Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round VI December 9, 2012

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round VI, Day 2

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Group A
Stumps Mumbai 69 for 1 (Pawar 26*, Rahane 18*) trail Punjab 580 (Mandeep 211, Amitoze 91, Ravi Inder 76) by 511 runs
Stumps Gujarat 104 for 1 (Samit 43*, Merai 28*) trail Rajasthan 294 (Kanitkar 100*) by 190 runs
Stumps Railways 66 for 3 trail Madhya Pradesh 377 (Rameez 128, Rajan 69) by 311 runs
Stumps Saurashtra 209 (Jadeja 70, Saxena 5-17) and 134 for 4 (Jadeja 67*, Jackson 16*) lead Bengal 112 for 9 (Tiwary 55, Jadeja 4-48) by 231 runs

Group B
Stumps Karnataka 192 (Binny 61, Awana 5-81) and 136 for 0 (Uthappa 77*, Rahul 53*) lead Delhi 258 (Awana 74) by 70 runs
Stumps Maharashtra 308 for 2 (Atitkar 118*, Bawne 86, Motwani 11*) lead Haryana 257 (Yadav 63) by 51 runs
Stumps Uttar Pradesh 524 for 7 (Alam 93*, Bhuvnesh 34*) v Vidarbha
Stumps Baroda 290 for 6 lead Odisha 181 (Podder 82, Bhatt 6-73) by 109 runs runs

Group C

Stumps Goa 64 for 1 (S Asnodkar 17*, Desai 16*) trail Services 473 (Yashpal 166*, Chatterjee 103) by 409 runs
Stumps Himachal 62 for 0 (A Chopra 24*, V Sharma 34*) trail Assam 354 (P Das 90, Sinha 53) by 292 runs
Stumps J&K 215 (Ian Dev Singh 117*, Shahid 8-51) and 68 for 3 (Ian Dev Singh 34*, Gupta 5*) lead Kerala 163 by 120 runs

Result Jharkhand 139 (Chanda 6-44, Murasingh 4-51) and 55 for 3 beat Tripura 106 (Subhrajit 43, Yadav 6-38) and 86 (Rao 5-36, Yadav 4-29)

5.15pm That brings to an end another day of Ranji cricket. The highlight was Jharkhand's win over Tripura inside two days, with as many as 20 wickets going down in Agaratala today. For Saurashtra Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat and ball to hurt Bengal, while Punjab's batsmen continued to pile on the runs, amassing 580 against Mumbai. Parvinder Awana, who was called up to the Test squad, slammed a quick 70 to give Delhi the lead over Karntaka, but Robin Uthappa and KL Rahul ensured the deficit was easily wiped out. We'll have more stories coming up soon on the site. Enjoy your Sunday evening! Seeya tomorrow.

5.00pm Stumps in Bangalore

Kanishkaa signs off with:

"It’s stumps in Bangalore with Karnataka ending on 136 for no loss, extending their lead to 70. Quite a difference from the first four sessions of this game, where we got used to seeing a procession of wickets. Both batsmen were let off. Not been Delhi’s evening. They will have to start all over tomorrow. Uthappa 77* (113b) 12 fours, KL Rahul 53 (74b) Nine fours."

Stumps in Mumbai as well

Amol's final update of the day:

"Rahane and Pawar see off the last half an hour as Mumbai end the day at 69 for 1."

4.45pm Baroda in command

Despite Basant Mohanty bowling 20-11-21-0, Baroda have taken the lead against Odisha, and with six wickets still in hand, including that of captain Ambati Rayudu, they will be looking at building a substantial advantage in the first innings.

4.40pm

Kanishkaa is seeing a rare good start from Karnataka this season:

"Fifty for KL Rahul. Gets there with a controlled cut over the slips off Awana. Both openers have half-centuries now. Rahul was dropped on 44 by the keeper. How much will that cost Delhi?"

No century for Chawla

Piyush Chawla, looking for his second Ranji century of the season, falls 15 short. UP however are at a comfortable 520 for 7, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was picked for India's T20 squad today, smacking an unbeaten 30.

Jadeja blasts half-century

The man can do no wrong. He celebrates his Test selection by lashing an unbeaten 53 off 40 balls, on a track where everyone has struggled to score. Earlier in the day Bengal were shot out for 112, and Saurashtra's other batsmen haven't found it easy either. Seven fours and two sixes so far from Jadeja.

4.20pm Fifty for Uthappa

Kanishkaa:

"A single towards mid-on brings up Uthappa’s 50, off 84 balls. Karnataka 95 for no loss. The best partnership of the match. Delhi waiting for mistakes."

Our reader Shefali: "Finally Karnataka gets a solid start. Dont want to jinx it, nut hoping we can bat until tea or just afetr with a big lead and get Delhi on the final day. Fingers crossed. Shame its back to work on day 3 and 4, would much rather be at the KSCA."

4.15pm Jharkhand win within two days
Jharkhand get a share of the lead in Group C with a seven-wicket victory over Tripura in Agartala. Twenty wickets went down on the second day, with Jharkhand slipping from an overnight 95 for 3 to 139 all out before Tripura were flattened for 76. Jharkhand's chase of 54 wasn't exactly straightforward, and they lost three wickets before reaching the target.

4.10pm Drama at Wankhede!

Amol:

"Even before Ajinkya Rahane has opened his account, Sandeep Sharma breaks through his defence and the leg stump goes for a walk. But hang on, IT"S A NO-BALL!"
4.00pm Mumbai lose their first

Amol has this:

"Aditya Tare, who had taken on Sandeep Sharma - the season's highest wicket-taker - by driving him for two boundaries in an over, falls to Manpreet Gony. It rose more than Tare expected and he top-edged it to offer the bowler a simple return catch. Mumbai 32 for 1. And in walks Ajinkya Rahane, who along with Ravindra Jadeja, is in contention for the last batsman's slot for the Nagpur Test after Yuvraj Singh's axing! But more than eyeing the Test cap, Rahane has a big task of helping Mumbai gape out a hole by surpassing Mt 580"

3.50pm Karnataka off to strong start

Kanishkaa brings the good news to Karnataka fans: "Karnataka erase the deficit. They are leading by three runs with their opening pair intact. Rahul and Uthappa look really comfortable out there. 69 for 0, Uthappa 31*, Rahul 37*. Nice to see some spectators for a change- around 20 in total, either side of the press box. Young fans spending their Sunday afternoon at the game."

3.45pm Maharashtra take lead against Haryana

Haryana snapped a run of three outright defeats with a victory over Delhi earlier this week, but they are in trouble again this round. Maharashtra have only lost two wickets, but have already taken the first-innings lead. Sangram Atitkar is two short of his first century this season, though he already has two other scores of 80 and more while Ankit Bawne has hit his third consecutive half-century.

3.40pm Jadeja in all-action mode

No stopping Ravindra Jadeja, who after top scoring in the first innings and taking four wickets is now on 14 off 10 balls on a track where everyone has struggled to score. Saurashtra 48/2 v Bengal.

3.25pm Jharkhand seeking two-day win

Saurabh Tiwary has been dismissed for the second time in the day but Jharkhand are still closing in on a two-day win over Tripura in Agartala. They now only need 34 more in their second innings, after Tripura rolled over for 86 in their second innings. Ajay Yadav, the medium-pacer who is playing only his second first-class match, has taken a ten-for.

3.10pm Punjab finally bowled out

Amol:

"In what would have been the last over before the postponed tea break, a frustrated Mumbai finally get the last wicket. And guess who the bowler is? Ramesh Powar! Punjab 580 all out."

2.55pm Manoj Tiwary retires hurt

A muscle pull has ended Tiwary's battle on 55. That means Bengal are bowled out for 112, giving away a lead of 97 to Saurashtra. Jadeja finishes with 4 for 48 in 25 overs.

2.50pm

Ravindra Jadeja may not be the most popular pick in the Test squad, but our reader Saurabh defends his selection: "I think Ravindra Jadeja is a good inclusion.He is a fine player,who seems to have good cricketing skills and hopefully has instincts which are important for playing at the top level as an all-rounder.He might be called upon to do a bit of bowling in the Nagpur game if selected and it would serve him well to get a bowling plan ready for a very disciplined and executing their plans to a T english batting line up. The onus,I feel,will lie heavily on the shoulders of India's spinners who had better get their act together and make the English try batting outside their comfort zone."

2.45pm It's tea-time in most of the matches

Kanishkaa bashes this out before dashing for some coffee and biscuits:

"At tea Karnataka are 38 for no loss. Uthappa on 24 and Rahul on 14. Trail by 28 runs. Confident start by the opening pair. They have batted positively, just like their coach had stressed on the previous day."

It's not tea at Wankhede, since Punjab's tenth-wicket pair is batting. Amol: "Tea is getting delayed further as Ramesh Powar drops Siddarth Kaul at mid-off. Punjab 563 for 9"

2.40pm Half-century for Piyush Chawla

Like most other leading Indian spinners, including R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra, Chawla shows he can bat a bit. He has a 30-plus first-class batting average, and slammed a 156 earlier this season. Now his unbeaten 63 has taken UP past 400 against Vidarbha.

2.35pm Tiwary waging lone battle

Manoj Tiwary may have missed out on Test selection, but he is playing a terrific innings over in Rajkot. He's unbeaten on 55 even as Bengal collapse to 112 for 9. Arindam Das (20) was the only other Bengal batsman to get to double digits. And Nos 8, 9 and 10 all got ducks. Ravindra Jadeja still on four wickets. Can he cap off a terrific day with a five-for?

2.20pm Harbhajan dismissed

And not just from the Test squad. Amol:

"Harbhajan falls. After connecting over off Chavan over long-off earlier, Bhajji tries to do it again, but holes out to Rahane. Harbhajan scored 22, Punjab 542 for 9."

2.05pm

2.00pm Jadeja gets his fourth

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his call-up with some wickets in Rajkot.Bengal are now 108/7, with Manoj Tiwary on a battling on an unbeaten 51. Does Tiwary know yet that he hasn't made the Test squad?

1.50pm
More from Amol:

And Praful Waghela, fielding for injured Abhishek Nayar, has effected a run out with a brilliant piece of fielding. Harbhajan cuts Chavan through point and the ball was racing to the boundary. Waghela first slides and saves the four and then gets up and returns the ball to the non-striker's end where Sharma finds himself stranded in the middle of the crease after Harbhajan denied him a third run. Punjab 514 for 7

Delhi bowled out: Kanishkaa reports:

"Awana’s fireworks come to an end on 74. Delhi are bowled out for 258 with a lead of 66. Vinay breaks what was turning into a frustrating stand from Karnataka’s point of view. Awana gets a short one and gloves it to the keeper Gautam."

1.40pm

Kanishkaa at Chinnaswamy:

"I don’t know if the 12th man or a pigeon passed on the good news to Awana, but he’s celebrated his call-up to the Test side for Nagpur with a fifty! He’s batting on 53 off 50 balls. Did we forget to mention the 5 wickets he took yesterday? Congratulations PA!"

Mandeep dismissed Amol:

"And Mandeep's onslaught is finally over. He shoulders one from Ankeet Chavan bowled over the wicket and the ball crashes into the off stump. Punjab 512 for 6. Mandeep 211 (306b, 437m, 32x4, 1x6). In walks Harbhajan Singh, moments after being dropped from the Test squad."

1.35pm Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Test T20 squad

Irfan is injured, Zaheer and Sehwag left out. So the pace bowling options are: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, L Balaji, Dinda and Awana. The BCCI has clarified that both Zaheer and Sehwag are unavailable for the Twenty20s and hence were not considered for selection.

Here's the full squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Laxmipathy Balaji, Parvinder Awana

1.30pm Zaheer and Yuvraj dropped from Test squad

Ravindra Jadeja, Parvinder Awana and Piyush Chawla in. Zaheer, Yuvraj and Harbhajan out. For more on the story click here.

So will Rahane finally get his chance?

Full squad for Nagpur Test: Dhoni (capt), Sehwag, Gauti, Sachin, Virat, Pujara, Jadeja, Ashwin, Chawla, Ishant, Ojha, Rahane, Dinda, Vijay, Awana

1.25pm Double ton for Mandeep

Amol tells us Mandeep can celebrate properly now.

"And Mandeep was almost dismissed short of a deserving landmark. He tries to drive Kulkarni Agarkar and the edge flies into the slips. But Kaustubh Pawar's diving attempt at widish second sleep goes in vain and Mandeep runs a couple to complete his maiden first-class double ton. He has reached the milestone in 269 balls, hitting 30 fours and a six. Punjab 497 for 5."

1.20pm Delhi lose their ninth

Kanishkaa:

"Appanna replaces Binny from the North End and immediately takes two wickets. Gautam takes his fourth catch to get rid of Narwal. Appanna fires it flat and Nehra loses his off stump. Two for the over and believe it or not a spinner is taking a wicket for the first time in this match. Narwal c Gautam b Appanna 29 (47b) FOW 206 for 8 in 51.2 ov. Partnership 62 runs Ashish Nehra b Appanna 0 (2b) FOW 208 for 9 in 51.4". Soon after, he times yet another reverse sweep off Chavan and the ball races to point boundary to help Punjab surpass 500

Scoreboard confusion at Wankhede

Amol says:

"Mandeep nudges a single to square leg and hesitantly raises his bat, thanks to the scoreboard displaying his score as 200. But hang on, he is on 199. And once the official scorer has passed on the message to the scoreboard operator, his individual score is changed to 199. Hope he's not dismissed right now Amidst all this confusion, southpaw Bipul Sharma, who played 20 dots after arriving at the crease, opens his account with an emphatic six over mid-wicket off Chavan."

Reminiscent of Kumar Sangakkara famously missing out on a double-century against Pakistan earlier this year, when the scorecard showed him reaching 200, when he was still on 199. The last man was dismissed soon after and Sangakkara was left stranded.

1.15pm

On a depressing day for Indian cricket, our reader Binu remains upbeat: "We were looking for pace bowling allrounders last 5 years I think we'll get lot of players in this category now, Aashish Reddy, D Shivakumar, Amitoze Singh, Biplab Samantaray ( i assume he is a medium pace bowler) PK Punjal of Gujarat ( he is in bad form this season,but his first season was amazing for Gujarat) and add R Dhawan & B Kumar. But there are no quality spinners.Shahbaz Nadeem is the only spinner promising.Iqbal Abdulla & Harmeet Singh are not given any chance this season and Mumbai's is preferring Ramesh Pawar who is going for plenty! "

1.10pm

With Punjab taking charge in Mumbai, Amol wonders:

"The scorers in the Wankhede press box - Uday Gharat and Deepak Joshi - have been revelling in Kishore Kumar melodies while working ever since the days Mumbai used to dominate domestic cricket. Perhaps, it's time for them to switch to Punjabi rap!"

1.05pm Century for Kanitkar

Ranji century No. 28 comes up for the evergreen Hrishikesh Kanitkar, putting him third on the list behind Wasim Jaffer (29) and Ajay Sharma (31). Pity his most famous innings will be an unbeaten 11.

1.00pm

Manoj Tiwary is batting on 11 as Bengal look to overhaul Saurashtra's 209. Bengal have already lost four wickets, including that of Wriddhiman Saha and are now 59/4. Here's what Tiwary tweeted this morning.

12.55pm Wicket at last for Mumbai

Amol: "And Amitoze tries to be too ambitious. He tries to sweep Chavan, top-edges it and Dhawal Kulkarni is relieved after taking the chance. Amitoze fell for 91 (115b, 11x4, 3x6). Punjab 483 for 5."

12.50pm Delhi take the lead
Update from Kanishkaa:

"Sumit Narwal thrashes a short ball over extra cover and Delhi are now into the lead. It also brings up the run-a-ball 50 stand with Awana. Delhi cross one psychological barrier."

Runs flowing for Punjab. Amol:

"Mandeep equals his personal best of 193 with an upper cut off Dhawal Kulkarni that raced to the third man boundary. And Amitoze enters into the nineties with a six off Ankeet Chavan over long-on."

12.45pm

No respite after lunch for Mumbai. Here's Amol's latest:

"The second session starts off with Dhawal Kulkarni trying to test Mandeep Singh's strength by placing a deep square leg and deep fine leg. But the Punjab youngster bisects both of them twice in succession for a boundary. And then he reverse sweeps Ankeet Chavan, bowling over the wicket, for successive boundaries. He has raced to 187 and on course of getting his maiden double ton. Amitoze is on 84. Punjab 470 for 4."

12.35pm Ratra gone for a duck

Ajay Ratra, one of the members of Mohammad Kaif's World Cup-winning Under-19 team in 2000 who along with Kaif and Yuvraj soon made it to the national team, has been dismissed for a duck as the wickets continue to tumble in Agartala. Tripura are 36/5, just three ahead of Jharkhand.

12.15pm Rameez guides Madhya Pradesh

MP have calmly progressed to a solid 292 for 5 against Railways, thanks to Rameez Khan's unbeaten 124. So the effigies being burnt in Bhopal (as shown on Hindi news channels) can't be of the Ranji players, and is of the national team.

12.10pm Lunch at most matches

Kanishkaa sends this before queuing up for lunch:

"Close call for Delhi. Narwal edges Vinay and it just drops short of second slip with Delhi 173 for 7, still 19 short. And off the last ball before lunch, Narwal gets an inside edge past the stumps down to fine leg. Innings tantalizingly poised at the interval. The tail fighting it out, still 15 adrift. The field has gone a bit defensive, with as many as four men in the deep before lunch. Delhi 177 for 7 in 45 ov. Narwal 14*, Awana 19. Delhi have scored 133 and lost five wickets in 30 ov this session."

Noon

Amol has a stat that shows how much Mumbai have struggled: "Experienced offspinner Ramesh Powar has raced to fifty this morning. His today's figures read 5-0-50-0 (5nb)."

Here's Amol lunch update:

Punjab go in to lunch at 451 for 4. They have added 163 runs off 31.2 overs. Mandeep and Amitoze are on a roll Lunch Punjab 451 for 4 in 121 overs, Mandeep 169 (255b, 281m, 24x4, 1x6), Amitoze 83 (109b, 152m, 11x4, 2x6), Extras (b-9, lb-8, nb-18, w-2) 37

11.55am Saha falls for 6

Wriddhiman Saha, widely seen as the India's back-up keeper and possibly the best gloveman, has been dismissed cheaply. He has five half-centuries in five matches this season, but he can't build on that form. Dilip Nayan Doshi has him caught by Sheldon Jackson for 6. Bengal are 48/4.

11.45am Mandeep cashing in
After watching his team-mates plunder runs all season, Mandeep has finally struck form, and he's making it large. Amol:

And Mandeep celebrates his 150 by sweeping Ankeet Chavan followed by a single. And the boundary seems to have done more damage to Mumbai as Abhishek Nayar has injured himself while trying to save it. And Nayar is limping off towards the dressing room.

11.35am Delhi lose another

Kanishkaa types in:

"Puneet Bisht c Gautham b Sharath 4 (7b) FOW 144 for 6 in 38.6 ov. Karnataka are running through this line-up but pity no crowds around to watch it. That’s another story. The hosts have struck twice in as many balls across two overs. Sharath gets Bisht to edge to the keeper Gautam, pitched up and inviting the drive. Binny runs in from the North End and gets Bhatia playing a loose shot. Catching practice to Rahul at second slip. Now, 192 seems a long way off."

11.30am Punjab still going strong

Amol sends this:

"Amitoze Singh is making a mockery of Ramesh Powar's offspin. Soon after hitting him into the North Stand, which forced captain Ajit Agarkar to go ball-hunting, Amitoze hits another over long-on, in the Sachin Tendulkar Stand. And it's Ajinkya Rahane who has to fetch the ball this time around. Punjab 420 for 4. Mandeep 145 and Amitoze on 77."

11.20am

The latest missive from Kanishkaa:

“Just when things were looking up for Delhi, they lose another! And it’s the well-set Rawal, who threatened a big score with a positive knock. Change of ends works for the impressive Sharath. Teases the left-hander by slanting it across, he goes for the drive and Gautam takes a sharp catch, his third today.” Vaibhav Rawal c Gautam b Sharath 48 (66b) Nine fours, FOW 139 for 5 in 36.5 ov.

11.15am Can't keep Jadeja out of the game

With the Indian Test squad to be picked later this afternoon, three men who could feature in the discussions are now battling it out at Rajkot. After top-scoring in the first innings, Ravindra Jadeja has now taken two quick wickets, which brings Manoj Tiwary and Wriddhiman Saha to the middle. No better time to get some runs for them.

11.10am Two-day game in Agartala?

Tripura have lost four wickets already this morning, making it a total of 24 wickets already down in four sessions of the game. They are 26 for 4, still trailing Jharkhand by seven runs.

10.55am

Sensible stuff from out reader Rohit: "Indian selectors aren't likely to make wholesale changes, mind. Yuvi may give way to Rahane or Tiwari, that's it. There aren't any spinners pushing the three already in the 15. More choice in medium pace-- dinda has been thereabouts but it seems Dhoni doesn't trust him very much. Rishi Dhawan is playing well this season, but probably needs India A exposure first."

That's in stark contrast to what the Times of India's front page is demanding. Under the headline 'We've been cleaned up, it's time for a clean-up', here's the team they want: Sehwag, Rahane, Pujara, Tiwary, Kohli (capt), Jadeja/Rayudu/Rohit, Saha (wk), Ashwin, Umesh, Dinda, Ojha.

10.40am Another hundred for Yashpal Singh

He's been a pillar of Services' batting for a long time now, and after 74 first-class matches Yashpal Singh has a healthy first-class average above 53. Earlier this season, he made his career-best score of 250, against Tripura, and missed out on a hundred earlier in the week against Kerala. He's got a ton against Goa though, and taken Services to 319 for 6.

10.35am Manhas falls

Fresh off the press from Kanishkaa:

"Mithun gets Mithun and Delhi have lost their fourth! Karnataka getting even. This was full and swinging away and Manhas went for the drive. Edge taken by the keeper Gautam. Mithun the bowler belts out a war cry that could have been heard at Cubbon Park. Next man in Rajat Bhatia. Mithun Manhas c Gautam b Mithun 29 (42b) Six fours. FOW 88 for 4 in 27.2 ov ".

10.30am

More on the wicketkeeper's debate. Our reader Saurabh, who plump for Dinesh Karthik: "Uday Kaul sure has done great for himself as his stats show-a F.C avg of 53 is no mean feat.That makes him one of the front runners for the keeper's job,along with Dinesh Karthik (who would be my personal choice;he is someone with a big heart,is a live wire,and gives you some pluck down the order which comes in handy in certain situations and does have experience of playing at the top level against international teams) and Wriddhiman Saha."

10.25am Maiden century for MP's Rameez Khan

Rameez Khan, the 22-year-old Madhya Pradesh allrounder, has reached his maiden first-class century, against Railways. He has got starts in each of his four Ranji innings this season, but this is the first time he has gone on to make it a substantial score. MP are now 249 for 5.

10.15am

Kanishkaa from Chinnaswamy:

Quite impressed with Sharath. Bowls a bit like Vinay. He has struck the pads on few occasions this morning. We've had some lbw enquiries this morning.

And soon after:

Vaibhav Rawal has been dropped on 12. Stuart Binny replaces Vinay and is let down by the slip cordon first ball! It was short and slightly wide and Rawal couldn’t resist the slash. Pandey moved too late at second slip and spilled it.

10.10am Thriller in Agartala

Jharkhand began the day on a comfortable 95 for 3 in reply to Tripura's 106, with their two most promising young batsmen, Saurabh Tiwary and Ishank Jaggi, in the middle. It as quickly gone pear-shaped for them though, as medium-pacers Timir Chanda and Manisankar Murasingh shared nine wickets to reduce Jharkhand to 137 for 9.

9.55am Plenty of support for Uday Kaul

Our reader Shefali says: "Just to comment on what I read yesterday, definitely need to try Uday Kaul, has had a few good seasons, left handed and also a safe keeper. Hope Karnataka have a good day in the field, need a good morning session, now that Shikhar is gone."

9.50am And here's Amol Karhadkar wishing everyone a good morning.

Mandeep Singh and Amitoze Singh have started the morning on a positive note. The duo have added 36 runs in the five overs, including six boundaries. While Mandeep has cruised to 117, Amitoze has raced to 17. Punjab 324 for 4

9.40am Kanishkaa has the first update of the day even before I manage to get some sort of an introductory para in. Here's what he wants you to know.

... and Kanataka have an early wicket! It's their captain Vinay Kumar removing the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan. Vinay really got it to lift off a good length, Dhawan tried to sway out of the way and gloved it to the keeper. New man in is Vaibhav Rawal

Shikhar Dhawan c CM Gautham b Vinay 38 (63b) seven fours FOW 50/3 in 16.6 ov

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • umair on December 9, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    awana getting selected b4 shami ahmed. Shami was leading wicket taker 4 india against A tour of WI and then few matches ago pickd a 11 for including an hatrick

  • Shamim on December 9, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Wht abt Badrinath & kaif..Both r always doing well...

  • anilkumar on December 9, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    i think sachin tandulkar retire from all type cricket and make a chance to yungblood to built india new team

  • akash chandran on December 9, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Strongly hope that Rahane scores a big hundred against a Punjab attack that has been the best of this season and clinches the No.6 spot in the Nagpur Test(ahead of Ravindra Jadeja).

  • samia on December 9, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    thnx alot siddarth fo updaitng..us ..

  • Anonymous on December 9, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    BHUVANESHWAR KUMAR IS AN EXCELLENT SELECTION AND ALSO AWANA

  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Finally Karnataka gets a solid start. Dont want to jinx it, nut hoping we can bat until tea or just afetr with a big lead and get Delhi on the final day. Fingers crossed. Shame its back to work on day 3 and 4, would much rather be at the KSCA.

  • Sandeep Ghosh on December 9, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Is this a Bengali dominated forum ? Though the Bengal team has been in the doldrums everyone seems to believe that Tewary, Shukla, Dinda & Shami Ahmed should all be in the national side.

  • Vinay on December 9, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    "2.55pm Manoj Tiwary retires hurt A muscle pull has ended Tiwary's battle on 55..."

    Hehehe... Selectors can have a laugh now.. :D

  • shyam on December 9, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Piyush Chawla is very lucky man for India. When he inclusion of the squad, never india lose any series or tournament. Chawla play two test one against England and another against South Afridan and in two test he took only 3 wicket, but surprisingingly India win the both test match. Chawla in T20 World Cup and Oneday world cup. India win the both. When Chawla not in the squad, india lose the match and series. Wow

  • umair on December 9, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    awana getting selected b4 shami ahmed. Shami was leading wicket taker 4 india against A tour of WI and then few matches ago pickd a 11 for including an hatrick

  • Shamim on December 9, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Wht abt Badrinath & kaif..Both r always doing well...

  • anilkumar on December 9, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    i think sachin tandulkar retire from all type cricket and make a chance to yungblood to built india new team

  • akash chandran on December 9, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    Strongly hope that Rahane scores a big hundred against a Punjab attack that has been the best of this season and clinches the No.6 spot in the Nagpur Test(ahead of Ravindra Jadeja).

  • samia on December 9, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    thnx alot siddarth fo updaitng..us ..

  • Anonymous on December 9, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    BHUVANESHWAR KUMAR IS AN EXCELLENT SELECTION AND ALSO AWANA

  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Finally Karnataka gets a solid start. Dont want to jinx it, nut hoping we can bat until tea or just afetr with a big lead and get Delhi on the final day. Fingers crossed. Shame its back to work on day 3 and 4, would much rather be at the KSCA.

  • Sandeep Ghosh on December 9, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Is this a Bengali dominated forum ? Though the Bengal team has been in the doldrums everyone seems to believe that Tewary, Shukla, Dinda & Shami Ahmed should all be in the national side.

  • Vinay on December 9, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    "2.55pm Manoj Tiwary retires hurt A muscle pull has ended Tiwary's battle on 55..."

    Hehehe... Selectors can have a laugh now.. :D

  • shyam on December 9, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    Piyush Chawla is very lucky man for India. When he inclusion of the squad, never india lose any series or tournament. Chawla play two test one against England and another against South Afridan and in two test he took only 3 wicket, but surprisingingly India win the both test match. Chawla in T20 World Cup and Oneday world cup. India win the both. When Chawla not in the squad, india lose the match and series. Wow

  • sparsh on December 9, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    In nagpur test, my playing eleven is: 1.Sehwag, 2. Rahane. 3. Pujara. 4.Sachin, 5.Dhoni. 6.Jadeja. 7.Ashwin, 8.Chawla, 9.Ishant. 10.Dinda. 11.Ojha. It means Kohli sitting on bench. and three alrounder Jadena, Ashwin, Chawla.

  • rd fan on December 9, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    after this loss india will realise the importance of rahul dravid and laxman

  • Saurabh on December 9, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    I think Ravindra Jadeja is a good inclusion.He is a fine player,who seems to have good cricketing skills and hopefully has instincts which are important for playing at the top level as an all-rounder.He might be called upon to do a bit of bowling in the Nagpur game if selected and it would serve him well to get a bowling plan ready for a very disciplined and executing their plans to a t english batting line up. The onus,I feel,will lie heavily on the shoulders of India's spinners who had better get their act together and make the English try batting outside their comfort zone. I would also like to see Awana play. Chawla should be an interesting option;leggies have historically won you games,then again they can leak runs too.So there's an element of gamble.Chawla will do his confidence a world of good by showing some crucial bowling form in the present game. Hope things take a turn for the good for Team India and they show fire and hunger out there.One can't ask for more.

  • Anonymous on December 9, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    @Siddarthan

    Because there are 9 teams in a group and one team or other has to get rest in every round :)

  • Shyam on December 9, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Very disappointed with the inclusion of Chawla and retention of Ishant. After 46 tests, Ishant still has not learnt how to take wickets, and yet he keeps getting selected; I have no idea on what basis. And Chawla is just a googly bowler; on what basis does he make it to the test team.

  • Dev on December 9, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Jadeja is nt a permanent solution.though he has scored towers of runs this season(on very flat tracks)he has no skills to play test cricket against international bowlers.our selectors still dont change after 10 huge deafets.

  • Ravib on December 9, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    Kar'nataka ,nataka kannada meaning drama, big mames bastmam Robbi. Manish .Binny Amit verma betting side full drama this season

  • RAVI BANDEKAR on December 9, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Change any playes nagpur test .domestic players. england series win 3-1

  • Siddarthan on December 9, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Why isn't Tamil Nadu playing a game at the moment?

  • sammy on December 9, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    LEAD OF 66.ITS TOO MUCH.KARNATAKA'S BATSMEN HAS FAILED IN THIS SEASON.WE NEED TO SCORE AROUND 320 AND GIVE A TARGET OF 250 TO GIVE A TOUGH FIGHT.

  • Dileep on December 9, 2012, 8:34 GMT

    Yes..These Players will be limited to bench except for Jadeja to fill the void of Yuvraj..Selectors of India are a bunch of Jokers as told by Jimmy...Persons will change...but the attitude remains the same.In my view Dilip Vengsarkar Panel was the best..God,save Indian Cricket.

  • Vinay on December 9, 2012, 8:13 GMT

    Wow.. changes in the squad.. 3 more people named in team who'll never get to play.. Don't understand what Piyush has achieved more the Bhajji in the Ranji season.. Instead of naming new faces for just 1 test should have given the chance to people already on bench... May be the team needs better substitute fielders

    Hoping to see Manoj and Rahane in the team

  • Sudhir M. Gabriel on December 9, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Wait for Sreesanth. He is going to be back with a bang.

  • rohit on December 9, 2012, 8:06 GMT

    wow. the wise men begin the musical chairs once again: Ravindra Jadeja is back, as is Chawla. Jadeja has scored big runs on a highway, and Chawla, well, he's done nothing. good going, just proves that no one--but a few of us--even watch Ranji.

  • Dev on December 9, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    Will t plz tell anything about odisha -baroda match?have u seen the fig of basant mohanty? 14-9-13-0.unlucky to get wicket

  • binu on December 9, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    We were looking for pace bowling allrounders last 5 years ithink we got lot of palyers in this catgory now,Aashish Reddy,D Shivakumar,Amitoz Sing,Biplab Samntray ( i assume he is a medium pace bowler) PK punjal of Gujrath ( he is in bad form this season,but his first season was amazing for Gujrath) and add Rdhawan & BKumar.But there are no quality spinners.Shahbaz nadeem is the only spinner promising.Ikbal Abdulla & Harmeet Sing is not given any chance this season and Mumbai's is preffering Romesh Pawar and he is going for plenty!

  • cibin on December 9, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    My playing eleven for 4th test : Sehwag , dhawan , pujara , sachin , kohli , Dhoni , jadeja , Aswin , zaheer , sandeep sharma , ojha ..

    It's not gud 2 change te whole team in a single match guys ..

    Talk about kohli , he is a golden boy . He should give more chances , and he is the only player who can play well in over seas also ...

    I don't know y Dinda in team . He is not a test player at all like vinay Kumar ...

    Hope these r the better players 2 follow

    Mandeep singh , jiwanjoith singh , Bhuvaneswar Kumar , u..kaul , rahanae , r..dhawan , awana ,...

  • rohit on December 9, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    I'm as angry as the next person with the performance of team India, but throwing a novice in against a resurgent English team may lead to a dear/headlight situation. Couple of sideways selections may not hurt, however--someone like Rahul Sharma (whatever happened to him?) with his Kumbleesque qualities, but certainly Rahane.

  • Suresh on December 9, 2012, 7:02 GMT

    Z Khan should even go with Tendulkar to play this whole ranji season . I think he should help the youngster specially like Sandeep Sharma ,Umesh Yadav & Varun Aaron.

  • manas on December 9, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    ohh no ,,,,,odisha is going to loose this match.............

  • muthu on December 9, 2012, 6:55 GMT

    i think awana should be in playing XI in nagpur test.he is the best domestic player

  • binu on December 9, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    Four Players i am looking for from the ranji trophy are B Kumar of UP,Rishi Dhawan of HP,Mandeep Sing of Punjab ( he started badly but today he scored 150 he is always stylish,patient and can be a good test player) then ofcourse Raveendra Jadeja.Dinda,Ishanth,Yuvi should go out

  • Suresh on December 9, 2012, 6:44 GMT

    my squad : V Shewag (C) , G Gambhir , C Pujara , S Tendulkar , V Kholi , DINESH KARTHIK , MSD (WK & VC) ,R Ashwin , P Ojha , U YADAV , Z Khan , SANDEEP SHARMA , Varun Aaron, Suresh Raina , Amit Mishra.

    highlighted names should specially in squad.

  • BALAJI on December 9, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    It is unfair that people conveniently forget Badrinath, who is treated as untouchable by the team management. It is difficult to imagine that this can happen to a player who, even after playing >100 matches maintains an average of >60. He is the perfect man in this hour of crisis. I call for justice for hardwork & dedication.

  • Narry on December 9, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Karnataka bowling has been good this season with Sharath and Ronit More doing well. It's the batting that has been the letdown. They got runs against TN in a high scoring game but apart from that been disappointing.

    Half a mind to go to Chinnaswamy stadium to see them bat in the 2nd innings

  • Vinay on December 9, 2012, 6:37 GMT

    Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi and even TN... all big teams are struggling.. Are the big city youngsters going away from Cricket?

  • Shyam on December 9, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    You surely meant Nayan Doshi had Saha caught, and not his father

  • Sundar on December 9, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    I don't mind the ToI side, with a few changes though. Rahane is not an opener and Sehwag, the recent century notwithstanding, needs to go. Given our batting woes, we need a batsman keeper and not the other way round. Dinda is no good. Here is my team. Chand, Mukund, Pujara, Tiwary, Kohli (capt), Robin Bist, KDK (wk), Ashwin, Umesh, Pankaj Singh, Ojha. But then again, wishful thinking innit!! Not going to happen. I have a better chance of being selected than this team.

  • Nithin on December 9, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    speaking of keepers i hope C.M Gautham is in contention. He was the keeper in the south zone team (where dinesh karthik played as a pure batsman)

  • SIMRANJIT SINGH on December 9, 2012, 6:29 GMT

    Dhoni Should be drop from the team, Better Wicketkeeper batsman are in domestic cricket. Remove dhoni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Nithin on December 9, 2012, 6:28 GMT

    Happy with the pitch in chinnaswamy. The 6 or 0 points scenario is a better prospect than a 3 or 1 points scenario.

  • Dileep on December 9, 2012, 6:25 GMT

    Only Change to d Final test: I hope it will be JADEJA in place of Yuvraj....Pankaj Singh may be considered.

  • karan on December 9, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    What about "Zaheer"? He is completely ineffective over last year or so. Zaheer of previous, would have enormous amount of Reverse Swing, in all matches, but this version of Zaheer is nowhere near it. he just bowls defensive lines and hoping for wickets.

  • Suresh on December 9, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    Sachin should not retire at all. He should go to play this whole ranji season and should get back inform after the last test.

  • s.p.shankar on December 9, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    my 15 for the indian team will be sehwag,rahane.pujara,raina(c){because helead up very well},d karthik(wk),jadeja,ashwin,ohja,mishra,sandeep sharma,dinda,balaji

  • Sanju on December 9, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Also, I wonder whether India should go with one less batsman and bowler but with two all rounders (preferably two of the three of Jadeja, Irfan, Ashwin, perhaps Rishi Dhawan if he carries his form forward) given the inconsistently of the batting and bowling with more options providing more chances for someone to provide a match winning spell.

  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Finally Karnataka get Vaibhav, after dropping him early on. Time to get Bhatia and Bist. Sumit Nerwal has also been in good nick this season. Sharath turning it on..

  • venkatt on December 9, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    My XI for Nagpur: Sehwag, Gambhir, Pujara, Tendulkar(first of his last 5 Tests), Rahane,Saha,Ashwin,Pankaj Singh,Zaheer, Ojha and Amit Mishra.

  • Saurabh on December 9, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    @Shyam-The captaincy factors hasn't gone unnoticed at all,so much so that there have been posts to the effect of having a new keeper in the side(Uday Kaul seems to be stealing a march o'er Dinesh Karthik,Wridhiman Saha and co).It's perhaps asking for too much from the Indian selectors who have been known to be defensive, conservative and least bit proactive(would like to see better adjectives here),but the fans here have made the displeasure with current state of affairs quite known here,and that includes the captaincy of the side.

  • Zaeb on December 9, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    It may sound harsh, but selectors should send Sachin into domestic matches, and let him first come into his own, only this could serve himself and Team india better.! I suggest direct swap Kaif for Yuvi. as former is in fine nick and he has scored his runs in testing conditions unlike on the Indian "patta" wickets. And bring Rahane/Tiwari for Tendulkar. Rest of the team only needs motivation and some tuning

  • Shyam on December 9, 2012, 5:57 GMT

    Time to blood an opener, with Sehwag moving down the order, as he has always wanted.

  • arun on December 9, 2012, 5:54 GMT

    Any particular reason why everyone ignores badrinath when the players for position 5/6 are debated?? He is 32 and very fit and the only chances that he got were against steyn and a bouncy carribean track. Very biased, are we?

  • Sauraabh on December 9, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    Ashwin is a mighty fine young cricketer,and could be a match winner,as allrounders can so easily be.But his bowling needs to become a lot better in terms of the basics.At this point of time the basics are just wrong.

  • Shyam on December 9, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    It's amazing to see that amidst all the discussion about batting and bowling, the captaincy factor has been unnoticed. Wonder how many captains would survive 10 test losses like these.

  • karan on December 9, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    @rohit, change is mandatory for this team. Anybody can see from their body language, that they are laughing while sitting in dressing room and not have a tiny bit of feeling of sadness or remorse for losing. Any champion when it loses, there are grim faces. But no such emotions were shown by the players.

  • Saurabh on December 9, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    I don't know how the selectors will figure for Ashwin.....has looked very ordinary while bowling,often gifts awful release deliveries and rarely makes batters try reach out for drives,but comes into his own while batting for which he seems more suited.I remember there was a time when Irfan had set off similar thoughts among the cricket lovers,couldn't pry wickets but could wield the bat with assurance.What became of him eventually is known to all of us......

  • Sanju on December 9, 2012, 5:43 GMT

    Should we continue to give Kohli a free pass? I knew saying so is a bit of an anathema, but if Yuvraj's spot deservingly to Tiwary and Sachin's to Rahane, then Kohli's spot is the one that is most in question for people in form, such as Jadeja this season.

  • abhishek on December 9, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    here is my team for 4th testmatch. sehwag(capt),rahane,pujara,sachin,jadeja,parthiv patel,manoj tiwary.ashwin,amit mishra,zaheer,dinda, reserve players are--kohli,ojha,shikhar dhawan,one pace bowler who is currently the highest wickettaker this season.this is my 15.what do you say???the reason i included sehwag and sachin bcoz we need some experience plus youth.both have over 8thousand runs and 100 plus test matches.so they should be given chances.sachin will retire within a year.so plz give him a warm farewell to god.the changes could be in this line up could be dhawan can be played as opener and rahane could be played as middle order.so one of tiwary or jadeja has to sit out.the reason i included mishra is to test eng against a leggie.lets see what happens.if tiwary in then mishra out or if jadeja in then ojha out.so we could have variety in spin dept.

  • shashi on December 9, 2012, 5:34 GMT

    my squad for fourth test will be : sehwag(capt),gambhir(vc),rahane,pujara,kohli,rohit,jadeja,saha(wk),ashwin,p ojha,chawla,dinda,awana,r dhawan

  • Sriram on December 9, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    We need rohit sharma in d team he is one who has got dat ext ra patience and class.dont know why they didnt test him for tests

  • Narry on December 9, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Is Pinal Shah not playing for Baroda? Is he injured or something. He had a good season last year

  • Ravi.b on December 9, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    Mithun get mithun

  • rohit on December 9, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    Indian selectors aren't likely to make wholesale changes, mind. Yuvi may give way to Rahane or Tiwari, that's it. There aren't any spinners pushing the three already in the 15. More choice in medium pace-- dinda has been thereabouts but it seems Dhoni doesn't trust him very much. Rishi Dhawan is playing well this season, but probably needs India A exposure first.

  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    Fighting start from Karnataka, should have Delhi 5 down..need to get the experienced Bhatia and then its game on at the KSCA. Punjab continues where they left off last game with a solid start. All their batsman of contributed and credit must also go to their young bowlers Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul playing their first full season to be in the top 3 wicket takers this season.

  • karan gupta on December 9, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    Bring Kaif into team and make him captain. Also, the first one to establish himself firmly in team (between Pujara and Kohli) as both of them are a still a bit of dodgy, should be vice-captain.

  • Anonymous on December 9, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    I think no decision should be taken in haste. The players, who are serving this country for so long should be given a peptalk and accordingly decision should be taken keeping in view the interest of indian team for future and I am sure the golden days of indian cricket team will be back.

  • Suresh on December 9, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    Dinesh Kartik is a class player he should be selected as a batsman in the if not an wicketkeeper. He can play at any position. Sandeep Sharma is a good bowler he has a ability to perform at the top level .

  • cibin on December 9, 2012, 5:03 GMT

    India going a tuf phase in test cricket . Should good ranji players some players in test matches ... Yuvraj is not at all a test player .. Hope jadeja should replace Yuvraj , though jadeja is a good spin bowler too .. May sandeep sharma r awana can replace ishant ... Can also rest sachin in next match and replace him by m.tiwary , and replace gamphir too bcoz he is a opening batsman and not scored century for 3 years . Wats the use of playing well in one r 2 matches . Opening batsman should play consistently ..

  • Zig1 on December 9, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Sad that public is not allowed to watch the match at chinnaswamy, Hope Vinay & Co take the rest 7 wickets quickly.

  • Manish on December 9, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    where is Akash Chopra?

  • Saini on December 9, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    I think Sandeep Sharma should be the first candidate from ranji(2012-2013) to be picked in indian squad.

  • sam on December 9, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    i want to see uday kaul in the team

  • Dileep on December 9, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Discipline and Commitment are required to excel in any field which KAIF shows all d time..Unfortunately he has been sidelined for years...Keep Going KAIF...We are with you.

  • Saurabh on December 9, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Uday Kaul sure has done great for himself as his stats show-a F.C avg of 53 is no mean feat.That makes him one of the front runners for the keeper's job,along with Dinesh Karthik(who would be my personal choice;he is someone with a big heart,is a live wire,and gives you some pluck down the order which comes in handy in certain situations and does have experience of playing at the top level against international teams)and Wridhiman Saha.

  • Dev on December 9, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    For 4th test i think best team would be shewag(cap),rahane,pujara,rohit,kohli,tiwary,w saha,ashwin,ojha,dinda,awana/sandeep sharma.

  • sammy on December 9, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    Hope Karnataka bowl well

  • Bharat on December 9, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    i live 5 km away from chinnaswamy, and looking at the mist cover at 845 am i was thinking there will be delay in start of play today. but good to see ontime start and good start for us as well!!!its bright sunny now anyways

  • harish sutaria on December 9, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    should give 30 min. up dates of matches played in at least Metros where it is easy to get up dates.

    point system needs 2nd look.A team just avoids innings defeat get 1pt.and other team 3pts.i.e.only difference of 2pts.

  • Ravi.B on December 9, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    Good morning ranji leage 2nd day good start karnataka bowling

  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 4:27 GMT

    Just to comment on what I read yesterday, definately need to try Uday Kaul, has had a few good seasons, left handed and also a safe keeper. Hope Karnataka have a good day in the field, need a good morning session, now that Shikhar is gone..

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  • Shefali on December 9, 2012, 4:27 GMT

    Just to comment on what I read yesterday, definately need to try Uday Kaul, has had a few good seasons, left handed and also a safe keeper. Hope Karnataka have a good day in the field, need a good morning session, now that Shikhar is gone..

  • Ravi.B on December 9, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    Good morning ranji leage 2nd day good start karnataka bowling

  • harish sutaria on December 9, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    should give 30 min. up dates of matches played in at least Metros where it is easy to get up dates.

    point system needs 2nd look.A team just avoids innings defeat get 1pt.and other team 3pts.i.e.only difference of 2pts.

  • Bharat on December 9, 2012, 4:37 GMT

    i live 5 km away from chinnaswamy, and looking at the mist cover at 845 am i was thinking there will be delay in start of play today. but good to see ontime start and good start for us as well!!!its bright sunny now anyways

  • sammy on December 9, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    Hope Karnataka bowl well

  • Dev on December 9, 2012, 4:52 GMT

    For 4th test i think best team would be shewag(cap),rahane,pujara,rohit,kohli,tiwary,w saha,ashwin,ojha,dinda,awana/sandeep sharma.

  • Saurabh on December 9, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Uday Kaul sure has done great for himself as his stats show-a F.C avg of 53 is no mean feat.That makes him one of the front runners for the keeper's job,along with Dinesh Karthik(who would be my personal choice;he is someone with a big heart,is a live wire,and gives you some pluck down the order which comes in handy in certain situations and does have experience of playing at the top level against international teams)and Wridhiman Saha.

  • Dileep on December 9, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Discipline and Commitment are required to excel in any field which KAIF shows all d time..Unfortunately he has been sidelined for years...Keep Going KAIF...We are with you.

  • sam on December 9, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    i want to see uday kaul in the team

  • Saini on December 9, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    I think Sandeep Sharma should be the first candidate from ranji(2012-2013) to be picked in indian squad.