Ranji: Himachal, Delhi, Odisha register victories

Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan’s five for 53 helped Himachal Pradesh dismiss Assam for 198 in the second innings and win the Ranji Trophy match by an innings and 133 runs in Guwahati Wednesday while Delhi and Odisha completed their victories over Gujarat and Haryna, respectively.

Assam trailed Himachal by 331 in the first innings Tuesday and Wednesday they needed to bat throughout the day to salvage a draw at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

But their batsmen failed to fend off the challenge posed by right-hander Rishi, who exploited the conditions perfectly. Medium-pacer Vikramjit Malik (two for 23) and Ankush Bedi (two for 31) also dealt telling blows.

At the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here, Delhi bowled out Gujarat for 166 in second winnings to win the match by an innings and 109 runs. Wednesday’s play was just a formality as the visitors were 152 for seven at stumps on day three. Spinner Varun Sood took six for 43 while Shivam Sharma grabbed four for 52).

At the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium at Lahli in Rohtak, Odisha lost three wickets before chasing down the 39-run target set by Haryana. Biplab Samantray remained unbeaten, scoring 26, while Mohit Sharma (three for 11) tried his best for the hosts.

Brief Scores:
At Guwahati, Assam vs Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh: 549/4d beat Assam: 218 and 198 (Tarjinder Singh 90; Rishi Dhawan 5/53) by an innings and 133 runs.

At Kolkata, Bengal vs Mumbai, Mumbai: 414 drew with Bengal: 210 and 129/0.

At Delhi, Delhi vs Gujarat, Delhi: 425/6d beat Gujarat: 150 and 166 (Samit Gohel 37; Varun Sood 6/43, Shivam Sharma 4/52) by an innings and 109 runs.

At Rohtak, Haryana vs Odisha, Haryana: 127 and 143 lost to Odisha: 232/9d and 41/3 (Biplab Samantray not out 26; Mohit Sharma 3/11) by 7 wickets.

At Hyderabad, Hyderabad vs Services, Services: 306 and 285 (Yashpal Singh 60; Akash Bhandari 5/109, Mehdi Hasan 3/99) drew with Hyderabad: 338 and 52/1 (Tanmay Agarwal not out 27; Yashpal 1/2).

At Dhanbad, Jharkhand vs Kerala, Jharkhand: 337 and 337/5 (Saurabh Tiwary 125; Shahbaz Nadeem 71; Rohan Prem 2/71) drew with Kerala: 383.

At Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda, Baroda: 358 drew with Madhya Pradesh: 178 and 119/6 (Jalaj Saxena 34; Gagandeep Singh 3/64).

At Jaipur, Rajasthan vs Vidarbha, Vidarbha: 296 and 296/4d drew with Rajasthan: 188 and 237/7 (Robin Bist 54, Vineet Saxena 52; Ravikumar Thakur 3/54, Swapnil Bandiwar 2/31).

At Rajkot, Punjab vs Saurashtra, Punjab: 659/7d and 15/0 drew with Saurashtra: 559 (Sheldon Jackson 181; Yuvraj Singh 3/47, Siddharth Kaul 3/100).

At Chennai, Tamil Nadu vs Railways, Tamil Nadu: 213 and 133/3d (Abhinav Mukund 69; Avinash Yadav 2/40) drew with Railways: 236 (Ashish Yadav 51; Arnab Nandi 50; Malolan Rangarajan 4/93, Aushik Srinivas 3/72).

At Agartala, Goa vs Tripura, Goa: 251 and 238/9d (Deepraj Gaonkar 74, Amit Yadav 50; Manisankar Murasingh 4/49, Abhijit Sarkar 3/28) drew with Tripura: 265 and 113/1 (Bishal Ghosh not out 47, Udiyan Bose 41; Shadab Jakati 1/31).

At Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh vs Jammu and Kashmir, UP: 299/5d (Eklavya Dwivedi 52) drew with J&K: 199/8 (Ian Dev Singh 103; RP Singh 4/39).