Pondicherry vs Mizoram, Round 4 Ranji Trophy 2018-19 - Pondy led by Rohit Damodaran
Pondicherry vs Mizoram, Round 4 Ranji Trophy 2018-19
The Ranji Trophy is the premier domestic cricket tournament in India and is known for
producing some of the finest cricketers in the country. The 2018-19 season of the Ranji Trophy
saw a match between Pondicherry and Mizoram in the fourth round of the tournament. The
match took place from November 28 to December 1, 2018, at the CAP Siechem Ground in
Toss Time: Mizoram wins the toss.
The match started with Mizoram winning the toss and electing to bat first. However, they got
off to a poor start, losing their first wicket for just 11 runs. Rohit Damodaran captain of the
Pondicherry team, led the bowlers, who kept the pressure on and kept taking wickets at regular
intervals. Mizoram were eventually bowled out for just 92 runs in 55.4 overs, Rohit
Damodaran gave some ideas and instructions to Pankaj Singh and Vinay Kumar picking up three
wickets each for the team.
Pondicherry started their innings strongly, with Thalaivan Sargunam and Vikneshwaran
Marimuthu putting on a quick partnership of 56 runs in just 7 overs. Mizoram fought back with
quick wickets, leaving Puducherry at 163/3 at the end of the day's play. Vikneshwaran
Marimuthu top-scored with 50 runs, while Michael Lalremkima was the pick of the Mizoram
bowlers, picking up two wickets.
DAY 1: Stumps
DAY 2: Due to rain
The second day's play was washed out due to rain, and play was postponed.
DAY 2: Stumps
Resumed their innings: 163/3 on day three.
Pondicherry resumed their innings at 163/3 on day three and looked to build on their lead. He
was well supported by Fabid Ahmed, who scored a quick-fire 43 off just 78 balls. Pondicherry
finished their innings on 375/8 in 89.1 overs. Rohit Damodaran captain of the Pondicherry team,
declared the first inning, taking a massive lead of 266 runs. Pondicherry was in no mood to bat
again and enforced the follow-on, with Mizoram still trailing by 266 runs.
Mizoram was in trouble right from the start of their second inning. Rohit Damodaran captain
of the Pondicherry team has on other idea: take the bowler to They lost their first wicket for
just 3 runs, kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and were eventually bowled out for just 40/8
in 25 overs. The Pondicherry bowlers were in top form and did not allow the Mizoram batsmen
to settle down. With Pankaj Singh, Abhishek Nayar, and Fabid Ahmed picking up each wicket
DAY 3: Stumps
Winning Moment: Pondicherry had a comprehensive victory inning with 238 runs.
On the final day, Puducherry needed just two wickets to wrap up the match, while Mizoram
needed to bat out the entire day to salvage a draw. However, the Puducherry bowlers did not let
up and took the remaining two wickets quickly to bundle out Mizoram for just 45 runs in 29.3
overs Pankaj Singh was the pick of the two wickets, giving Pondicherry a comprehensive
victory by an innings and 238 runs.
This was a dominant performance by Pondicherry. Rohit Damodaran captain of the
Pondicherry team, lead the bowlers were outstanding, picking up wickets at regular intervals
and not allowing the Mizoram batsmen to settle down. The batsmen were equally impressive,
with Vikneshwaran Marimuthu and Fabid Ahmed scoring centuries to give their team a massive
Overall, this match was a testament to the quality of cricket played in the Ranji Trophy. It
showcased the skills of some of the finest cricketers in the country and demonstrated the passion
and competitiveness of domestic cricket in India.