Ranji Trophy 2021/22 quarter-finals: Day 4 roundup

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Thu, 09/06/2022
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Bengal 773/7 decl. (Sudip Gharami 186, Anustup Majumdar 117; Sushant Mishra 3-140) and 76/3 (Anushtup Majumdar 22*; Shahbaz Nadeem 3-18) lead Jharkhand 298 (Virat Singh 113*; Shahbaz Ahmed 4-51, Sayan Mondal 4-71) by 551 runs.

Despite securing a 475-run first-innings lead against Jharkhand, Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran did not enforce the follow on. Batting for a second time, Bengal finished the day on 76/3, Shahbaz Nadeem (3-18) having taken all the wickets. Earlier, Jharkhand resumed their innings on 139/5, and reached 298 largely due to a 57-run last-wicket stand between Virat Singh (113*) and Ashish Kumar (14). Sayan Mondal (4-71) and Shahbaz Ahmed (4-51) did most of the damage for Bengal.

Mumbai 647/8 decl. (Suved Parkar 252, Sarfaraz Khan 153; Deepak Dhapola 3-89) and 261/3 decl. (Yashasvi Jaiswal 103; Dikshanshu Negi 1-31) beat Uttarakhand 114 (Kamal Singh 40; Shams Mulani 5-39) and 69 (Shivam Khurana 25*; Dhawal Kulkarni 3-11) by 725 runs. Player of the Match: Suved Parkar.

Mumbai beat Uttarakhand by 725 runs, setting a new world record for the largest margin of victory in First-class cricket. They declared on their overnight score of 261/3, setting Jharkhand an absurd target of 795, and bowled them out for 69 in 27.5 overs as Dhawal Kulkarni (3-11), Shams Mulani (3-15), and Tanush Kotian (3-13) competed for the wickets. For Uttarakhand, Kunal Chandela (21) and Shivam Khurana (25*) were the only ones to score in excess of six runs.

Punjab 219 (Abhishek Sharma 47; Anmolpreet Singh 47; Anubhav Agarwal 3-36) and 203 (Anmol Malhotra 34; Kumar Kartikeya 6-50, Saransh Jain 4-100) lost to Madhya Pradesh 397 (Shubham Sharma 102; Vinay Choudhary 5-83) and 26/0 (Yash Dubey 17*) by 10 wickets. Player of the Match: Shubham Sharma.

Madhya Pradesh beat Punjab by 10 wickets in the fourth quarter-final. Resuming Day 4 on 120/5, Punjab were quickly reduced to 166/8. At that point they needed another 12 to make MP bat again, and Siddharth Kaul (31) and Mayank Markande (33*) spared them the ignominy of an innings defeat. They were eventually bowled out for 203 as Kumar Kartikeya took 6-50 and Saransh Jain 4-100. The MP openers, Himanshu Mantri and Yash Dubey, took 31 balls to reach the target of 26.

Previously decided quarter-finals

Karnataka 253 (Ravikumar Samarth 57; Saurabh Kumar 4-73) and 114 (Srinivas Sharath 23*; Saurabh Kumar 3-36) lost to Uttar Pradesh 155 (Priyam Garg 39; Ronit More 3-47) and 213/5 (Karan Sharma 93*; Vijaykumar Vyshak 3-47) by 5 wickets. Player of the Match: Karan Sharma.