Ranji Trophy 2017-18 season has moved onto its 5th round after 4 previous rounds of extremely serious cricket and loads of record.
Vidarbha, Saurashtra and Karnataka found themselves in good positions. Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, DB Prashanth Kumar and Faiz Fazal were amongst the centurions on day one of Round five matches.
Here is the complete round up of Day one of Round five of Ranji Trophy 2017/18:
TRIPURA v ANDHRA
DB Prashanth Kumar scored 120*, while captain Hanuma Vihari contributed with 62 runs. Ricky Bhui (49*) is giving company to Prashanth Kumar. MB Mura Singh and Gurinder Singh were the wicket takers for Tripura.
UTTAR PRADESH v ASSAM
Uttar Pradesh overcame a spirited bowling performance from Assam after been reduced to 74/6. R Ahmed took 3/103, while Dhiraj Kumar (2/70), Gokul Sharma (2/10) and AN Ahmed (2/91) helped Assam break the spine of UP top order.
However Upendra Yadav’s 127 and Saurabh Kumar’s 133 and their 246 run partnership took Uttar Pradesh to 349 runs. Suresh Raina failed again, scoring 6 runs.
UP 349 and ASSAM 25/0
BENGAL v VIDARBHA
Faiz Fazal continued his good run with the bat scoring 142 and SR Ramaswamy scored 117* to take Vidarbha to 285/1 on Day 1 of their match against Bengal.