Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round IX December 29, 2012

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round IX, Day 1

5pm What an action-packed day
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5pm What an action-packed day. Result-oriented pitches at most venues and wickets have been a-fallin'. Centuries for Parthiv Patel, CM Gautam and Stuart Binny too. In Cuttack, 15 wickets fell, 11 in Mumbai, 10 in Delhi and nine in Rajkot. Expect more breathless action tomorrow. I will see you early in the morning. Cheers

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Brief scores - scroll down for text updates

Saurashtra (toss) 212 for 9 (Vasavada 54, Jackson 53, Pandey 3-37) v MP in Rajkot

Mumbai (toss) 24 for 1 trail Gujarat 244 (Parthiv Patel 101) by 220 in Mumbai

Railways 214 for 9 (Paunikar 50) v Bengal (toss) in Kolkata

Rajasthan 274 for 5 (Saxena 84) v Hyderabad (toss) in Jaipur

Odisha (toss) 70 for 5 trail UP 160 (Deepak Behera 6-37) by 90 in Cuttack

Delhi (toss) 254 for 4 (Chand 82) v Vidarbha in Nagpur

Karnataka 306 for 4 (Gautam 132*, Binny 115*) v Maharashtra (toss) in Pune

No play on day one between Tamil Nadu and Haryana in Chennai

Andhra 249 for 7 (Muzumdar 99*) v Kerala (toss) in Cuddapah

Goa 264 for 3 (Amogh Desai 101*, Kamat 70) v Assam (toss) in Porvorim

Jharkhand (toss) 4 for 0 trail Services 185 (Chatterjee 97, Ajay Yadav 5-30) by 181 in in Delhi

No play on day one between J&K and Tripura in Jammu

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4.55pm - And again a wicket off the last ball Reports Amol Karhadkar from Mumbai: "Huge appeal off the last ball of the day. Kaustubh Pawar bat-pads it and the man at forward short leg takes an acrobatic catch. And the umpire raises his finger after ages. That's stumps. Mumbai 24 for 1"

And yet another. In the relegation contest in Jaipur, Hrishikesh Kanitkar has fallen last ball, bowled by Hyderabad's MP Arjun. Rajasthan 274 for 5 after being put in

Other stumps scored updated at the top of the page

4.50pm - Services bowled out Despite opener Soumik Chatterjee's 97, Services have been rolled over for 185 by Jharkhand. Ajay Yadav took 5 for 30.

In Porvorim, Amogh Desai retired-hurt when on 56, but has come back and scored a hundred to put Goa in a strong position of 274 for 3 at stumps

In the important Group B match in Nagpur, Delhi finish the first day at 254 for 4 on a flat wicket. Unmukt Chand fell for 82, and Mohit Sharma and Mithun Manhas scored fifties

4.45pm - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

With three overs remaining in the day, Parthiv Patel introduces the spin of left-armer Rakesh Dhurv, the most successful spinner of the season. Mumbai are 18 for no loss

4.40pm - Amol Muzumdar running out of partners again Muzumdar is not out on 99, but wickets are falling fast at the other end. Andhra 249 for 7. It's KJ Rajesh who has taken the last two. Bad light has forced early end to day's play, and Muzumdar will have to spend the night on 99 not out

4.35pm - Stumps in Cuttack On a crazy day, 15 wickets have fallen. UP lost their 120 for 160, but Odisha have lost five of theirs already for 70. This pitch is a beauty, and we should be done in two-and-a-half days

4.30pm - Stumps in Rajkot Kamlesh Makvana, who will have a big role to play with the ball has contributed with the bat first - as he has been doing previously too. He ends the day unbeaten on 41, taking Saurashtra to 212 for 9. However, MP will not be too disappointed: they have ended another session with a wicket off the last ball. And kt's that man Rameez Khan again.

4.25pm - Hundred for Binny too Staurt Binny joins CM Gautam as centurions on day one. That is a superb recovery for Karnataka, who were 91 for 4 at one stage. They are 271 for 4 now

4.15pm - Railways lose three more Murali Kartik falls just short of fifty, in the last over of the day, Railways' ninth wicket to fall. They are 214 for 9. This is also stumps.

4.11pm - Welcome back, Sudeep Tyagi Tyagi has ripped out the big one, Niranjan Behera. Are we headed for a two-day finish in Cuttack? Odisha 49 for 5

4.10pm - In Cuttack, wickets keep a-fallin' Odisha might have bowled UP out for 160, but they have themselves lost four for 46. Imtiaz has two, Rajpoot has one, and one has been run out. This is some match

4.05pm - The other wicketkeeper-batsman falls Parthiv Patel goes. Reports Amol Karhadkar: "And Parthiv's splendid knock comes to an out. He tries to hit Javed Khan inside out but times it straight to sweeper cover. Parthiv Patel c Patil (Jr) b Javed 101, 146b, 215m, 12x4 Gujarat 243 for 9"

PS: "Zaheer takes a skier running backwards to end Gujarat innings for 244"

4pm - A day for wicketkeeper-batsmen Now it's CM Gautam with a century scored under pressure. He, like Parthiv, has had a big season too, and is one of the bright spots for Karnataka. With him is allrounder and captain Stuart Binny, who has his 86 off 109 balls. Karnataka 245 for 4 after being 91 for 4 at one stage

3.55pm - Parthiv Patel gets first ton of the round But he is running out of partners. Reports Amol Karhadkar: "And Parthiv's single with a defensive push earns him a deserving century - his third of the season. 142b, 12x4. 242 for 7. And the next ball, Javed Khan gets Rush Kalaria caught in the slip cordon."

3.50pm - Amol Muzumdar first to 9k Amol Karhadkar has just pointed out that Amol Muzumdar became the first man to 9000 Ranji runs when he reached 68. he is now unbeaten on 85, with Andhra at 229 for 5. Once again, Muzumdar has helped rescue his adopted Ranji side

3.45pm - And Mumbai drop another catch Reports Amol Karhadkar: "And Jaffer grasses one in the slips! Ankeet Chavan flighted one and Rush Kalaria edged it but Jaffer couldn't collect it to help Kalaria get off the mark."

3.35pm - Amol karhadkar in Mumbai

Zaheer Khan has a looooooong chat with Ankeet Chavan and makes a fielding change. Two balls later, Rakesh Dhurv falls into the trap and offers a skier to Zaheer at mid-off. Gujarat 232 for 7

3.30pm - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Parthiv Patel is going after Ankeet Chavan. In the left-arm spinner's last over, Patel charged down to hit him for a one-bounced four over mid-off. And now he drives him through covers for a boundary and follows it up with a cut through point for a brace. Patel on 90, Gujarat 223 for 6

3.25pm - No play in Chennai and Jammu Rain has washed out the first day of cricket in both Chennai and Jammu. Chennai rain is not unexpected at all. After all there is international cricket scheduled in the city tomorrow

3.22pm - Abhishek Purohit has seen a wicket too In Rajkot, Ankit Sharma gets Aarpit Vasawada with a ball that turns in sharply from outside off, and the batsman is caught on the crease. However, Vasawada has scored a vital 54 in Saurashtra's 170 for 7

3.20pm - Nayar to Mumbai's aid again The golden arm strikes again, shouts Amol Karhadkar. Rujul Bhatt caught in front. Gujarat 205 for 6. Patel not out on 77

3.15pm - Cuttack chaos continues After being bowled out for 160, UP have removed Odisha openers for 18 runs on the board. Rajpoot and Imtiaz have taken the wickets. Tyagi yet to bowl

3.10pm "Hi Siddharth, With Abhishek Purohit at Rajkot, should I expect a decent report on the macth every evening or will it be some 5 lines like every other Ranji Match we have been used to." Sachin, yes expect proper reports from Rajkot and Mumbai

3.05pm - Chatterjee keeps Services fighting Soumik Chatterjee, the Services opener, has stood tall in the face of the Jharkhand juggernaut. He is unbeaten on 71 out of a score of 130 for 5

2.40pm - Chand misses ton Unmukt Chand has fallen for 82 on a flat Nagpur pitch. Shreekant Wagh takes the wicket. Delhi 185 for 2

This is also tea or near about tea. Scores are being updated at the top of the page. I will be back before you realise

2.30pm - Behera does UP Deepak Behera has taken six wickets to bowl the group leaders UP out for 160. Tea taken in Cuttack

2.25pm - Amol karhadkar in Mumbai

As they have consistently been doing all through the season, Mumbai drop the best opposition batsman. Dhawal Kulkarni gets an edge off Parthiv's willow but Hiken Shah makes a mess of it at first slip. Parthiv on 64, Gujarat 184 for 4. Three weeks ago, Mumbai dropped Mandeep Singh on 67, 73 and 93, the Punjab batsman piled on a double hundred. Will Parthiv do a Mandeep?

And he follows up with this: "And the action doesn't stop at DY Patil stadium. Ankeet Chavan gets rid of Chirag Gandhi. Gujarat 186 for 5"

2.05pm - Parthiv Patel highest run-getter this season Says Amol karhadkar: "Parthiv Patel guides Javed Khan to the third-man boundary to raise his fifty and surpass Ravindra Jadeja's tally of 794 runs this season. And he follows it up with an exquisite cover drive that helps him become the first batsman to score 800 runs this season. Parthiv on 55, Gujarat 165 for 4."

1.50pm - Manu Krishnan takes one more In Cuddapah, Kerala are running through the Andhra batting with Amol Muzumdar providing the only resistance. Andhra 139 for 5

1.45pm - Chirag Jani loses the plot In Rajkot, after a 36-run stand, Chirag Jani charges down blindly to Ankit Sharma and misses. Saurashtra 130 for 6

Adds the insightful Abhishek Purohit: "Saurashtra will miss Nayan Doshi. the left arm spinner who got hit by a Jaydev Shah stroke during practice yesterday. Arrived today at the ground with a heavily bandaged left hand. Out for five weeks. And it was one of the last few deliveries of the session that got him."

1.40pm - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Zaheer does the trick for Mumbai. He bounces one to Manprit Juneja, and the batsman fails to keep the hook shot on the ground and it sails to at Javed Khan deep fine leg. Gujarat 146 for 4

And he adds: "Zaheer stretched his calf before bowling a trademark inswinger to the new man Chirag Gandhi. But considering that he has bowled seven overs on a trot, it's bound to take a toll on his body."

1.35pm - Deepak Behera runs through UP With the wicket of Imtiaz Ahmed, Deepak Behera has five wickets for just 30 runs. UP 125 for 8. That's his second first-class five-for

1.32pm - They're playing our song In Rajkot, when the frequency and volume of songs played in the press box increases as the run rate falls. With Saurashtra going at 2.5 an over, you can imagine the song. Saurashtra 126 for 5

1.30pm - Down to Amol again Manu Krishnan takes the fourth wicket for Kerala. Amol Muzumdar 36 not out. Andhra 126 for 4

1.25pm - Odisha on fire Deepak Behera has four wickets, and UP are 117 for 7. What a last round. Result p[itches everywhere

1.22pm - Services down too Not a good day for departmental teams. Services are collapsing against Jharkhand. From 43 for 0 to 66 for 5. It's Ajay yadav doing the damage with sensational figures of 15-7-17-4

1.20pm - Railways coming down like a house of cards There is no stopping the fall of wickets in Kolkata. They have last six wickets for 40 runs to be down at 125 for 6. Shib Shankar Paul, nicknames Macko in the Bengal dressing room, is back and has taken a wicket. Sourav Sarkar has two.

1.15pm - Great news from Rajkot Abhishek Purohit has found a desk, and has also been served a great meal: batata bhaji, vaal nu shaak, dal, rice, dahi, rotis, papad, salad, small gulabjamuns, and chicken curry. "I avoided chicken, rice, papad and gulabjamun," he says.

1.12pm - Run-out in Pune karnataka singking again. Their fourth wicket has fallen to a run-out. Ganesh Satish gone. Karnataka 110 for 4

1.10pm - Odisha keep picking up wickets And now Deepak Behera has broken through a stubborn sixth-wicket partnership. Ali Murtaza, centurion from the last game, is gone. UP 116 for 6

1pm - Observations from Abhishek Purohit, who is still struggling for a desk in Rajkot

Hasn't been a real turner, but balls have kept low and hurried on, especially off the spinners, who bowled 24.2 of the 36.2 overs in the first session.

Amol Karhadkar, meanwhile, is enjoying good facilities in Mumbai, and has had butter chicken, palak paneer, dal fry, chapatis, steamed rice and gulab jamun for lunch. Hope he stays awake in the middle session.

12.40pm - Railways collapsing in Kolkata Railways have lost two wickets each either side of lunch to go from 85 for 0 to 107 for 4

Noon - Other lunch updates The scores will be updated at the top of the page, but here are a few important text updates.

From Amol in Mumbai first: "And Mumbai have struck again at the stroke of lunch. Bhargav Merai calls Parthiv Patel for a quick single after nudging the ball on the off side but Dhawal Kulkarni gets a direct hit. It's referred to the third umpire and Merai is found short of his crease. That's lunch. Gujarat 107 for 3"

Wickets falling everywhere at the stroke of lunch. In Pune, Karnataka have lost Kunal Kapoor, who last week became the first Karnataka batsman to score hundreds in each innings of a Ranji match. They are now 86 for 3

Rajasthan, too, have lost Robin Bisht to a run-out just before lunch - 92 for 2 now

And Services follow the trend and have gone to 50 for 3 just before lunch

No more success for Kerala. Andhra 96 for 3

11.58am - Big blow just before lunch in Rajkot Before the buttermilk and Kathiawadi food, Saurashtra have lost the big wicket of Sheldon Jackson. Rameez Khan knocks back the middle stump in the last over before lunch. Saurashtra 94 for 5 now

11.55am - Over to Pune Karnataka, who still have an outside chance to make it to the quarters, have recovered against relegation candidates Maharashtra. From 18 for 2 they have reached 80 for 2 thanks to the stand between Kunal Kapoor and CM Gautam

11.50am - Intriguing contest in Delhi Services, fighting to hold on to their lead, and Jharkhand, desperate to win to reach that top two, are engaged in a keen tense tussle in Delhi. Services began cautiously after being put in, but have lost two quick wickets to be reduced 44 for 2 from 29 overs

11.40am - Abhishek Purohit from Rajkot He might not have got a desk to sit, but Abhishek Purohit is keeping us updated. Here: "Sheldon fifty with a cut to point boundary and a driven single to extra cover. He has been positive throughout, with a couple of very tough return catches out down. Saurashtra 87 for 4."

11.33am - Lunch in the east In Cuttack, UP go into lunch at 85 for 5

And in Kolkata, Railways have lost the other opener - Shivakant Shukla - too to be 99 for 2

11.30am - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Dhawal Kulkarni strikes for Mumbai. He entices Samit Gohel into a drive and manages to catch the nick of his blade. Aditya Tare does the rest behind the stumps. Gujarat 89 for 2

11.25 am - Off to relegation contest In Jaipur, Hyderabad and Rajasthan are locked in a contest to avoid relegation. Ashish Reddy has just interrupted the defending champions' solid start. Rajasthan 61 for 1

11.15am - Delhi off to solid start In a big Group B match that Delhi and Vidarbha ideally need to win, Nagpur has rolled out a flat pitch where batsmen are playing without fear. Finally, though, Shikhar Dhawan has fallen to a loose stroke outside off, without foot movement and dragging it on. Delhi 72 for 1. Sandeep Singh has the wicket

11.10am - Amol Karhadkar from Mumbai

A family of four climbs more than 100 steps only to find out they have entered the media enclosure. Since they are first-timers at the venue, they didn't know there's an elevator to the media centre. Moreover, they have to take the long walk to the stands, since the organisers (rightly) refuse to accommodate them in the media centre.

11am - Good news for UP UP may be losing wickets in Cuttack, but Srinivasan Raju, our know-all scorer, has just observed that Sudeep Tyagi is back for them. UP have already qualified, so it is good news for them to have a solid fast bowler back for the knockouts.

Meanwhile, Odisha are running through them. UP have gone from 59 for 0 to 72 for 5. Deepak Behera and Biplab Samantray have taken two each. Even Kaif is gone

10.45am - Solid start for Railways Railways still have an outside chance of progressing, and they have giving themselves a good start. Put in to bat, Amit Paunikar and Shivakant Shukla have taken them to 84 for 0 in 24 overs. Paunikar is not out on 50

10.40am - Fifty-nine is the number for Odisha On the same score of 59, Odisha have taken the third wicket. Three overs, zero runs, three wickets. Deepak Behera has two, Biplab Samantray one. Kaif still unbeaten

10.35am - Exceptionally slow start in Delhi Services, leaders in Group C, have begun their final league match with extreme caution. Asked to bat first, they have reached 13 for 0 in 13.4 overs. If Services lose this match outright, they leave their fate in the hand of other results. Ideally they will like three points from this match, but even one point will do them a lot of good

10.30am - Things begin to happen in Cuttack After a solid start, UP have lost both the openers at the same score: 59. It's a green track in Cuttack, Odisha have won the toss, and they will want to max that advantage

Meanwhile, Amol Karhadkar, who has been watching Zaheer Khan closely, sends this: "After bowling a short four-over spell, Zaheer Khan changes end for a second spell"

10.25am - Sandeep Warrier keeps on striking Kerala's Sandeep Warrier, who has been the central point of Kerala's resurgence this year, has taken two early wickets in Vijayawada to reduce Andhra to 24 for 2. If Kerala win this game, Andhra are out of it, and Kerala give themselves a great chance. Long way to go still

10.23am - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Samit Gohel flicks Javed Khan through midwicket for a boundary to raise Gujarat's fifty. They are 51 for 1

10.15am - Pandey on fire And Pandey has struck one more blow. Captain Jaydev Shah gone too. Middle stump put of the ground. While walking back, Jaydev Shah stares at the pitch. Father Niranjan Shah watches on

10.10am - Spin on in Rajkot We were expecting this sooner or later, and spin has been introduced to the match as early as the eighth over, says Abhishek Purohit. Ankit Sharma to bowl left-arm spin now. But its the pace of the impressive Ishwar pandey that has got the big wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, who tried to flick one but the ball stopped on him. Saurashtra 37 for 2 in the ninth over

9.55am - Zaheer has struck already Zaheer Khan struck form in the last game, and continues striking for Mumbai. Smit Patel trapped lbw. Gujarat 25 for 1

9.45am - Abhishek Purohit in Rajkot

Anand Rajan has got Shitanshu Kotak lbw after he was dropped by Naman Ojha off Ishwar Pandey in the first over of the match.

9.40am - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai He has changed trains, caught the Harbour line, and has finally made it to DY Patil Stadium. Here's what he sees: "To be precise, five spectators in a stadium with a capacity of 55,000 as Dhawal Kulkarni starts the proceedings against U-19 star Smit Patel with a maiden. Two canges for Mumbai: Dhawal Kulkarni comes in for Ajit Agarkar while Nikhil Patil (Jr), a top-order batsman, replaces left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla."

9.30am - Saurashtra bat first In Rajkot, where a square turner is expected, Saurashtra have won the important toss and are batting first against MP. They need an outright win, a first-innings lead will do for MP

9.25am - Zaheer captains Mumbai As revealed by Amol Karhadkar last night, Zaheer Khan is captaining Mumbai for this big game. Ajit Agarkar is out with an injury. Zaheer has won the toss, and asked Gujarat to bat first. It's a game where a first-innings lead might be enough for either side

9.15am - Early start in east As usual, action has already begun in Cuttack where Odisha need an outright win against the table toppers, UP. We have been hearing of a green pitch. Odisha have won the toss, and inserted UP, who are 7 for 0 right now

And by the way, for all those who are asking, BCCI and the TV channel with rights to produce Indian cricket don't deem important Ranji Trophy's most exciting round. So we will get even BBL, but not Ranji Trophy on TV

9am This is a surreal weekend. A New Year's weekend. First-class cricketers in India, however, are away from families and friends - like they were over Christmas - to play the most important - at least the most exciting - round of Ranji Trophy. This is the last round, teams have a vague idea of what they need to do to progress further, but they all can't be sure. One thing I can assure is that results pitches will be made, support staff will be on the phone checking on what is happening in other matches.

S Rajesh has tried to draw up a basic outline of what teams from Group A, Group B and Group C need to do. Abhishek Purohit has already witnessed a dry pitch in Rajkot, where Saurashtra need an outright win and MP need three points. I know Tamil Nadu and Odisha are going for result pitches too.

This is exciting. Punjab and UP are through to the quarters, but every other place is open. The beauty of it all is that unlike in ICC events these matches will be played simultaneously, so no team has an unfair advantage.

Right, we will get all the possible news as soon as possible. Helping me with these updates will be Amol Karhadkar, Abhishek Purohit and Srinivasan Raju

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Gomakant Mahambrey on December 29, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    @Amogh Desai - Congrats to Amogh Desai - Goa for his maiden Ranji century, wish you all the best

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    he was definitely quicker than PK or VK, that bowl he bowled also was a lot quicker than his action indicates

  • Nitin on December 29, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    UP is downright scary, and that's when most of its biggies are either injured or on national duty. Has there been a better domestic team in last decade ?

  • Akalp on December 29, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    @Shrinivas Bharath this video doesnt prove otherwise. I have seen him when he played for India. He was not much quicker than PK or VK if I compare them.

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    He has reduced weight, he is more committed and he is performing. If Stuart had clicked early, he wud have emulated his dad roger.

  • Pranav Parab on December 29, 2012, 11:10 GMT

    Briliant hundred for Amogh Desai after coming back to the crease after being hurt. Goa 264/3 in 90 Overs. Stumps.

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    Congrats binny, the best all rounder of the 2012-13 ranji season.... He has scored 500+ runs and 14 wkts...

  • Ravi on December 29, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Ton & ton gautam & binny

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Jadeja good all rounder, agreed, Jadeja has scored three triple centuries, agreed, Jadeja averages 53, good for him, tendulkar averaged 29 after playing x matches and jadeja averages more than 29, so jadeja is better than tendulkar coz he has taken wickets also, stupid, Jadeja averages 53 with wickets better than pujara 54 without wickets, stupid. You need to watch them play to know their potential. As a test player Cheteshwar Pujara is miles ahead of Jadeja. Jadeja is promising, yes, so let us leave it at that.

  • RAVI.KARWAR on December 29, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    Karnataka cm gautam (100*) & binny(86*) super fast banglore express vs maharasta

  • Gomakant Mahambrey on December 29, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    @Amogh Desai - Congrats to Amogh Desai - Goa for his maiden Ranji century, wish you all the best

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    he was definitely quicker than PK or VK, that bowl he bowled also was a lot quicker than his action indicates

  • Nitin on December 29, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    UP is downright scary, and that's when most of its biggies are either injured or on national duty. Has there been a better domestic team in last decade ?

  • Akalp on December 29, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    @Shrinivas Bharath this video doesnt prove otherwise. I have seen him when he played for India. He was not much quicker than PK or VK if I compare them.

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    He has reduced weight, he is more committed and he is performing. If Stuart had clicked early, he wud have emulated his dad roger.

  • Pranav Parab on December 29, 2012, 11:10 GMT

    Briliant hundred for Amogh Desai after coming back to the crease after being hurt. Goa 264/3 in 90 Overs. Stumps.

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    Congrats binny, the best all rounder of the 2012-13 ranji season.... He has scored 500+ runs and 14 wkts...

  • Ravi on December 29, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Ton & ton gautam & binny

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    Jadeja good all rounder, agreed, Jadeja has scored three triple centuries, agreed, Jadeja averages 53, good for him, tendulkar averaged 29 after playing x matches and jadeja averages more than 29, so jadeja is better than tendulkar coz he has taken wickets also, stupid, Jadeja averages 53 with wickets better than pujara 54 without wickets, stupid. You need to watch them play to know their potential. As a test player Cheteshwar Pujara is miles ahead of Jadeja. Jadeja is promising, yes, so let us leave it at that.

  • RAVI.KARWAR on December 29, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    Karnataka cm gautam (100*) & binny(86*) super fast banglore express vs maharasta

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    @hrishikesh: same cuttak but different pitch.

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    Selectors can select Amol for Australia test series as a stop gap option. He can bring his vast ranji experience and can share the pressure on middle order along with Sachin.

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 10:51 GMT

    @akalp, watch this video, ganesh was not a trundler

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99C2y9BhOB0

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 29, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    same cuttack wher ravindra jadeja scored 314 ov 375 vs odisha...den surat n den rajkot...so many fickle minded peopl in india criticize jadeja...sachin tendulkr avgd 29 after 58 games...n he did nt hv 57 wickts too...giv dis guy a break a chance...hes 3 playrs rolled in 1..lyk debu mitra says...pujara avg 54 bt dnt bowl..n look at dis man's stats...with so many biased peopl how cn we expct girls nt to get raped..i hate india..coz peopl blame n make s\capegoat wen somwan dont deserv..

  • Raj sharma on December 29, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Gujrat all out for 244. great chance for mumbai to get first inns lead and qualify for next round

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 29, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    my suggestion- indian selectors can let amol mazumdar play in one meaningless 20-20 or odi wich wil make him an international player....for eg- pankaj dharmani ,pankaj singh n many more playd jus 1 odi for india...bt dat makes them an international playr...2 odis for gagan khoda...3 odis for abhishek nayar,laxmi ratan shukla etc....coz at 38 he cannot be a long term prospect anyways

  • Akalp on December 29, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    someone here said Doda Ganesh was quick. He was a trundler of the highest order.

  • vishnu on December 29, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    You guys don't have sence?? Just becoz this our country still in reverse gear, i know you are all deffrent states, but remember you are from one country, go watch chakde india, i guess you people got what i mean.

  • Alalp on December 29, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Looks like Sandeep Warrier lost steam today after first two wickets.

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Any info on the pitch condition of the match between karnataka and maharashtra? Is it a featherbed? Any swing/seam/spin ?

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Amol Muzumdar first to reach 9000 runs in ranji history. Well done Amol.....keep going... wish you do a "Akash Chopra" for Andhra this season..........

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    Hats of to amol mazumdar.I hope at that amol mazumdar at least gets a chance in the duleep trophy and rest of india teams

  • abhi on December 29, 2012, 10:18 GMT

    what is santhosh trophy? some sort of gully cricket cup in kerala? ps: heard of Ranji Trophy?

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    @anonymous: thank u buddy for doing research abt the santosh trophy...!

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    kerala had won santhosh trophy 5 times, and 7 times runners up, now tell how many time ur state won?

  • abhi on December 29, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    Hi, Sid Monga - Have you noticed? CM Gautam on 88* vs Maharashtra has scored nearly 750 runs this season. Many of his runs have come under pressure. What are his chances of making it to ROI side this season in Irani Trophy? Also add 27 dismissals.

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    david johnson , dodda ganesh, sujith somasundaram ,kumaran, vijay bhardwaj just compare them with sreeshanth he took hatrick in fc debut and worked hard to indian team- Dear Mr.Azeem u, dont know anything about these players. Y do u compare them to sreesanth, compare them to yohanan. Sreesanth, please compare him to dravid or kumble. Johnson really rattled south africa in south africa, Ganesh had good pace but never succeeded at the international level, sujith was a good batsman who partnered dravid in school days, kumaran promised but did not deliver so, vijay bharadwaj got a man of the match award in keenya, unfortunately he played his first series in australia.

  • Binu on December 29, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    Dear azeem hafis, papi reddy, krishna we should not talk about kerala or andhra is superior team but i am happy to see Sandeep warrier and D shivakumar two very promising youngsters. I am very keen to watch aashish readdy of hyderabad a fine allrounder coming up Being a malayali I don't think kerala will go further So be happy on the performance of these youngsters they may play for India in the near future

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    @ anonymous: i already mentioned that i'm from karnataka not from andhra i just supported krishna because azeem hafiz was doing regionalism comments and he mentioned karnataka players

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 29, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    shit! chennai rain wil ruin sunday's odi tomoro in ol likelihood!

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    @ anonymous: ha ha how many times kerala has won the santosh trophy football cup in the history of santosh trophy? Hardly once states like tamil nadu and karnataka did better than kerala in football by winning santosh trophy the highest ranked football trophy of the nation for more than 5times.... U malayali guys could u stop annoying on others for everything on every matter.

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    @ Anonymous, i am not against any team/language. I jst said all through the season Andhra batting was dependent on middle order. So i hoped for a good fight when 3 early wickets fell down.

    "cricket is never be part of real sports"....really, then wht do you call cricket if not SPORT?

  • abhi on December 29, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    kerala fans speaking of Karnataka players - ever a batsman like Vishy, spinner like Prassana, WK keeper like Kirmani & a FAST bowler like Srinath emerge from kerala? i don't even want to bring Dravid & Kumble into this list. Stop comparing with other teams, you are doing surprisingly well this season, enjoy it & stop boasting.

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    @avinash, u r right, we have to qualify for elite group first, ok we will try, u said that u people have 2 ranji trophy teams i just wanna remember u one think, soon ur state going to 2 part, how long ur both teams will play for ap?

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    @azeem hafiz: Do u think tinu youhanan is a classical player? He is one among the two players kerala produced! U r talking regarding the players like dodda ganesh and so on , y can't u speak regarding rahul dravid , anil kumble, j srinath, venkatesh prasad, g vishwanath, syed kirmani, roger binny, b s chandrashekar, eas prasanna? Even players like dodda ganesh calibre hav good fc record

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    For all you know when it comes to Andhra vs Kerala, I support kerala but does not mean I would buy whatever @Azeem has to say. Mr. Azeem it is not about malayalis and kanndigas or andhrites it is about an indian playing cricket, first of all our test team is in doldrums, does not matter whether a malayali rectified or a kanndiga rectifies.

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    @Anonymous: Other Sports? You mean like Tennis, Badminton, Shooting...? This is Cricinfo, mate... But fyi, ever heard the names, Sania Mirza, Gopichand, Saina Nehwal, Gagan Narang, Karanam Malleswari, Koneru Hampi, Harikrishna?

    Stop being childish, mate...

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    Parthiv Patel has 800+ runs, CM Gautham has 700+ runs. Its a toss up between the 2 for wicket keeper of the season.. Parthiv has more runs because he bats up in the order compared to Gautham who barring 2 matches bats at No.7 and usually runs out of partners.

  • Dev on December 29, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    @dileep bugavetti... I think u r so ambitious.r u dreaming?ok it happens.stay cool n watch

  • Sreekanth on December 29, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    Andhra vs Kerala playing at KADAPA not cuddapah. Please correct it.

  • hrishikesh narayan on December 29, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    pujara has scord 3,24 n 3 for saurashtra nw...its a shame ravindra jadeja gt to play jus 5 games...els wud hv easily crossed 1000 runs...n laxman's run tally for a single season wud hv been in danger...pujara's 1st clas avg 54...n jadeja's 53...most unfairli treatd criktr ever..hop he gets chnces to bat high...evn sachin's recrd ws lyk avg 28 after 58 odis wit no ton...period!

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    @azeem hafiz: ask ur 11 malayali players to qualify the kerala team to the elite group( group A & B now) once their life time! Mind u group c means plate group of the previous year , who didn't qualified to the elite group are playing ... Encourage ur players dude!

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    @krishna, papi, i agreed that kerala is no way near the indian cricket, what about the other sports items like athletics, football etc, cricket is never be part of real sports just remember.

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Interesting to note that there is more action in the comment board in the andhra vs Kerala than on the field :)

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    @azeem: So, the mentioning of 'SLAP-CRY' incident seems to have worked... Boohooo... :P

    Nee malayali alla, kolayali....lol

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    @ srinivas , david johnson , dodda ganesh, sujith somasundaram ,kumaran, vijay bhardwaj just compare them with sreeshanth he took hatrick in fc debut and worked hard to indian team

  • Sachin on December 29, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    Hi Siddharth,

    With Abhishek Purohit at Rajkot, should I expect a decent report on the macth every evening or will it be some 5 lines like every other Ranji Match we have been used to.

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    i m here to support kerala, so dont poke me, u cant survive i m stopping what u started

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    @azeem, I dont know the player u r talking about, pls educate me

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz: Unlike any other state in South, AP has two Ranji teams. How about that?

    @ Avinash: Agree with you. Let's talk about just cricket. Oh by the way, the second player is also famous for the 'SLAP-CRY' incident in IPL. lol ;)

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    andhra 182/5

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz, i dont have time for ur racist/regionist comments, i'm here to support my two teams Andhra and Hyderabad.

    Also i am here to watch a future indian players taking their big steps towards national glory.

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz: Unlike any other state in South, AP has two Ranji teams. How about that?

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @avinash, i started when krishna first started poking , and there were many substandard players who played india due to regionlist politics and not anyone from kerala, and you know the players i m talking about

  • Avinash on December 29, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    @azeem hafiz: could u plz stop commenting on other state teams ? How many players kerala has produced in 78years of indian cricket? only two that too one player playing less than 5matches and another hardly being physically fit. I'm from karnataka i'm commenting here because cricket fans should think as cricket fans not in the regionalism manner

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    its good that that krishna is researching about kerala players now find which hospital sandeep warrier was born

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    abishek was grown up in kerala, played under14, under19 for kerala and speaks malayalam fluently

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    andhra 152/5, amol still batting

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz, u shud've chekd CricInfo records once bfor making such comments. Did u heard abt a guy named 'Abhishek Hegde'...whos playing this match againsh andhra is born in Hyderabad...

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ranji-trophy-2012/content/player/29373.html

  • Pratap on December 29, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    @Dileep Buggaveeti, Just wait and see.... by the way Odisha is going to win this Match....

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    2 innings victories from 4 points in 5 matches from bottom of table to 18 points from 7 matches malayaless can be proud of their team whatever happens hereafter because they have only fielded 11 malayalam speaking players in all matches

  • febin on December 29, 2012, 8:16 GMT

    Andra 139/5- Manu took the 2nd wicket

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:13 GMT

    @ krishna either me or you, lets see keep the spirit till the end

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz: Andhra can boast about not losing even one game and Kerala can't. Who talked about caste anyway?

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    andhra 130/4, mazumdar 36, pradeep 5

  • Dileep Buggaveeti on December 29, 2012, 8:08 GMT

    UP Players can have the luxury of enjoying the new year celebrations with their friends as they are going to triumph the match against Odisha with in two days.......Cheerss UP....Keep up d same Performance in the New Year...U r going to be the Champions of this season.

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 8:03 GMT

    @ papi reddy , i m saying nothing to boast for andhra who managed just one win with borrowed players, i m not a castist

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz, i will see it like they didn't lost any match this season nd jst an innings lead away frm going to quarters..... hw abt tht?

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz: Phewww.. So you guys started..? Let's not talk abt who speaks what language and stuff, plz. All that Amol has to do is speak the language called cricket. P.S: FYI, Rayudu, Rohit, Laxman, MSK, Venkatapathi Raju, Shivlal Yadav, Jaisimha, Srikanth, etc., all are Telugu speaking guys.

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    Andra 125/4- B Sumanth Gone- Manu took the wicket

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 7:44 GMT

    @ krishna with all borrowed players andhra managed just a win in group c , good going andhra

  • Raghavan.N on December 29, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    Great Work by ESPNCricinfo this season.Giving regular live updates and much needed coverage for the Ranji.

  • Sarobar Dutta on December 29, 2012, 7:42 GMT

    Thanks for posting my last comment. Its my first ever comment to be posted.:) One question that I have is where the hell is T Suman? He looked a very promising player from Hyderabad.

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 7:19 GMT

    @ azeem hafiz, wht did Amol's telugu has to do it with his performance for Andhra team. i think We are talking about cricket. Amol playing for andhra didn't disqualify them for quarters if they win/get 1st innings lead in this match. why didn't u talk anything abt B Sumanth or D. Sivakumar?

    P.S: Rajastah won Ranji championship 2 times with some borrowed players too.

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Correction: Andhra vs Kerala match is played in Cuddapah, not in Vijayawada.

  • Karamana on December 29, 2012, 7:09 GMT

    Waiting eagerly for lunch menu updates from Abhishek and Amol

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    @ krishna , sandeep warrier is a malayali 22 year old youngster, but and whole of andhra is trusting bombay veteran amol mazumdar, and how many telungu words he know yeamandi, cheppandi may not more than me

  • suresh on December 29, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    Mumbai common you can do it

  • Sarobar Dutta on December 29, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    Shib Shankar Paul is playing back for Bengal after a gap of 4 years. You must be jokeing. Thats what I call a return. Accepted that they are missing Dinda & Ahmed but wouldn't it have been better to give chance to young Ravi Kant Sing, the India U19 player?

  • Pranav Parab on December 29, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    Goa not playing in Margao. Its in Porvorim. and we are 100/1 in 37 Overs at lunch. Amogh Desai scored a 50.

  • Krishna on December 29, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    All SANDEEP WARRIER fans, pls dont get carried away by 2 wickets. Throughout this season Andhra openers didn't do much. Its the middle order pair of B. Sumanth and Amol Mazumdar tht did most of the batting...wait nd see hw kerala bowling do against them...Go Andhra....

    P.S: they already partnership 50 for 4th wicket....touchwood..

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 6:31 GMT

    Thanks for posting on karnataka, good bless u

  • azeem hafiz on December 29, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    @ anonymous, thank you for the offer let us see wheather kerala reach quater finals

  • Srinivas Bharath on December 29, 2012, 6:12 GMT

    None is talking about the karnataka maharashtra match, whereas every other small detail like a family climbing steps is talked about, come on pls tell me who is out and who is playing out of 36/2

  • Radhakrishnan on December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    Well done Sandeep Warrier. All the best to Sreesanth & Kerala team

  • Anukool on December 29, 2012, 6:11 GMT

    C'mon MP. Keep playing the brave cricket like you did against Punjab and Mumbai. Victory would be yours for sure.

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    Call 22 years old Kerala pace bwler SANDEEP WARRIER for indian team....India can win series against Pakistan and England....

  • BINU on December 29, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    How many wickets for Sandeep Warrier..??!! Go Kerala Go..

  • Dileep Buggaveeti on December 29, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    UP in trouble means......Orissa will be in great great trouble.....UP are the champions on Green Pitch.

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Ashish Reddy may not be a warrier, but definitely got noticed for his perfomance with both bat and ball. Pity this is his last Ranji game this season. Wish him all the best!

  • sparsh on December 29, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    I am assure if you all out of 72 score then UP take lead in first inning to out Odisa less than 72. I am assure you now everybody.

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    UP in trouble at Cuttack. They are 76/5 now

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 5:53 GMT

    Ashish Reddy has removed opener Chouhan, in Jaipur. Rajasthan 47/1

  • Sid on December 29, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    Odisha have done well in patches this season hope they continue to win sessions this time. Bowlers have been upto the task invariably. Time for the batsmen to step up and thump UP. Come on guys... knock dem over...

  • Vivek on December 29, 2012, 5:33 GMT

    This is pretty strange that Tamilnadu should even host a single First Class game. Anyone with basic indian geography knowledge would say oct-dec is the time when north-east monsoon is active in all ov tamilnadu and coastal andhra pradesh.

  • Ronak Vora on December 29, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    I think it should be Smit Patel and not Samit Patel!

  • Rohan on December 29, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    C'mon Maharashtra win this match and don't go to group C!!!!

  • febin on December 29, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    @ Akalp: Sandeep Warrier- 5th match (including today) --24 Wickets (including 2 wickets of today) = Average-15.13 = 5wI 2 times

  • febin on December 29, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Andhra - 38/3 vs kerala. Warrier took both openers and Sreesanth One

  • PapiReddy on December 29, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    Come on Andhra, win this match and make it to the next phase. I've never seen you guys going into the second round of Ranji. Keep up the good performance and take the match. All the best Amol and Andhra.

  • Akalp on December 29, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    Cricinfo, find something substantial about Sandeep Warrier. Lots of people want to know more about him.

  • saurabh on December 29, 2012, 4:57 GMT

    i think karnataka has narrow chance to qualify for knockouts though it depends upon other matches and they have to win thiers

  • Anonymous on December 29, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    Andhra - 22/2 vs kerala. Warrier took both openers

  • febin on December 29, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    Andhra - 14/1 vs Kerala. Warrier took wicket

  • Sanat Jain on December 29, 2012, 4:39 GMT

    Raj v/s Hyd match is also an important match since it will decide who will be raligated to Gr-C. It is a do or die match. Rajasthan the last two time chempion is in shamful situation. They will go to where they belong if they loose.

  • Balasaheb Dhane on December 29, 2012, 4:29 GMT

    Tites race for know out Ranji Matches in this season.

  • tarun on December 29, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    Common Delhi, All the very best, don't take vidarbha lightly.....

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    If i recall neo tv used to show one match of all the rounds. Dont know if they changed the terms and contracts with the current broadcaster

  • Yash on December 29, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    C'mon Mumbai !! This is the time for the BIG boys to shine and show their character. ! Like always, Mumbai will come out with flying colours during the BUSINESS end of Ranji Trophy !! Go Zak !!

  • khilendu on December 29, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    now my eyes on odisha cricket team,how they play againt UP.last time raina played a beautiful innings 203* against odisha.

  • Karamana on December 29, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    I think the contract between the BCCI and broadcaster says that a minimum number of domestic matches (I think it's number of days) have to be telecast. And so probably, they pick and choose. The contract should be altered to make it mandatory to telecast matches from every round. I don't care if they don't show India's T20 internationals, even if it is against Pakistan. I want all domestic matches to be telecast.

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    Toss updates please?

  • Dhaivat on December 29, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    It's gonna be Interesting !! I would love to see Saurashtra And Gujarat both qualifying to knockouts from Group A if not thn atleast Mp cause I dun want Mumbai to go through , thy just don't deserve to be There in KO !! C'mon Gujarat !!! (y)

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    Still cant comprehend the insensitivity of the BCCI to schedule matches on Christmas and New Year's eve. Pity the players & the journalists covering the match who have to be away from their family

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    Please tell me that kanishka balachandran is covering the match between karnataka and Maharashtra. You know how desperate the fans are when there is more faith on the cricinfo journalist covering the match than the team

  • Karamana on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Yippee...and the Ranji games start again...very exciting round coming up

  • Sachin on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Hi Sidharth,

    What Ranji game is star sports going to show today. I hope its the MP game. They played an awesome cricket the other day and hope thats the game thats shown on Star. They have some real stars in Jalaj, Harpreet and Ishwar. I wish Sudhindra is pardoned. That will be an awesome pace attack. He was highest wicket taker last year.

  • Dileep Buggaveeti on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Welcome to the Ranji's Saturday....All the best to Invincible UP and its Stand-in Skipper Kaif.

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  • Dileep Buggaveeti on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Welcome to the Ranji's Saturday....All the best to Invincible UP and its Stand-in Skipper Kaif.

  • Sachin on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Hi Sidharth,

    What Ranji game is star sports going to show today. I hope its the MP game. They played an awesome cricket the other day and hope thats the game thats shown on Star. They have some real stars in Jalaj, Harpreet and Ishwar. I wish Sudhindra is pardoned. That will be an awesome pace attack. He was highest wicket taker last year.

  • Karamana on December 29, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Yippee...and the Ranji games start again...very exciting round coming up

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    Please tell me that kanishka balachandran is covering the match between karnataka and Maharashtra. You know how desperate the fans are when there is more faith on the cricinfo journalist covering the match than the team

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:48 GMT

    Still cant comprehend the insensitivity of the BCCI to schedule matches on Christmas and New Year's eve. Pity the players & the journalists covering the match who have to be away from their family

  • Dhaivat on December 29, 2012, 3:51 GMT

    It's gonna be Interesting !! I would love to see Saurashtra And Gujarat both qualifying to knockouts from Group A if not thn atleast Mp cause I dun want Mumbai to go through , thy just don't deserve to be There in KO !! C'mon Gujarat !!! (y)

  • Nithin on December 29, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    Toss updates please?

  • Karamana on December 29, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    I think the contract between the BCCI and broadcaster says that a minimum number of domestic matches (I think it's number of days) have to be telecast. And so probably, they pick and choose. The contract should be altered to make it mandatory to telecast matches from every round. I don't care if they don't show India's T20 internationals, even if it is against Pakistan. I want all domestic matches to be telecast.

  • khilendu on December 29, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    now my eyes on odisha cricket team,how they play againt UP.last time raina played a beautiful innings 203* against odisha.

  • Yash on December 29, 2012, 4:05 GMT

    C'mon Mumbai !! This is the time for the BIG boys to shine and show their character. ! Like always, Mumbai will come out with flying colours during the BUSINESS end of Ranji Trophy !! Go Zak !!