Pune: Led by leg-spinner Chirag Khurana’s heroics in the seconds innings as well, Maharashtra dismissed Uttar Pradesh to 292 runs, registering a 31 run win at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Khurana, incidentaly, had scalped 6 wickets in the first innings as well, reading his match figures to an impressive 12-184.
Uttar Pradesh failed to chase down the target of 324 set by Maharashtra in spite of Rinku Singh’s quick-fire century as they were bundled out for 292, 31 runs less than the target. After getting out for a duck in the first innings, skipper Suresh Raina got out for just five in the second innings.
Iyer earns Mumbai 3 points
Talented Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer with an attacking 138 stole the show on the final day today as the team’s Ranji Trophy Group “C” match against Tamil Nadu petered out to a draw at the Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy BKC here.
Iyer’s 11th first-class ton and his 187-run partnership with opener Akhil Herwadkar, who made 132, saw Mumbai make 371 for 5 before declaring in the second innings after conceding a 76-run lead to the visitors.
Tamil Nadu had posted 450 in reply to Mumbai’s first innings total of 374. The game ended with Mumbai’s declaration. Tamil Nadu got three points while the home side had to settle for one.
In Group B, Jharkhand rode on brilliant unbeaten knocks from openers Ishan Kishan (46 not out) and Nazim Siddiqui (24 not out) to chase down a narrow target of 81 runs against Haryana, helping their side clinch victory by 10-wickets at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
Meanwhile, Kerala rode on fine bowling from off-spinner Sijomon Joseph (5-84) to bundle out Rajasthan for 211 runs in Group B, sealing the match by 131 runs at the St Xavier’s College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram.