Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round VIII December 23, 2012

Ranji Trophy, Round VIII, Day 2

5.10pm Another eventful day
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5.10pm Another eventful day. A day on which Nos 7 and 9 scored double-centuries, and in another match a N0. 8 notched up a century. Another team was bowled out in 50.2 overs. A bowler threatened to take all 10 before he ran out of steam and needed help from his team-mates. A dour opener carried his bat through, only the second from Mumbai. Tomorrow is a big day. A few first-innings leads will be decided, a few games will reach conclusions, and the remaining will be set up for a final-day finish. Do join us tomorrow. Cheers

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Latest scores - scroll down for text

Assam (toss) 166 for 2 (Roy 72*) trail Andhra 249 (Muzumdar 108*, Sumanth 57) by 83 runs in Guwahati

Vidarbha 206 and 64 for 2 lead Odisha (toss) 121 (Sandeep Singh 4-39) by 149 runs in Cuttack

Madhya Pradesh (toss) 191 for 5 (Choudhury 73*) trail Mumbai 304 (Pawar 111*, Pandey 6-48) by 113 runs in Indore

Maharashtra 131 for 3 trail Baroda 362 (Waghmode 113, Devdhar 104, Mundhe 4-72) (toss) by 231 runs in Pune

Railways 145 for 2 trail Hyderabad (toss) 337 (Ashish Reddy 82, Sandeep 68) by 219 runs in Hyderabad

Saurashtra (toss) 213 for 7 (Makvana 54*, Jackson 54) trail Rajasthan 299 (Menaria 103) by 121 runs in Jaipur

Punjab (toss) 227 for 7 (Mandeep Singh 66, Uday Kaul 63*) trail Gujarat 266 (Sandeep Sharma 4-40) by 39 runs in Valsad

Tamil Nadu 149 for 6 (Murtaza 4-65) trail Uttar Pradesh (toss) 392 (Murtaza 106, Kaif 68) by 243 runs in Chennai

Karnataka (toss) 11 for 0 trail Haryana 587 for 9 decl. (Jayant Yadav 211, Mishra 202*) by 576 runs in Hubli

Jammu & Kashmir 175 (Malik 5-41) and 16 for 3 lead Himachal (toss) 189 (Ram Dayal 6-50) by 2 runs in Jammu

Jharkhand 120 (Sreesanth 4-28) and 37 for 2 trail Kerala (toss) 325 (Jagadeesh 134, Ferandez 111, Nadeem 4-90) by 168 runs in Mallapuram

Tripura 170 for 5 (Abhijit Dey 75*) v Goa in Agartala

5pm - Other stumps summations In Chennai, Ali Murtaza has picked up four wickets to put UP in charge. Tamil Nadu are 149 for 6, still trailing by 243

In Valsad, Uday Kaul has carried Punjab close to lead, but wickets are calling. At 227 for 7, they are still adrift. Kaul 63 not out

In Cuttack, Vidarbha are in control at 64 for 2, which is a total lead of 149. They bowled Odisha out for just 121 today

Despite a half-hour extension, Mumbai finish five overs short in Indore. The match hangs in balance with MP at 191 for 5, chasing 305 for a first-innings lead. Satyam Choudhury, who resembles S Badrinath with a few of his shots, is unbeaten on 73. Tomorrow's first session will be crucial. The pitch has been spicy in the mornings

In Agartala, only 58 overs have been possible over two days. Tripura have managed 170 for 5 in those 58 overs. Abhijit Dey is the top-scorer with an unbeaten 75

Other scores will be shortly updated at the top of this page

4.50pm - Stumps in Hubli Here's Siddarth Ravindran's eloquent summation of the day there: "On a day when Indian cricket's biggest icon stepped down from one-day international cricket, and India's squads for one of their most high-profile series was announced, Haryana's Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav managed to grab a bit of the cricketing headlines for themselves with a 392-run partnership, the highest in the history of Ranji Trophy cricket for the eighth wicket.

There were plenty of astonishing things about the stand, besides the sheer magnitude of runs scored. It was forged by two lower-order batsmen who had never scored a first-class century previously, and both of them went on to complete double-hundreds. The 392 runs they realised was more than the Haryana team had managed in any innings this Ranji season - only once in six Ranji matches had their notoriously inconsistent batting scored more than 300. And they came together with the team in trouble at 168 for 7. File this stand in the Annals of Improbable Sporting Feats."

4.36pm - Double for Mishra too Siddarth Ravindran from Hubli: "Mishra gets his double-century with a comical stroke. For the first three balls of the over he couldn't get a run, so he charged out on the fourth. It was a boucer and he threw a wild flail at it. He got an edge and the ball soared over the keeper for four. Mishra immediately declared and sprinted off to the dressing room"

Haryana 587/9 declared in 176.4 overs

4.35pm - Poor over-rate in Mumbai We are minutes into overtime, and Mumbai are still 11 overs short. There is no way they will finish their 90 even if we go to 5pm. MP 170 for 5, going after Mumbai's 304

4.30pm - Siddarth Ravindran in Hubli

Drama in Hubli as the ninth wicket goes down with Amit Mishra on 198. Can he get to his double-century? He has Harshal Patel for company

4.10pm - Tardeo effect Mumbai seem to have had one trip too many to Sardar pav bhaji in Tardeo. The fingers have turned to butter. Another catch dropped. By Hiken Shah off Zaheer Khan this time. Wearing shin pads at slip, like Cheteshwar Pujara. After three of them, finally one sticks as Aditya Tare catches Rahul Bakshi off Iqbal Abdullah. MP 154 for 5

And now Shah removes them pads. Oh boy. They have sent another fielder into the slip, and now he has shin pads on

4.05pm - Himachal strong again Not only did their lower order take Himachal Pradesh to 189, a lead of 14, Rishi Dhawan has now dismissed J&K's captain Ian Dev Singh for a duck. J&K 4 for 1

4pm - Finally a wicket in Hubli "Yes you are... may be Suffering from a retiring announcement" Vinay Tej, I am not. However, about the partnership, it is over. Siddarth Ravindran reports: "After 451 minutes of pain for Karnataka, they finally strike. Jayant Yadav is dismissed for 211, lbw by Sharath. The epic stand ends on 392." Haryana 559 for 8 now. Mishra unbeaten on 187

3.55pm - Murtaza da man Ali Murtaza today scored a hundred from No. 8. He wasn't satisfied. He has turned up with the ball too, taking three of Tamil Nadu's four wickets. The three include both the Kathiks and M Vijay. Tamil Nadu 124 for 4

3.50pm "And now you have another typo, the record was not 413, its 433 " Vinay Tej, I of course meant 433. Having a bad day, aren't I?

3.35pm - Corrigendum "At 593/7, their partnership is just 8 runs short of the world record for 8th wicket partnership" Apologies Vinay Tej, that was a typo. Score was 539 for 7. Still some way to go then to break the world record for a stand for eighth wicket, currently held by Victor Trumper and Arthur Sims. They added 433 in 1913-14

At 549 for 7 now, Mishra and Yadav have added 381, which is already a Ranji record

3.30pm - Gujarat keep pegging away Gujarat have got rid of both half-centurions Mayank Sidhana and Mandeep Singh, but Punjab are still strong at 168 for 4. Only 98 behind Gujarat's total

3.25pm - Double for cool Jayant Yadav Siddarth Ravindran is watching like a hawk even as Karnataka run out of ideas in Hubli. He says: "200 for Jayant Yadav, 345 balls, 25 fours. Once again he gets to the milestone with a thick edge past the slip and down to third man, once again the man who has never scored even a first-class century in his career so far celebrates as if he has been making big runs all his life. Karnataka 539 for 7"

Well I haven't been able to find out first-class records for No. 9 batsmen, but if we narrow it to Tests, nobody has ever scored more than 173 in an innings from Ni. 9

3.20pm - Tight in Jammu Himachal are 173 for 9 now, trailing J&K by two runs. Parvez Rassol has taken two to go with Ram Dayal's six

3.15pm - Karnataka fumble Siddarth Ravindran reports the heartbreak for Karnataka fans in Hubli: "At last the wicket seemed to have arrived for Karnataka, who were sure they had Amit Mishra stumped for 183 off Amit Varma. The decision went up to the third umpire, though, and after at least four minutes of deliberation Mishra is reprieved. Mishra looked well out of his ground but Gautam took off the bails before collecting the ball"

So two keepers fluffing almost simultaneously

3.10pm - Nayar gets his man Abhishek Nayar had Udit Birla dropped off his bowling earlier but has now trapped him lbw. MP 118 for 4

PS: In the next over, Ajit Agarkar draws an edge from Satyam Choudhury, but Aditya Tare, the keeper, doesn't go for it. That's shoddy. He could have got there had he stretched his arms. No need to even move his feet, but he still didn't go for it

2.40pm - Lead tussle in Jammu Himachal have lost another. They are now 154 at 8, still 21 behind J&K's 175. However, if the state of affairs remains same, we might be headed for an outright result. Bhalaik gone for 40

It is also time for tea at most venues. MP are 108 for 3 against Mumbai. Agarkar has taken two, Zaheer one. Mumbai have dropped yet another catch. Wasim Jaffer at slip was the culprit this time. If Mumbai don't make it to the knockouts, a major part of blame will go to their fielding

Siddarth Ravindran from Hubli: "Mishra and Jayant Yadav have been together for an entire day now. Haryana are 529 for 7. The crowd has now stopped asking for declarations, instead joking they want one-pitch catches to count as dismissals and also calling for Karnataka to bowl under-arm"

Other updated scores at top of this page

2.25pm - Ojha strikes for Hyderabad Pragyan Ojha, not considered for limited-overs sides, is back to Ranji and has dismissed the Railways openers. At 79 for 2, the visitors are 258 behind Hyderabad's 337

2.20pm - Mishra-Yadav show continues Says Siddarth Ravindran from Hubli: "500 comes up for Haryana. Mishra and Yadav batting like top-order batsmen here. Karnataka aren't helping themselves either - HS Sharath putting down a sitter at mid-off. The fans have been shouting 'declare kar lo yaar' for a while now"

2.15pm - Odisha bowled out It has taken Vidarbha only 50.2 overs to bowl Odisha out for 121 and secure a first-innings lead of 85. Sandeep Singh took 4 for 39

2.13pm - Jagadeesh falls but Kerala in control VA Jagadeesh has fallen for 134, but Kerala have already reached 269 for 4. That's a lead of 179 already

2.10pm - Tussle intensifies in Jammu Ram Dayal won't get all 10, but he won't complain because Parves Rassol has broken a threatening stand to reduce Himachal to 123 for 7. They still trail by 52

2pm - Pawar's feat Kaustubh Pawar, with his 111 not out, became only the second Mumbai batsman to carry his bat through. Only Madhav Mantri has done that before

1.55pm - Action-packed afternoon in Cuttack Not such a good news for the hosts, though. After having kept Vidarbha down to 206, Odisha have collapsed to 115 for 8. Sandeep Singh has taken 4 for 36

1.50pm - Rajasthan keep striking The Singhs are on song. Rituraj has picked, Pankaj two. Saurashtra reeling at 100 for 5 in Jaipur

1.45pm - Zaheer strikes in Indore After captain Ajit Agarkar removed the two MP openers, Zaheer Khan - bowling a long spell - has pegged back the off stump of Devendra Bundela. MP 71 for 3

1.40pm - Himachal arrest slide Himachal have slowed down the runaway train that was Ram Dayal. They have doubled their score from 58 for 6 without any further loss. It's Mukesh Sharma and Aatish Bhalaik with the rearguard.

1.30pm - Records tumble in Hubli Reports Siddarth Ravindran: "The pain continues for Karnataka. The home side are running out of ideas. Now 150 for Amit Mishra, 256 balls. There are railway tracks just beside the stadium and as a train passes by, a fan shouts 'Gaadi aa raha hain, chale jao'. Haryana 459 for 7. And this is also now the highest-ever eight wicket stand in Ranji Trophy cricket"

1.10pm - Siddarth Ravindran from Hubli

150 for Jayant Yadav, 262 balls.. 21 fours.. Haryana 434 for 7. A good crowd is in at the Hubli stadium now but they are yet to see a wicket today. A nice moment in Hubli as it is announced over the PA in Kannada that Amit Mishra has been picked for the ODI squad against Pakistan. The crowd gives a loud cheer after the announcement but there is no reaction from Mishra as he has no idea what has been said

1pm - Punjab rebuild If Jiwanjot doesn't get you, Mayank Sidhana or Mandeep Singh or Uday Kaul will. Sidana not out on 50, Mandeep on 42 as Punjab recover to 97 for 2 in Valsad

12.30pm - As you have lunch This one was missed in the whole SRT distraction. Left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza, batting at No. 8, scored his maiden first-class century to take UP to 392 against Tamil Nadu in Chennai

12.05pm - Siddarth Ravindra at lunch in Hubli

Haryana 412 for 7, Mishra and Yadav piling it on at Hubli.They return to app;ause from the entire Haryana dressing room and Mishra mood improves further as he is told just before entering the pavilion that he has been picked in the ODI squad

MP go at 28 for 1 at lunch. Ajit Agarkar has taken the wicket, and Naman Ojha has hit three boundaries off Zaheer Khan in that mini session. Other lunch scores are being updated at the top of this page

11.50am - Jharkhand finally get a wicket Shahbaz Nadeem finally breaks through for Jharkhand. Robert Fernandez out for 111. Kerala, at 231 for 2, are ahead by 111 already. Jagadeesh not out on 116

11.40am - Mishra gets rewarded That century will feel a little sweeter for Amit Mishra as he has been picked to play ODIs against Pakistan, along with UP's Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bengal's Shami Ahmed

11.25am - Mumbai bowled out Even as Sachin Tendulkar announces his ODI retirement, Mumbai have been bowled out for 304. Pawar 111 not out. Ishwar Pandey gets six. Now time for some Zaheer Khan

11.20am - Siddarth Ravindran from Hubli

Mishra and Yadav continue the recent trend of Indian spinners batting well. They bring up the 200 stand, and this is now comfortably Haryana's best partnership for the eighth wicket, beating the 38-year record of 153. "Saare single khule hain," is the advice from the Haryana dressing room as Karnataka spread the field

11.11am - Ram Dayal is on a massive roll That's six out of six for Ram Dayal. His figures now: 14-8-14-6. Himachal 58 for 6

11.10am - Pujara gone Pankaj Singh adds another tick to the check list on "What more do I need to do"? He has got Cheteshwar Pujara for 3. Saurashtra struggling at 18 for 3 in Jaipur

PS: The other Singh, Rituraj, gets Jaydev Shah. Make it 18 for 4

11.05am - Ram Dayal on fire against Himachal Ram Dayal Puniya: 13-7-14-5. Himachal: 58 for 5, in reply to J&K's 175. It's some match. Can RD get all 10?

11.02am - Jayant Yadav joins Amit Mishra Reports Siddarth Ravindran: "It is Jayant Yadav's turn to bring up his maiden first-class century. Not as stylish in reaching there as Mishra; a thick outside edge past slip takes him to three figures. A very composed celebration from him, just a calm wave of the bat towards the dressing-room, and then reluctantly removes his helmet as though it is something expected of him. Haryana 360 for 7"

11am - Waghmode scores century too Aditya Waghmode, too, has reached a century against Maharashtra as Baroda reach 290 for 4 in Pune

10.55am - Hyderabad lose Ashish Reddy Reddy is gone for 82, and Railways now have Hyderabad down at 302 for 8

10.52am - Muzumdar's feat Muzumdar's namesake Amol Karhadkar just informs me this: "Muzumdar, with his 27th century, is tied fourth with Amrjeet Kaypee in the list of batsmen with most Ranji hundreds. The top three being Ajay Sharma (31), Wasim Jaffer (29) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (28)

10.50am - Rajasthan strike early After a dogged last-wicket stand worth 31, which took them to 299, Rajasthan's Singhs - Pankaj and Rituraj - have taken a wicket apiece to reduce Saurashtra to 16 for 2, which means Cheteshwar Pujara is out in the middle

10.43am - Kaustubh Pawar keeps on fighting Mumbai's K Pawar, who left balls outside off very well, has reached 100 off 302 balls even as wickets have been falling at the other end. Mumbai 268 for 9

10.42am - Ali Murtaza scores for UP Left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza has reached 75 as UP are now 318 for 7. They were 156 for 5 at one stage, in Chennai

10.40am - Shocking scenes in Valsad Jiwanjot Singh has been dismissed for a rare single-digit score. Punjab have lost both openers, and are 11 for 2 in response to Gujarat's 266

10.35am - Siddarth Ravindran in Hubli

Still only a small crowd in, a few hundred people. Not making much noise either as Mishra and Jayant Yadav continue to frustrate the home side. Haryana 341 for 7, as Mishra stylishly flicks a full ball to the square-leg boundary

10.26am - Pandey gets five Ishwar Pandey, one to watch out for in the future, has finished a highly impressive five-for. Zaheer Khan isn't quite fancying the seam movement and extra bounce, and backs away and swings, edging him through to the keeper. Mumbai 262 for 9. Kaustubh Pawar running out of partners and is not out on 96

10.25am - Kerala continue domination Jharkhand are still looking for their second wicket. VA Jagadeesh has reached his century and Robert Fernandez is nearing his too. Kerala already leading by 76

10.21am - Captain Mishra stands tall From Siddarth Ravindran in Hubli: "The whole Haryana squad stands up and applauds as an Amit Mishra on-drive speeds away for four to bring up his maiden first-class century. Mishra is clearly delighted, celebrates with a leap and a vehement wave of his bat before kissing the badge on his helmet. Haryana 327 for 7"

10.20am - Andhra bowled out Muzumdar stays unbeaten on 108, but his last-wicket stand worth 30 has taken Andhra to 249. And the No. 11, P Vijay Kumar, scored only six of those 30

10.17am - More misfortune for MP Anand Rajan, who has taken two wickets this morning, seems to be throwing up at the boundary. He doesn't look well, and is going off the field

10.15am - Haryana keep Karnataka on the field Reports Siddarth Ravindran: "Jayant Yadav struck on the gloves by a shortish ball from SL Akshay, he walks off towards square leg trying to shake off the pain. The physio comes out to take a look. The Haryana dressing room has been pretty vocal this morning. Shouts of ‘Lage raho, achcha chal raha hain yaar’, ‘shabash, shabash’, ‘dimaag kholke khelo, cool-minded, cool-minded’"

10.12am - Game on in Cuttack Odisha might have vowled Vidarbha out for 206, but they have lost their openers already, including the debutant Girija Rout. They are 21 for 2 now. Both wickets to Sandeep Singh

10.10am - Rajasthan frustrate Saurashtra Dishant Yagnik and No. 11 Sumit Mathur ahve added 30 for the last wicket to take Rajasthan to 298 for 9

10.05am - JJ in the house, dawg Sandeep Sharma has taken four wickets to dismiss Gujarat out for 266, which means we all rise to welcome the man of the season, Jiwanjot Singh, to the middle. Amol Karhadkar recently met him

10am - J&K fight They were bowled out for 175 by Himachal, but J&K have taken two early wickets. Ram Dayal, who scored a crucial unbeaten 35, has taken both the wickets. Aakash Chopra and Paras Dogra gone. Himachal 34 for 2

9.55am - Scenes from Hubli Reports Siddarth Ravindran: "Stray chants of ‘Gavaskar, Gavaskar’ causing much merriment in the stands. An old man walks over towards the press box and loudly asks the scorers to make more announcements to help the spectators follow the match better. 'Why can’t you tell us scores at the end of every over?' he asks, before walking off. Haryana meanwhile have calmly progressed to 308, their highest total of the season"

9.52am - Some more lovely fielding from MP In Indore, MP have struck twice in the first 22 minutes, and a big part of the second wicket is down to substitute fielder Z Ali, who took a diving catch at short leg off the bowling of Anand Rajan. Staright off the bat it came. Ajit Agarkar is gone for nought. Did I hear Bombay Duck? Mumbai 251 for 7

PS: They have dropped one as we speak. Rajan produces an edge, looking for the third wicket in this over, but Iqbal Abdullah is dropped at second slip by Udit Birla. why is Harpreet Singh not there? Had this sitter been taken, Rajan would have been on a hat-trick

9.50 - Siddarth Ravindran has reached the Hubli ground

Walking in to the Hubli stadium around 9am, you were greeted by the sounds of a remixed version of the 'Ghosbusters' soundtrack followed up half an hour of electronic dance music straight out of a nightclub. Not that much of a crowd in yet, but it is expected to grow as the day progresses.

9.45am - Run out on Sunday morning You start the day on 104, have the attack at your mercy, are looking for a big one, and then you get run out without adding to your overnight score. Kedar Devdhar of Baroda gone for 104. They are now 260 for 4 against Maharashtra in Pune

9.40am - Odisha get the job done Odisha have duly got the last two wickets this morning. Vidarbha bowled out for 206. Basanth Mohanty and Biplab Samantray get three wickets each

9.30am - Pandey is back Other matches starting too. Ishwar Pandey, who pulled his calf muscle yesterday, is back, has served time, and MP have taken the new ball. This is a crucial period. Pandey has been impressive, and will test the Mumbai batsmen

Meanwhile Vidarbha have lost their ninth

9.25am - Fight from Vidarbha lower order too Vidarbha began the day at 188 for 8, but their ninth-wicket partnership has held Assam up in Guwahati. Their 22-run partnership has taken Vidarbha to 203 for 8

9.20am - Muzumdar gets fighting century No. 11 P Vijay Kumar hangs around with him as Amol Muzumdar, the leading Ranji run-getter of all time, scores his fourth century this year. It's not just about the century. It's just the landmark, but Andhra have now scored crucial lower-order runs, and are 238 for 9 now

9.15am - Amol v time Muzumdar has fought time on his career well. Today he is running out of time as he looks for his 29th first-class century, which will be his fourth this season. He is 91 not out, but No. 10 has left him. He has the last man P Vijay Kumar for company, and needs nine more

9.10am - Confused domestic cricket VB Chandrasekhar, an attacking wicketkeeper-batsman when he played, a forthright national selector after that and now Tamil Nadu coach, has come out scathing against the way domestic cricket is played in India. In an interview with Wisden India, he says, "Domestic cricket seems to be in a transitional phase. People are unaware whether they want to be good first-class players or good Twenty20 players. There’s huge confusion in the way they approach the game. From a coach’s perspective, the strategies I see being employed to get wickets last about ten overs. If nothing happens, for the next 30 overs the ball is pitched a foot and a half outside the offstump. I sometimes hate to call it even a transitional phase, with so much negativity to the fore.

To elaborate on the four-day and Twenty20 collision, it seems at times that people are using this four-day game to see if they can whip up enough interest to be good Twenty20 players."

I'd rather listen to VB than IPL peddlers out there

9am - Eyes on Amol In Guwahati, Assam have started trying to get the last two Andhra wickets out. Amol Muzumdar is nearing a century, and needs support from Nos 10 and 11. Muzumdar 85 not out, Andhra 217 for 8

8.55am - Teams nearing end of innings First order of the day will be to see how long Vidarbha, Rajasthan and Gujarat drag out their innings. As we get the updates, let us thank Hubli for turning out in numbers for the Ranji game. We have all known for years that small towns is where it's at for Ranji Trophy

For most fans it was their first time in the stadium, and they lapped up the experience. "We used to play here as kids before the stadium was built," said Pralhad Kulkarni, an insurance salesman, who grew up in the neighbourhood. "I just wanted to see how the area has changed with the stadium. It was good to watch a match live, totally different from watching on TV. It's great to see it with so many people around who are also watching and discussing it."

All this can often be taken for granted in major centres

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • PapiReddy on December 23, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    Just noticed another TYPO:

    Railways 118 for 2 trail Hyderabad (toss) 337 (Ashish Reddy 82, Sandeep 68) by 119 runs in Hyderabad

    should be 'trail by 229 runs'

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    9 down in Hubli... score 583!

  • Prabal Goel on December 23, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    UP Ranji team continues to impress. While Mohammed Kaif and Mukul Dagar have obviously played superbly almost always(including on seaming conditions like Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Meerut), Ankit Rajpoot, Kumars and Imtiaz Ahmed have impressed with pace, bounce and skill. The back up batting of Dwiwedi, Arish Alam and Parvinder Singh has also been good. Hope they triumph this time.

  • Anonymous on December 23, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    vinay kumar injured, abhimanyu mithun part of indian squad (on the bench though, expectedly) and karnataka suffering due to the present line-up's inexperience... reminds me of a time when brad hodge, david hussey and cameron white sat on the bench for OZ while victoria bushrangers suffered...

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Yes you are... may be Suffering from a retiring announcement

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    There was a time when Don Bradman famously reversed the batting order to save his top order batsmen from a fresh wicket. Have Haryana by any chance done the same ?

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    And now you have another typo, the record was not 413, its 433

  • rohit asmidkar on December 23, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    yes agree amol muzumdar needs his break...indian cricket owes it to him. hes a champion..give him a chance.

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    At 593/7, their partnership is just 8 runs short of the world record for 8th wicket partnership

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    I'd resisted the temptation of watching the game at the stadium due to exams starting next week. However, I'd decided to watch Karnataka's innings. Seems like textbook is all that my eyes will be able to see today :(

  • PapiReddy on December 23, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    Just noticed another TYPO:

    Railways 118 for 2 trail Hyderabad (toss) 337 (Ashish Reddy 82, Sandeep 68) by 119 runs in Hyderabad

    should be 'trail by 229 runs'

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    9 down in Hubli... score 583!

  • Prabal Goel on December 23, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    UP Ranji team continues to impress. While Mohammed Kaif and Mukul Dagar have obviously played superbly almost always(including on seaming conditions like Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Meerut), Ankit Rajpoot, Kumars and Imtiaz Ahmed have impressed with pace, bounce and skill. The back up batting of Dwiwedi, Arish Alam and Parvinder Singh has also been good. Hope they triumph this time.

  • Anonymous on December 23, 2012, 10:44 GMT

    vinay kumar injured, abhimanyu mithun part of indian squad (on the bench though, expectedly) and karnataka suffering due to the present line-up's inexperience... reminds me of a time when brad hodge, david hussey and cameron white sat on the bench for OZ while victoria bushrangers suffered...

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Yes you are... may be Suffering from a retiring announcement

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    There was a time when Don Bradman famously reversed the batting order to save his top order batsmen from a fresh wicket. Have Haryana by any chance done the same ?

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    And now you have another typo, the record was not 413, its 433

  • rohit asmidkar on December 23, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    yes agree amol muzumdar needs his break...indian cricket owes it to him. hes a champion..give him a chance.

  • Vinay Tej on December 23, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    At 593/7, their partnership is just 8 runs short of the world record for 8th wicket partnership

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    I'd resisted the temptation of watching the game at the stadium due to exams starting next week. However, I'd decided to watch Karnataka's innings. Seems like textbook is all that my eyes will be able to see today :(

  • Faqruddin Mohd on December 23, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    Yes You are right Anubhav Bhandari - Only the best survive in Meerut, Ghaziabad and Kanpur - Kaif scored in all the three venues. in seaming and testing conditions with scores, 91,122,36 and 83. check the players ability on testing condition but not on dead mats.

  • vishnu on December 23, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    If we looking India's pace bowling department, there are several updowns. India need good back up in pacers, I don't think according ranji's perfomance national selection is not fair.

  • Anubhav Bhandari on December 23, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    Ranji Trophy should be played only in North India or Central India....Only the best survive meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur. Mohali and Gwalior and jaipur kind of pitches

  • AZEEM HAFIZ on December 23, 2012, 8:30 GMT

    NO SREESHANTH IN INDIAN TEAM , THINGS GONNA HAPPEN FOR KERALA JUST A HURDLE IN ANDHRA

  • Karamana on December 23, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Would have been interesting to see how the Rajkot triple centurion Jadeja fares in Jaipur, but that's not to be

  • Karamana on December 23, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    So nice to see Zaheer Khan bowling with good aggression against MP. Obviously wants his spot in the test team back.

  • Faqruddin Mohd. on December 23, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    Every tom dick and harry is getting chance these days in Indian Cricket,Jadeja is being picked for Test cricket ahead of Kaif, Rahaney, Tiwari(manoj), what else Awana not selected for one day squad since he was thrashed in T20 ? WHAT NONSENSE IS THIS .. The way Kaif batter last and this season 1000% deserve a chance, want to see Fightback from Tamil nadu esp from Dinesh Karthick.

  • Nitin on December 23, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    UP vs Punjab final. Yes, I said it right here !

    UP is Ranji Champion 2012-13

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    "The crowd gives a loud cheer after the announcement but there is no reaction from Mishra as he has no idea what has been said". Ha ha ha this has been the story since the start of the match. People of Hubli have enjoyed 'good cricket' and applauded both the team. I don't know how much have the Haryanvis followed it!

  • Bharjes on December 23, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    @Sid Monga: Duck Tales evokes memories of that childhood gone past.....so do Alif Laila, Mahabharat and 1992 Cricket World Cup

  • Bhairon Singh Rajawat on December 23, 2012, 7:23 GMT

    Uttar Pradesh Ranji team is the best one to watch in Ranji trophy for its sheer grit and team work....Indian team has lot to learn from this outfit

  • Vivek Nair on December 23, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    Looking at the way Ajit Agarkar is bowling, we should quickly draft him into our ODI side again - he seems to be at the peak of his prowess - bowling with pace and control.

  • Dawson on December 23, 2012, 7:01 GMT

    Nice to see Bhuvnesh Kumar and sami ahmed got chance in ODI.If Ishwor Pandey has been also incuded then would be more better.But as a opener Batsman ,Not sure When Shikhar Dhawan wil get chance. I think Shikhar Dhawan would have been better choice than Gautam Gambhir. GG really needs rest.

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 6:34 GMT

    @siddharth Monga : My cynicism has come true. Abhimanyu Mithun dropped from T20/ODI side after being benched. At least he may have helped karnataka break the stubborn 8th wicket partnership if he were playing ranji. Ahhh the forces are against Karnataka ranji team !!!

  • Anonymous on December 23, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    it is sad that tendulkar is retired from odi but he should be in the test team

  • Saurabh on December 23, 2012, 6:20 GMT

    @hrishikesh narayan-I n'er thought Jadeja was a loutish hitter of the cricket ball.He caught everyone's attention as a limited overs specialist,someone who batted alright,could turn over strike,and score a boundary now and then,could roll his arm for a few darts,and a really fine fielder.But his batting position was always quite rubbish.He has n'er looked the sort who could give you boundaries at will.His batting position in odis needs to be reconsidered.But the instant trouble with that idea is you don't want players of the calibre of Dhoni/Raina not playing enough o'ers.Lately Jadeja has worked hard on his t20 skills,and looks a better striker,though still no where close to the better men than him in odis/t20s. As far as the longer version of the game is concerned,he has produced fine results in FC,and has already played a test.We can only be guided by results and it's upto Jadeja to produce them...the international stage is a vastly different playfield than the domestic league.

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    gosh..Just when I was typing about replacing Sachin..I am hearing Sachin has announced his retirement in ODI's.. The right decision..Hats off to the legend..

  • PapiReddy on December 23, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    Baroda would have been in even stronger position, had Rayudu been available. It beats many cricket fans like me why the selectors pick performing players just to warm the benches!!! I honestly feel that Rayudu should have been played in place of Jadeja and may be Rohit instead of Chawla. Selection of Chawla is a big joke, considering his consistence non-performance in the recent. If people think Amol is too old to represent India, I'd like to remind that SRT is no more a teen-age sensation.. He's past his prime, but still doesn't want to hang his boots until he completes that 50th ton in ODI's. Poor selectors..! They can't even think of dropping him, lest they might be dropped

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    Guys I am going to stir the hornets nest here... how about replacing an out of form sachin tendulkar with Amol Muzumdar for Australia series in february..hehehe.. I know the idea ia far-fetched..nevermind... but would be really pleasing to see both of them bat together for india..

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    @abhishek: Badrinath scored a fighting 50 against a rampaging steyn in his debut match at nagpur. I have no clue why isnt he in contention. Another player is Pankaj Singh who is not given a chance to at least fail before discarding him

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    Tendulkar retires from ODIs!

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 5:57 GMT

    @abhishek Badrinath is a test match material and scored 56 on test debut on a green wicket against steyn and morkel..when rest of the batting failed..He did not get many chances after that..

  • abhishek on December 23, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    i dont why people are criticizing jadeja.after all he has done a decent job.he has only played 1 test match.i dont know about his t20 abilities but he surely deserves minimum 5 test match chances to prove his worth.people always dont go by ranji match.look at akash chopra,wasim jaffer,dinesh kartik,sanjay bangar they didnt able to cement their place after getting so many oppurtunity.and i tell you one thing badrinath is out of the team bcoz he didnt score when got chances against SA and WI unlike ganguly,dravid,sehwag who scored big runs in debut.

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 5:48 GMT

    IPL is the main reason...for the decline of indian bowlers..they just bowl 4 overs and get paid well..hence nobody is willing to putin the hard yards.. Ranji should be the criteria for test selection and not IPL. ..What happened to the good old county cricket??..I still remember Zaheer playing a season of county to get himself into form, and beccame a terrific bowler after that, a pool of 10-15 potential fast bowling prospects should be identified and sent to county to play for a couple of years to hone their skills.. That should be the plan forward for indian cricket...

  • Srinidhi on December 23, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    I can't believe this Karnataka bowling attack could not finish the innings after they got Haryana for 168/7. Is the lack inexperience by the bowlers to get them out or is it a batting pitch or is it crap bowling. I can add, some sloppy fielding by Robin yesterday by dropping the catch from Mishra before close of play is now proving very costly for his team. Now, both, Amit Mishra & Jayant Yadav, made his highest scores in their first class matches. Congrats for their gritty performance...

    BTW, Sid, is it the highest stand for the 8th wicket in Ranji trophy & is it the first time both batsmen got hundreds after the fall of 7th wicket in Ranji trophy.

  • Gaurang on December 23, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    Was able to watch a bit of Mumbai v. MP game on TV in USA on Willow TV...but now they switched to BBL... another IPL wanna be.. so this is the place to follow...

    Cricinfo used to give live Ranji scorecards... why not anymore?

  • Puneet Verma on December 23, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    Cricinfo jinxed Jiwanjot Singh :(

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    @hrishikesh: Vijay Bharadwaj has won the man of the series award in his debut series in the LG cup at nairobi but he was found out wanting at international level. So lets not go by man of the match stats. The players you have compared i.e robin peterson/samit patel are bits and pieces cricketers.So you have answered the question for yourself .Yuvraj singh is a better all rounder than jadeja. In the CB series against aus we saw how jadeja struggled. Irfan pathan and R ashwin were batting and scoring faster than him. No doubt hes a good domestic player but he needs to prove himself in international level

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 23, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    wayne parnell robin peterson samit patel playin regularli...its harsh on jaddu whu has 57 wckts in 58 matches at 4.98 eco...wich is d best for part time spinner...yuvi hs bowld 155 ovrs in 40 tests n jadeja 70 in 1 test...mayb india fails to use alround talent properli...ashwin irfan ol ov dem...amol mazumdar unluckiest crktr never to get test cap...dhiraj jadhav anodr one whu substitutd in mumbai test 2004 vs australia n olso hd 1 slip catch anodr one...robin singh lucki to hv playd 136 odis bat avg 25 n bowlin jus 67 wckts...chawla lucki to play evry wrld cups...n yusuf pathan lucki to hold wrld cup trophy on debut wen sachin had to wait for 22 yrs...people expect to get too much out ov jadeja..n criticise him too easili..never batted higher up d order..evn agarkar n sunil joshi did..

  • pavan on December 23, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    Just waiting for the fall of 3 Haryana wickets... I'll go to the stadium when Karnataka start their innings with Uthappa!

  • Sameer on December 23, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    The real problem today in Indian cricket is lack of a) flight and patience for spinners and b) Patience for batsman. I wonder if IPL has got anything to do with any of these... See, India was and will almost certainly never be land of fast bowlers. Still signs are not entirely disheartening but when it comes to spinners, I have never seen or heard an ebb as low as this..... Two rookie had a torrid time (well, one was ok but did it matter?l and its a given that both will start against Aus... I cant think when was the last times Indian spiner were in such a state..... And I have not even started talking about patience in batsman!!!!

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 23, 2012, 5:21 GMT

    @shankar n nithin; its unfair on jadeja bcoz robin singh had 67 wckts in 136 odis n bat avg 25...gt praised...n jadeja has 57 wckts in 58 mtch...mostli bowld n lbw n big wckts n bat avg 28 includin dat 78 of 89 balls at oval vs swann broad anderson n bresnan in testin conditions...he has batted mostli at no.7 n 8 for india...n he gt out tryin to hit sixes...wenever he gt tym to settle down..team in trouble he did well...evn sunil joshi hd 69 wckts in 69 mtchs...jadeja hs betur intrnatnl stats den robin peterson n samit patel whu has playd more tests...evn in nagpur test he bowld 70 ovrs...saurashtra uses him wel...vikram rathore devang gandhi akash chopra paras mhambrey etc faild at d hishest level..bt stil dey r cald proper players..jadeja whu has 6 man ov d match award at internationl level deservs more respect..and his fieldin is superb...giv him oppurttunity to bat at 5 or 6 for som games den com at a conclusion

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    I will also be interested to see any bowlers performing well in Ranji this season..As we saw yesterday in T20.. Indian bowling looks terrible.. How are they going to win Test matches with this bowling lineup.. ?? ..In ODI's and T20's their batsmen will bail them out if they chase, But if they bat first, then its just a lottery!!

  • balaji on December 23, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    VB himself confused TN cricket with his team composition for every match. He has played with TN fortunes,

  • Sameer on December 23, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    Amit Mishra..... you beauty!!!!!! Now the little chap knows what can get him into the Indian team. Btw, isnt Bhajji or M Kartik coming up the order to press their chances of return to national colours....... A footnote to cap it off our very own Ali Murtaza (remember him?) is learning the lessons too... Promising signs, folks!!!

  • Shankar on December 23, 2012, 4:59 GMT

    @Anonymous... Mate, Yes Jadeja scored triple hundreds, but sadly..when ever we have watched him for india...you just get a feeling he is not cut out for the international level...Its unfortunate, but thats the fact, he has not performed in all the opportunities he got.. I still cannot make out if he is a bowler or batsman in the Indian Test team..He batting is not good enough for No 6 Slot, and his bowling is steady but not threatening for tests...He can be a utility cricketer in ODI's, just like so many people NZ had in the 1990's ... I know its harsh on Jadeja, but thats the reality..

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    On domestic front Jadeja has done well but he has fallen short in international level. Neither is he frontline bowler nor is he good enough to bat at no.6. Thats what you mean by bits n pieces cricketer at international level

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    Whats this with India discards scoring hundreds against Karanataka this season? Irfan Pathan,Dinesh karthik,Mohammad Kaif and now amit mishra !!!

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 23, 2012, 4:55 GMT

    @shankar anand_ jus lyk u acknowledge d fact amol scord so many runs be it in ranji...mr. ravindra jadeja olso scored 3 triple tons in ranji...evn b4 completin his 24th birthday...evn greats lyk amol mazumdar tendulkar dravid cn onli dream abt triple ton in ranji...period! jadeja haters cant digest it...n jadeja has 2 10-wckt hauls olso...

  • Anonymous on December 23, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    people shud 1st look at jadeja's 1st class stats b4 calling him bits n pieces crktr...onli indian whu hv triple century n 10-wckt haul...peopl may fail at d highst level..eg- aakash chopra,,devang gandhi doesn make them bits and pieces opener...did dravid tendulkar ganguli kaif yuvi and raina never playd at rajkot surat n cuttack...giv jadeja credit wen its due...3-0-9-1 n 4-0-26-2..bowlin figures in 2009 20-20 wrld cup..gt criticisd for scorin 25 off 35...ystrde gambhir scord 17 ov 27...jadeja d scapegoat

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    @Saurabh exactly mate...you have hit the nail on the head... Another interesting thing I found about amol..when Sachin & Kambli were having 664 run stand for their school...guess who was the guy who was padded up... Muzumdar!!..he was waiting with his pads on for 2 days.. fate is cruel at times..now it cannot get more worse than that... and there is something more he started with a 260 on his Ranji debut...still the record highest score on a Ranji Debut !!!

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 23, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    i dont understnd why som people calls poor ravindra jadeja bits n pieces criktr...147 wckts in 44 1st clas mtch n 3 triple tons at 53 bat avg... he mostli batted at no. 7 n 8 for india...oki people may fail at d internationl level..for eg- aakash chopra avg 23 in 10 tests...shikhar dhawan..badrinath...many odrs did nt set d world in fire...bt dey r nt cald bits n pieces criktr...10 5-wckts hauls n 2 10-wckt hauls for jadeja olredy..he has scored triples at cuttack surat nt onli rajkot..mayb he needs to score 500...kaif gets credit wen he scores 68 or 91..why nt jadeja..stats olredy makes him greatst olroundr at 1st clas level for india...he bowld 70 ovrs gt kp out twice..gt an unplayabl delivery 4m anderson..bt deservs more battin oppurtunity at no.4 or no.5 to proove himself...57 wckts in 58 odis olso decent

  • Saurabh on December 23, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    This is on Amol Mazumdar's selection debate.He has been a prolific run getter,is technically very sound,and more important is still hungry for runs.He might be old,but if the appetite for scoring runs is still there,I would love to give him a chance.He could also help to teach the striplings in the Indian dressing room a thing or two about sticking it out,about grafting an innings,and n'er giving up(If he were selected to play for India in his 38th year after eons of rendering yeoman's service to Indian cricket,there couldn't be a better man to pass that message)

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    Another funny coincidence.. When Amol was picked for the India A team in 1995 along with Dravid and Ganguly.. Sandeep patil was the coach of the A team and had a lot of good things to say about Amol..Now that Sandeep is the chairman of selection..he should know how good Amol is after all these years...

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    @mkrishna : In the good old days the players were allowed to play county cricket in England. Thats where many players have honed their skills. Coaching/Training is fine but at the end of the day there is nothing like match experience. County cricket gives just that. Best example is zaheer khan. Even R.P singh came out stronger after his short stint.

  • Zaeb on December 23, 2012, 4:30 GMT

    Have selectors closed their eyes on Kaif much like Cricinfo does to U.P..? he is grinding it out match after match in testing conditions, he must get his chances for all the hardwork.. unlike the others who piled on runs on highways..

  • Raghavan.N on December 23, 2012, 4:30 GMT

    Another round of results.After the dull seasons of 2010/11 and 2011/12 this is an exciting Ranji Season.

  • mkrishna on December 23, 2012, 4:30 GMT

    for bowling problems india is facing i think bcci should take measures such as IN TAKE OF MIN 5 BOWLERS WITH ATLEAST 3 FAST BOWLERS that should increase quality of batsman after ranji season the top bowlers (10 fast bowlers 2 off spinner 2 left arm 3 leggi) should be given special training not only on bowling also on fielding this should cost max of 25 lakhs doing this and hope for the best

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:30 GMT

    @Shankar: Agree with you. Miss the good old days when we had to wait for the newspaper or DD news to catch up with the ranji scores. Agree that cricinfo is doing a great job but now i have become greedy.Now i want ball by ball updates of each match.:)

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:25 GMT

    @Dawson: Ranadev Bose was at least picked in the Indian side (although he didnt play a match) unlike Amol Mazumdar,Padamkar Shivalkar

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Hats off to cricinfo for the Brilliant coverage of Ranji..This gives the premier tournament its due...I was very keen on Ranji Scores, ever since 1993..when i started to watch cricket..Our only source for the scores was the news papers the next day... Awesome stuff guys.. and btw ..IPL??..Whats that?? (Hit and Miss cricket!!!)

  • DAWSON on December 23, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    Bad man management by BCCI example is Amol mazumddar,Padmakar shivalkar,Ranadev Bose not sure who else will Bcci victim.Infact Rohit sharma is also one of victim heheh

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    is there a late start in Hubli? why no updates from Sidharatha Ravindra? This is why i want contact numbers :)

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    Cricinfo team - Business idea : Give mobile numbers of correspondent covering the game and charge users money per sms/call made to correspondent to get live & currernt updates.

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    @Nithin, Agreed, All credit to Sourav, Rahul, VVS they were brilliant for close to 15 years, that indian batting was rock solid all these years... But what now??? You see Jadeja, Raina, Yuvi are not fit for tests.. Sachin is stuggling, Cant amol be given a chance atleast now.. (atleast to fail???)...

    In the era of shivalkar, kanwaljit singh, goel there was no media coverage..now we are in a era of social platforms..cant we voice it out???

    I know amol is 38...but he is in great form..give it a shot.. and remember we are talking about a guy who has scored 10000 runs be it in Ranji...

  • PapiReddy on December 23, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    Good morning. Another day of exciting cricket in Ranji to look forward to, after seeing India throw it away as usual. I'll be going to Uppal stadium to watch Ashish Reddy carry on his superb performance with bat against Railways. I will keep updating the scores regularly for the readers, as Sid might be busy with 'Hubli' match. Hope Amol will complete yet another century. Definitely an unsung hero...

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    @Shankar: Amol Mazumdar's fault??? he was born in the same era as sachin,dravid,vvs,ganguly. The same fault as Padamkar Shivalkar who was born in the same era as B.S.Bedi

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Any idea if any member of the selction committe is at any ground watching any ranji match? Do they just go by the scores what they see at the end of the day?

    In the days when the tournament was in the zonal format you would have the zonal representative selector watch one match

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:42 GMT

    With ODI team selction today do you think we would see batsmen play agressive cricket to impress the selection committe?

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    AMOL MUZUMDAR!!!!!!!.. May I know what fault this guy has committed??.. After scoring more thann 10000 runs in Ranji..still being overlooked for India... in terrific from this season..again unbeaten on 82 yesterday... 3 centuries so far this season... Selectors are you listening...why cant you give him a chance to fail????? He will be much better than jadeja and all other bits and pieces cricketers like jadeja...

    Agreed age is not on Muzumdar's side, but on form he should be picked... Please get him picked!!!!!

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  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    AMOL MUZUMDAR!!!!!!!.. May I know what fault this guy has committed??.. After scoring more thann 10000 runs in Ranji..still being overlooked for India... in terrific from this season..again unbeaten on 82 yesterday... 3 centuries so far this season... Selectors are you listening...why cant you give him a chance to fail????? He will be much better than jadeja and all other bits and pieces cricketers like jadeja...

    Agreed age is not on Muzumdar's side, but on form he should be picked... Please get him picked!!!!!

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:42 GMT

    With ODI team selction today do you think we would see batsmen play agressive cricket to impress the selection committe?

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Any idea if any member of the selction committe is at any ground watching any ranji match? Do they just go by the scores what they see at the end of the day?

    In the days when the tournament was in the zonal format you would have the zonal representative selector watch one match

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    @Shankar: Amol Mazumdar's fault??? he was born in the same era as sachin,dravid,vvs,ganguly. The same fault as Padamkar Shivalkar who was born in the same era as B.S.Bedi

  • PapiReddy on December 23, 2012, 3:52 GMT

    Good morning. Another day of exciting cricket in Ranji to look forward to, after seeing India throw it away as usual. I'll be going to Uppal stadium to watch Ashish Reddy carry on his superb performance with bat against Railways. I will keep updating the scores regularly for the readers, as Sid might be busy with 'Hubli' match. Hope Amol will complete yet another century. Definitely an unsung hero...

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    @Nithin, Agreed, All credit to Sourav, Rahul, VVS they were brilliant for close to 15 years, that indian batting was rock solid all these years... But what now??? You see Jadeja, Raina, Yuvi are not fit for tests.. Sachin is stuggling, Cant amol be given a chance atleast now.. (atleast to fail???)...

    In the era of shivalkar, kanwaljit singh, goel there was no media coverage..now we are in a era of social platforms..cant we voice it out???

    I know amol is 38...but he is in great form..give it a shot.. and remember we are talking about a guy who has scored 10000 runs be it in Ranji...

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    Cricinfo team - Business idea : Give mobile numbers of correspondent covering the game and charge users money per sms/call made to correspondent to get live & currernt updates.

  • Nithin on December 23, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    is there a late start in Hubli? why no updates from Sidharatha Ravindra? This is why i want contact numbers :)

  • DAWSON on December 23, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    Bad man management by BCCI example is Amol mazumddar,Padmakar shivalkar,Ranadev Bose not sure who else will Bcci victim.Infact Rohit sharma is also one of victim heheh

  • Shankar Anand on December 23, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Hats off to cricinfo for the Brilliant coverage of Ranji..This gives the premier tournament its due...I was very keen on Ranji Scores, ever since 1993..when i started to watch cricket..Our only source for the scores was the news papers the next day... Awesome stuff guys.. and btw ..IPL??..Whats that?? (Hit and Miss cricket!!!)