Delhi and Railways ahead in Ranji Group A

 . Last updated on October 9, 2017, 2:02 PM
Delhi and Railways ahead in Ranji Group A
Gautam Gambhir, the top striker from Delhi, scored 137 runs in the fixture against Assam.


In the Group A match between Railways and Uttar Pradesh, the former nicked a 21-run victory. In the match, Uttar Pradesh played as the dominant team, but slogged itself in the final inning. The team, headed by Suresh Raina required only 94 runs to win. But the Railway bowlers exhausted the team at the score of 72. Bowlers Avinash Yadav and Anureet Singh spearheaded the attack at Lucknow.

Avinash took three wickets in the first inning. In the second he took 4 wickets. This, along with the attack of 3 dismissals off Aruneet wobbled Uttar Pradesh completely. In the third day, a total of 17 wickets fell at the match. The top score for Uttar Pradesh was from Captain Suresh Raina. He added 29, followed by Rinku Singh's unbeaten 23.

Meanwhile, the Group A match between Hyderabad and Maharashtra was disrupted due to poor weather. The match was scheduled in Secunderabad. It remained stopped until the third day. It would be complete wash out. Earlier, it was scheduled at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, but it was moved to the international fixture. The Secunderabad stadium has poor condition and is not fit to bowl after the downpours.

In the match between Delhi and Assam, the former slogged the visitors at Firoz Shah Kotla. The top bowler on attack was Abu Nechim, finishing with 7 wickets for 68 runs. Assam ended its inning lagging Delhi by 177 runs. In the second inning, Delhi again added 60 runs three wickets. Assam was bowled out at 258, while it scored 269 runs for 4 wickets in the first inning. Gautam Gambhir scored 137 runs in the inning hammering 21 fours. The home team scored 435 runs. Debutant Anuj Rawat scored 71 runs. Manan Sharma scored 69 runs. There was plethora of boundaries in the inning.

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