Defending champions Mumbai find themselves in a precarious situation against under dogs Hyderabad and hot favorites Karnataka succumb to Tamil Nadu in just 2 days as the Quarter Final round of the Ranji Trophy is providing interesting outcomes.
Karnataka after being bowled out for a poultry 88 runs in their first innings, managed to bowl out Tamil Nadu out for 152 runs after all their bowlers chipped in with crucial wickets. It just seemed as though Karnataka might fight back, but Tamil Nadu didn’t squander the first-innings advantage they had.
They bowled out Karnataka for 150 runs in their second innings, which meant Tamil Nadu needed 87 runs to win the Quarter final. Tamil Nadu chased down the target in just under 20 overs, providing one of the most amazing results of the season.
Hyderabad looking for a first-innings lead against Mumbai
Hyderabad’s last few Ranji campaigns were not that memorable, but this time around they have turned the tables quite brilliantly. Mumbai started day 2 at 250/5, but the Hyderbadi bowlers managed to bowl them out for 294 runs. Chama Milind picked up 5 wickets for Hyderabad.
In reply, Hyderabad finished day 2 on 166/3, keeping them well in contention to take a first-innings lead. Former India captain Subramaniam Badrinath chipped in with a crucial half-century and Tanmay Agarwal is batting on 66 for Hyderabad.
Gujarat 2 wickets away from first-innings lead
After posting a challenging 263 runs on the board, the Gujarat bowlers did a splendid job on day 2, which ensured they gained a upper hand in the game against Odisha.
Jasprit Bumrah’s 4-fer saw Odisha tottering at 184 for the loss of 8 wickets. With 59 runs more to get to gain the first innings lead and just 2 wickets left, Gujarat are well in the drivers seat.
Jharkhand outplay Haryana on day 2
After playing few overs on day 2, Haryana were bundled out for 258 runs in their first innings, which many would say as a challenging score. But Jharkhand batsmen made a mockery of the total, which saw them end day 2 in a very strong position
Ishank Jaggi and Virat Singh’s half-centuries ensured Jharkhand ended day 2 on 228/3 and only a miracle now would stop them taking a first-innings lead. Shabaz Nadeem was the star for Jharkhand, as his 7-fer helped his side out their incredibly strong opponents only on day 2.