Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ranji Trophy 16-17: Jharkhand vs Vidarbha

Match Summary: Vidarbha (105 & 444) drew with Jharkhand (362/8d & 75/4)
Points: Jharkhand 3, Vidarbha 1

Well begun but just could not get over the line. Jharkhand won the toss and knocked out Vidarbha for 105 with debutante Vikash Singh being the pick of the bowlers. In reply Jharkhand grabbed a huge lead, bolstered by Jaggi's second consecutive century. They must have had their sights set on a bonus point victory but Vidarbha proved more difficult to dislodge in the second innings as they racked up 444 to set Jharkhand a target of 188. Jharkhand survived a wobbly start and closed down the shutters to gather 3 points from the game.

  • Team Changes: In - Vikash Singh. Out - Sunny Gupta. 
  • Vikash Singh made his first class debut and picked up a 4-wicket haul in the first innings.
  • Pratyush Singh got his first  highest Test score with his first fifty in just his second game. 
  • 13th First Class century for Ishank Jaggi.
  • Ajay Yadav reached 50 first class wickets at an average of under 19. Maybe a good time to move to a higher level.
Season Stats
Top Scorer: Ishank Jaggi 296 @49.33
Most Wickets: Shahbaz Nadeem 19 @31.63
Player Count: 15

Points Tally - 16 after 4 games to drop down to 2nd spot behind Karnataka. Meanwhile Vidarbha move up 1 place to 6th.

Coming Up Next - Delhi, who are currently 3rd in the Group. Interesting to watch the relative performances of India U-19 graduates Ishan Kishan & Rishabh Pant.

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