December 1, 2020

Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals, Day Three, LIVE SCORE: Karnataka four down vs J&K


Welcome to Sportstar‘s live coverage of the third day of the four quarterfinal contests.

STUMPS, DAY TWO (Overnight scores)

In Cuttack: Odisha 151 for 4 (D. Samantray 68, Mishra 62) trails Bengal 332 by 181 runs.

In Valsad: Goa 46 for 2 trails Gujarat 602 for 8 dec. (Parthiv 124, Kalaria 118 n.o., Bhargav 84, Axar 80, Gaja 56, Gohil 52) by 556 runs.

In Jammu: Karnataka 14 for 2 vs J&K.

In Ongole: Andhra 40 for 2 trails Saurashtra 419 (Jani 121, Mankad 80, V. Jadeja 73, Jackson 50) by 379 runs.

 

UPDATES

Andhra vs Saurashtra | Here’s Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya: Gnaneshwar was dropped by Harvik Desai at slip off Sakariya. So, two catches have already been dropped by Saurashtra.

Gujarat vs Goa | Goa loses one more. Here’s Amol Karhadkar, once again: Amit Verma has had a charmed life, having survived two lbw shouts — off Kalaria on the second evening and off Gaja this morning — when he looked plumb in front of the wickets. He eventually runs out of luck as as he whips Kalaria but Axar Patel pouches it inches inside the long-leg boundary. Verma dismissed for 56 (87b, 9×4, 2×6), Goa 104 for 4.

Gujarat vs Goa | Here’s Amol Karhadkar with more: Amit Verma welcomes Axar Patel into the attack with back-to-back sixes, the second of which helps him cross yet another fifty. He is closing in on 850 runs for the season (791 in Plate Group, against mediocre teams). Goa 99 for 3.

Odisha vs Bengal | At the DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack, Odisha is six down after Biplab Samantray’s dismissal. Samantray was dismissed leg-before-wicket by Mukesh Kumar, a 26-year-old medium pacer. Odisha 198 for 6, and needs another 135 runs to take the first-innings lead.

Earlier, Debabrata Pradhan was dismissed in first over after Bengal took the new ball. He fell to Nilkantha Das, who has three wickets now.

J&K vs Karnataka | Karnataka is four down now, as Manish Pandey has been dismissed caught behind. He scored 37 off 26 deliveries before falling to Mujtaba Yousuf. Pandey struck seven fours in his quickfire knock. After 16 overs in the innings, Karnataka is on 75 for 4.

Aquib Nabi and Mujtaba Yousuf have two wickets each.

The third-wicket partnership was worth 61 off 58 deliveries.

Andhra vs Saurashtra | It’s a windy morning in Ongole, says Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya, our correspondent, who is at the CSR Sharma Ground. Avi Barot just dropped Ricky Bhui on 10 off Prerak Mankad. Andhra 64 for 2.

Odisha’s Biplab Samantray (left) walks back after being dismissed. – BISWARANJAN ROUT

 

Goa vs Gujarat | Amol Karhadkar with an update: Been a relatively quiet morning so far, with Gujarat pacers tying the two Goa professionals down. It took 24 balls for Goa to add a run to its overnight tally of 46 for 2, when a tentative Amit Verma prod off Kalaria raced to mid-on for a four. Since then, the scoreboard has been moving. And as as I type this, Gujarat has got the breakthrough, with Smit Patel, who was Parthiv’s understudy in Gujarat not too long ago, missing a straight one from Gaja to be lbw. He gets a send-off by his erstwhile team-mates. Goa 72 for 3.

Bengal vs Odisha | Early setback for Odisha as Nilkantha Das removes Debabrata Pradhan to leave the hosts five down. Odisha 196 for 5.

Andhra vs Saurashtra | Ricky Bhui holds the key along with opener C.R. Gnaneshwar as Andhra aim to bat the day out and reach closer to Saurashtra’s total of 419. Andhra 55 for 2.

Karnataka vs J&K | Shreedutta Chidananda with an update: And Karnataka loses a wicket off the second ball of the day. Karun Nair edges Aquib Nabi behind. It was just a gentle defensive push. Karnataka 56 for 3.

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There was bright sunshine at the Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground in Jammu in the evening on Day Two, and Karnataka will hope it stays that way for the entire day today to get some cricket in. It’s been a frustrating couple of days for the side as only six overs could be bowled in the match – on Day One, due to bad light, and on Day Two, due to wet patches caused by overnight rain.

Who will take the first-innings lead in Cuttack? The contest is nicely poised; Odisha is 181 runs behind and has six wickets in hand. Bengal would have been buoyed by the wicket of Govinda Poddar; he was dismissed off what turned out to be the final delivery of Day Two. Opener Shantanu Mishra and No. 3 Debasish Samantray have been the chief architects of the innings so far for the home team.

In contrast, the quarterfinal contest at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Valsad is turning out to be quite one sided. After Parthiv Patel’s century on the first day, Roosh Kalaria pitched in with his own century as Gujarat registered a total of 602 for 8 before declaring. Goa, in reply, is struggling, having lost its openers early.

In Ongole, Saurashtra has gained control after Chirag Jani and Prerak Mankad batted for much of Day Two. Andhra trails by 379 runs in the first innings, with eight wickets in hand.

STUMPS

In Cuttack: Odisha 151 for 4 (D. Samantray 68, Mishra 62) trails Bengal 332 by 181 runs.

In Valsad: Goa 46 for 2 trails Gujarat 602 for 8 dec. (Parthiv 124, Kalaria 118 n.o., Bhargav 84, Axar 80, Gaja 56, Gohil 52) by 556 runs.

In Jammu: Karnataka 14 for 2 vs J&K.

In Ongole: Andhra 40 for 2 trails Saurashtra 419 (Jani 121, Mankad 80, V. Jadeja 73, Jackson 50) by 379 runs.



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