Ranji Trophy: Hardik Pandya makes successful return with five-wicket haul
All-rounder Hardik Pandya made a successful return to cricket from injury as he took five wickets for Baroda in their Ranji Trophy match on Saturday.
He had taken three wickets on the first day, conceding 74 runs and added two more scalps to his kitty on Saturday.
The right-arm bowler had sent back openers Aditya Tare (15) and Vilas Auti (12) early on in the Mumbai innings and had got his third wicket in the form of Shivam Dube (37) on the first day’s play.
On Saturday, he dismissed Akash Parkar (22) and Royston Dias (0) to complete his five-wicket haul as he ended uo conceding 81 runs in all.
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill, one of India’s heroes in their U-19 World Cup triumph earlier this year struck an unbeaten 199 to propel Punjab to 308/2 at the end of the second day’s play against Tamil Nadu.
Summarised scores:Tamil Nadu 215 all out in 84 overs (Vijay Shankar 71, M Mohammed 27, Dinesh Karthik 26, Manpreet Singh Grewal 5 for 55) vs Punjab 308 for 2 in 79 overs (Shubman Gill 199 batting, Mandeep Singh 50 batting).
At Hyderabad: Bengal 336 all out in overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 186, Ravi Kiran 4 for 46) vs Hyderabad 20 for 1 in 9 overs.
At Amtar: Andhra 173 all out in 54.3 overs (Jyothisaikrishna 74, P P Jaiswal 5 for 50) vs Himachal Pradesh 320 for 5 in 111 overs (P P Chopra 65, A R Kalsi 103 batting, RR Dhawan 76, B Ayyappa 2 for 83)
Mumbai 465 (Siddhesh Lad 130, Shreyas Iyer 178, Shubham Ranjane 42, Shivam Dube 37; Hardik Pandya 5-81, Bhargav Bhatt 4-76)v Baroda 244 for 1 (A Waghmode not out 87, V Solanki not out 128).
At Nashik: Saurashtra- 398 all out (V Jadeja 97, Snell Patel 84; Anupam Sanklecha 103, Samad Fallah 3-69) versus Maharashtra 85-3 (Kedar Jadhav 38 not out, Chirag Khurana 30; Jaydev Unadkat 1-13).
At Surat: Gujarat 216 all out versus Karnataka 348/7 (Shreyas Gopal 93, Devdutt Paddikal 74, A Nagwaswalla 3-48).
At New Delhi: Vidarbha 331 all out (A K Karnewar 94, Faiz Fazal 53, Avinash Yadav 5-78) versus Railways 170/2 (P S Singh 84 not out, Nitin Bhille 37, A A Wakhare 1-31).