Ranji Trophy Quarter Final: Suved Parkar reaches 252, Sarfaraz Khan 153 as Mumbai declares at 647/8 vs Uttarakhand

Debutant Suved Parkar knocked Uttarakhand bowlers into submission, hitting a first double century to propel Mumbai to a massive 647 for eight on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Parkar’s stroke 252 and Sarfaraz Khan’s aggressive 153 have put the 41-time Ranji Trophy winners at the wheel. In response, Uttarakhand was 39 for two at stumps, losing skipper Jay Bista (0) and Mayank Mishra (4). Kamal Singh (27 not out) and Kunal Chandela (8 not out) held onto the fort at the end of the match. Uttarakhand has a mountain to climb as they follow Mumbai with 608 runs.

Parkar thus became the 12th Indian to score a double ton on his Ranji Trophy debut. He hit the target with a tap to dislodge Swapnil Singh.

His 252 is now an Indian’s fourth-highest score on debut and fifth in first-class cricket. He also followed in the footsteps of Mumbai coach Amol Mazumdar, who had scored 260 in his Ranji debut.

Parkar, who started with his nighttime score of 104 no outs, picked up where he left off, hitting 21 limits and four maximums during his massive 447-ball innings. He spared not a single Uttarakhand bowler during his knock.

Sarfaraz, who resumed on the nightly score of 69, recorded his seventh first-class hundred.

Sarfaraz and Parkar, who had impressed with his footwork, shared a dizzying 267-run tie for the fourth wicket.

A daring sweep by Mayank Mishra (1/120) cost Sarfaraz his wicket.

Sarfaraz hammered 14 limits and four sixes in his aggressive knock to continue his dream run in first-class cricket.

Aditya Tare (1) didn’t bother the scorers when he pulled one in for wicketkeeper Shivam Khurana from Agrim Tiwari’s bowling alley with left arm.

Parkar then found a capable ally in all-rounder Shams Mulani, who played his part to perfection by hitting a crucial 59.

Mulani and Parkar added 106 runs for the sixth wicket and it was during their partnership that Mumbai crossed the 500-run mark.

Mulani hit six limits and three sixes before being neutered by Kamal Singh.

Tanush Kotian (28) and Tushar Deshpande (20 not out) also supported Parkar, who was eventually eliminated thanks to a direct hit by Kunal Chandela, before Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw called out the innings.

Medium pacer Deepak Dhapola (3/89) was the bowlers’ choice for Uttarakhand.

Gharami’s 186, Anustup’s 117 power Bengal to a huge total

Sudip Gharami took the spotlight for the second day in a row with a 186-point knockout as Bengal reached 577 for five in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Jharkhand in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Seasoned Anustup Majumdar helped himself a century (117) before Manoj Tiwary, a sitting minister for youth and sports in West Bengal, went undefeated back to 54 at the end of the second day of play at the Just Cricket Academy Ground.

Looking for a quicker score, 23-year-old Gharami’s stay in the middle ended with a controversial decision, with Bengal looking to push the ball one-and-two, instead of making quick runs and their first innings. to declare.

There were no signs of urgency from Bengal and it remains to be seen how long they batted on the third day.

There was no contact between the bat and the ball en route to wicketkeeper Kumar Kushagra on the leg side, but the umpire still ruled that Gharami was out.

Gharami, who was 106 at night, stepped out after scoring 186 from 380 balls, 21 fours and hit a six during his long stay in the fold. Gharami-Majumdar’s score was good for 243 runs.

Opener Abhishek Raman, who was injured at 41 on opening day, returned to make 61, while Abishek Porel, who was part of India’s Under-19 World Cup winning squad earlier this year, made a 111-ball 68, making a complete taking advantage of the opportunity he got after the departure of Wriddhiman Saha after disagreements with the Cricket Association of Bengal.

Anustup made his runs in 194 balls and found the fence 15 times, while former captain Tiwary, who has played in three Ranji finals to date and still dreams of winning the elusive title in the country’s premier domestic tournament, three fours and a six in his 146-ball unbeaten run.

Resuming the day at 310 for one, the duo of Gharami and Anustup added 65 runs before the latter fell to Shahbaz Nadeem’s bowling alley off the left arm.

Jharkhand managed to get two more wickets before veteran Tiwary found a capable ally in the young Abishek Porel, the two added 109 runs for the fifth wicket to bolster their team hoping to hit just once in the game.

Gharami, who had the highest score of 27 in his four previous appearances, once again displayed a fine temperament and impressive technique, but was unlucky to miss out on what would have been a well-deserved double-ton.

With this knock, Gharami, the son of a contract worker who would borrow money from relatives to buy him cricket equipment, took the confidence that head coach Arun Lal showed in him.

Short scores: Bengal: 577/5 in 178 overs (Sudip Gharami 186, Anushtup Majumdar 117, Abhimanyu Easwaran 65, ABhishek Porel 68, Abhishek Raman 61, Manoj Tiwary batting 54) vs Jharkhand.

21 wickets tumble as Karnataka-UP QF hangs in balance

Uttar Pradesh bounced back after leading the first innings against home favorites Karnataka, as their Ranji Trophy quarter-final held steady on a day that tumbled 21 wickets into Alur on Tuesday. On a difficult KSCA field, orthodox left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar (14-4-32-2) relied on his tight bowling to beat Karnataka, who collapsed to 100 for 8 after taking a healthy 98-point lead in the first innings.

The 29-year-old India A bowler, who returned 4 for 73 in the first innings, was well supported by Ankit Rajpoot (8-2-15-2) as Karnataka lost eight wickets in the final session.

At stumps, wicketkeeper batter Srinivas Sharath was undefeated at 10 as the match headed into a tense third day, with the home side taking an overall 198 runs lead with two wickets intact.

The Karnataka ‘Big Three’ — Mayank Agarwal (22), Karun Nair (10) and skipper Manish Pandey (4) — disappointed again, leaving their second innings in disarray.

Ignored for the upcoming Edgbaston test against England, Indian Test opener Agarwal struck with much more positive intentions, hitting five limits in his 29-ball knock before being fired by the left arm spinner.

Rajpoot then sent Nair away, while Pandey was knocked out by Karan Sharma when Karnataka suffered a mid-order collapse, losing six wickets for 33 runs.

Previously, Karnataka was eliminated for 253 in the first innings with an addition of 40 runs to their night total, with Shreyas Gopal bringing in a rock-solid unbeaten fifty.

On night 26, Gopal went unbeaten on 56 of 80 balls (6×4, 2×6) taking their tally past 250.

In response, Uttar Pradesh was knocked out for 155 within 38 overs.

Ronit More (3/47) inflicted the maximum damage, while the trio of Vijaykumar Vyshak, Vidhwath Kaverappa and Krishnappa Gowtham claimed two.

Gowtham claimed the wickets of Rinku Singh (33) and Saurabh in consecutive overs, while losing another to Prince Yadav (0) without adding to the total.

At 92 for 8, UP looked down the barrel, but Shivam Mavi then showed his feats with the bat, hitting 32 of 35 balls (3×4, 1×6) to take their total past 150.

Along with Rajpoot (18 not from 16 balls), he shared 44 runs for the last wicket, a partnership that brightened their hopes before the bowlers put Karnataka on the back foot.

With two wickets in hand, it’s up to Karnataka’s lower order to maintain their overall lead ahead of their spin duo K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal to take advantage of the circumstances.

Short scores Karnataka 253 (Shreyas Gopal 56 not out; Saurabh Kumar 4/73, Shivam Mavi 3/60) and 100/8 in 34 overs (Saurabh 3/32, Ankit Rajpoot 2/15).

Uttar Pradesh 155 in 37.3 overs (Priyam Garg 39, Rinku Singh 33; Ronit More 3/47).

MP in driver’s seat against Punjab

After a brilliant show from their bowlers on the opening day, it was the turn of the batters from Madhya Pradesh, led by Shubham Sharma (102 not out), to react strongly against Punjab on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match in Alur on Tuesday.
Responding to Punjab’s 219 on what appears to be a lifeless pitch, MP rode strong on their innings, reaching 238 for 2 at stumps, leading 19 points with eight wickets in the first innings in hand.

Both the openers, Yash Dubey and Himanshu Mantri, frustrated the opposition bowlers.

With the pacemakers failing to get wickets, Punjab had to wait for leg spinner Mayank Markande for the breakthrough. The 24-year-old did just that by firing Yash Dubey (20).

However, both Mantri and Shubham Sharma have stitched a solid 120 run partnership for the second wicket to put MP in command against a toothless Punjab bowling attack.

The duo hit nearly 48 overs, dealing maximum damage to the Punjab bowlers in the process.

When Markande once again came to the rescue of Punjab by removing Mantri (89), it was Sharma who continued with his brilliant and steady knock. The 28-year-old middle-class batter hit his sixth first-class ton (102 not out), courtesy of nine fours and a six, to command his side with three days of play to go.

For Punjab, perhaps the only consolation of the day was a tight bowling spell from Markande, who also represented the Mumbai Indians in the recently concluded Indian Premier League.

Short Scores: Punjab: 219 all-out in 71.3 overs (Abhishek Sharma 47, Anmolpreet Singh 47; Puneet Datey 3/48, Anubhav Agarwal 3/36).

Madhya Pradesh: 238/2 in 99 overs (Shubham Sharma 102 not out, Himanshu Mantri 89; Mayank Markande 2/70).

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