Ranji Trophy: Arslan, Manan put Chandigarh centimeters away from victory

CHANDIGARH: first double century of the city in Ranji Trophy is Arslan Khan Dad's dream, one hundred after five tons of babies in 11 children under 23 years of a day.

The left foot opener 5 feet 4 inches high with 20 years old crushed an unbeaten 233 233 balls against Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday before Chandigarh declared his first entries at 502 for 3 in Sector 16 Cricket Stadium.

The southpaw started the new day where he had left overnight, with a flowing cover drive off Akhilesh Sahani. Sloppy Arunachal Pradesh fielders gifted him two lifelines in just the first half hour.

On the other end, Captain Chandigarh Manan Vohra He looked with sumptuous touch. He then completed his fourth century first class with only 72 deliveries with the help of 20 limits and two six. The association of the second 172-race wicket was broken when Manan fired a direct shot at Arunachal's captain, Song Tacho, in front of Techi Doria.

In the meantime, a tentative-looking Arslan reached 150 off 181 deliveries. Once Manan got out, Arslan showed there is more to his game than just drives, cuts, and pulls. The wiry lad switched to power-hitting mode, and hit four maximums along with 33 boundaries in all his stay on the crease.

Arslan and Uday Kaul (37 not out) added 111 runs for the third wicket that led Chandigarh through 500. It was quite unusual for Chandigarh to declare his tickets only four overs after lunch on the second day and did not allow the young man to hit A triple century.

Chandigarh took a first innings lead of 353 runs. With a mountain to climb and staring at innings defeat, Arunachal Pradesh were reduced to 164 for 6 in their second essay. Shreshth Nirmohi, who claimed a five-wicket haul in the first innings, struck in his first over, finding the edge of Neelam Obi (0), which Ankit Kaushik pouched at second slip.

Thereafter, Techi Doria (21) and Samarth Seth (19) performed 36 runs for the second wicket, before Uday Kaul defeated Seth. Bipul Sharma Bowling. Then, Wicketkeeper Kamsha Yangfo (19), added 29 for the third wicket with Doria, whom Gurinder Singh caught in front.

Rahul Dalal He came out with a different approach today and started counterattacking. He hit 12 limits on his undefeated ball of 81 75 balls. He received good support at the other end of Akshilesh Sahani (7 out) and had an unbeaten 50-run association for the seventh wicket.

On the third day, both overnight batsmen will have the challenge of reducing the margin of defeat, while Chandigarh will try to finish things up quickly. For Chandigarh, Shreshth Nirmohi (2/27), Gurinder Singh (3/42), and Bipul Sharma (1/15) shared the spoils.