Ranji Trophy 2016 Round Six: Emerging players take on the games

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Ranji Trophy 2016 Round Six: Emerging players take on the games

It was the second day of the sixth round of Ranji Trophy when Group A team Mumbai bowled out Uttar Pradesh for 225. Now the team is on lead with its first inning score by 59 runs. Uttar Pradesh started their chase losing the top line up within 16 overs. The paltry run was pulled up to some extent only by the middle order. The early attack was initiated by Tushar Deshpande, the Mumbai bowler reducing the team to 45 for 4. The player had three wickets in the inning while giving out 66 runs. Prior to his strike, Saurabh Kumar was removed in the first over of the day by Shardul Thakur.

UP batsmen Rinku Singh scored a half century in the inning. For the player, it is his second fifty in his second match. There was lack of support from most of the batsmen down the line but Kuldeep Yadav partnered with him for 53 runs. The eighth batsman scored 50 runs in the inning. Rinku Singh kept up his strike until he reached 70, being dismissed by Aditya Dhumal. The players hauled UP's chase to 170 remaining 63 runs behind Mumbai's score. Yadav was removed by Abhishek Nayar. By the day's end, Mumbai lost two wickets for 51 runs, Kaustubh Pawar and Dhumal.

In the Nagpur match between Railways and Baroda, the former took the lead by 127. In the second day, Railways began the strike by 39 losing no wickets. The prime force in the inning was from Saurabh Wakaskar who hammered 104 in the inning. It was his seventh first class century. Although, his strike was enough to haul Baroda's score, there was little contributions from most players in the inning. However, Shivakant Shukla had a half century scoring 51 runs as he partnered with Wakaskar. Another player to rack up good runs was from Mahesh Rawat. The batsman struck 72 off 79 balls, that came up as the last over drive to the score. Railways pulled up 310 before declaring the inning. By the day's end, Baroda was batting at 27 losing no wickets.

Bowler's had a day in the match at Nagothane. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh bowlers were both upbeat in their innings. Gujarat put up the score of 302 to challenge Madhya Pradesh. In the second day, which began on 224, the team was struck with an early blow. Two wickets were dismissed in the first three overs, attacked by Gaurav Yadav. He also had another wicket, that of Karan Patel reducing Gujarat to 243 for 7. But MP bowlers remained futile against Manpreet Juneja, who smashed 79. The last stretch attack from Chandrakant Sakure ended the inning. Madhya Pradesh, on the other hand, plummeted to 162 for 5 by the second day.


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