Gujarat, Baroda and Tamil Nadu stronger in Group A, Ranji on Seventh Round

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Gujarat, Baroda and Tamil Nadu stronger in Group A, Ranji on Seventh Round

Ranji Trophy is on its 7th round. In Group A, Baroda defeated Bengal by 21 runs, powered by the seamers. The winners posed a target of 155 to chase for Bengal. In reply, the team could only rack up their stand to 133. The match was low scoring and it ended in the second day. In the first day, 23 wickets fell comprising of both the teams and in the second, the tally was 17. The second day began with Baroda resuming at 63 for 3 wickets. The team lost three wickets in the first seven overs being reduced to 71 for 6. The best runs were from Akshay Brahmbhatt and Mukesh Kumar, who scored 30 and 21 runs respectively.

Bengal bowler Mukesh Kumar had 5 wickets giving out 45 runs. Atit Sheth from Baroda team took 10 wickets in the match. Other five wicket takers are Babashafi Pathan and Irfan Pathan. Bengal's inning ended at 46 overs. The best runs in the inning was from Manoj Tiwary, who knocked 39 off 48. The match brought up the first victory for Baroda in the season.

In Delhi, the second day of the seventh round ended with Madhya Pradesh scoring 71 for 3 batting for 40 overs. It was the team's reply Railway's 371, who was on crease since the first day. The railway team was resolute at the beginning hauling their score to 249 runs for 2. However, the team plummeted to 269 for 7 with the strike from Ankit Sharma. The bowler dismissed 6 wickets for 108 runs in the inning. There were substantial scores from Karn Sharma and Anureet Singh that helped Railways. Sharma took 44 and Singh had 40 runs.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu managed to get ahead of Punjab in Nagpur. Punjab put up 284 as the first inning score in the match. Tamil Nadu was upbeat in their chase with the knocks from Kaushik Gandhi and Dinesh Karthik. Gandhi had 75 off 209, remaining unbeaten, while Karthik was dismissed at 54, after playing 93 balls. By the end of the second day, Tamil Nadu trailed Punjab by 66 runs with 6 more wickets in hand.

In the match between Gujarat and Mumbai, the former scored 437 runs in their inning. The figure was powered by the power knock from Priyank Kirit Panchal. The batsman scored 232, his maiden first class double century in the match. In the inning, the Panchal knocked 28 fours and two sixes. The partnership of 47 runs with Karan Patel and 42 runs with Hardik Patel were substantial in the second day, although his partners did a little throughout the stretches. Mumbai bowler Vishal Dabholkar dismissed 6 wickets for 118 runs in the inning. By the end of the second day, Mumbai was at 58 for 3. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed two wickets for the team.


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