Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round V December 1, 2012

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round V, Day 1

5 pm Day one, stumps
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5 pm Day one, stumps

In Mumbai, Mumbai 262 for 7 v Bengal

In Mohali, Rajasthan 222 v Punjab 20 for 1

In Valsad, Gujarat 254 for 2 v Hyderabad

In Lahli, near Rohtak, Haryana 219 for 6 v Delhi

In Kanpur, Baroda 254 v UP 18 for 0

In Sambalpur, Maharashtra 264 for 7 v Odisha

In Guwahati, J&K 240 for 7 v Assam

In Nagpur, Tamil Nadu 235 for 3 v Vidarbha

In Rajkot, Saurashtra 227 for 4 v Railways

In Nadaun, Tripura 325 for 4 v Himachal Pradesh

In Vizag, Andhra 240 for 5 v Goa

In Delhi, Kerala 192 for 5 v Services

Centuries today for Smit Patel (Gujarat), S Badrinath (Tamil Nadu), Ravindra Jadeja (Saurashtra), Subhrajit Roy (Tripura), V Jagadeesh (Kerala). Four-wicket hauls for Laxmi Shukla (Bengal), Ankit Rajpoot (UP), Siddarth Kaul (Punjab), Arup Das (Assam). Balanced day between bat and ball. We'll be back tomorrow for day two and more domestic action. Good bye.

4.20 pm Gujarat produces runs again

Gujarat on a comfortable 248 for 1 against Hyderabad in Valsad, southern part of the state. In the western side, Saurashtra have reached 201 for 4 in Rajkot, with Ravindra Jadeja nearing another century.

4.15 pm Baroda and Rajasthan bowled out

Fair to say it has been a bowlers' day in many games today. Baroda have been dismissed for 254 in Kanpur against UP. Punjab have restricted defending champions Rajasthan to 222 in Mohali. Bengal have Mumbai seven down, while Maharashtra are 264 for 7 against Odisha.

4.10 pm Mumbai continue to struggle at the CCI

They have now lost Ankeet Chavan. Says our man Sid Talya from the Brabourne Stadium: "Chavan gone, caught at second slip off Laxmi Shukla, who takes his fourth wicket. Mumbai are 248 for 7, Chavan made 35."

4.05 pm Maiden first-class century for Smit Patel

Indian Under-19 wicketkeeper Smit Patel has reached his century in Valsad, where Gujarat are 230 for 1 against Hyderabad. Smit debuted in first-class cricket this season, and made fifties in each of his first four games. This is his fifth.

3.45 pm Group C score update

In Guwahati, it is already stumps as we started an hour earlier than the rest of the country. J&K 240 for 7 v Assam

In Vizag, Andhra 200 for 5 v Goa, Amol Muzumdar 41*

In Delhi, Kerala 131 for 4 v Services

In Nadaun, Tripura 269 for 4 v Himachal Pradesh, Subhrajit Roy out for 111, his maiden first-class hundred

3.40 pm The Jadeja show once again in Rajkot

Ravindra Jadeja started the season with an unbeaten triple century against Gujarat, he took nine wickets, including a six-for against Hyderabad, and now he's batting on 77 against Railways. Saurashtra 170 for 4.

3.30 pm Business as usual for Badri

Tamil Nadu 176 for 2 v Vidarbha in Nagpur. Badrinath unbeaten on 73, Dinesh Karthik on 31. Badri got two Tests, just two. And to think that some people say he got enough opportunities.

3.20 pm Update from Mumbai v Bengal at the CCI

Our man Sid Talya: "Manoj Tiwary regularly chatting with his seamers. He does his own stretching exercises in-between balls off and on. Quite pro-active as captain. He's just taken out a slip and placed him at silly mid-on to Ankeet Chavan. And he's himself moved to silly mid-off." Mumbai 197 for 5, three of them to Laxmi Shukla.

3.15 pm Baroda and Rajasthan falling apart

Baroda have just lost their seventh wicket, after two set batsmen, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Devdhar, departed earlier.

The defending champions, who are playing without Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Robin Bist today, are 211 for 8 against Punjab in Mohali.

2.45 Tea updates

Mumbai 181 for 5 v Bengal

Gujarat have lost just one wicket. India Under-19 wicketkeeper Smit Patel is unbeaten on 87.

Tamil Nadu 156 for 2 v Vidarbha

Haryana 165 for 3 v Delhi

Rajasthan 172 for 7 v Punjab

Baroda 209 for 5 v UP

2.40 pm Mumbai sink deeper, now Nayar goes

Sid Talya sends this from the CCI: "Another wicket for Bengal, and it’s the well-set Abhishek Nayar. Slightly short outside off and Nayar dragged it back on to the stumps. A well-made half-century, again, like Jaffer, he looked good for more. Nayar made 62 off 129 balls, struck eight fours and a six. Mumbai are 172 for 5 after 60.2 overs. Tare is currently unbeaten on 10, and joining him in the middle is Ankeet Chavan."

2.10 pm Ambati Rayudu falls for 85

Medium-pacer Ankit Rajpoot, 18, has rocked Baroda again in his second first-class game. The ball is still moving around in Green Park, and Rajpoot has got Rayudu caught behind for his third wicket. And Suresh Raina has brought himself on to bowl now.

1.55 pm Session two midway score update

Gujarat 163 for 1 v Hyderabad. Smit Patel still there on 76

Rajasthan 151 for 5 v Punjab

Baroda 174 for 4 v UP

Haryana 142 for 2 v Delhi

Maharashtra 161 for 5 v Odisha

Saurashtra 90 for 3 v Railways

J&K 196 for 6 v Assam

Tamil Nadu 136 for 2 v Vidarbha

Andhra 121 for 3 v Goa. Amol Muzumdar latest man in

1.50 pm Jaffer gone

The nerves jangle once again. Wasim Jaffer goes 20 short of his 45th first-clas century. Sid Talya brings the bad news for Mumbai followers: "Laxmi Shukla has struck in the first over of his new spell. Jaffer’s gone, closed the face and got a leading edge at extra cover. A simple catch, he was looking good for a big one was Jaffer. Shukla takes his third. Mumbai are 150 for 4, Nayar’s reached a half-century. Jaffer is gone for 80 in 151 balls, 218 minutes, 14 fours. Abhishek Jhunjhunwala was the catcher, Aditya Tare is the new man. The partnership was worth 104 off 190 balls."

1.45 pm Update from the Cricket Club of India

Our man Sid Talya writes: "Jaffer and Nayar have batted for over two hours now. They're now involved in a century stand, brought up off 184 balls. Jaffer's batting on 80, and Nayar is on 48. A strong recovery from Mumbai. Nayar brought up that century stand with a six over deep midwicket off Iresh Saxena. Mumbai 146 for 3." Not many things in the world calm the nerves as much as a long Jaffer innings, I tell you.

1.40 pm Rahane and the India bench

Akash Chandran, our reader, raises an important point: "Ajinyka Rahane should have played this match for Mumbai. He could have played this match which ends on 4th and set off to Kolkata to join the India team for the Test starting on the 5th morning. By being continously out of action he may lose his form and may not be prepared when he finally gets his chance for India." Could soon be in the same position as Manoj Tiwary finds himself often in the ODI side. Then some will say no one is pushing the senior players. The question is, if you don't have contenders playing regularly when the domestic season is on, how are they expected to push for places in the national team?

1.30 pm Odisha all over Maharashtra

Odisha are on a roll. They didn't win a game for four years. Now they have won two in two, against Haryana and Karnataka. In Sambalpur, they have Maharashtra at 160 for 5.

1.20 pm Rayudu battles

Ambati Rayudu has reached 59 against UP on a green pitch at Green Park, Kanpur. Little Kedar Devdhar on 32. Baroda recovering to 144 for 4 from 83 for 4. Green Park produces such beauties regularly during the domestic season. Of course, when it comes to Test matches, there is nothing green about its pitch [runs and hides from MS Dhoni].

1 pm Defending champions lose five

Rajasthan have lost Ashok Menaria for 32 in Mohali against Punjab. They are 137 for 5 now. For those who haven't watched Menaria, a former India Under-19 captain, bat, you haven't missed much, for there is one Yuvraj Singh who you must have seen over the years. There is a striking resemblance, in the way they cover-drive, in the way they defend on the front foot, even in the way they walk. During the Ranji final of 2010-11, Menaria was asked about the similarities. "We are both left-handers," he tried. That question is not going anywhere so soon, Ashok.

12.45 pm Session two, Day one

We go into the second session on day one, apart from Guwahati in the far east where it has already been underway for some time. Jammu & Kashmir have reached 183 for 4 against Assam there.

Watch out for Smit Patel, Under-19 World Cup winner, who has reached his fifth first-class fifty in as many matches in Valsad against Hyderabad.

12.20 pm Lifeless in Lahli

This from Lahli, near Rohtak, where Haryana v Delhi is on: "Like Vijay Dahiya [Delhi coach] predicted, it is a most un-Lahli like wicket – bare, brown, no grass, and the same wicket on which the previous match against Baroda was played. Nehra is not playing and Delhi's bowlers are: Awana, Narwal, Vikas Mishra and Manoj Chauhan the offie."

12.05 pm Lunch updates

Mumbai 96 for 3. "Jaffer is on 60 off 108 (11 fours) and Nayar is batting on 18. They have put together 50, a decent recovery from 46 for 3. Shukla’s been the best of the bowlers so far, with figures of 9-2-21-2," writes our man Sid Talya from the CCI.

Gujarat 111 for 0 v Hyderabad

Baroda 108 for 4 v UP

Rajasthan, missing Kanitkar and Bist, are 121 for 4 v Punjab

Haryana 98 for 1 v Delhi

Maharashtra 91 for 3 Odisha

Saurashtra 66 for 3 v Railways

Tamil Nadu 71 for 1 v Vidarbha

Tripura 106 for 2 v Himachal Pradesh

Andhra 77 for 2 v Goa

11.50 am Wasim Jaffer gets his 76th first-class fifty

... to go with 44 centuries. Mumbai have started their recovery from the jolts of the morning. They are 86 for 3. Jaffer 56*, Nayar 12*. As our man Sid Talya, who is watching the game at the CCI, had said when Bengal put down Jaffer on 16, "You don't drop Jaffer." He now needs less than 140 to reclaim the record for most Ranji runs from former team-mate Amol Muzumdar, who reclaimed the record from Jaffer a couple of weeks back. Muzumdar meanwhile is waiting for his turn to bat for Andhra, who are 77 for 2 against Goa in Vizag

11.40 am Latest scores

In Sambalpur, Odisha, Maharashtra are 88 for 3 against the hosts. Virag Awate, who made a century in each innings on first-class debut against Vidarbha last round, is out for 25.

A few hours up the road from Mumbai is the town of Valsad, where Gujarat have motored to 97 for 0 against Hyderabad.

11.20 am Latest scores

Defending champions Rajasthan are 104 for 3 against team-of-the-season-so-far Punjab in Mohali.

Haryana have begun well at their home ground in Lahli, near Rohtak. They are 75 for 1 against neighbours Delhi

In Nagpur, Tamil Nadu are doing their version of the crawl, having reached 38 for 0 in the 24th over against Vidarbha. On the positive side, at least there is no rain, so far, in a game involving Tamil Nadu.

Saurashtra are 57 for 2 against Railways in aapro Rajkot. The ageless wonder Sanjay Bangar, technically 40, has taken a wicket, and Ravindra Jadeja is batting on 14.

11.05 am The fall of Baroda's prodigal son

In Kanpur, Baroda are 53 for 3 against UP. Latest man out is Rakesh Solanki, first-class debutant at the age of 17 in 2002-03, of whom so much was expected. He is to Baroda cricket what Ambati Rayudu, his team-mate and captain, is to Indian cricket in some ways. Great deeds were to be done by both in their spheres, but somehow, they have never quite come off.

10.55 am Rohit Sharma walks back

Shock. Horror. Mumbai disintegrating in the heart of their financial district. Captain gone. Wait for the gory details from Sid Talya, who has had to watch the carnage from close quarters at the CCI.

Read Mumbai followers, this from Sid Talya: "Shukla’s on a roll. Rohit is caught behind. Bowled on a good length and moved away, Rohit got a stride out and played at it. Thick edge, and Saha dived to his right to catch it. Rohit’s performance would be closely monitored, his Bengal counterpart Manoj Tiwary, also staking a claim for a place in the Test squad, was watching him from mid-off. Rohit c Saha b Shukla 1, 7 balls, 8 minutes. Mumbai are 46 for 3 in 19.4 overs. Jaffer is 28. Abhishek Nayar is the new man in."

10.50 am Rohit Sharma walks in

Mumbai have lost Hiken Shah for a duck now. What is happening? Hiken's previous scores this season - 1, 105, 105, 107, 92, 140, 156. All upto that man Rohit Sharma. Is Manoj Tiwary chuckling at point mid-off?

10.40 am Latest scores

Mumbai 39 for 1 in 16.3 overs. Our man Sid Talya says: "Kaustubh Pawar had played left-arm spinner Iresh Saxena well, cracking him for three fours. He stepped out to him, it spun away as he tried to push and he was stumped by Wriddhiman Saha. Jaffer is there on 22. Hiken Shah is the new man in."

Kaustubh Pawar, or Mumbai's very own KP, as our man Amol Karhadkar says, out stumped. Now i have seen everything. Allow me my small lament. Modernity has chewed away at one of the last standing pillars of traditional khadoos Mumbai batting. Pawar batted eight hours to make 161 in last year's quarter-final against Madhya Pradesh in Indore and was called the quintessential Mumbai batsman by coach Sulakshan Kulkarni.

10.25 am Bengal have dropped Jaffer

Sid Talya is shocked: "Oh dear! You don't drop Jaffer. Laxmi Shukla's the unfortunate bowler. Was slightly short and moved away, he pushed at it, got a thick edge and a straightforward chance went down at second slip. Jaffer was on 16. Three balls later, he cracks Shukla again through cover for four. Mumbai are 33 for 0 in the 14th over."

10.15 am Spin in the 11th over at the CCI

Mumbai are 25 for 0. Well, my hopes of the Arabian Sea, the Bengal quicks and the CCI grass combining to trouble the home batsmen have been dashed. Here is the latest from Sid Talya: "No prodigious movement, minimal so far. Laxmi Shukla got a couple to nip back in and appealed when the batsman wasn't offering the shot, but it didn't move back in enough to hit the stumps. Iresh Saxena, the left-arm spinner, has been introduced in the 11th over. A bit of turn for him in the first over." He ends with this lament: "So much for the grass."

10.10 am Baroda in trouble

Up north in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh have taken out the Baroda openers cheaply. It is winter on the banks of the Ganga, and the ball is nipping around.

10 am The return of Wasim Jaffer

He has returned from the Haj pilgrimage and is also opening the batting for Mumbai again, after quite some time. Our man Amol Karhadkar caught up with him.

9.50 am Harshal Patel is back

Sharda tells us that Harshal Patel, the fast bowler who had an incredible run in the Ranji knockouts last year with eight-fors in the quarters and semis, is back to play his first match this season for Haryana. My colleague Nikita Bastian had interviewed Harshal after those performances. Read

9.40 am Grass at the CCI

More from Sid Talya, who's braved the peak-hour train torture all the way from Thane to Mumbai CST. "From an open-air press box, there's some grass visible on the track," Talya writes. "The captains had said yesterday they were happy with the pitch, as they felt it would assist fast bowlers. Tiwary, the Bengal captain, had spoken about pace bowling being his side's strength, and it wasn't a surprise when he chose to field first after winning the toss. There's a gentle breeze blowing, conditions are quite pleasant. There are still a few people doing their morning walks outside the boundary." Got to love the Cricket Club of India, and the morning and evening walks.

9.35 am Manoj chooses to field v Rohit

Our man Siddhartha Talya is at the Brabourne Stadium watching Mumbai take on Bengal. The sides are led by two men who have been competing for a place in the Indian limited-overs team for some time now, Rohit Sharma and Manoj Tiwary. Bengal have chosen to field

Sharda Ugra, our senior editor, informs me that Haryana are batting against Delhi in Lahli, near Rohtak, near Delhi

9.20 am We are back ...

Domestic cricket is back, after a three-day break. Teams have hopped from one corner of the country to another within that short time, and it is not as easy as taking a direct flight from say, Delhi to Mumbai. For instance, Himachal Pradesh have travelled all the way from Ranchi in Jharkhand to Nadaun in Himachal Pradesh. Wonder what it must be doing to the fast bowlers. However, it is the Ranji Trophy, the country's premier cricket tournament, and the biggest chance (I would still like to believe) for players to impress the national selectors.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Rupin Sahota on December 2, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    mr jayanta i am giving my own opinion and u should give yours.delhi beat odissa by 10 wickets .in this ranji season they r performing .in the previous ranji seasons they were in plate league or were at last in elite groups...u rightly said action speaks louder than voice .

  • AJEESH FERDIN T on December 1, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    what about the inclusion of a poor guy called Badrinath (I guess this is his name, as everyone forget him ) scoring in Ranji over a decade but no way of getting into team but 4 to 5 season guys like sharma(failure), raina getting more attention although they struggling.....

  • jayanta on December 1, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    mr rupin sahota u should not underestimate any team.odisha took the reveng against karnataka in there home ground.

    odisha team deserve to be applused.action speaks louder than voice.l feel proud for odisha team.they r in roll.lets rock odisha.come on guys.beat maharastra also.

  • abhishek on December 1, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    rupin sahota--stop calling odisha a lucky team.what happened to your star flooded delhi-sehwag,kohli,gambhir,nehra who lost to UP by big margin.it was only mithun manhas century that won the match against odisha.lets see who is at top of table now.

  • Susanta Nanda on December 1, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Odisha is a Good Team. I Know Delhi is a better team. But Odisha Not bad. Odisha must prove its strength. Its a allround Team. Basanta Mohanty is a good bowler. Plenty of youn star in Odisha team including Basanta Mahanty, Biplab Samantaray, Natraj Behera, Alok Mangaraj, L Samal.... All are Future of Odisha and India Cricket....

  • manish on December 1, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    kaif should be in the time. Making run in every game.. But selecters are blind.. Hope he will make runs tomorw..all the best kaifu

  • Anonymous on December 1, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    UP will win d match against Baroda.

  • Rupin Sahota on December 1, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    odisha is not a good team they are lucky to beat karnataka.their real test was against delhi but they should remember the hammering that they got from delhi ,a 10 wicket loss.they r lucky to be at the top of points table .onthe other hand delhi is the team to look out for . they have the right balance ina bowling ,fielding and batting .mohit and vaibhav have made our middle order stronger.apart from the early loss against up we were on top of every team that we have played against.hopefully we can win this year,s ranji trophy .it will be a good win if we do that and most of our players are on national duty so i think it should be good to win without them.

  • Kunal Nanda on December 1, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Basanta Mohanty is a Top Bowler now in Domestic Cricket of Odisha.. I think he will be an asset of Indian Cricket. All the best Basanta Mohanty.

  • Raghavan on December 1, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    CCI once again aiding seamers.Hope BCCI considers this venue for tests again instead of given Motera and Uppal test matches

  • Rupin Sahota on December 2, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    mr jayanta i am giving my own opinion and u should give yours.delhi beat odissa by 10 wickets .in this ranji season they r performing .in the previous ranji seasons they were in plate league or were at last in elite groups...u rightly said action speaks louder than voice .

  • AJEESH FERDIN T on December 1, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    what about the inclusion of a poor guy called Badrinath (I guess this is his name, as everyone forget him ) scoring in Ranji over a decade but no way of getting into team but 4 to 5 season guys like sharma(failure), raina getting more attention although they struggling.....

  • jayanta on December 1, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    mr rupin sahota u should not underestimate any team.odisha took the reveng against karnataka in there home ground.

    odisha team deserve to be applused.action speaks louder than voice.l feel proud for odisha team.they r in roll.lets rock odisha.come on guys.beat maharastra also.

  • abhishek on December 1, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    rupin sahota--stop calling odisha a lucky team.what happened to your star flooded delhi-sehwag,kohli,gambhir,nehra who lost to UP by big margin.it was only mithun manhas century that won the match against odisha.lets see who is at top of table now.

  • Susanta Nanda on December 1, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Odisha is a Good Team. I Know Delhi is a better team. But Odisha Not bad. Odisha must prove its strength. Its a allround Team. Basanta Mohanty is a good bowler. Plenty of youn star in Odisha team including Basanta Mahanty, Biplab Samantaray, Natraj Behera, Alok Mangaraj, L Samal.... All are Future of Odisha and India Cricket....

  • manish on December 1, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    kaif should be in the time. Making run in every game.. But selecters are blind.. Hope he will make runs tomorw..all the best kaifu

  • Anonymous on December 1, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    UP will win d match against Baroda.

  • Rupin Sahota on December 1, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    odisha is not a good team they are lucky to beat karnataka.their real test was against delhi but they should remember the hammering that they got from delhi ,a 10 wicket loss.they r lucky to be at the top of points table .onthe other hand delhi is the team to look out for . they have the right balance ina bowling ,fielding and batting .mohit and vaibhav have made our middle order stronger.apart from the early loss against up we were on top of every team that we have played against.hopefully we can win this year,s ranji trophy .it will be a good win if we do that and most of our players are on national duty so i think it should be good to win without them.

  • Kunal Nanda on December 1, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Basanta Mohanty is a Top Bowler now in Domestic Cricket of Odisha.. I think he will be an asset of Indian Cricket. All the best Basanta Mohanty.

  • Raghavan on December 1, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    CCI once again aiding seamers.Hope BCCI considers this venue for tests again instead of given Motera and Uppal test matches

  • Anonymous on December 1, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    All The Best Team Odisha.....

    All The Best Basant Mohanty Biplaba Samantaray & Co...

  • Susanta Nanda on December 1, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    Odisha is in the top now.... Maharastra lost 7 wickets... Basant Mohanty Strike again... All dbest Odisha

  • Sameer on December 1, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    S Badrinath is fast becoming Brad Hodge of Indian cricket... He scored a a 50 against rampant in middle of his best bowling spell (7-51 in Nagpur)..... One test and a below par score later, he was shown the door.... Comparisions can be nasty at times but if Raina gets 15-odd test surely Badri deserves a handful..... If not for anything else, he should atleast be given a chance to fail..

  • suriya on December 1, 2012, 10:17 GMT

    hope badri will be selected atleast for final test against England

  • Rakesh Lenka on December 1, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    I think India's top 10-15 reserve bowlers are still not playing Ranji...it's very sad to know...here is the list Munaf,Sreesanth,Irfan Pathan,Yusuf Pathan,Agarkar,Praveen Kumar,Tyagi,RP Singh,Abdulla,Harmeet Singh,Nehra,Aaron...on and on...I wonder who will replace current set of test players in case of injury or bad form....

  • Senthil on December 1, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Rajasthan bundled out for Double Nelson. 222 will be enough for Rajsthan seamers? Punjab is the form team of the year will do a lot of good work to keep their position high

  • jayanta on December 1, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    really its nice to see our odisha team is rocking..all the best guys.deba bhai hands up to u...keep rocking.

  • V.Sethuraman on December 1, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Fully endorse the views of Shri.Akash Chandran that Ajinyka Rahane should have played today's Ranji match against Bengal.

  • abhishek on December 1, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    i m glad for odisha.those who were telling us a weak team now its time to watch for us.biplab samantaray would be the rising star this new season.they are doing great under the coaching of debashish mohanty.wishing them good luck for quarters..................

  • Senthil on December 1, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Tamil Nadu after their crawling now started to scoring steadily. What would be the good score here? I wonder why TN not using B Aparajith at No.3 this match?

  • Anshul Ranta on December 1, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    Ryudud that there was century to be had. Not again. Disappointed. So close yet so far. You need few big ones to be back among probables. Don' waste your talent. You still have time.

  • Dev on December 1, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    100% in agreement with Akash Chandran ! The Cricket Associations / selectors / state teams have to be a bit more responsible with the probable India players.

  • Ashraf on December 1, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    Maharastra struggle this time....odisha rocks again..please update scorecad between Odisha vs Maharastra match

  • Senthil on December 1, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    Indian domestic system must be revamped. We need our FC matches to be played all across the season and we also need to reduce the teams count in Ranji itself. I want the Duleep trophy to be played in the round robin so that each Zone's best player can play against each other, this Matches should be considered for serious selection of our Test team players opposed to the Ranji records.

  • Senthil on December 1, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    Group A seems having too many teams without form. While Punjab seems to be the biggest heavyweight and also they get to play at their home ground. They are the form team and made defending? champion Rajsthan looks like a weak team as they struggling at 165/6. Surprisingly Hariyana batting well despite not on a green track, let see, seems Odisha are also doing well as they all over Maharastra at 165/5.

  • akash chandran on December 1, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Ajinyka Rahane should have played this match for Mumbai. He could have played this match which ends on 4th and set off to Kolkutta to join the India team for the Test starting on the 5th morning. By being continously out of action he may lose his form and may not be prepared when he finally gets his chance for India.

  • v.sethuraman on December 1, 2012, 7:43 GMT

    Good start for Tamil Nadu to post a big total.

  • tarun on December 1, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    Best start for Haryana in this year's season.

  • suresh on December 1, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    UP are really looking good if they can boled out baroda today then i am sure UP will win it

  • Basu Areshime on December 1, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    Karnataka team struggle this time

  • Harnam Singh on December 1, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    Rohit sharma is talent champion , performance can not be criteria for his selection.

  • Arun on December 1, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    I wonder why we have three teams from Gujarat(Gujarat, Saurashtra and Baroda) and Maharashtra(Mumbai, Maharashtra and Vidharba) and two from Andhra (Andhra and Hyderabad). Apart from Baroda and Mumbai none of the other teams have any sort of record in the Ranji Trophy. Merging some of these teams would definitely do a lot of good to domestic cricket.

  • Mansur on December 1, 2012, 6:33 GMT

    Its interesting to follow Ranaji. We all know about India's cricket, teams, players, conditions.. Thanks to Cricinfo..

  • subh on December 1, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    plz show some more news about odisha against maharastra in sambalpur. thx

  • Saurabh on December 1, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Rohit Sharma might be easy on the eyes,might be classy and graceful,but that alone won't get him anywhere.He has his backers,who love the ease and elegance of his shots and the amount of time he seems to have sometimes to play them,but it's our strength that sometimes becomes our undoing.Rohit's ease and apparent nonchalance need to be strengthened with tonnes of concentration and an insatiable appetite for runs to give him any real chance of playing in the whites for team India.At the moment he is too slack to deserve a call.

  • G G Sudani on December 1, 2012, 5:44 GMT

    It was great mistake in making debue to Dhiren Mistry in absence of Saurabh Wakaskar. Instead of giving chance to Dhiren Mistry, Baroda Selector would have selected some good all rounder like Swapnil Singh, Jyot Chhaya both are playing C K Nayudu Trophy in order to make middle order stronger. OR if Baroda are in need of opener, there is Jaikishan Kolsawala whoo had scored more than 400 runs in his debue season 2010-2011. I don't understand the strategy of Baroda Selector.

  • Pankaj on December 1, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Why don't selectors look at Wasim Jaffer as a stop gap option for the next 3-4 years. he is 34, has at least 3-4 years of cricket left in him, has got 5 test centuries, did extremely well in Englend in 2007 as an opener, largely responsible for India's first success in England in 21 years, has been the most consistent performer in first class cricket, can bat as an opener or in middle order. I personally thing he should be drafted in the Indian team to lend valuable experience in the middle order after the great SACHIN's retirement. He would certainly lend stability to India's young middle order especially with the"TALENTED" Rohit Sharma not doing justice to his talent.

  • Pravat Pattanaik on December 1, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Suresh Raina should include in Indian test team...

  • cibin on December 1, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    Is there any new spin bowlers in ranji trophy ... India team need one great spin bowler in team ..

  • Rakesh Lenka on December 1, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    It's sad to see the likes of Ashok Menaria,Robin Bisht,Mandeep Singh falling of radar this time...hope they soon gets back to their best...

  • Varun Dhaka on December 1, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    This season is very important for Bhuvneshwar Kumar as India need a fast bowling allrounder very badly.

  • Bharat on December 1, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    looks like a costly miss by bengal

  • Rupin Sahota on December 1, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    virat kohli is better than raina or rohit sharma or manoj tiwary.rohit is a fake player who just performs only at domestic level and performs very badly at international level.many chances have been given to him and he still not score runs.the runs kohli has scored in international level even sachin has not score this many runs in his initial carrier.

  • Sarfaraz Sunge on December 1, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    This is really brilliant stuff from cricinfo to bring India's domestic update live.

  • Shyam on December 1, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    Very interesting in Kanpur. At least on TV, it seems all the grass in the ground is on the pitch, which is very green, and there seem to be barren patches on the outfield.

  • Nilesh Nikam on December 1, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    I hope for some players to perform outstandingly to make way in India team those players are RISHI DHAWAN, BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR, ROHIT SHARMA, SHAMI AHMAD,PARVINDER AWANA,UNMUKT CHAND & RAHUL SHARMA.

  • Hariharan on December 1, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    india must taje rohit in tests instead of kohli

  • sparsh on December 1, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    today real contest is only RAINA v RAYUDU. Rayudu is the U19 captain in world cup in Bangladesh and raina in this team.

  • Dileep on December 1, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    All d Best to UP and in particular to Mohammed Kaif.....Hope he continues his prime form..

  • Gaurav Walia on December 1, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Comm'n Rohit.........i am with u.......Lead from front and just do it............

  • Shukur on December 1, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    hoping more close matches this time, that too in live blog is very interesting to follow..

  • Diwakar on December 1, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    waiting for stat of new round!!!!

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  • Diwakar on December 1, 2012, 3:59 GMT

    waiting for stat of new round!!!!

  • Shukur on December 1, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    hoping more close matches this time, that too in live blog is very interesting to follow..

  • Gaurav Walia on December 1, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Comm'n Rohit.........i am with u.......Lead from front and just do it............

  • Dileep on December 1, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    All d Best to UP and in particular to Mohammed Kaif.....Hope he continues his prime form..

  • sparsh on December 1, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    today real contest is only RAINA v RAYUDU. Rayudu is the U19 captain in world cup in Bangladesh and raina in this team.

  • Hariharan on December 1, 2012, 4:41 GMT

    india must taje rohit in tests instead of kohli

  • Nilesh Nikam on December 1, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    I hope for some players to perform outstandingly to make way in India team those players are RISHI DHAWAN, BHUVNESHWAR KUMAR, ROHIT SHARMA, SHAMI AHMAD,PARVINDER AWANA,UNMUKT CHAND & RAHUL SHARMA.

  • Shyam on December 1, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    Very interesting in Kanpur. At least on TV, it seems all the grass in the ground is on the pitch, which is very green, and there seem to be barren patches on the outfield.

  • Sarfaraz Sunge on December 1, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    This is really brilliant stuff from cricinfo to bring India's domestic update live.

  • Rupin Sahota on December 1, 2012, 4:54 GMT

    virat kohli is better than raina or rohit sharma or manoj tiwary.rohit is a fake player who just performs only at domestic level and performs very badly at international level.many chances have been given to him and he still not score runs.the runs kohli has scored in international level even sachin has not score this many runs in his initial carrier.