Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Group C Round 8, Teams chasing first inning scores on Day 2

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Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Group C Round 8, Teams chasing first inning scores on Day 2

By the second day, Group C team Andhra Pradesh lost three wickets early, while chasing the score of 233 from Goa. As the inning progressed, the team gained its composure to restrict the fall of wickets. By the end of the day, the team was a 99 for 3. Goa put up a good strike in the day coming in front from a trailing position. In the overnight match, Andhra was leading Goa by 34 runs. However, the team scored 276 in the inning. Batsmen Snehal Kauthankar and Darshan Misal posed an 88-run stand pulling up Goa to 148 for 3. However, there was a slog in the team when it fell to 156 for 7 in a short span. After the slog, Saurabh Bandekar and Rituraj Singh added a flashy 71 to add the concluding runs. Bandekar scored 75 before being revoved by Hanuma Vihari.

At Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, Chhattisgarh managed a 56 runs lead against Services in their first inning. Despite the early slog of losing the openers, the team scored 281. Manoj Singh and Amandeep Khare came up as the top strikers with 67 and 51. Services attacked strong and struck the wickets at regular intervals. Diwesh Pathania took 6 wickets in the inning giving out 78 runs. In the match between Hyderabad and Jammu & Kashmir, the latter is trailing the former with the score of 156 for 7. However, the figures seem poor against Hyderabad's 328 in the first inning. J&K had a poor start slipping to 31 for 4 early in the inning.

Haryana, playing with Himachal Pradesh, scored 402 in their first inning batting till the second day. Guntashveer Singh scored his maiden first class century hitting 120. Other top batsmen in the inning were Shubham Rohilla and Rohit Sharma scoring 64 and 50 respectively. In the stretch, Himachal bowler Kanwar Abhinay had 6 wickets for 84 runs, which was his career best figures. Himachal Pradesh started their first inning. By the day's end, the team chased Haryana to 101 for 3 wickets. There was a good strike from the openers who put up 54 runs together.

In Cuttack, the match between Tripura and Kerala is warming up. Tripura restricted Kerala to 193 keeping up their lead in the first inning. The best scores in the team was from Mohammed Azharuddeen, who had 41 runs. The openers were removed early, but partnerships showed up in the middle order. Tripura's attack was spearheaded by captain Manisankar Murasingh taking down three wickets. Earlier, batting at the lower order, the captain added substantial runs for his team. Tripura set off their second inning leading Kerala by 20 runs. The team scored 17 for no loss of wickets, by the end of the second day.


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