Ranji Trophy: Delhi, Mumbai, MP post emphatic wins


New Delhi : Delhi, Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh posted comfortable wins in the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division matches that concluded Friday.

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Delhi earned their first win of the season as they hammered last year’s runners-up Baroda by 10 wickets at the Ferozeshah Kotla here.

The hosts, courtesy Parvinder Awana (5/52) and Ashish Nehra (3/61), bowled out Baroda for 144 in their second innings and achieved the 48-run target in 11.4 overs. Unmukt Chand and Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten 17 and 28.

The foundation for the victory was laid be Nehra, who took a six-wicket haul in Baroda’s first innings and wicketkeeper Puneet Bisht, who scored 223 not out to ensure Delhi get a sizeable lead by day three Thursday. Delhi are now at the top of Group B with 10 points.

Mumbai completed the formalities on the final day after reducing Orissa to 163 for 7 while following on the previous night. The home team folded up 226 in the morning to hand Mumbai an innings and 210-run win at the DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack. Spinner Ramesh Powar took six wickets while Zaheer Khan took one to follow it up with his three wickets in the first innings.

Mumbai had the match in their control after making 529 for 8 in the first innings. Orissa were skittled out for 93 in reply. Mumbai are now leaders in Group A with two wins and 16 points.

Madhya Pradesh defeated Gujarat by five wickets at the Emerald High School Ground in Indore. They overcome the 198-run target in 70.5 overs for the loss of five wickets after resuming the day at 107 for four. Madhya Pradesh move up to third place in Group B with eight points.

Kerala edged past Andhra Pradesh by two runs in a Plate Division match in Kochi.

Brief scores:

Elite Division
Group A:
At Cuttack: Mumbai 529/8 decl vs Orissa 93 all out and 226 all out in 92.2 overs (Santosh Jena 39, Basant Mohanty 41; Ramesh Powar 6/57, Abhishek Nayar 2/34)
Match Result: Mumbai won by an innings and 210 runs

At Mohali: Punjab 366 all out and 242/9 decl in 82.1 overs (Amitoze Singh 68, Mayank Sidhana 49; Anureet Singh 2/59, Krishnakant Upadhyay 3/81, Jai P Yadav 2/56) vs Railways 273 all out and 129/3 in 35.3 overs (Sanjay Bangar 77, Shreyas Khanolkar batting 34; Mayank Sidhana 1/1)
Match Result: Match Drawn

At Jaipur: Uttar Pradesh 492 all out vs Rajasthan 274 all out and 349/2 in 108 overs (Aakash Chopra 135, Robin Bist batting 100; Praveen Gupta 1/72)
Match Result: Match Drawn

At Bangalore: Karnataka 503/7 decl vs Saurashtra 260 all out in 110 overs (Chirag Pathak 95, Shitanshu Kotak 38; Sunil Raju 4/54, Sreenath Aravind 2/81) and 112/4 in 39 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara batting 52, Jaydev Shah 29; Santhebennur Akshay 2/19)
Match Result: Match Drawn

Group B:
At Delhi: Baroda 318 all out and 144 all out in 47.5 overs (Rakesh Solanki 36, Shatrunjay Gaekwad 32; Parwana Awana 5/52, Ashish Nehra 3/61, Rajat Bhatia 2/12) vs Delhi 415 all out and 48/0 in 11.4 overs (Shikhar Dhawan not out 28)
Match Result: Delhi won by 10 wickets

At Rohtak: Haryana 358 all out and 169 all out in 68 overs (Nitin Saini 44, Priyank Tehlan 40; Ashok Dinda 7/44, Iresh Saxena 2/23) vs Bengal 339 all out and 128/5 in 28 overs (Rohan Banerjee 43, Wriddhiman Saha not out 26; Ashish Hooda 3/40)
Match Result: Match Drawn

At Indore: Gujarat 130 all out and 272 all out vs Madhya Pradesh 205 all out and 198/5 in 70.5 overs (Abbas Ali 40, Udit Birla 52; Mehul Patel 2/22, Ishwar Chaudhary 2/62)
Match Result: Madhya.Pradesh won by 5 wickets

Plate Division
Group A:
At Dharmasala: Himachal Pradesh 364 all out, Services 202 all out and 394 for 7 in 129.5 overs (Pratik Desai 205 not out; Rishi Dhawan 3/96)
Result: Match Drawn

At Kochi: Kerala 130 and 131 all out, Andhra 74 and 185 all out in 76.4 overs (Bodapati Sumanth 55, Hemal Watekar 33; Padmanabhan Prasanth 3/33, Raiphi Gomez 3/22, Sony Cheruvathur 3/43)
Result: Kerala won by two wickets

At Agartala: Tripura 281 all out and 433/8 decl. in 111.3 overs (Vinayak Samant 200 not out; Sandeep Singh 2/51, Shrikant Wagh 2/96) Vidarbha 368 all out and 17/0
Result: Match drawn

Group B:
At Dhanbad: Assam 502 all out and 181/1 in 45 overs (Dheeraj Jadhav 106 not out, Pallavkumar Das 51) Jharkhand 373 all out in 133.4 overs(Ishank Jaggi 188, Shiv Gautam 82; Abu Nechim 5/106)
Result: Match drawn

At Ratnagiri: Jammu and Kashmir 388 all out and 177/7 in 58 overs (Adil Rishi 44; Samad Fallah 2/50, Ankit Bawne) Maharashtra 635/9 decl. in 181.5 overs (Ankit Bawne 166 not out, Rohit Motwani 98; Parvez Rassol 3/140, Raman Dutta 3/116).
Result: Match drawn