Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Madhya Pradesh reach semis after beating Andhra
Madhya Pradesh sealed a five-wicket win over Andhra in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 quarter-finals. MP were set a 245-run target and they got to the score in 77 overs. Andhra scored 379 in the first innings with tons from Ricky Bhui and Karan Shinde. MP managed 228/10 in response before bowling out Andhra for just 93 in the 2nd innings. Here's more.
How did the match pan out?
Andhra saw Bhui and Shinde add a 265-run stand as the two piled up scores of 149 and 110 respectively. MP bowlers fought back and shut Andhra out for 379. Anubhav Agarwal claimed 4/72. MP conceded a significant lead, managing 228. Prithvi Raj claimed a fifer. Avesh Khan's four-fer helped MP bowl out Andhra for 93 before the batters got the job done.
Vihari shows his character amid fractured wrist
Hanuma Vihari fractured his wrist in the first innings and came back late on, batting left-handed, using just one hand. He also came out to bat in the 2nd innings and showed a fight for Andhra. He got scores of 27 and 15.
Key numbers for Bhui
Andhra wicketkeeper-batter Ricky Bhui slammed a remarkable ton in Andhra's first innings. He smashed 149 from 250 balls (4s 18, 6s 1). He slammed his 14th FC century. Bhui failed in the 2nd innings, scoring one. He has so far accumulated 3,828 runs in 61 First-Class matches. His 2022-23 Ranji season ended with a tally of 611 runs at 43.64.
Shinde finishes with 553 runs in Ranji 2022-23
Shinde scored 110 from 264 balls in Andhra's 1st innings. He followed it up with a paltry 4-run effort in the 2nd. Nevertheless, Shinde hammered his 3rd FC hundred, besides also posting his best score. In Ranji 2022-23, he scored 553 runs at 50.27.
Avesh Khan does well
Avesh finished with 1/106 and 4/24 versus Andhra. In the ongoing Ranji season, he has raced to 36 scalps at 17.08. As per ESPNcricinfo, Avesh now has 136 FC scalps at 21.74.
Maiden fifer for Prithvi
Prithvi claimed 5/26 for Andhra in MP's first innings. He picked 2/50 in the 2nd innings to finish with 7 scalps. In Ranji 2022-23, Prithvi played just 2 matches, finishing with 8 scalps. Prithvi took his maiden fifer in FC cricket, besides surpassing the 50-wicket mark (51) at 21.29.
Shubham Sharma and Yash Dubey slam these numbers
MP's Shubham Sharma scored 51 and 40 respectively. In 8 matches this season, he has scored 531 runs at 44.25. Sharma slammed his 6th 50-plus score in five successive Ranji games in 2022-23. Yash Dubey scored 20 and 58 for MP in the two innings. Dubey registered his 4th fifty in Ranji 2022-23. Overall, he has 1,912 FC runs.