Mumbai make impressive start against Bengal; Saurashtra stage fight back against Maharashtra

Mumbai have been 330/6 at stumps on Day 1 of the Ranji Trophy 2024 Elite Group B match against Bengal on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, February 2. Sent into bat, Mumbai misplaced 4 wickets for 87 runs. Shivam Dube (72 off 73), main instead of Ajinkya Rahane, and Suryansh Shedge (71 off 76) then led the batting facet’s fightback. At shut of play, Tanush Kotian was batting on 55 and Atharva Ankolekar on 41.

In a Group A match of the Ranji Trophy 2024 in Solapur, Saurashtra staged a powerful comeback against Maharashtra. Batting first, Saurashtra have been bowled out for 202 in 60.1 overs as Hitesh Walunj claimed 6/93 and Taranjeet Singh Dhillon 4/54. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, nevertheless, picked 4 wickets as Saurashtra diminished Maharashtra to 116/7 by stumps on Day 1.

Punjab reached 307/2 at stumps on Day 1 of their Ranji Trophy 2024 match against Chandigarh in Chandigarh. Punjab gained the toss and selected to bat first. They dominated proceedings, with Anmolpreet Singh unbeaten on 131 off 231 balls, smashing 18 fours. Prabhsimran Singh (76* off 121) was giving him firm at stumps, whereas opener Naman Dhir contributed 86 off 95 balls.

Ranji Trophy 2024: Brief scores from Round 5, Day 1

Below is a take a look at transient scores from all the Ranji Trophy 2024 matches performed on Day 1 of Round 5 of the competitors.

Elite Group A

Jharkhand (96/1) path Manipur (170) by 74 runs

Rajasthan (277/5) vs Vidarbha

Services (72/7) vs Haryana

Maharashtra (116/7) path vs Saurashtra (202) by 86 runs

Elite Group B

Bihar (182) vs Andhra

Mumbai (330/6) vs Bengal

Kerala (219/4) vs Chhattisgarh

Uttar Pradesh (319/2) vs Assam

Elite Group C

Tamil Nadu (20/0) path Goa (241) by 221 runs

Punjab (307/2) vs Chandigarh

Gujarat (127/4) path Tripura (146) by 19 runs

Karnataka (90/6) path Railways (155) by 65 runs

Elite Group D

Odisha (230/4) vs Puducherry

Jammu and Kashmir (168/6) vs Uttarakhand

Baroda (202/1) vs Delhi

Madhya Pradesh (68/4) path Himachal Pradesh (169) by 101 runs

Plate Group

Sikkim (238/7) vs Meghalaya

Nagaland (26/2) path Arunachal Pradesh (124) by 98 runs

Hyderabad (120/1) path Mizoram (199) by 79 runs

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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert

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