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Unbeaten 103 by Jadeja

NEW DELHI, NOV. 17. Ajay Jadeja made an unbeaten 103 and Mithun Manhas 95 as Delhi declared on 491 for nine in the Elite Group Ranji match against Andhra Pradesh at the Roshanara Club here on Wednesday. In reply Andhra was five for no loss.

Skipper Vinod Kambli (68 batting) and Ajit Agarkar rescued a faltering Mumbai, after Madhya Pradesh was dismissed for 255, with an unbroken partnership of 84 for the sixth wicket at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai was 171 for five at close. For the visitors, N.A. Patwardhan made an unbeaten 80.

In Lucknow, S. Sharath scored his second successive Ranji century to help Tamil Nadu reach a respectable 353. Sharath's 132, which included 17 fours, was however the only big contribution as the Tamil Nadu lads failed to capitalise on their starts.

For Uttar Pradesh, Singh accounted for five scalps, including that of Sharath. Uttar Pradesh was two for no loss at close.

Siddiqui scalps six

At the Nehru Stadium in Pune, Baroda made an imposing first innings total of 446 riding on number nine Y.K. Pathan's unbeaten 92. He put on 119 runs for the ninth wicket with S. Joshi. Iqbal Siddiqui waged a lonely battle for the host picking up six wickets for 109 runs.

Maharashtra ended the day strongly on 72 for no loss

In Amritsar, Assam reached 113 for three at close of play on day two thanks to Vasanth Saravanan's 49.

Earlier, Pankaj Dharmani made an entertaining 85 that included four sixes and seven fours as Punjab made 422 in its first innings.

Bengal made 153 for four in response to Railways's 348 at close of play on day two at the Karnail Singh Stadium here in Delhi on Wednesday. Rohan Gavaskar was undefeated on 24 while L.R. Shukla was not out on 22.

Overnight batsman J.P. Yadav was dismissed seven short of his century and was last man dismissed as Railways was all out for 348. For Bengal R.R. Bose took five for 67.

The scores:

ELITE:

Delhi 491 for nine decl. (A. Chopra 78, S. Dhawan 49, M. Manhas 95, A. Jadeja 103 not out, N.S. Negi 49) v Andhra Pradesh five for no loss at Delhi.

Madhya Pradesh 255 (N. Patwardhan 80 not out) v Mumbai 171 for five (V. Kambli 68 batting) at Mumbai.

Punjab 422 (R.S. Ricky 133, P. Dharmani 85, C. Madan 43) v Assam 113 for three (S.Z.. Zuffri 41 batting, S.V. Saravanan 49) at Amritsar.

Railways 348 (A. Pagnis 57, T.P. Singh 86, Jai P. Yadav 93, R.R. Bose five for 67) v Bengal 153 for four.

Tamil Nadu 353 (S. Vidyut 52, S. Sharath 132, R.P. Singh five for 96) v Uttar Pradesh two for no loss.

Baroda 446 (C.C. Williams 58, S.S. Parab 120, N.R. Mongia 42, J.J. Martin 40, Y.K. Pathan 92, I.R. Siddiqui six for 109) v Maharashtra 72 for no loss.

PLATE:

Services 507 for five decl. (Yashpal Singh 200 not out, Jasbir Singh 109, P.M.S. Reddy 75, Sarabjit Singh 56) v Goa one for no loss.

Himachal Pradesh 465 (Sangram Singh 206 not out, M.S. Bisla 134, S. Santh five for 103) v Kerala 165 for seven.

Rajasthan 101 (C.E. Atram four for 55) & 151 (G. Khoda 87) v Vidarbha 157 (S. Mathur four for 45) & Zero for no loss.

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