Ranji Takeaways: Hardik Pandya Bags a Five-for and Shubman Gill Scores 199

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Hardik Pandya continued his fine return from injury with a five-wicket haul to stake his claim for return to Indian Test squad while Punjab opener Shubman Gill smashed 199 to secure first innings lead of Tamil Nadu in Mohali. Here are the major takeaways from second day of Ranji Trophy round six.Solanki ton fires Baroda after Hardik fifer
Vishnu Solanki’s unbeaten 128 off 231 balls powered Baroda to 244/1 in reply to Mumbai’s 465 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Solanki has put on 232 runs for the second wicket with Aditya Waghmode, who is batting on 87, after Hardik Pandya’s 5/81 kept the home side’s total in check.

In another Elite Group C match, Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem smashed 109 to prop up his team’s total to 354. Uttar Pradesh claimed 6/105 to keep a check on the visitors. Suresh Raina was unbeaten on 65 after Priyam Garg’s 54 as the hosts reached 173/4 by stumps on day two.

Gill’s unbeaten 199 lifts Punjab, Jalaj sends Delhi on a spin

Young Punjab opener Shubhman Gill was unbeaten on 199 off just 234 balls, a knock studded with 21 fours and four sixes to lead the home side to 308/2 in reply to Tamil Nadu’s 215. Giving young Gill company was his skipper Mandeep Singh on 50.

In another Elite Group match, Delhi were pushed to the brink of innings defeat by Kerala all-rounder Jalaj Saxena, who followed up his first innings 68 with 6/39 in 31 overs as the visitors were bundled out for 139 in reply to hosts’ 320. Following on, Delhi were once against in trouble as Warrier’s 3/16 and Basil Thampi’s 2/16 reduced them to 41/5.

Bihar & Puducherry win big in Plate Group

Bihar defeated Meghalaya by an innings and 71 runs after bundling out their rivals for just 46 in the second innings of their Plate Group match. After taking a 117-run first innings lead, Ashutosh Aman added 6/17 to his first-innings haul of 8/51 as the minnows were bundled out in just 26.5 overs.

In another Plate Group match, after 22 wickets fell on the opening day, Puducherry managed to thrash Arunachal Pradesh by 334 runs. Paras Dogra’s 139 set Arunachal a target of 406 but Pankaj Singh claimed 5/25 to bowl them out for 71.

Uttarakhand opener Vineet Saxena remained unbeaten on 150 and coupled with Vaibhav’s 101 helped their team reach 371/4 in reply to Nagaland’s 207 in the first innings.

Brief scores:

Puducherry 136 & 351 bt Arunachal Pradesh 82 & 71

Meghalaya 125 & 46 lost to Bihar 242

Sikkim 332 & 75/3 vs Mizoram 161

Tripura 358 & Goa 107/4

Rajasthan 135 & 148 vs Odisha 111 & 6/2

Vidarbha 331 vs Railways 170/2

Nagaland 207 vs Uttarakhand 371/4

Gujarat 216 vs Karnataka 348/7

Saurashtra 398 vs Maharashtra 86/3

Mumbai 465 vs Baroda 244/1

Andhra Pradesh 173 vs Himachal Pradesh 320/5

Bengal 336 vs Hyderabad 20/1

Kerala 320 vs Delhi 139 & 41/5

Tamil Nadu 215 vs Punjab 308/2

Jammu & Kashmir 161 & 205 vs Haryana 145 & 49/4

Assam 211 vs Services 213/2

Jharkhand 354 vs Uttar Pradesh 173/4

First Published: December 15, 2018, 6:23 PM IST