Ranji match: Baroda 503 vs Odisha 64/2

Cuttack, Nov 18, 2017 (Team OCA): 

In reply to a massive first-innings total of 503 by host Baroda, Odisha were 64 for two at the close of second day of their four-day Ranji Trophy Group-C match at Reliance Cricket Stadium in Vadodara (Gujarat) today. Natraj Behera and Subhranshu Senapati were batting on 24 and seven respectively when stumps were drawn for the day.

Earlier, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 281 for three, Baroda mustered the massive total thanks to Vishun Solanki and Ninad Rathwa emulating opening day's century-maker Kedar Devdhar with knocks of 109 and 105 respectively. Solanki and Rathwa compiled 155 runs for the eighth wicket partnership to put home team in a commanding position.

Odisha vice-captain Basant Mohanty was most successful bowler for Odisha, bagging five wickets for 85 runs. This was the 17th five-wicket haul for senior pacer Mohanty in first-class cricket. Odisha now trail by 439 runs with eight wickets in hand.

SCOREBOARD
BARODA (1st innings): Kedar Devdhar c Mohanty b Samantaray 104, Aditya Waghmode c Dhuper b Mohanty 52, Vishnu Solanki c Poddar b Mohanty 109, Deepak Hooda b Poddar 51, Swapnil Singh c Samantaray b Pradhan 19, Mitesh Patel c Pattanaik b Mohanty 2, Atit Sheth c Pattanaik b Mohanty 2, Dhruv Patel c Rawat (sub) b Mohanty 16, Ninad Rathwa b Sahoo 115, Kartik Kakade c Rawat (sub) b Pradhan 16, Lukman Meriwala (not out) 1; Extras (b-5, lb-4, w-5, nb-2) 16
Total (All out; 137.4 overs) 503
Fall of wickets: 1-152 (Waghmode, 50.1 ov), 2-169 (Devdhar, 54.1), 3-239 (Hooda, 72.5), 4-285 (S Singh, 91.2), 5-292 (M Patel, 94.1), 6-298 (Sheth, 98.5), 7-316 (D Patel, 102.5), 8-471 (V Solanki, 129.5), 9-492 (Kakade, 136.2), 10-503 (Rathwa, 137.4)
Bowling: Suryakant Pradhan 24-5-95-2, Basant Mohanty 32-5-85-5, Alok Sahoo 23.4-3-108-1, Biplab Samantaray 17-4-41-1, Dhiraj Singh 21-1-81-0, Govinda Poddar 19-3-72-1, Shantanu Mishra 1-0-12-0.

ODISHA (1st innings): Sandeep Pattanaik c S Singh b Meriwala 13, Natraj Behera (batting) 24, Govinda Poddar c M Patel b Solanki 19, Subhransu Senapati (batting) 7; Extras (w-1) 1
Total (2 wickets; 32 overs) 64
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Pattanaik, 11.3 ov), 2-57 (Poddar, 26.2)
Bowling: A Sheth 11-3-25-0, L Meriwala 10-4-18-1, Dhruv Patel 3-0-8-0, V Solanki 5-3-6-1, N Rathwa 2-0-7-0, D Hooda 1-1-0-0.

PHOTO:
Pace bowler Basant Mohanty after taking his 17th five-wicket haul in First-Class cricket at Vadodara on November 18, 2017.