Uttarakhand bundled Bihar out for 60 and at the end of the day were leading by 141 runs in the first round of the Ranji Trophy while Milind Kumar scored an unbeaten 202 to take Sikkim to 299. Meanwhile, Mizoram were all out for 106 against Nagaland and Meghalaya got Arunachal Pradesh out for 166.
Team Uttarakhand vs Bihar
Brief Scores: Bihar 60 all out in 22.1 overs ( Vivek 13; D Dhapola 6 for 13) and Team Uttarakhand 201 for 7 ( Karanveer Kaushal 91; Samar Quadri 3 for 68).
It was a horrible comeback for Bihar to the Ranji Trophy after a long hiatus as they slipped to 60 all out and gave a huge lead of 141 runs to their opposition. After being put into bat, most of the Bihar’s batsmen were not even able to touch the double figures. Having finished as the highest wicket-taker for Uttarakhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deepak Dhopola's fine run of form in his maiden domestic season continued as the seamer picked up 6 for 13 to bowl Bihar out for 60. In reply, Uttarakhand innings lost two early wickets but the third wicket partnership between opener Karanveer Kaushal (91) and Saurabh Rawat (64 runs) saved the day for them. At the end of the day, Uttarakhand
Manipur vs Sikkim:
After Sikkim lost the toss they were put in to bat and it was a gritty performance by Milind Kumar which saved Sikkim from a potential collapse. He made an unbeaten 202 runs. At one stage, Sikkim
Nagaland and Mizoram
Brief Scores: Mizoram 1st innings 106 all out in 47.2 overs(Taruwar Kohli 49; Abrar Kazi 4 for 16) and Nagaland 1st innings 189 for 4 in 40 overs(R Jonathan 70
Mizoram won the toss and chose to bat first which proved to be a bad decision as they were all out for a paltry total of 106. Apart from Taruwar Kohli (49) and Akhil Rajput (28), no other batsmen for Mizoram looked ready to stay on the crease for long. Abrar Kazi picked four wickets for Nagaland apart from Pawan Suyal who chipped in with two wickets. Nagaland batsmen started their innings on
Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh:
Brief Scores: Arunachal Pradesh 1st innings 166
After winning the toss, Meghalaya chose to field first and that turned out to be a good decision as they bundled Arunachal Pradesh for 166 runs which had only one player reaching the half-century mark. Gurinder Singh was the performer of the day picking a fifer for Meghalaya. Even the Meghalaya innings collapsed and they were tottering at 87 for the loss of six wickets at the end of the day’s play. Licha Tehi and Subhash picked three and two wickets respectively for Arunachal Pradesh.
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