Ranji Trophy: Punjab, Services, Andhra win

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Punjab, Andhra and the Services posted easy wins against their respective opponents in the fourth round of the Ranji Trophy matches Monday.

Punjab beat Saurashtra by eight wickets in Group A to notch up their third win in four rounds of the Ranji Trophy 2012/13 season. The hosts needed only three days to win the tie and take home six points while Saurashtra are yet to win a match this season.

In Group C, Andhra and the Services also won big against Jammu and Kashmir and Assam, respectively.

Andhra beat Jammu and Kashmir in an away match at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground, Jammu, by an innings and 15 runs to take home seven points, including a bonus one. This was Andhra's first win of the season.

Hosts Services beat Assam by 10 wickets to win their first match of the season and bag seven points at the Model Sports Complex, Delhi.

Brief Scores:

Group A:

In Hyderabad: Mumbai 443 all out in 126.3 overs vs Hyderabad 423/3 in 135 overs (Akshath Reddy 196, Hanuma Vihari 191)

In Indore: Madhya Pradesh 342 all out in 103 overs and 76/3 in 19 overs (Ankit Sharma 56 not out; Shami Ahmed 2/17) vs Bengal 299 all out in 113.5 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 87, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala 107; Ishwar Pandey 5/87, Anand Rajan 3/94)

In Mohali: Saurashtra 90 all out and 233 all out in 62.4 overs (Sagar Jogiyani 76; Siddharth Kaul 6/63, Sandeep Sharma 3−57) lost to Punjab 205 all out in 74.2 overs and 120/2 in 33.1 overs (Karan Goel not out 75)

In Bhubaneswar: Gujarat 117 all out and 288/6 in 124 overs (Parthiv Patel 65, Manprit Juneja batting 57, Smit Patel 55; Sanjay Bangar 2/49) vs Railways 308 all out in 90.3 overs

Group B:

In Delhi: Delhi 555/4 decl. in 155 overs (Unmukt Chand 138, Shikhar Dhawan 104, Mohit Sharma 175) vs Tamil Nadu 226 all out in 87.4 overs (Dinesh Karthik 75, Ramaswamy Prasanna 58; Parvinder Awana 4/53, Pawan Suyal 3/76) and 2/0 in two overs

In Rohtak: Haryana 295 all out in 123 overs and 127/2 in 55 overs (Sunny Singh batting 56) vs Baroda 324 all out in 94.3 overs (Saurabh Wakaskar 100, Aditya Waghmode 77, Ambati Rayudu 54; Amit Mishra 5/97; Mohit Sharma 4/86)

In Bangalore: Odisha 202 all out and 255 all out in 74 overs (Biplab Samantray 76, Subhrajit Sahoo 48; Vinay Kumar 7/58) vs Karnataka 213 all out in 77.5 overs and 43/1 in 19 overs

In Nagpur: Maharashtra 282 all out in 122.1 overs and 95/3 in 30 overs (Virag Awate batting 54) vs Vidarbha 266 all out in 114.1 overs (Gaurav Upadhyaya 77, Faiz Fazal 65; Samad Fallah 3/45)

Group C:

In Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir 153 all out and 222 all out in 77 overs (Ian Dev Singh 65, Ram Dayal 47; Paidikalva Vijaykumar 3/33, Achtuta Rao 3/40, Shaikh Basha 3/79) lost to Andhra 390 all out in 112.1 overs

In Ranchi: Jharkhand 236 all out in 109.4 overs and 27 for no loss in 12 overs vs Himachal Pradesh 442/7 decl. in 143 overs (Rishi Dhawan 128, Prashant Chopra 101, Aakash Chopra 61; Shankar Rao 3/85)

In Malappuram: Goa 512/8 decl. in 152.5 overs vs Kerala 249/6 in 110 overs (Abhishek Hegde 80, Rohan Prem 49; Sher Yadav 3/34)

In Delhi: Assam 182 all out in 78.3 and 170 all out in 60 overs (Tarjinder Singh 54; Shadab Nazar 6/50, Nishan Singh 3/57) lost to Services 326 all out in 99.1 overs (Rajat Paliwal 167; Arup Das 3/88, Abu Nechim 3/75, Dhiraj Goswami 3/84) and 27 for no loss in 7.2 overs.

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