Ranji Trophy 2022-23, Day 3 Live Updates: Young skipper Yash Dhull finally found some form going his way as Delhi reached 223/5 after bowling out Hyderabad for 355 in their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Wednesday.Elsewhere, left-handed batter Devdutt Padikkal scored a fine century to give Karnataka a first innings lead against Jharkhand.
Trailing by 136 runs, Jharkhand were 85 for 2 at the end of the second day.Meanwhile, returning to competitive cricket after close to six months, India’s premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took his first wicket on a slow Chepauk pitch against Saurashtra on their second day of Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. In the presence of national selector Sridharan Sharath, who was seen talking to Jadeja after the first day’s play, the star left-arm spinner’s fitness was put to test ahead of the Australia Test series.Around 40-50 college students, instead of sitting with textbooks in classrooms that give a panoramic view of Marina Beach, thought it fit to spend their day at the MA Chidambaram Stadium watching an insignificant Ranji Trophy game. There is little to take home from Tamil Nadu’s last Ranji Trophy league game against Saurashtra. The former is already out of the tournament and the latter has already made it to the quarterfinals. But the return of Ravindra Jadeja means there is a lot more in store for this contest.When Jadeja led his men into the field after Tamil Nadu elected to bat, his arrival whistle was yet to blow. The gates of the stadium were yet to be opened for the public even as students waited patiently, watching live updates on the BCCI app. But by the time Saurashtra sent in 10 overs, they were already in.Ravindra Jadeja picked up 8 wickets on his return to competitive action but the star all-rounder managed to bat only 59 deliveries across two innings for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy match in Chennai.