Yash Dhull becomes only third player to score century in both the innings on Ranji Trophy debut.
Delhi vs Tamil Nadu: Yash Dhull, Dhruv Shorey strike centuries in final innings for Delhi
Delhi drew with Tamil Nadu in a Group H match in Ranji Trophy match at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Delhi were trailing Tamil Nadu by 42 runs as the latter replied with 494 after Delhi amassed 452 in the first innings.
Under-19 World Cup-winning skipper Yash Dhull made his first-class debut in this game and struck a century in both innings. The 19-year-old right-hand batter scored an unbeaten knock of 113 runs off 202 deliveries with 14 boundaries and one six. His opening partner Dhruv Shorey also hammered 107 runs off 165 deliveries as they added 228 runs after which Delhi declared. The match ended in a draw.
Bihar vs Mizoram: Taruwar Kohli smacks twin centuries against Bihar
Bihar clashed heads with Mizoram at Jadavpur University Campus ground in Kolkata in a Plate group match of Ranji Trophy 2021-22. After scoring a monumental total of 686 runs, Bihar took a lead of 358 runs over Mizoram who scored only 328 runs in their first innings.
Bihar gave a follow on to Mizoram after taking a massive lead over the latter. Mizoram replied with 199 for four to draw the match on the back of an unbeaten knock of 101 runs by Taruwar Kohli. Kohli smashed 16 boundaries and one six in this innings. The 33-year-old batter saved his side in both innings to achieve a draw in this match.
Hyderabad vs Chandigarh: Ravi Teja bags nine wickets to help his side steamroll Chandigarh
Hyderabad were at odds with Chandigarh at the Vikas Cricket Ground in Cuttack in a Group B match of Ranji Trophy 2021-22. Hyderabad accumulated 347 runs in the first innings. Their bowlers - Rakshann Readdi and T Ravi Teja - bagged five and three wickets respectively to bundle out Chandigarh for an ordinary total of 216.
After taking a lead of 131 runs, Hyderabad batted again to score 269 for eight and declared their innings to post a target of 401 runs in front of Chandigarh. Right-arm medium pacer Ravi Teja wreaked havoc on Chandigarh batters to bag six wickets by conceding just 41 runs. Hyderabad bundled out Chandigarh on just 183 runs to win the match by 217 runs. Teja was awarded the player of the match award for his nine-wicket haul.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Snell Patel misses century by just two runs; Cheteshwar Pujara scores 91 in second innings
After being dropped from India’s Test team, Cheteshwar Pujara smacked a quickfire knock of 91 runs off just 83 deliveries with the help of 16 boundaries and one six. His teammate Snell Patel batted well to score 98 runs off 155 balls as an opener. Due to these vital knocks, Saurashtra could manage to draw the match against Mumbai in the last few minutes of the game.
Before that Mumbai posted a huge total of 544 runs on the back of Sarfaraz Khan’s double ton. Their bowlers folded up Saurashtra for an ordinary total of 220. Mumbai asked Saurashtra to follow-on after taking a lead of 324 runs after which the latter replied with 372 for nine. Sarfaraz Khan was awarded the player of the match award for his stupendous knock of 275 runs.
Bengal vs Baroda: Shahbaz Ahmed smashes an unbeaten knock of 71 runs
Bengal faced Baroda at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack in an Elite Group B match. Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recently concluded IPL auction. He played a match-winning knock of 71 runs off 100 deliveries against Baroda to help his side to win the match by four wickets. He took two wickets in the game as well.
After getting all-out on a meagre total of 88 in the first innings, Bengal chased a staggering target of 350 on the last day of the match to achieve a historic win.
Jammu & Kashmir vs Puducherry: Parvez Rasool bags 10 wickets against Puducherry
Jammu & Kashmir faced Puducherry at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground in Chennai in an Elite Group C match of India’s premier domestic competition.
Parvez Rasool bagged a total of 10 wickets, 4/56 in the first innings and 6/29 in the second, against Puducherry to help his side win the match by eight wickets.
The next group matches will be played between February 24-27.