new Delhi. Devdutt Padikkal scored his first century of his first class career. With the help of his century, Karnataka scored 293 for 3 against Puducherry on the first day of Ranji Trophy Group-C match (Ranji Trophy 2022). When sent to bat first, Karnataka lost 2 wickets for 39 runs. Openers R Samarth (11) and Karun Nair (6) were dismissed cheaply. Asith Rajiv took both the wickets. Padikkal then took over the innings and formed a useful partnership with KV Siddhartha (85). Padikkal completed his century in 277 balls with the help of 20 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Team India’s senior players Ishant Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara failed to perform well.
Devdutt Padikkal shared 223 runs in 357 balls with Siddharth. At the end of the first day, Padikkal is playing 161 and captain Manish Pandey is making 21 runs. In another match, Jammu and Kashmir were dismissed by Railways for 258 runs. Kamran Iqbal scored the highest 83 runs. Captain and leg-spinner Karn Sharma took 6 wickets for 76 runs for the Railways. On the other hand, with the help of captain Ankit Bawane’s unbeaten 114, Maharashtra scored 298 for 4 on the first day against Uttar Pradesh in the last league match of Ranji Trophy Elite-Group G. Rahul Tripathi scored 56 runs with the help of 9 fours and a six.
Good start from Assam, Sarupam’s century
Assam has scored 289 runs for 6 wickets against Vidarbha. Aditya Sarwate took three and Rajneesh Gurbani took two wickets for Vidarbha. Sarupam Purkayastha scored 113 and Ryan Parag scored 48 runs for Assam. At the same time, Delhi’s poor performance has continued. Chhattisgarh scored 290 for 4 against him on the first day of Group H match. Batting first, Ajay Mandal (63 runs), Amandeep Khare (68 * runs) and Shashank Singh (75 *) played useful innings for Chhattisgarh. Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra took 2 wickets for 65 runs for Delhi. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma could not leave his mark.
Another century for Baba Inderjit
In the second match, Tamil Nadu scored 256 for 7 against Jharkhand. Baba Inderjit scored a century while R Sai Kishore played an innings of 81 runs. Inderjit scored 100 runs in 132 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. Indrajit and Sai Kishore added 171 runs for the fifth wicket. Earlier, batting after winning the toss, Tamil Nadu lost 4 wickets for 32 runs. Sai Kishore hit 11 fours in his 179-ball innings.
Brilliant century by Abhimanyu Easwaran
On the other hand, captain Abhimanyu Easwaran’s 114 and Anustup Majumdar’s 95 helped Bengal maintain their upper hand by scoring 329 for 6 against Chandigarh on the first day of Group B match. Bengal need just three points to make it to the knockouts. At the end of the day’s play, veteran Manoj Tiwary was playing after scoring 42 runs, while Sion Shekhar Mandal is supporting him with 33 runs. Both have made an unbeaten partnership of 61 runs. In another match of the group, Baroda kept their upper hand by scoring 92 for 2 wickets after bundling Hyderabad for 197 runs.
Chirag and Jackson played a wonderful angel
Chirag Jani’s 140 runs and Sheldon Jackson’s unbeaten 96 helped Saurashtra make 343 for 7 against Goa on the first day of Group D match. Chirag hit 22 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 190 balls. At the same time, Jackson has hit 6 fours and 5 sixes in his 119-ball innings. Cheteshwar Pujara could only score 28 runs. In the second match of Group-D, Shantanu Mishra scored 89 runs, with the help of which Odisha made 250 for 4 against Mumbai.