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Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh 134-5 in reply to Baroda's 321

Umang Sharma cracked an unbeaten half-century but pace duo of Munaf Patel and Irfan Pathan claimed two wickets each to reduce Uttar Pradesh to 134-5 against Baroda on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match here today.

Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh 134-5 in reply to Baroda's 321

Greater Noida: Umang Sharma cracked an unbeaten half-century but pace duo of Munaf Patel and Irfan Pathan claimed two wickets each to reduce Uttar Pradesh to 134-5 against Baroda on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match here today.

At the draw of stumps, Umang (74) was at the crease and giving him company was Eklavya Dwivedi (0) with Uttar Pradesh still trailing by 187 runs with 5 wickets remaining in their first innings.

Resuming at overnight score of 242/5, Baroda lost their next five wickets for just 79 runs as they folded for 321 in 113.5 overs at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here.

While Ambati Rayudu (70) could not add to his overnight score, Irfan (48) missed his half century by a whisker. Pinal Shah (38) contributed down the order but rest of the batsmen were dismissed cheaply.

In reply, Uttar Pradesh found the going tough as they lost wickets at regular intervals and were looking down the barrel at 133 for five in 47 over.

Amit Mishra (4), who had played for Rajasthan Royals, opened the innings but he was cleaned up by Patel in the fourth over. Other opener Himanshu Asnora (10) too was back to the hut soon after he was caught by Shah in the 14th over.

Almas Shaukat (19) too returned back to the pavillion in the 28th over when he was dismissed by Yusuf Pathan, while Suresh Raina was caught and bowled by Irfan.

Umang and Akshdeep Nath then added 55 runs before the latter was removed by Bhargav Bhatt.

Brief Score:

Baroda 1st innings: 321 allout in 113.5 overs (Irfan Pathan 48; Piyush Chawla 3/41)

Uttar Pradesh 1st innings: 134/5 in 48 overs (Umang Sharma 70 not out; Munaf Patel 2/15).

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