> These are **very** brief scores of the Pre-Quarter final matches. The
> scores after end of Day 2.
> (Surely, there is one score that will provoke a long post from Sadiq :o)
Whatever for ?? Its not like the success is a surprise or anything,
after all :-) :-)
>- gautham -
> Here are the scores...(I dont know if I can post the detailed scores,
> I dont think I will. I will try to post complete details matches
> involving TN atleast. The way they are going, I dont think I will
> have much work...:o) :o()
Heh. It does appear to be a fair game tho - Baroda definately have the
edge at the moment. Any idea who is out for TN tho ?? And has Sharath
recovered from his accident yet ie is he playing ?? Also, BTW, if you have
any idea what Atul Bedade scored for Baroda, his score would be greatly
> Source: The Hindu
> Bengal : 213 allout and 112 for 1
> Delhi : 178 allout
> Sagarmoy Sen Sharma claims hat-trick for Bengal
Hum, good going. My money appears to be in fair shape, tho its not
settled yet :-). BTW, is it Bengal 112/1 in the 2nd inning, or 112/2 ?? I
thought Prasanna had mentioned 112/2 there.
> Kar : 468 allout
> Assam : 107 allout and 60 for 2
> K.Jeswant scores 123 and David Johnson (Kar) claims 8-55.
> (Venkatesh Prasad 1-44)
Heh. Neat stuff by David ! He's incredibly fast, isnt he ?? ( I always
heard he was, but then he went out thru injury. Dont know if he's as fast now
- any idea ?? ). BTW, he was referred to as a "speedster" by a couple of the
reports and he had 8/55 in 15 overs between lunch and tea on the 2nd day ( I
wonder if that means 15 over from *him* - pretty amazing if it does).
BTW, important point here - maybe a reason for Assams pathetic
performance so far. Assam won the toss and put Karnataka in, for
non-cricketing reasons. Their train had been delayed for over 7 hours on the
trip down to Bangalore, and they reached Bangalore at night, having to play
the next morning. They decided they'd be too tired to put up a decent
performance with the bat - would gamble and field instead. (Pretty pathetic
organization by the association ,really). Kar took advantage of the tiredness
early to rattle up 130 for the first wicket (Arun Kumar 75, Shashikant 95).
And Jeshwant contributed a ton later as well. Karnataka looks to be in v good
shape for an innings win, actually.
> Mahara : 535 allout
> Vidarba: 107 -3
> Hemant Kinikar (129) and Shantanu Samdurkar (106) score 100s.
OK stuff by Maharashtra. They ought to win from this point I think.
Thats Shantanu Sugwekar, BTW. Didnt Bhave score a ton too ??
> Hyd : 272 allout
> Rajasth: 119 for 5
> M.V.Sridhar (Hyd) scores 80+
Pretty low-scoring game. I guess a really big partnership from
Rajasthan might change things, but it does look as if Hyd will go thru.
> Orissa : 437 allout
> M.P : 48 for 2
> Prashant (140) and Biswal (135) score 100s for Orissa
Huh. An upset looks v possible here !! Iam v surprised. I know less
about Orissa than any other Ranji side in the knockout, unfortunately (anyone
from Orissa on rsc ?? Mail me all you know about them, would be greatly
appreciated :-) . I do know about Prashant and Ranjib Biswal :-), the only 2
bats I thought :-) . I guess their both coming thru has changed stuff totally.
MP is a heck of a side usually, but they might well lose here. BTW, I guess
Hirwani didnt do too well here ??
> Baroda : 366 allout
> T.N : 69 for 3
> Rakesh Parikh (99) and Tushar Arothe (70) bat well for Baroda
> and D.Vasu claims 5 wkts.
Another upset looking v possible. Tho I do think Baroda is a good side
- very underrated. Narula and Rashid Patel and Arothe are pretty decent
bowlers too - not so easy for TN.
> Bombay : 654 for 6
> Amol Mazumdar 245*, Shastri 118 and Dighe 111 score centuries.
> Amol Mazumdar sets a new world record for a highest score on I
> class debut erasing the existing world record of 240 by WFE Marks
> for Transvall against Griqualand.W in 1920-21 at Johannesberg. He
> also sets a new Indian record (naturally) for most runs on debut
> overtaking G.R.Vishvanath's 230 on debut against A.P.
> (Now I leave the floor to Sadiq :o)
Hoooray !!! Ole ole :-) To quote a great man, "Life is so beautiful"
Now, let me first of all clear up some misunderstandings that have a
tendency to crop up at these times (azzie on irc already brought it up). The
position of #1 fan of Amol Muzumdar on rsc is *NOT*, repeat *NOT* up for
grabs. It has been taken, a long time ago ( a year and a half ago, to be
precise) by me, in a post entitled "The Young and The Restless". So, dont even
*think* about it. Also, Neeran had claimed the #2 spot at the same time - Iam
not sure if #3 is taken tho. In addition, the nick "Amol" on irc is also taken
- I have been using it for the last year and a half in his honour. So, dont
even *think* about that, either. Just making things crystal clear. :-) :-)
Seriously, Iam incredibly e***d about this performance. Amol has
obviously been in totally amazing nick recently - he had 4 tons in the
national Under 19 Cooch Behar tournament (including 2 in the finals). Some of
us have felt he *should* have gotten a break in the Ranji side a while ago -
when he got it he obviously grabbed it with both hands :-) . And even more
impressive is that he did it in a knock-out game, vs a pretty decent side in
unfamiliar conditions, against bowlers of the ability of Pradeep Jain ( a
left-arm orthodox spinner who has 45 wickets in 5 games this season) et al.
For all the guys who are unaware, BTW, Amol is out of the Achrekar
stables and is from Shardashram school - which in recent times has produced
SRT, Kambli and Amre. As a junior, he went by the soubriquet "Junior
Tendulkar" . He led Bombay to the Under 19 national title last month - am not
totally positive about his age but I think he's 18 ( or maybe just turned 19
in the last month or two, at worst). He'll probably be playing vs the
Australia Under 19 side thats touring India starting next week (unless, of
course, he goes to NZ as part of the senior side ? :-) :-)
Anyway. Back to the game :-) Any details of where Amol batted in the
order, Gautam ?? I would suspect about #4 or #5 myself - Barucha and Shastri
are fixed at opener and I'd say Paranjpe #3. Also, BTW, let me point out that
Dighe scored another ton - its been a very good day :-) . Iam presuming the
pitch is fairly dead, and Bombay are without Ankola, so I think they may
declare overnight and give themselves 2 days and 650 runs approx., tho I guess
there would be the temptation to let young Amol get his 250 or whatever (300 ?
443 ?? 500 ?? Anyone scored a thousand before ?? :-) Sorry about being
flippant, am in a v good mood right now :-)
Now, consider this scenario. India's last ODI vs SL is on the 20th.
It's first game in NZ is on the 10th of March. The Ranji quarter-finals are on
the 26th of February, to the 2nd of March. Now, why shouldnt the test players
play the quarters ?? *I* think they should -they've been together long enuff
lately not to need a camp and playing competive games is as good practice as
any. So, hopefully, they *will* play :-)
And *if* they do, the batting line-up of Shastri, Manjrekar, SRT,
Kambli, Amol Muzumdar and Dighe comes up against a bowling attack of Srinath,
Venkatesh Prasad, David Johnson and Kumble. Will that be fun or what ? :-)
Sadiq [ pleased as punch ] Yusuf