Seven Chhattisgarh batsmen were dismissed before they could trouble the scorers in their 2nd innings of the Ranji Trophy Group C clash against Goa in Cuttack on Tuesday. Shadab Jakati and Darshan Misal picked up 7 wickets among themselves for Goa, who cruised to an 8-wicket win.
Resuming from their overnight score of 92/2 which had seen two ducks, Chhattisgarh suffered a big blow in the morning session when they lost their captain Mohammad Kaif for 38 runs. Ashutosh Singh and Sahil Gupta then formed a 53-run partnership to take their team to 148/3 in the 56th over, but it all went downhill for them after that. Chhattisgarh lost their next 7 wickets for a total of 14 runs as the middle and the lower order collapsed at the hands of Jakati and Misal. Eventually, Chhattisgarh
Chasing a paltry target of 94 in their second innings, Goa scored those runs in 21.4 overs with Samar Dubhashi remaining unbeaten on 41 and 8 wickets in hands. The loss has left Chhattisgarh at the bottom of the pool.
The last time this happened was in the 2003-04 Ranji Trophy Elite Group clash between Punjab and Andhra. On the opening day, Gagandeep Singh and Vineet Sharma picked up 5 wickets each to dismiss Andhra for just 30 runs in 17.4 overs. Seven Andhra batsmen failed to score in that innings.
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