Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals, Day 2 LIVE score updates: Anustup, Sarfaraz score centuries; Bengal, two down, goes past 400

Welcome to Sportstar‘s LIVE coverage of Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals in Bengaluru.

RANJI TROPHY LIVE SCORE UPDATES

Punjab vs Madhya Pradesh | Lalith: MP 70/1 in 35 overs – LUNCH. Mantri and Dubey’s ultra-defensive approach blunted almost all of Punjab’s bowlers this morning. It took them 29.4 overs to hit the first four and nearly walked into Lunch without the loss of a wicket. A timid shot, however, proved costly for Dubey right on the stroke of the break.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Amol: Suved Parkar and Sarfaraz Khan have made it yet another session for Mumbai. Despite Sarfaraz and Tare losing in quick succession towards the end, Mumbai is at a dominant 452/5 at lunch. Parkar 161 * (309b, 13×4, 3×6).

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh | Ashwin: Lunch– Great bowling by Karnataka in the first session. Pacers kept it full and got some movement to get the edges. Priyam Garg looks good. He is the big wicket.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Amol: Aditya Tare wastes a golden opportunity to contribute with the bat. He tried nudging one to third-man off one that was too full. Agrim Tiwari gets him caught-behind. At a rare nelson of 444/5, crisis man Shams Mulani joins Parkar.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Sarfaraz is out! Here’s Amol: An audacious sweep attempted by Sarfaraz off Mayank Mishra results in him being bowled for 153. That’s his lowest score in FC after scoring a hundred. But he has done the job with a 267-run stand with Suved Parkar. 443/4, on walks Aditya Tare.

Bengal v Uttarakhand | Here’s Dhruva, with the latest from Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru: Gharami keeps impressing. He get to 150 off 301 balls and has looked as calm and assured today as he did yesterday. Bengal 400/2 in 118 overs.

Mumbai v Uttarakhand | Here’s Amol has to say – Suved Parkar hits leggie Negi for an inside-out four overs covers to raise his 150 and maintain his slender lead over Sarfaraz, who takes three more overs to reach the milestone with a reverse-sweep. The run-feast continues, Mumbai 436/3

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Here’s Dhruva: Abhishek Raman, who retired hurt yesterday, comes back to get his 50 as Bengal heads towards Lunch in total control. Off-spinner Utkarsh Singh, who didn’t get an over yesterday, has been drawing the aah and oohs since his introduction of him in the attack.

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva updates: Majumdar goes for 117. Edges to slip off Nadeem and Jharkhand breathes a sigh of relief. Bengal 375/2 in 110.3 overs. TObhishek Raman, who retired hurt yesterday, comes back to the middle.

Mumbai vs Uttarakhand | Amol texts: With three consecutive fours off Swapnil – a cover drive and two sweeps – Sarfaraz has overtaken Suved Parkar’s tally. Start of day: Suved was 104 *, Sarfaraz 69 *, 17 ovs later: Suved 124 *, Sarfaraz 130 *. Mumbai 387/3

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh | Ashwin: Two edges, two wickets. UP 10/2. What a start for Karnataka!

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva: Bengal 361/1 in 105 overs at Drinks. Nadeem draws the only false shot today – an outside edge off Gharami’s bat that brushes the wicketkeeper’s thigh before running away to the boundary.

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva: Synchronized clapping from the Jharkhand fielders and dugout to boost pacer Sushant Mishra’s morale and keep the shoulders from drooping as Bengal brings up 350/1 in 103 overs.

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva: Anustup Majumdar gets to his hundred with a couple of fours after a bit of circumspection in the 90s. She holds a piece of paper to the Bengal dressing room which reads “Happy Birthday Pope Love You”. Bengal 336/1 in 98 overs.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh | Ashwin: Yash Dayal betrays the fast bowler’s code by delivering a bouncer to tailender Kaverappa. Kaverappa fends, and lobs a catch to slip. Unacceptable in the 1980s, but par for the course in 2022.

Mumbai vs Uttarakhand | Amol tweets: 45 mins into the day’s play, Sarfaraz Khan plays an upper cut off Akash Madhwal to burst into a wild celebration. Yet another innings, yet another hundred for the run-machine. 349/3. This is Sarfaraz’s seventh FC hundred. And the lowest score in his previous 100-plus score is 155. Uttarakhand will be praying that he doesn’t live up to the trend.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh | Ashwin: Shreyas takes a single off the first ball of Yash Dayal over to get his fifty. In doing so, he exposed tailender Ronit More. UP and Dayal capitalise, removing More immediately.

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva: Gharami and Anustup resume from where they left off yesterday. Both get a boundary each on leg-side off a wayward Rahul Shukla. Bengal 321/1 in 92 overs.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh | Not the start Karnataka would have wanted! Ashwin says, “Yet another batter, Vyshak this time, plays away from the body and pays the price. It’s all down to Shreyas Gopal now. Karnataka will be happy to get 250 from here.”

Bengal vs Jharkhand | Dhruva tweets: “Back to Just Cricket for Day 2. There were no showers last night and the pitch should continue to be a belter. Gharami double ton on the cards?”

Punjab vs Madhya Pradesh | Lalith has a weather update as we head into Day 2 action: “Conditions are cloudy, not as clear and bright as it was yesterday.”

STUMPS, DAY 1

1. Bengal 310 for 1 in 89 overs (Gharami 106 batting, Majumdar 85 batting, Easwaran 65) v Jharkhand

2. Mumbai 304 for 3 in 86 overs (Parkar 104 batting, Sarfaraz Khan 69 batting, Jaffer 60) v Uttarakhand

3. Karnataka 213 for 7 in 72 overs (R. Samarth 57, Saurabh Kumar 4 for 67) v Uttar Pradesh

4. Madhya Pradesh 5 for 0 in 1 over trails Punjab 219 in 71.3 overs (Abhishek 47, Anmolpreet 47, Sanvir 41, Datey 3 for 48, Anubhav 3 for 36) by 214 runs.

After a lackluster day with the bat, both Punjab and Karnataka will be keen to make amends with the ball today in their quarterfinal contests against Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.

Bengal and Mumbai, on the other hand, will plan to bat the whole day today as well. Anustup Majumdar is 15 away from his first ton this season in the Ranji Trophy. The closest he has come is against Chandigarh in Cuttack; he fell for 95 in the first innings.

How much longer will Suved Parkar and Sudip Gharami bat? Both scored sparkling centuries on day one and will continue their innings today.

Suved Parkar

RANJI TROPHY QUARTERFINALS – SCHEDULE, VENUE, TIMINGS, WHERE TO WATCH

No. Match Venue Dates Timing Reporters Telecast / Streaming
Quarterfinal 1 Bengal vs Jharkhand Just Cricket Academy, Bengaluru June 6-10 9:30 AM Dhruva Prasad Disney + Hotstar
Quarterfinal 2 Mumbai vs Uttarakhand KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur June 6-10 9:30 AM Amol Karhadkar Disney + Hotstar
Quarterfinal 3 Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur June 6-10 9:30 AM Ashwin Achal Star Sports network, Hotstar
Quarterfinal 4 Punjab vs Madhya Pradesh KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur June 6-10 9:30 AM Lalith Kalidas Disney + Hotstar

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