Ranji Trophy: Subhransu Hits Ton, Anurag Falls For 91 As Odisha Salvage Draw Vs UP

Meerut: A solid batting performance in the second innings, led by skipper Subhransu Senapati, helped Odisha draw their penultimate Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Uttar Pradesh here on Friday.

Resuming on 152/1, Odisha reached 335/4 for an overall lead of 119 runs. But since there was no time to force an outright result, the two teams agreed to call off play on the final day.

Subhransu, who was on 91 overnight, completed his sixth first-class century before being dismissed for a well-made 145.

Opener Anurag, though, missed out on a ton by 9 runs.

Govinda Poddar was unbeaten on 53 and Rajesh Dhupar remained not out on 22.

Odisha, who had to be content with a solitary point after conceding the first-innings lead, are in seventh place in Elite Group A, and already out of contention for a knockout berth.

They will face group toppers Bengal in their final group match at Eden Gardens from January 24.

Brief scores: Odisha 226 & 335/4 (Subhransu Senapati 145, Anurag Sarangi 91, Govinda Poddar 53*; Saurabh Kumar 2/98). Uttar Pradesh 362.

Result: Match drawn.

Points: Odisha 1, UP 3.

Group position: Bengal 32 pts, Uttarakhand 26 pts, Himachal 20 pts, Baroda 14 pts, UP 12 pts, Haryana 12 pts, Odisha 8 pts, Nagaland 2 pts.

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