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Ranji: Irfan, Waghmode tons revive Baroda

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November 02, 2012


19:35  Ranji: Irfan, Waghmode tons revive Baroda:  

Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane hits centuries as Mumbai dominated the opening day against Railways in the Ranji Trophy match in Mumbai on Friday.

Mumbai 1st inns: 344-4 (90 overs) at stumps

Playing in the Ranji Trophy after a gap of three years, Tendulkar slammed a vintage 137 from 134 balls, hitting as many as 21 fours and three sixes. He was caught at second slip as he tried to play the upper cut off Anureet Singh.

At stumps, Rahane was unbeaten on 105 from 207 balls and Abhishek Nayar yet to score.

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Tendulkar put on 200 runs from 251 balls for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who was batting on 104.

During the course of his innings, Tendulkar also completed 4000 runs in Ranji Trophy - in just 34 matches and 51 innings.

Rohit Sharma, who was promoted to No.4 ahead of Tendulkar, failed to make most of the opportunity and was run out for 18.

18:21  VVS Laxman fails for Hyderabad:  Manpreet Singh Gony and Amitoze Singh took three wickets each to restrict Hyderabad to 244 for seven against Punjab at Mohali on day one.

VVS Laxman failed to sparkle with the bat as he was trapped leg before wicket by Amitoze for 23.

Punjab captain and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, making a bid to comeback into the Indian team, failed to take a single wicket in 20 overs.

Akshath Reddy top-scored for the visitors with 63 from 154 balls but the rest of the batsmen failed to carry on after getting starts.

18:16  Parthiv hits century to put Gujarat on top:  Captain Parthiv Patel led from the front with a brisk century to put Gujarat in the driver's seat against Madhya Pradesh in Indore.

Gujarat were sitting pretty on 327 for five in 90 overs at stumps.

Patel smashed 162 from 205 balls, while Venugopal Rao made 45 as the visitors took control after a poor start.

Gujarat lost their openers early and were reduced to 30 for two in the 10th over before their middle order staged the rescue act.
18:10  Irfan, Waghmode tons revive Baroda:  Centuries from Irfan Pathan and Aditya Waghmode helped Baroda fightback from early loss of wickets against Karnataka on day one, in Vadodara.

Baroda were comfortably placed 309 for four in 90 overs at stumps on the opening day.

The duo were involved in an unbroken stand of 221 runs for the fourth wicket for the hosts.

Baroda were struggling at 88 for one at one stage before Pathan smashed 105 from 155 balls, with 12 fours and four sixes, to spearhead their revival.

Waghmode gave him good support with a composed innings of 121 from 262 balls, having hit 16 fours and two sixes.

All-rounder Stuart Binny (2-30) was the top wicket-taker for Karnataka.
18:03  Vidarbha in control against Haryana:  Pacer Umesh Yadav ripped through the Haryana batting order to put Vidarbha firmly in control on day one of the Ranji Trophy match in Rohtak.

Haryana were bowled out for 55 in 37.1 overs in their first innings. In reply, Vidarbha made 78 for two in 37 overs to lead by 23 runs after the first day.

Yadav took five for 18 in 13 overs and fellow pacer Sandeep Singh claimed four for 11.

Priyank Tehlan was the only Haryana batsman to cross double digits with a score of 18, while four batsman were dismissed for ducks.
16:32  Ranji tons for Tendulkar, Rahane, Irfan:   Ajinkya Rahane eased his way to a century as Mumbai dominated the opening day of their Ranji Trophy match against Railways.

Mumbai 1st inns: 320 -3 (81 overs)

Rahane brought up his century from 193 balls a few overs after Sachin Tendulkar had raced to his three-figure mark.

Tendulkar is on 114 from 108 balls.

The duo have put on 177 runs for the fourth wicket so far to put Mumbai in control.

Tendulkar cut loose to entertain his home crowd. He scored 26 runs in eight balls to move from 74 to 100.
16:26  Irfan Pathan hits century to rally Baroda:  Irfan Pathan and Aditya Waghmode hit centuries to rally Baroda after a few early wickets against Karnataka in Vadodara.

Baroda 1st inns: 281-4 (80.5) vs Karnataka

Pathan smashed 100 from 131 balls with the help of 12 fours and four sixes, while Waghmode hit a steady 109 from 231 balls.

Baroda were struggling at 88 for four in the 40th over after captain Yusuf Pathan was dismissed for 24 by Stuart Binny.

But Pathan and Waghmode scripted a remarkable turnaround for the hosts.
16:13  Tendulkar blasts century for Mumbai:   Sachin Tendulkar went on the attack to hit a quickfire century for Mumbai to get himself into timely form ahead of the Test matches against England.

Mumbai were sitting pretty at 294 for three in the 79th over against Railways.

Ajinkya Rahane batting on 94 also looked on course to complete a century.

Starting cautiously, Tendulkar changed gears in the post session to bring up his century from 103 balls, hitting 14 fours and three sixes.

Tendulkar sprinted towards his century as hammered left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav for 20 runs in his sixth over. The veteran batsman cut Yadav behind point for a four and then swept him on the leg side for back back fours to race to 82.

Tendulkar then chipped down the track and lofted Yadav over the mid-on fielder for a six before playing the inside out chip for another six to race to 94 the same score as Rahane. Interestingly, Rahane was on 46 when Sachin walked out to bat at no. 5

Tendulkar then flicked Murali Kartik for yet another boundary that took him to 95 before a nudge to fine leg got him a single and his century.
15:33  Sehwag, Gambhir fail, Delhi 235 all out vs UP:  Delhi 1st inns: 235 all out (65.2) vs UP

Delhi's star batsmen failed to fire as they were bowled for a modest 235 in their first innings against Uttar Pradesh in Ghaziabad.

Little known pacer Imtiyaz Ahmad stole the show for the hosts as he claimed five wickets for 59 runs in 18 overs.

Former India bowler Praveen Kumar took three wickets, including the prized scalp of Virender Sehwag, who was caught behind by keeper Khan for 25.

Gautam Gambhir also failed to get a big knock ahead of the Tests against England when he was trapped leg before wicket by Ahmad.

Virat Kohli was caught in the slips by Mohammad Kaif off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Punit Bisht saved Delhi the blushes with an attacking innings of 52 from 69 balls, having hit as many as 12 boundaries.

But Ahmad ran through the middle and lower order to put his team on top on the opening day.
15:24  Tendulkar slams fifty, Rahane closes in on 100:  Sachin Tendulkar hit a fluent half-century against Railways in the Ranji Trophy to get himself in form ahead of the Test series against England.

Mumbai 1st inns: 244-3 (69 overs) vs Railways

Tendulkar drove Sanjay Bangar through the covers for a boundary to bring up his half-century in style. The master batsman took 69 balls to reach the landmark, having hit seven fours and a six.

He then steered Bangar between the first and second slip for another four to bring up the 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane.

Rahane eased his way to 84 from 154 balls.

The focus was clearly on Tendulkar at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, who walked out to bat at No. 5. He started off with two runs to deep square leg from the sixth ball he faced, from left-arm pacer Hardik Rathod and in the same over a huge appeal for LBW against the veteran was turned down.

Tendulkar got his first boundary from the 31st ball he faced when he cut Anureet Singh through the point region, in the 55th over of the innings.

His second boundary was a bit streaky as he bottom edged Rathod past the wicketkeeper. Tendulkar then changed gears as he lofted left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav over mid-on for a four and in the same over drove a full toss back past the bowler for another boundary.

Tendulkar also hit a six in that session when he slog sweeped off-spinner Shivakant Shukla over the midwicket region.
15:19  VVS Laxman out for 23, Hyderabad in trouble:   Punjab medium pacer Amitoze Singh took three wickets including the prized scalp of VVS Laxman to leave Hyderabad in trouble at Mohali.

Laxman, who has retired from international cricket but will play Hyderabad this year, made 23 from 30 balls before he was trapped leg before wicket.

Amitoze also took the wickets of Laxman and Syed Quadri (0) with successive deliveries to leave the visitors in trouble at 169-5 in 61.3 overs.

He had earlier taken the wicket of Ravi Teja for 36 to register impressive figures of three for 23 in 7.3 overs.
15:19   Sachin Tendulkar started off cautiously before hitting a few boundaries to take his score to 40 in the post lunch session against Railways in the Ranji Trophy.

Mumbai were 214 for three in 64 overs.

The focus was clearly on Tendulkar at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, who walked out to bat at No. 5. He started off with two runs to deep square leg from the sixth ball he faced, from left-arm pacer Hardik Rathod and in the same over a huge appeal for LBW against the veteran was turned down.

Tendulkar got his first boundary from the 31st ball he faced when he cut Anureet Singh through the point region, in the 55th over of the innings.

His second boundary was a bit streaky as he bottom edged Rathod past the wicketkeeper. Tendulkar then changed gears as he lofted left-arm spinner Ashish Yadav over mid-on for a four and in the same over drove a full toss back past the bowler for another boundary.

Tendulkar also hit a six in that session when he slog sweeped off-spinner Shivakant Shukla over the midwicket region.

At the tea break, he was unbeaten on 40 from 58 balls, having hit five fours and a six.

Meanwhile, at the other end Ajinkya Rahane quitely inched his way to 75 from 140 balls. The two batsmen put on 71 runs for the fourth wicket as Mumbai made Railway bowlers toil.


13:49  Haryana 1st inns: 55 all out (37.1 overs) vs Vidarbha

Vidarbha pacer Umesh Yadav started off with a bang taking five wickets to destroy Haryana in the opening round of Ranji Trophy.

Yadav claimed five wickets for 18 runs as hosts Haryana were bowled out for a paltry 55 in 37.1 overs.

Right-arm pacer Sandeep Singh, who opened the bowling with Yadav, was equally lethal as he took four for 11 in 10.1 overs. Left-armer Shrikant Wagh took the other wicket as he picked one for 11 in 11 overs.

Haryana were struggling at 42 for four in 28 overs at the lunch break, but lost wickets in a heap in the second session. They lost six wickets for 13 runs in 9.1 overs after the lunch break.
13:33  Rohit Sharma was dismissed cheaply when he was run out for 18 as Mumbai lose their third wicket against Railways.

Sharma's dismissal meant that Sachin Tendulkar walked out to bat in a Ranji Trophy for the first three matches. His last match was in the final of the Ranji Trophy against Uttar Pradesh when he made four and duck in the two innings.

Sharma walked back disappointed after scoring just 18 from 39 balls as Mumbai were reduced to 143 for three in the 46th over.

Sharma had batted at No. 4 ahead of Tendulkar, who pushed himself down to number five.
13:27   Lunch Day 1: Mumbai 104-2 (35 overs)

Sachin Tendulkar, who played despite a stomach bug, has dropped himself to No. 5 for Mumbai against Railways in the Ranji Trophy match at the Wankhede stadium.

Kaustubh Pawar was the first wicket to fall, caught by wicketkeeper Rawat off pacer Anureet Singh for 24. Aditya Tare was bowled by veteran pacer Murali Kartik for 47.

With the wicket falling 10 minutes before lunch, Sachin Tendulkar decided to drop himself to No. 5 as Rohit Sharma walked out to bat ahead of him.

Interestingly, Tendulkar has never preferred to bat in any position other than No. 4 in Test cricket.

Ajinkya Rahane played steadily for 25 from 54 balls, while Rohit Sharma is yet to open his account.
12:41  Delhi's start studded top order failed to live up to their billing as they were reduced to 123 for four in 34 overs against Uttar Pradesh at lunch on day one of the Ranji Trophy opening round round match.

The big headache for the Indian selectors before they sit down on Monday to select the team for the first Test against England is that both Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir failed to play a big knock.

Sehwag was caught behind off Praveen Kumar for 25, while Gambhir was trapped leg before wicket for 32.

Virat Kohli, another member of the Indian Test squad, also perished cheaply when he was caught in the slips off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 14.

Youngster Unmukt Chand made 28 before he was scalped by left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza.


11:53  Delhi 1st inns: 98-3 (27) vs UP

Delhi's star studded batting line-up is struggling to come terms with the Uttar Pradesh pace attack.

The in-form Virat Kohli is the third Delhi batsman to fall cheaply. He is caught in the slips by Mohammad Kaif off medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 14.

Virender Sehwag (25) and Gautam Gambhir (32) were the first two wickets to fall for the visitors.

Haryana in tatters against Vidarbha

Haryana are in completely tatters against Vidarbha after being reduced 32 for four in the 23rd over.

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has bowled six maiden overs in his first spell while taking the wicket of Rahul Dewan caught by Shrivastava for 3. Sandeep Singh took two for 11 in eight overs, while Wagh got one.
11:31   Delhi 1st inns: 78-2 (22 overs) vs UP

Gautam Gambhir was the second wicket to fall for Delhi when he was dismissed for 32 against Uttar Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy Group A match.

Gambhir offered no shot and was trapped leg before wicket by right arm pacer bowler Imtiyaz Ahmed as Delhi were reduced to 78 for 2 in the 23rd over.

Virender Sehwag was the first wicket to fall when he was caught behind for 25.

Both Gambhir and Sehwag have struggled to get runs in Test cricket in the past year and half. They were hoping to spend some time in the middle, play a big knock and get back in form ahead of the England Tests but both failed to live up to their top billing.

Unmukt Chand was batting on 19 and was joined by Virat Kohli.


10:38  Virender Sehwag was dismissed for 25 in Delhi's first innings against Uttar Pradesh on day one of the Ranji Trophy match at Ghaziabad on Friday.

Sehwag, who was dropped on 14 by Suresh Raina in the slips, hit four boundaries in his 45-ball knock. He was caught behind by Amir Khan off pacer Praveen Kumar.

Delhi 46-1 (14 overs) vs UP

Gautam Gambhir is batting on 14 from 33  balls.

Sehwag was under pressure to score some runs after his poor run in Test cricket in the last 12 months but once again he failed to deliver.