The well-set Shahbaz, batting on 41, is joined by Akash Deep. Ayan, who was the new batsman in, has been dismissed lbw for a duck by Subodh Bhati.
Mizoram v Nagaland in Kolkata: In reply to Nagaland’s 243 in the first innings, Mizoram is 19 for one having just lost opening batsman Lalrinsanga for 3, out lbw to Hopongkyu.
Andhra v Kerala in Ongole: Prashanth Kumar and Jyotisaikrishna have safely negotiated the first half hour of day two, taking Andhra to 61 for one in reply to Kerala’s 162 all-out in the first innings.