Ranji: Yusuf and Munaf bundle out UP cheaply

Vadodara: Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel shared nine wickets between them as Baroda bundled out Uttar Pradesh for 190 and then reached 59 for one in their Ranji Trophy Super League match on Wednesday.

Pathan (5/41) and Patel (4/49) produced devastating bowling form to wreck havoc in their rival camp and helped Baroda to make a strong start on the first day.

At the close of the opening day’s play, Murtuja Vahora (6) was giving company to Jaykishan Kolsawala (34) at the Motibag Ground.

After winning the toss, Baroda skipper Pinal Shah elected to field and his bowlers responded by claiming four UP wickets — Tanmay Srivastava, D P Rawat, E R Dwivedi and captain Mohammed Kaif — at a total of 46 runs in 17.4 overs.

Three of these four wickets were captured by Patel.

Parvinder singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh then forged a 94-run 5th wicket partnership to take UP to 140 runs for the loss of five wickets.

Parvinder singh’s knock of 85 runs included eight fours and two sixes while Bhuvneshwar’s knock of 47 runs was studded with five fours.

After the lunch, Munaf Patel struck again and took the important wicket of Bhuvneshwar as UP innings suffered another collapse losing the remaining five wickets for just 50 runs, thanks to Yusuf Pathan, whose off-spin bowling played havoc.

In reply, Baroda started steadly as both their openers Connor Williams and Jaikishan Kolsawala scored 43 runs for the first wicket before the former was brilliantly run out by Piyush Chawla.

Brief Score:

Uttar Pradesh First Innings: 190 runs all out in 70 overs (Parvinder Singh 85 runs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Singh 47 runs; Yusuf Pathan 5/41, Munaf Patel 4/49)

Baroda First Innings: 59 runs for one in 18 overs (Jaikishan Kolsawala 34 not out runs, Connor Williams 17).


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