Best cricket match report: Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Kerala drop to third after losing seven wickets to Goa

After off-spinner Mohit Redkar (73-6) quickly ended Kerala’s morning innings, opener Ishaan Gadekar (67 not out) proved to be the hosts’ bugbear again.

Goa succeeded on terms tailored to the host country, where he won his trophy in Kerala at his cricket match on Friday at the KCA-St. Won the wicket.

After off-spinner Mohit Redkar (73-6) quickly ended Kerala’s morning innings, opener Ishaan Gadekar (67 he’s not out) proved to be the hosts’ bugbear again .

Gadekar, who chased 155 goals after Kerala was dismissed for his 200 in his second innings, saw Amogh desai, Suyash He Prabhu Desai, Siddhesh He formed a small partnership with Rudd and brought his team home. rice field.

Kerala had a bad pitch and the outfielders missed chances. Kerala bowlers were disappointed not to take advantage of favorable conditions and bowled without any imagination or trickery to worry the batsmen. Captain Joseph Shijomon was defensive, and his tactics were odd: singles was gifted too easily, so there was no pressure on hitters.

Goa openers Desai and Gadekar played unorthodox shots early in the innings, disrupting the rhythm of Kerala’s spinners. Desai (23) beat Kerala trump Jalaj Saxena with a choice of paddle and reverse his sweep, opening his pair adding his 36 runs to the first wicket. Vaisakh Chandran was able to get a lbw decision in his favor to sack Desai. But Prabhu Desai survived one chance when he was dropped short leg by Salman Nizar and then P. Rahul missed Snehal his Kauthankar stun. Despite failing to regain the pardon, both batsmen added useful runs, with Gadekar taking the pressure off. The arrival of Rudd (not 33 out) hastened the victory. The batsmen hit hard against Spinner, adding 68 runs for the fourth wicket against Gadekar.

Early in the morning, Redkar ended any petty hopes Kerala had with a teasing spell. He removed both overnight hitters Saxena and Rohanprem early. Saxena (34) paddled straight and Lohan (70) played back. Redcar then put away Basil Thampi for the Golden Duck. NP Basil (not 16 out) risked an arm and hit two 6s for Redkar, allowing Kerala to reach 200.

Goa skipper Darshan Misal was pleased with his team’s maiden victory, praising opener Gadekar and spinner Redkar. The skipper said on the second morning Lakshay he Garg and Arjun he Tendulkar’s spell with the new ball was his turning point.


Kerala -1st innings: 265.

Goa – 1st innings: 311.

Kerala – 2nd innings: Rohan Kunnummal c Suyash b Mohit 34, Shoun Roger lbw Garg 11, Rohan Prem b Mohit 70, P. Rahul b Shubham 16, Sachin Baby c Eknath b Mohit 4, Akshay Chandran b Mohit 4, Sijomon Joseph lbw Shubham 1, Jalaj Saxena lbw Mohit 34, Vaisakh Chandran b Darshan 3, Basil Thampi b Mohit 0, N.P Basil not out 16; Extras (b 6, lb 1): 7; Total (in 62.3 overs) : 200.

Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-61, 3-112, 4-121, 5-125, 6-128, 7-179, 8-182, 9-182.

Goa bowling: Garg 9-0-41-1, Tendulkar 3-0-10-0, Darshan 13.3-1-42-1, Mohit 22-4-73-6, Shubham 14-1-26-2, Lad 1-0-1-0.

Goa – 2nd innings: Amogh lbw Vaisakh 24, Ishaan Gadekar not out 67, Suyash Prabhudessai lbw Sijomon 14, Snehal Kauthankar lbw Jalaj 13, Siddhesh Lad not out 33; Extras (b 3, 1b 4): 7; Total (for three wkts. in 48.3 overs) 157.

Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-53, 3-89.

Kerala bowling: Jalaj 12.3-1-53-1, Sijomon 17-2-47-1, Vaisakh 12-4-31-1, Akshay 5-1-11-0, Thampi 2-0-8-0.

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