Ranji Trophy Round 2, Day 2: Gugale’s triple-ton mauls Delhi, Tiwary powers Bengal

Ranji Trophy Round 2, Day 2 Full Report

Group A

Uttar Pradesh vs Bengal

Venue: Jaipur
Scores: Bengal 466 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 142, Manoj Tiwary 110; Kuldeep Yadav 5-115, Ankit Rajpoot 4-119) lead Uttar Pradesh 126-3 (Umang Sharma 57*, Sarfaraz Khan 43*) by 340 runs

Bengal maintained a firm grip in their 2nd Round Ranji Trophy clash against Uttar Pradesh at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Manoj Tiwary was the star of the show, as his brilliant century helped the team post 456, following which the bowlers restricted UP to 126-3 at Stumps on Day 2.

Tamil Nadu vs Railways

Venue: Bilaspur
Scores: Tamil Nadu 121 and 161-1 (Abhinav Mukund 98*, Kaushik Gandhi 41*) lead Railways 173 (Mrunal Devdhar 47, Arindam Ghosh 46*; T Natrajan 4-51) by 109

Abhinav Mukund continued his extraordinary run of form with the bat on Day 2 of Tamil Nadu’s Round 2 meeting with Railways. Mukund led from the front with an unbeaten 98 as TN made a stunning comeback after being folded for just 121 in the first innings. They made 161-1 at Stumps on Day 2 with Mukund (98*) and Gandhi (41*) both at the crease.

Mumbai vs Baroda

Venue: Delhi
Scores: Baroda 305 (Pinal Shah 66; Vijay Gohil 3-70) trail Mumbai 313-8 (Akhil Herwadkar 106, Suryakumar Yadav 54; Sagar Mangalorkar 3-74) by eight runs

Akhil Herwardkar’s century (106) and Suryakumar Yadav’s half ton (54) helped Mumbai take a first innings lead against Baroda on the second day of their Round 2 clash at the Airforce Complex Ground in Delhi. Earlier in the day, Sagar Mangalorkar, who walked in at No. 11, scored an unbeaten 17 to take Baroda’s score to 305 after starting in 286 for 9.

Punjab vs Madhya Pradesh

Venue: Lahili
Scores: Punjab 378 (Yuvraj Singh 177, Gurkeerat Singh 103; Ishwar Pandey 8-102) lead Madhya Pradesh 182/5 (Shubham Sharma 48*; Manpreet Singh Gony 4-25) by 196 runs

Punjab began Day 2 in disastrous fashion, losing seven wickets for the addition of just 31 more runs to their overnight total. They came back strong to regain control and currently hold a lead of 196 after Madhya Pradesh found themselves on the backfoot after losing half of their batting in reply to Punjab’s 378.

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