Ranji Trophy: Odisha Post Hat-Trick Win, Trounce Uttarakhand By 10 Wickets


Cuttack: Maintaining their winning spree, Odisha thrashed Uttarakhand by 10 wickets in the fourth and final day of the Ranji Trophy match at the DRIEMS Ground here on Saturday.

Resuming their second innings, the visitors were bundled out for 195 due to fine bowling by Suryakant Pradhan (5 for 15) and Basant Mohanty (3 for 21).

Chasing a target of 60 runs after taking a vital first-innings lead of 136 runs, the hosts completed the formality without losing a wicket in their second innings.

Opener Shantanu Mishra was adjudged Man of the Match for his fine century which helped Odisha take the first-innings lead.

With this win, Odisha bagged 10 points and topped the Elite Group C.

This was Odisha’s third consecutive win in the Ranji Trophy this season. Earlier, Odisha had won by an innings and 3 runs against Chhattisgarh on December 9. It had then trounced Services by an innings and 31 runs on December 17.

Brief score: Uttarakhand: 117 and 195; Odisha 253 and 63/0.

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