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Sood shines as Delhi trounce Gujarat

Left-arm spinner Varun Sood took a 10-wicket match haul as Delhi posted an innings-and-109-run win over Gujarat on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Wednesday.

Having registered their third outright win in as many games and their second with a bonus point on Wednesday, Delhi have managed to collect 20 points so far and are placed at the top of the Group B table.

In reply to Delhi’s first innings total of 425 for six declared, Gujarat were all out for 150 in their first essay. Following-on, the visitors were struggling at 152 for seven at the close of play on Tuesday, with a deficit of 123 runs.

Resuming on Wednesday, Gujarat were expected to put up some resistance but the host bowlers hardly gave their opponents a chance to settle down. Gujarat could add only 14 runs to their overnight total before being dismissed for 166 in just 5.4 overs. Shivam Sharma took two of the three wickets to fall on Wednesday, dismissing the overnight pair of Jesal Karia (37) and Pranjal Sutaria (8) within four balls. In the next over, Sood saw off Kushang Patel (4) to seal of the match in Delhi’s favour in no time at all. Sood ended with a match tally of 10 for 93 (4/50 in first and 6/43 in second innings), while Shivam’s four for 52 in the second essay took his match figures to six for 91.

Brief scores Delhi 425 for six decl.Gujarat: 150 & 166 all out in 58.4 overs (Jesal Karia 37; Varun Sood 6/43, Shivam Sharma 4/52).


RANJI ROUND-UP


At Guwahati Assam vs Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh: 549/4d beat Assam: 218 and 198 (Rishi Dhawan 5/53) by an innings and 133 runs

At Kolkata
Bengal vs Mumbai, Mumbai: 414 drew with Bengal: 210, 129/0

At Rohtak Haryana vs Odisha, Haryana: 127 and 143 lost to Odisha: 232/9d and 41/3 (B Samantray 26*; Mohit Sharma 3/11) by 7 wickets

At Hyderabad Hyderabad vs Services, Services: 306 and 285 (Akash Bhandari 5/109) drew with Hyderabad: 338 and 52/1 (Tanmay Agarwal 27*)

At Dhanbad Jharkhand vs Kerala, Jharkhand: 337 and 337/5 (Saurabh Tiwary 125; Shahbaz Nadeem 71) drew with Kerala: 383

At Gwalior Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda, Baroda: 358 drew with Madhya Pradesh: 178 and 119/6 (Jalaj Saxena 34; Gagandeep Singh 3/64)

At Jaipur Rajasthan vs Vidarbha, Vidarbha: 296 and 296/4d drew with Rajasthan: 188 and 237/7 (Ravikumar Thakur 3/54, Swapnil Bandiwar 2/31)

At Rajkot Punjab vs Saurashtra, Punjab: 659/7d and 15/0 drew with Saurashtra: 559 (Sheldon Jackson 181; Yuvraj Singh 3/47, S Kaul 3/100)

At Chennai Tamil Nadu vs Railways, Tamil Nadu: 213 and 133/3d (Abhinav Mukund 69; Dinesh Karthik 35*, Avinash Yadav 2/40) drew with Railways: 236 (Ashish Yadav 51; Arnab Nandi 50, Anureet Singh 35; Malolan Rangarajan 4/93, Aushik Srinivas 3/72)
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