Cuttack: Former India paceman Debasish Mohanty (five for 24) bowled a fine spell as Orissa skittled out Maharashtra for a paltry 77 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match at the Barabati Stadium here Monday.
Captain Hrishikesh Kanitkarís decision to bat first backfired as Mohanty swung the ball to good effect breaking the backbone of Maharahstra batting. Sanjay Satpathy picked up three wickets without conceding any run. Orissa were comfortably placed at 160 for four with Rashmi Ranjan Parida on 81.
In Ahmedabad: Tamil Nadu 252/6 (S. Sharath 97 batting) vs Gujarat
In Cuttack: Maharashtra 77 (S. Shah 27; D. Mohanty 5/24, S. Sathpathy 3/0). Orissa 160/4 (R.R. Parida 81 batting; I. Siddiqui 2/29).
In Hyderabad: Hyderabad 171 (V. Kumar 65; Aiyappa 3/51). Karnataka 64/3.
In Indore: Vidarbha 287/5 (Amit Deshpande 126, Alind Naidu 50, P. Vivek 64 n.o.) vs MP.
In Lucknow: Railways 137 (S. Bangar 51; A.W. Zaidi 4/36). Uttar Pradesh 16/2.
In Mohali: Delhi 274/7 (M. Manhas 98) vs Punjab.
In Panaji: Services 212 (Y. Singh 47) Goa 5/0.
In Rohtak: Haryana 242/3 (C. Sharma 74, S. Singh 67) vs Tripura.
In Vadodra: Kerala 207/7 (H. Kumar 66) vs Baroda.
In Vijayawada: Mumbai 236/3 (W. Jaffer 143) vs Kerala. (PTI)