File photo – Rahul Shukla took 4 for 48 on his return as Jharkhand bowled Assam out for 126 © PTI
Odisha bowled Maharashtra out twice on the second day to win by an innings and 118 runs, and win with a bonus point, in Wayanad.
Odisha batted for 2.4 overs and folded for 319, having begun the day on 311 for 9. Maharashtra’s Anupam Sanklecha (5-75) took the last wicket to complete yet another five-wicket haul – his fourth in three games. In reply, Maharashtra struggled against Odisha’s medium-pacers – Suryakant Pradhan (4-34) in particular – as they were bowled out within 26 overs for 94. Basant Mohanty and Deepak Behera took three wickets each. After being asked to follow on, they fell to 45 for 7, before an eighth-wicket partnership of 55 between Vishant More and Sanklecha delayed their embarrassment; they eventually folded for 107. Biplab Samantray took a career-best 4 for 34, while Pradhan added a further 3 for 36 to his match haul.
Karnataka removed Sheldon Jackson early in the day, reducing Saurasthra to 34 for 3 in response to Karntaka’s 200 all out on the first day. But the overnight batsman, opener Snell Patel, put on 72 with Jaydev Shah(39) to stabilise the innings. He then put on 57 with Mankad, to bring Saurasthra to within five runs of taking the lead, before falling to Abrar Kazi (2-66) for 87.
Mankad struck at a strike-rate of nearly 80, and finished the day unbeaten on 100 off 126; in contrast, his partner, Kamlesh Makvana batted 119 balls for his unbeaten 30. The pair’s 101-run partnership took Saurasthra to 297 for 6 at the end of the day. Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar took 4 for 43.
Jharkhand bounced back from an early collapse on the day to skittle out Assam for 126 in Vizianagaram. Medium-pacer Rahul Shukla, playing his first first-class game since February, took 4 for 48 for Jharkhand.
Jharkhand were 251 for 4 when the day began. Having survived the opening hour, overnight batsman Ishank Jaggi fell seven short of a century, when he was dismissed with the score on 276. Medium-pacer Krishna Das (4-65) removed Ishan Kishan shortly after, and triggered a collapse that had Jharkhand fall from 291 for 5 to 316 all out.
In reply, Assam suffered two collapses – 4 for 18, and 5 for 26 – on either side of a 29-run stand for the sixth wicket to be bowled out for 126. Pallavkumar Das (30) and Arun Karthik (27) were the only batsmen to get past 25.
Delhi, who had bowled Vidarbha out for 183 on the first day, lost four wickets within 19 overs of the second day to be reduced to 74 for 5. Medium-pacer Rajneesh Gurbani (4-62) did the bulk of the damage, before Lalit Yadav (3-79) removed Nitish Rana (27) and Delhi were reduced to 102 for 6. But Manan and Milind Kumar (37) put on 63 for the seventh wicket to bring Delhi close, before an unbroken partnership of 72 for the eighth wicket between Manan and Vikas Tokas (28*) took them past 183 and to 250 for 8 at stumps.
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo