Jamshedpur: A fine spell of leg-spin by Samar Quadri helped Jharkhand restrict Goa to 189 in their first innings and take a vital first innings lead on the second day of the four-day Plate group Ranji trophy match at Keenan stadium on Wednesday.

Resuming at two for one, Goa's overnight unbeaten opener Sher Bahadur Yadav (8) and Vidyadhar Kamat (0) returned cheaply after Jharkhand strike bowlers S S Rao and Jaskaran Singh struck early to jolt the visitors' run chase.

Reagan Pinto (36; 2x4), who stepped in following the dismissal of Yadav, and Keenan Vaz (14; 2x4) steadied the innings stitching valuable 34 runs for the fifth wicket before Vaz returned a simple catch in the follow through to Quadri, who returned with a rich haul of five for 43.

Even as Goa lost seven wickets for a paltry 80 runs, Robin D'souza (54) and Amit Yadav (unbeaten 48) displayed a cautious knock to rescue their side from early collapse as they paired for a 97-run stand for the eight wicket.

D'souza, who had a strokeful knock, found the gap and dispatched the ball to fence eight times for his 54 off 107 deliveries.

D'souza misread a rising delivery and edged a catch to captain Shahbaz Nadeem off Quadri.

Amit Yadav impressed the spectators with his scintillating knock, notching up unbeaten 48 studded with five fours and two sixes off 94 balls.

Rao and debutant Singh, who replaced Rahul Shukla, shared two wickets each.

At stumps, Jharkhand scored 42 runs without loss off 20 overs. Openers Manish Vardahan was batting on 12 and Rameez Nemat was on 23.

Vhora, Bhaja help strong comeback for Baroda

A brilliant spell of seam bowling by Sankalp Vohra and Firdaush Bhaja helped Baroda bundle out Gujarat for 169 before the hosts ended the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy Elite division match with an overall lead of 43 runs on Wednesday.

Gujarat, in their response to Baroda's 203 all out in the first innings, were put on the back-foot with Bhaja removing Avi Barot and skipper Neeraj Patel to leave the visitors at 29 for two.

Vhora, who took four wickets for just 24 runs, claimed his first victim in the form of Bhavik Thakur, who was caught by Swapnil Singh on eight.

With score reading 44 for three Gujarat looked to resurrect their innings through opener Priyank Panchal and Pratharesh Parmar. The duo stitched a partnership of 35 runs, the highest in the visitors' innings, before Abhimanyu Chauhan claimed Panchal's wicket.

Parmar, who remained unbeaten on 45, continued on his good work, but loss of wickets at the other end put the brakes on scoring. Apart from Parmar, the only notable contribution came from the bat of Panchal who scored 31.

Jesa Keria (21) showed some appetite for a fightback but with Chauhan dismissing him, it was all but over for the visitors, the last four wickets just managing to add 36 runs.

Earlier, resuming at their overnight 192 for seven, Baroda just managed to add another 11 runs to the total with Ishwar Chaudhary returning with a rich haul of five wickets.

Baroda in their second essay were nine without loss when the stumps were drawn on the second day of the match.

Brief scores:

Baroda 1st inning: 203 all out (Rakesh Solanki 69; Ishwar Chaudhary 5/69) and 9 for no loss in seven overs.

Gujarat 1st inning: 169 all out (Pratharesh Parmar not out 45; Sankalp Vohra 4/24, Firdaush Bhaja 3/72).

(Agencies)