Ranji Trophy: Raval, Juneja put Delhi on mat after Baroka flop show loosens grip – cricket

Middle-order batsmen Manpreet Juneja and Dhruv Raval in a counter-attacking fifth wicket stand added 181 runs as Gujarat are effectively on course for a primary innings lead on the second day of their Ranji Trophy group A recreation towards Delhi. The hosts beginning the day at 270 for six might add solely 23 runs to their in a single day rating ending on a under-par first innings complete of 293. Rush Kalaria (5/78) had the most effective figures for the guests.

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Gujarat had been in hassle at 88 for Four however Juneja, who had performed in IPL for erstwhile Delhi Daredevils and in addition scored hundred for India A in a ‘four-day Test’ few years again, struck an unbeaten 88 off 135 balls to regular the ship.

Left-handed Raval (83 batting off 139 balls) was fortunate to get a reprieve after being adjudged leg-earlier than off Kulwant Khejroliya after bowler was discovered to have over-stepped.

While Delhi had been wanting good until an hour after lunch, issues modified when Dhruv Shorey launched rookie leg-spinner Tejas Baroka into the assault.

Baroka leaked runs gifting away 52 in his wicketless 11 overs however extra importantly eased the strain on the 2 Gujarat batsmen, who scored almost 5 runs per over off him.

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He was milked for runs and skipper Shorey was compelled to submit a fielder within the deep to cease the batsmen from hitting Baroka for enjoyable.

The lanky wrist spinner by no means discovered his spot and largely bowled half-volleys which made it tough for the bowlers who operated from the opposite finish.

This was after Himmat Singh at second slip took a splendid diving catch off Kunwar Bidhuri’s (1/32 in 7 overs) bowling to take away Bhargav Merai (18).

Delhi’s greatest bowler of the season, Simarjeet Singh (2/58 in 17 overs) once more bowled with a variety of coronary heart throughout his a number of spells however the morning one with new ball was the most effective.

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He eliminated Gujarat skipper and present India A opener Priyank Panchal with a shifting supply that landed within the arms of wicketkeeper Anuj Rawat.

Debutant Siddhant Sharma (1/53 in 16 overs) was regular as he eliminated Rujul Bhatt cheaply.

Simarjeet additionally had senior opener Samit Gohel (51) in his second spell after lunch after which Merai’s dismissal made it 88 for 4.

Brief Scores

In Delhi: Delhi 293 (Kunwar Bidhuri 78, Himmat Singh 56, Rush Kalaria 5/78).Gujarat 269/4 (Manprit Juneja 88 batting, Dhruv Raval 83 batting, Samit Gohel 51, Simarjeet Singh 2/53, Kunwar Bidhuri 1/32, Siddhant Sharma 1/53)

At Patiala: Andhra 93 and 134 (Ricky Bhui 61, Varun Choudhary 6/46).

Punjab 108 and (goal 124) 129/6 (Anmol Malhotra 51 no, Abhishek Gupta 37). Punjab 6. Andhra 0.

At Jaipur: Rajasthan 241 and 156/8 (Rajesh Bishnoi 46, Nilkantha Das 4/26).

Bengal 123 (Koushik Ghosh 38, Rituraj Singh 4/30, Tanvir ul Haq 4/48).

At Nagpur: Vidarbha 326 all out (Darshan Nalkande 66, Wasim Jaffer 57, G Sathish 58, MD Nidheesh 5/82). Kerala 191/3 (Mohammed Azharuddeen 81).

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