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Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Round 4, Day 1- Round-up

After dismantling Manipur for a meagre score of 106 runs, Goa was able to gather 225 runs on the board at the loss of two wickets.

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The fourth round of the ongoing 2019-20 Ranji Trophy- comprising many enthralling games- kicked off across the length and breadth of the country today.

The game between Services and Maharashtra in Elite Group C hogged the headlines due to a staggering performance from Services bowling force. Services bowlers’ wreaked havoc on Maharashtra‘s batting attack and swept them up on a meagre total of 44 runs. Poonam Poonia, who scalped five wickets in his spell, was the pick of the bowlers. He was assisted by Diwesh Pathania and Sachidanand Pandey, who scalped two and three wickets respectively.

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In reply, Services was able to amass 141 runs on the board on the back of formidable batting display from Ravi Chauhan and Rajat Paliwal. Services have now established a 97-run lean on the first day itself. Another stalwart batting highlight of the day was from Riyan Parag in the match between Uttarakhand and Assam. Parag mustered 104 runs to propel Assam to the score of 237/5 on the completion of the first day.

In the match between Bihar and Mizoram, Pratik Desai stole the show with his blistering knock of 192 runs. He was assisted by Taruwar Kohli, who remained unbeaten on 88 runs. On the back of these two performances, Mizoram was able to amass a commendable total of 310 runs on the first day.

Suryakumar Yadav continues his run-scoring spree

After dismantling Manipur for a meagre score of 106 runs, Goa was able to gather 225 runs on the board at the loss of two wickets. Maharashtra’s Vijesh Prabhudessai (6 wickets) and opener Sumiran Amonkar (115 runs) hogged the spotlight for their impressive performances. In the clash between Hyderabad and Kerala, Mohammed Siraj and Ravi Kiran showed their forte by scalping two and three wickets respectively to curb Kerala to the score of 126/7.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann steered Punjab‘s batting force by playing a vital 65-run knock against Delhi. Skipper Mandeep Singh also smashed 81 runs to propel Punjab to the score of 266/8. Mandeep Singh and Co have laid a strong foundation ahead of the second day of the match.

Mumbai’s skipper Suryakumar Yadav continued his sensational form as he smashed 77 runs to help his side post 194 runs on the scoreboard. Karnataka, who posted 79 runs before the end of the day, are now trailing by 115 runs. In the encounter between Baroda and Railways, Deepak Hooda emerged as the pick of Baroda batsmen as he scored 86 runs to guide Baroda to post 201 runs on the board. In reply, Railways- after losing two early wickets- are reeling at 24/2.

Brief Scores of the matches played in Round 4 of Ranji Trophy 2019-20:

Services vs Maharashtra- Elite Group C
MAH, 1st innings: 44/10 (Chirag Khurana 14, Satyajeet Bachhav 11, Poonam Poonia 5/11)

SER, 1st innings: 141/4 (Ravi Chauhan 49*, Rajat Paliwal 42, Anupam Sanklecha 2/37)

Uttarakhand vs Assam- Elite Group C
ASM 1st innings: 237/5 (Riyan Parag 104*, Gokul Sharma 47, Sunny Rana 2/19)

Tripura vs Odisha- Elite Group C
Day 1 abandoned due to rain

Bihar vs Mizoram- Plate Group
MIZ 1st innings: 310/2 (Pratik Desai 192, Taruwar Kohli 88*, Abhijeet Saket 1/44)

Goa vs Manipur- Plate Group
MNP 1st innings: 106/10 (Al Bashid Muhammed 43, Rex Singh 21, Vijesh Prabhudessai 6/14)

GOA 1st innings: 225/2 (Sumiran Amonkar 115, Vaibhav Govekar 64*, Lamabam Singh 1/29)

Meghalaya vs Puducherry- Plate Group
Day 1 abandoned due to rain

Nagaland vs Chandigarh- Plate Group
Day 1 abandoned due to rain

Sikkim vs Arunachal Pradesh- Plate Group
Day 1 abandoned due to rain

Jharkhand vs Jammu and Kashmir- Elite Group C
JHKD 1st innings: 170/4 (Kumar Deobrat 35, Saurabh Tiwary 43, Abid Mushtaq 3/24)

Chhattisgarh vs Haryana- Elite Group C
No play due to wet outfield

Bengal vs Gujarat- Elite Group A and B
No play due to rain

Hyderabad vs Kerala- Elite Group A and B
KER 1st innings: 126/7 (Salman Nizar 37, Sachin Baby 29, Ravi Kiran 3/24)

Punjab vs Delhi- Elite Group A and B
PUN 1st innings: 266/8 (Mandeep Singh 81, Gurkeerat Singh Mann 65, Kunwar Bidhuri 3/62)

Rajasthan vs Andhra- Elite Group A and B
RAJ 1st innings: 151/10 (Ashok Menaria 74, Mahipal Lomror 15, KV Sasikanth 4/50)

AP 1st innings: 82/2 (Prasanth Kumar 31, CR Gnaneshwar 32, Rituraj Singh 2/9)

Himachal Pradesh vs Madhya Pradesh- Elite Group A and B
HP 1st innings: 175/10 (Akash Vashist 33, Priyanshu Khanduri 31, Avesh Khan 5/52)

MP 1st innings: 87/4 (Rameez Khan 36, Ajay Rohera 28, Pankaj Jaiswal 2/16)

Mumbai vs Karnataka- Elite Group A and B
MUM 1st innings: 194/10 (Suryakumar Yadav 77, Shashank Attarde 35, V Koushik 3/45)

KAR 1st innings: 79/3 (Ravikumar Samarth 40, Devdutt Padikkal 32, Shams Mulani 2/13)

Uttar Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu- Elite Group A and B
No play due to rain

Baroda vs Railways- Elite Group A and B
BRD 1st innings: 201/10 (Deepak Hooda 86, Aditya Waghmode 31, Amit Mishra 4/51)

RLYS 1st innings: 24/2 (Mrunal Devdhar 16, Nitin Bhille 8, Vishnu Solanki 1/0)

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