Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round IX January 1, 2013

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round IX, Day 4

6.10pm With that we end the last day of the league stages of Ranji Trophy
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6.10pm With that we end the last day of the league stages of Ranji Trophy. If you scroll below, you will see great drama involved. Thanks for joining us. We will see you with the quarters. Cheers

Brief scores - scroll down for text updates

Saurashtra (toss) 242 (Vasavada 54, Jackson 53, Makvana 51, Pandey 3-43) and 303 for 4 decl. (Pujara 203*, Vasavada 55) beat MP 135 (Joshi 3-17, Unadkat 3-20) and 183 (Saxena 75, Jadeja 6-51, Makvana 3-43) by 227 in Rajkot

Delhi (toss) 523 for 9 decl. (Rawal 104, Chand 82) drew with Vidarbha 257 and 216 for 7 (Shrivastava 80*) in Nagpur

Karnataka 572 for 9 decl. (Gautam 264*, Binny 172) and 92 for 2 (Rahul 42*) beat Maharashtra (toss) 99 (Mithun 6-36, Binny 4-37) and (f/0) 567 for 9 (Bawne 155*, Khadiwale 136, Atitkar 78) by eight wickets in Pune

Jharkhand (toss) 120 (Suraj Yadav 6-43) and 219 for 5 (Nemat 86, Verma 72) beat Services 185 (Chatterjee 97, Ajay Yadav 5-30) and 152 (Ajay Yadav 6-43) by five wickets in Delhi

Railways 214 (Paunikar 50, Sarkar 4-62) and 314 for 9 decl. (Paunikar 54) beat Bengal (toss) 157 (Karan Shamra 4-22) and 249 (Anureet Singh 4-46) by 122 in Kolkata

Gujarat 244 (Parthiv Patel 101) and 337 (Juneja 98, Gandhi 64) drew with Mumbai (toss) 447 (Jaffer 171) and 65 for 1 in Mumbai

Rajasthan 384 (Saxena 84, Ashish Reddy 5-67) and 329 for 9 decl. (Saxena 146*) drew with Hyderabad (toss) 349 (Jhala 75*, Ashish Reddy 62) and 38 for 0 in Jaipur

Tamil Nadu (toss) 571 for 6 decl. (Dinesh Karthik 187) drew with Haryana 180 for 3 in Chennai

Andhra 329 (Muzumdar 146, Manukrishnan 3-87) and 191 (Shahid 5-52) drew with Kerala (toss) 312 (Sanju Samson 122, Jagadeesh 117, Vijaykumar 4-77, Atchuta Rao 4-78) and 192 for 4 (Jagadeesh 70*, Samson 51) in Cuddapah

Goa 381 (Amogh Desai 105, Das 5-83) and 241 for 4 drew with Assam (toss) 366 (Roy 87, Pallav Das 70) in Porvorim

Tripura 355 for 8 decl. drew with J&K (toss) 41 for 1 in Jammu

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6pm Oh my. Just getting to know that Kerala needed 17 off the last over when play was stopped because of bad light. Oh my. What a finish. Had Kerala won that game, they might well have given Jharkhand a scare

That has to be gutting for Kerala. We will try to find out more about what happened, but it's also time I start winding up this blog. If there is a controversy/story to why the match ended the way it did, you will see it on Cricinfo

5.55pm The venues were decided by the toss, it seems. So Mumbai, Jharkhand and Saurashtra get home games. Services won their toss against UP, but their home ground, Palam in Delhi, is hosting a warm-up one-day game for England, hence a neutral venue

5.50pm Jharkhand are through. The BCCI has confirmed it

PUNJAB V JHARKHAND AT JAMSHEDPUR

· SAURASHTRA V KARNATAKA AT RAJKOT

· MUMBAI V BARODA AT MUMBAI – Will be telecast live.

· UTTAR PRADESH V SERVICES AT INDORE

5.40pm We are going right down here, folks. Kerala 183 for 4 in 23.3 overs. They need 26 off 9 balls. And Jharkhand can't do anything about it

5.35pm Kerala 160 for 4 in 22 overs. They need 49 in three overs. Jharkhand will be glued to this

5.20pm Light is holding in Cuddapah. We might go to the very end there. Kerala 123 for 3 after 18.3 overs. They now need 86 in 39 balls

5.12pm Oops. Oops. Jharkhand can't celebrate yet. Kerala were set 209 in 25 overs. And they have reached 112 for 3 in 17. They need 97 in eight overs. That can spoil Jharkhand's party. It will come down to run quotient in that case. Oh what a beauty this final day is

5.10pm You have got to love Ranji Trophy. What a finish. The last place decided with a little over one over left. That's nine rounds, people - 108 matches. Absolutely brilliant

Delhi are out now. Let's just confirm quarter-finalists for you.

Group A: Punjab, Saurashtra, Mumbai Griup B: UP, Baroda, Karnataka Group C: Services, Jharkhand

5.02pm Journalists in Pune getting calls from Delhi support staff. They don't have good news to report to them because Karnataka have won it, with eight balls to spare. Rahul 42 off 34. Binny 25 off 17. Gautam 12 off 6

5pm Last two overs. Seven runs required. Rahul and Gautam doing it for Karnataka

4.55pm Sanjay Bangar has announced his retirement. What a stellar career. Well played, sir

Karnataka have just had an edged boundary off a no-ball. They are 76 for 2 now. Followed by another four. Need 9 off 15

4.53pm Binny is gone. Karnataka now need 20 off 19

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4.50pm Delhi, because they bowled their mandatory overs fast, are still bowling on, but they still need three wickets, and they don't have much time left.

In fact, as we speak, it is a draw in Nagpur. Delhi could take only seven wickets

4.44pm Binny is not out. Karnataka 53 for 1 after eight overs. They need 36 off 30. As all this happens, the official broadcasters are showing BBL. What a shame

4.41pm Maharashtra not overtly defensive. Karnataka 51 for 1 after 7.5. Binny awaits a third umpire's call on a run-out

4.38pm Last over for Delhi. They need three wickets

Karnataka 50 for 1 after 7.3 overs. Binny 18 off 10. They need 39 off 33 now

4.35pm Down to 11 balls for Delhi. I am sure they are on the phone to Pune too

Karnataka 44 for 1 after seven overs. Need 45 off 36 balls. The last two balls were dots. Stuart Binny is batting at 3

4.32pm Karnataka 39 for 1 after six overs. Need 50 off 42 balls

Delhi meanwhile stay wicketless. They have 14 balls to take three wickets. Otherwise they wait for Karnataka's result

4.27pm One more over gone in Nagpur. Delhi need three wickets in four overs

Karnataka 29 for 1 after 5.1. They need 60 off 47

All this also means that Baroda are through. These two teams are now fighting for one place, but in different matches in two different cities against two different teams. Ranji Trophy, you beauty

4.25pm Delhi now have five overs left to take the remaining three wickets

In Pune, Kunal Kapoor is out. Karnataka now have to hope Delhi don't win, otherwise there is no point winning this match. They are 26 for 1 after 4.4 overs. Need 63 off 50

4.20pm - Official good news for Karnataka They have been set 89 in 13 overs. Their openers, Kunal Kapoor and Lokesh Rahul, have reached 21 in 3.5 overs. That leaves them 68 off 55

4.15pm I am now hearing Karnataka need 89 from 13 overs, but this is not official yet

Meanwhile, in Nagpur, Delhi have 6.3 overs left to take three wickets. Vikash Tokas took the seventh

4.10pm - Equation in Pune Official word yet to come, but tentatively Karnataka are chasing 89 runs in 11 overs, and are now 9 for 0 after two overs

4.05pm - Jharkhand win Ishank Jaggi has taken Jharkhand to the win. They are all but through. They will want to put celebrations on hold until the match in Cuddapah is officially called off

Kerala can't get there, though. They are 14 for 0 after three overs. They need to go at twice this rate

4pm - Delhi get another One more wicket falls in Nagpur. Sairaj Bahutule gone. Delhi need four wickets in 11 overs. This is all too close. What a finish

Karnataka, too, get their final wicket. Maharashtra 561 all out. Karnataka chasing 89 for a win, and with wickets falling in Nagpur, preferably without losing wicket

3.55pm - Jharkhand not doing it easy Two more wickets gone. Sveen runs still left. Jaggi is still there, though, and the injured Saurabh Tiwary has now come out to join him. Seven runs needed there

Meanwhile, Sreesanth has come out to open the batting for Kerala, who are chasing an improbable 209 in 17 overs. They are 9 for 0

3.50pm - Tension in Pune That wicket by Amit Verma has brought Karnataka closer to a shot at the quarters. They have 15 overs left now. Maharashtra are 557 for 9. That's a lead of 84. They need a wicket soon, because two overs will be used for the change of innings

Meanwhile Delhi too take a wicket. They have nine balls to the new ball, so a twist is possible in Nagpur where Delhi need five wickets in 14.3 overs. What a finish we are having ourselves

3.45pm - Delhi even closer to a draw Now they have 16 overs left to take six wickets. Doesn't seem like it is happening

Meanwhile, Amit Verma has provided the breakthrough for Karnataka, taking the ninth wicket

3.40pm - Three more overs gone Karnataka have gone three more overs without a wicket. Maharashtra 557 for 8, a lead of 84

3.35pm - Jharkhand within striking distance Ishank Jaggi has steadied the ship and has taken Jharkhand to 200 for 3. Now they need 18 more

3.32pm - Mithun is doing it for Karnataka And Mithun has another wicket. Karnataka racing against the clock. Maharashtra 549 for 8, with 19 overs to go, minus two for the innings end. That's a lead of 76

3.30pm - Delhi running out of time With 20 overs remaining and six wickets to get, Delhi are becoming more and more reliant on the result in Pune. Shalabh Shrivastava - 57 off 161 balls - has stalled them

3.25pm - Railways finish their win Anureet Singh gets four wicket to bowl Bengal out for 249. That consolatory win takes Railways to 21 points. Not good enough, though

3.20pm - A twist in Delhi Jharkhand lose another wicket. They are 186 for 3 now. Still 32 runs to get. Ishank Jaggi is the main man now

3.15pm - Bizarreness in Mumbai Mumbai have refused to go for the chase. MS Dhoni will be proud of them. It's a draw. Mumbai get three points from the match, and qualify for quarters with just one outright win. I don't know why Mumbai have done this. I know wasim jaffer is not at the ground - he is tending to some family emergency - but still they had nine wickets in hand, 70 runs to get, and 14 overs to go. Absolutely bizarre. For what it's worth, Jaffer is the Man of the Match

3.10pm - Mithun finally strikes Bring out the coconuts. Abhimanu Mithun has got Mundhe. Karnataka 535 for 7, a lead of 62 with 23 overs to go. Karnataka not out of it yet. Bawne continues, though. He is 151 not out

Meanwhile Parthiv Patel is bowling in Mumbai, who are 60 for 1 after 26 overs. It's bizarre that they don't seem to be going for the target. Are they trying to avoid Delhi in the quarter-final?

3.05pm Kapil, Andhra are indeed no declaring. They now lead by 186. There is 29 overs left in the day's play. I don't think they can lose from here. So there should be no harm in trying. One last desperate push for the season

Jharkhand, meanwhile, have lost Nemat for 86. At 182 for 2, they need 36 to win

3pm - Clock ticking away for Karnataka Ankit Bawne refuses to budge. He is 149 not out, and Maharashtra now lead by 60. Only 25 overs to go. Four wickets still stand

Meanwhile, in Nagpur Delhi haven't added to their wickets collection either, but they will take heart from Karnataka's struggles. Twenty-eight overs and six wickets is the equation in Nagpur

2.55pm - Jharkhand's target under 50 Rameez Nemat continues to go strong. He is 86 not out out of 181 for 1. Ishank Jaggi has also looted 16 off 15. Just the 37 runs required now

2.45pm - Railways close in on consolatory win Anureet Singh's three wickets have reduced Bengal to 228 for 8. Railways have 21.4 overs to take the remaining two wickets. This might be the end of the road for these two teams, but they have put up a close finish

2.25pm - Into the final session now And we still have three places open. It's running away from Maharashtra. They have 28 overs left. Maharashtra are 40 ahead. Four wickets to be taken, and then the runs to be scored, preferably without losing a wicket. Too much to ask? We will know soon

Delhi will have an eye on this match. Every over Maharashtra survive will help Delhi's cause, who need to take six Vidarbha wickets in 31 overs. But if Karnataka don't win their match, Delhi can through with just a draw

Mumbai, who have already qualified, need 86 off 23 overs in the last session for an outright win and the second position in their group. They are 49 for 1 off 18 overs now

In Delhi, Jharkhand have lost opener Akash Verma for 72 but not before he and Rameez Nemat have set them on their way to a win. They are 158 for 1 now, needing only 60 more. Nemat 79 not out

Andhra are 153 for 6 with 32.5 overs remaining in their match. Even if Kerala get all four wickets in the next over, they will have a very difficult chase on their hands. That's a lead of 170 already

2.07pm - Mumbai step it up Mumbai are indeed going for it. Hiken Shah has just Rakesh Dhurv for four fours in one over. Now they are 42 for 1 after 11

@Monga Even though if mumbai manages with just first innings lead they make it 23 points(same as saurashtra) ... doesn't mumbai have better quotient than saurashtra

No Srihari. Mumbai will have just one outright win, and Saurashtra two. Outright wins are the first tiebreaker, then comes the run quotient

2.05pm - Delhi get a wicket now Pradeep Sangwan has got Hemang Badani. Vidarbha 110 for 4. Delhi have 36.3 overs to take the remaining wickets in

2pm - Railways keep pegging away In Kolkata, Railways know they can't make it any further but they are working hard to get the consolatory six points. They have Bengal down at 212 for 6, and need four wickets in 29 overs to win outright

can any one tell which team faces relegation fron groupB
Srihari, it's Maharashtra who are going out

1.58pm - Curious scenes in Mumbai Mumbai don't seem to be going for it. Reports Amol Karhadkar: "After a cautious start, Aditya Tare - opening the innings in place of Wasim Jaffer who is not at the ground - has a wild heave outside off stump off Kushang Patel and edges to Parthiv Patel behind the stumps. Mumbai 15 for 1 in the eighth over."

1.55pm - Jharkhand's target under 100 Jharkhand are 123 for 0 in 29 overs. Need just 95 more. meanwhile, Andhra lose one more wicket in Cuddapah, but it's a long long way for Kerala to make a comeback there. With 40 overs to go, Andhra already lead by 154 with five wickets in hand

1.40pm - HS Sharath keeps Karnataka interested Another wicket for HS Sharath. Maharashtra 489 for 6 now. Tripathi caught at the wicket. Bawne still batting on 135 - 38.5 overs to go

1.35pm - Fifties for both Jharkhand openers What a time to come up with aggressive half-centuries. Akash Verma and Rameez Nemat are making it look easy. Nemat 54 off 66, Verma 53 off 88. Jharkhand 110 for 0. They need just 108 more. At this rate, they can even get a bonus point. Remember their whole team managed just 120 in the first innings

1.30pm - Karnataka will have to bat again Maharashtra have reached 474 for 5. That's a lead of 1 run. Karnataka have 40.2 overs to take these five wickets in and score the runs that will be scored from now on. Preferably without losing a wicket of their own. It's advantage Baroda right now. I am sure Delhi are following this too, and taking heart from it.

Mithun has bowled 13 overs today, Binny 8

If Tamilnadu game was inconsequential, Now why r u publishing Guj v/s Mum Comments? Fact is like the ESPN Start Cricket and the BCCI you people don't consider Ranji Imp. You don't have 12 correspondent at site.

Hem, Mumbai game had big implications on the quarters line-up when it started, and even now despite the names of the teams known, this game holds importance. If Mumbai win, they finish second and face the team placed third in Group B. If Mumbai draw, they dinish third, and face the team placed second. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu game doesn't make any difference to anybody, not in terms of promotion, not in terms of relegation. And the rain put paid to any chance of a result there, so it can't be enjoyed in isolation either. Hope that makes sense.

1.20pm - Jharkhand are racing Jharkhand have put up a stellar chase. Akash Verma and Rameez Nemat, their openers, have added 58 runs in a little over 10 overs this morning. Jharkhand 93 for 0. Andhra's chances fading away. Jharkhand need another 125

1.15pm - Mumbai need 135 to win Reports Amol Karhadkar: "Manprit Juneja misses out on a deserving century. The right-hand batsman tries to clear Abhishek Nayar at cover with a lofted drive off Ankeet Chavan, but Nayar takes an acrobatic catch. Juneja gone for 98. In the same over, Suryakumar Yadav takes a diving catch to end Gujarat's innings. Mumbai need to chase 135 in 41 overs."

1.10pm - No joy for Delhi and Karnataka Parnerships seem to be building in Nagpur and Pune. Delhi still stuck at three wicket, Karnataka have five, but they lead by just 20 now

1.05pm - AMol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Rush Kalaria's cameo comes to an end. After scoring 39-ball 43, Kalaria holes out to Kaustubh Pawar in the covers off Dhawal Kulkarni. Gujarat 322 for 8

And, boy, do things happen fast? Manprit Juneja falls for 98. Ankeet Chavan has got him. Gujarat 336 for 9 now. Lead by 133

12.50pm - Solid resumption for Jharkhand Jharkhand openers have added 18 runs in five overs after fog delayed the resumption in Delhi. The score now is 53 for 0, and they need another 165 to win

12.45pm - Vineet Saxena signs off with a century There was no hat-trick of titles for Rajasthan, but they have avoided relegation, and Saxena has scored a century in their last innings of the season. Game headed to a draw in Jaipur, as expected

12.40pm - Moinuddin gets another for Karnataka Time to break another coconut then. Syed Moinuddin, who has gone for a few runs, has taken his second wicket, sending back Kedar Jadhav. Maharashtra 430 for 5. A deficit of 43. Bawne still unbeaten on 109

12.25pm - Jharkhand resume chase Good news for Jharkhand fans. They have a big target to chase - considering the low scores in this match - but at least they now have a shot at it. About three hours lost today to fog and dew. They need 183 in about two sessions to win and knock Andhra out

12.05pm - Group A done With Saurashtra winning - congratulations to them - other Group A matches now become more or less inconsequential. Of course Mumbai will want to win, and finish second so that they can face the third-ranked team from Group B. Railways, though, are now out even if they beat Bengal

Noon - Interesting in Cuddapah Andhra lose Amol Muzumdar just before lunch. Muzumdar came out attacking, hitting four fours and a six in his 29-ball 27. Clearly Muzumdar wanted the runs on board, and not getting into the mindset of batting just time. Consequently , Andhra are 108 for 4, a lead of 125. Another hour of batting, and they will be safe

As we speak, it's all over in Rajkot. Jadeja gets a sixth. Guess you can't go wrong if you have a Jadeja in the side. MP bowled out for 183. Poignantly, Pandey is the last wicket to fall. He tried his best through the season, but it has ended in a heartbreak. That's end of the road for Railways and Gujarat too

Sums up Abhishek Purohit: "MP's inability to handle the Saurashtra spinners, especially Jadeja, has knocked them out. Nothing wrong with the pitch at all, apart from the delivery that got Bundela, which reared up from a fullish length"

11.55am - Lunch postponed Yes, lunch has been postponed in Rajkot. This is how Abhishek Purohit describes the action on the ninth wicket: "Five on debut for Dharmendra Jadeja, the second-highest wicket-taker in the U-25 CK Nayudu Trophy. Anand Rajan going after a pitched-up delivery, and thick-edging it to gully, where the captain Jaydev Shah takes a sharp catch"

11.50am - Lunch updates From Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai: "Gujarat lead by 65 runs at lunch. Manpreet Juneja has held on to one end. But he is likely to run out of partners in the post-lunch session"

In Nagpur, Vidarbha are 54 for 3. Delhi need seven more

In Pune, Maharashtra go into lunch at 416 for 4, which means a deficit of just 57. Karnataka running out of time there

In Rajkot, MP have lost a ninth. Debutant Dharmendrasinh Jadeja has five. Anand Rajan gone. I think they won't take lunch now then

11.42am - Promised land in sight for Saurashtra Surely all over in Rajkot? Saxena is gone. Reports Abhishek Purohit: "That will be it for MP. Makvana taking his third wicket, that of Jalaj Saxena, who comes out of his crease, looking to work the ball to leg, only to get a leading edge, which the bowler takes comfortably. Saxena scored 75. MP 160 for 8"

11.36am - Utter chaos in Rajkot MP are folding faster than beach chairs in rain. Jalaj Saxena watches on helplessly from the other end as Makvana takes another. Ankit Sharma gone now. Two in the same over for Makvana. Now Ankit Sharma is gone. He lunges forward, the ball pops up tamely to forward short leg. Saurashtra 155 for 7, Saxena 70 not out. Fifty-two overs to go

Says Abhishek Purohit: "MP have lost 5 for 17 in 15 overs. They can stop checking the scores of the Mumbai v Gujarat match now"

11.35am - Wickets in both Mumbai and Rajkot Just as Mumbai have begun doing MP a favour, MP have gone on and lost one more wicket.

In Mumbai, Nayar gets Dhurv caught at first slip. Gujarat 259 for 7 now, a lead of just 56

In Rajkot, though, MP have lost two. First Birla is bowled by Jadeja. Then Harpreet Singh pads up to a full Kamlesh Makvana delivery. Not sure whether it would have hit off, but you don't shoulder arms to one that pitches so full, and in line with the stumps 155 for 6

11.25am - That man Nayar again From Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai: "Mumbai get the much needed breakthrough. And it's that man Nayar again. He gets debutant Chirag Gandhi caught in front of the stumps in the fifth over with the new ball. Gujarat 256 for 6"

11.22am - Delhi keep on taking wickets Vidarbha 48 for 3 now. It's Vikar Mishra this time. Vidarbha's top three gone. Delhi have a great chance now

@Siddharth- What happens if both Delhi and Karnataka win with a bonus point?

Nikhil, in that case Delhi will go through for sure. Karnataka will be tied with Baroda, but in all likelihood their run quotient will be better. I can tell you Baroda are praying Karnataka lose at least one wicket today

11.20am - Lunch in Kolkata Railways still need seven wickets for the win. Bengal 108 for 3

11.15am - All going wrong for MP Devendra Bundela is gone. Says Abhishek Purohit: "Dharmendra Jadeja pivots with a flourish and that helps him get bounce, which the others are not getting. Bundela surprised by the lift and edging it to the keeper. MP 152 for 4."

11.10am - Change is strategy for MP MP are on a hot line to Mumbai now. They have begun to play safe in Rajkot. Saxena and Bundela have added 9 runs in 8.3 overs. They are banking on Gujarat to lose. It's all happening.

Poor MP, though. Because they were positive last week, they are forced to being defensive here. What a game

In Mumbai, though, Zaheer is not on the field, and Gujarat are finding it easy. Chirag Gandhi joins Manprit Juneja as a half-centurion. Gujarat 251 for 5, a lead of 48

11.05am - More good news for Andhra Papi Reddy, you might not need coconuts. Still a little foggy in Delhi. Covers haven't come off yet. I am being told at least another hour to go before they can begin. Andhra an hour closer to qualification. Jharkhand will be frustrated

11am - Gujarat are not out of this Not by a long shot. All they need is for the other team from Gujarat, Saurashtra, to lose out. Not lose the match, but end up with a draw. Of course Gujarat will themselves have to survive in Mumbai and take one point. That will take Gujarat to 22, MP to 21 and Saurashtra to 20. Even if Railways their match, the best they can get to is 21

Anyway Gujarat are 237 for 5 now, a lead of 34. Juneja 71 not out

10.55am - Bawne gets hundred Ankit Bawne, who has become watchful, finally reaches his hundred off 198 balls. Maharashtra are 392 for 4 now, trailing by 81

10.50am - Delhi strike too Sumit Narwal gets Ubarhande in Nagpur. That leaves Delhi eight wickets away. Delhi have a second line of defence too: if Karnataka don't win, Delhi don't need to win either

10.45am - A wicket in Rajkot Says Abhishek Purohit: "Saxena and Rameez batted nearly 90 minutes this morning but now Rameez is gone, playing a tossed-up Jadeja delivery from the crease. The ball dipped and sneaked past to hit off stump. Rameez gone for 31 off 97 balls. Partnership 85 off 200. MP 138 for 3 in the 47th over"

10.40am - Bring out another coconut HS Sharath is the man again for Karnataka. He has got Prayag Bhati too. Maharashtra 385 for 4. Bawne still on 98. Is joined by the triple-centurion, Kedar Jadhav

10.30am - Mumbai will have to bat again Says Amol Karhadkar: "Chirag Gandhi's twin boundaries in an Ankeet Chavan over ensure they won't concede maximum points. With the 203-run deficit wiped off, Mumbai will have to bat again. But for that too happen, they will first have to get the remaining five wickets. Going into the drinks break, Gujarat 205 for 5. Manprit Juneja 63 not out"

10.25am - Bangar strikes for Railways Captain Sanjay Bangar traps Arindam Das lbw, and Bengal are 76 for 3 now. Railways need seven more wickets, and then hope and pray

10.20am - Sharath breaks through Rags, bring out them coconuts. Or at least one of them. HS Sharath has got rid of Motwani. Maharashtra 369 for 3.

@siddarth,if delhi wins..and karnataka wins withot bonus point..will karnataka go through q/f

Nayeem, if Delhi win, Karnataka have to win with a bonus point. If Delhi don't win their match, any victory will do for Karnataka

10.10am - Rajasthan lose two wickets But it's too late and too little for Hyderabad. Rajasthan have reached 146 for 4, a lead of 181

10.05am

@Siddarth, can u also update as to how many overs mithun n binny have bowled today, so that with the scores, we can also guess how much more they can bowl

Srinivas Bharath, they have bowled two overs each out of the 11 bowled this morning. Bawne reaches 93, and Maharashtra are 346 for 2

10am - Jalaj continues rallying In Rajkot, Jalaj Saxena has now added 58 for the third wicket with Rameez Khan. MP 111 for 2, Saxena 58 not out. Target exactly 300 now

Says Abhishek Purohit: "Jalaj Saxena and Rameez Khan have been fairly solid this morning. They have also looked to score whenever possible, Saxena reaching his fifty with a picture-perfect on-the-knee cover drive off Unadkat. Saurashtra having four men around the bat with the left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja bowling, but not breaking through yet."

9.55am - Amol Karhadkar in Mumbai

Happy New Year, folks. Manpreet Juneja and Chirag Gandhi have dropped anchor, adding just 12 runs in the first 10 overs of the day. But the last thing on their minds as of now is the runs on the board

9.50am - No such luck for Karnataka Half an hour into the day, and Karnataka haven't got a wicket. Maharashtra reach 340 for 2. Bawne 12 short of a hundred

9.45am - Delhi get one of 10 Pradeep Sangwan has got SS Das caught at the wicket. Vidarbha 9 for 1. Delhi need nine more wickets to ensure qualification

9.40am - Hope for MP still Jalaj Saxena has reached 54, MP are 102 for 2. They are fighting. One final day of a season they have played exciting cricket in. They are the fans' favourites

9.35am - Good news for Andhra Not so good for Jharkhand. Heavy fog in Delhi. Don't expect a start before 11am. However, if it starts at 11, it is time enough to get 183 runs should Jharkhand well

Andhra themselves have lost the attacking KS Bharat for 37 off 28. They are now 45 for 1, leading by 62

9.30am - Bengal doing what they can Anureet Singh gets Sudip Chatterjee out. Bengal 43 for 2 now. Railways need eight more

9.20am - Mumbai update Amol Karhadkar wishes a happy new year to all and says the day has begun with two maidens. Gujarat 144 for 5

9.10am - Update from Kolkata It's a day of early starts, and they began at 8.45am in Kolkata. Bengal have survived five overs without any further loss. They are 27 for 1

9am First day of 2013. Final day of Ranji Trophy league stages. No time for hangovers this. We still have four places open in the quarters, and eight teams are fighting for those places. In particular, four matches are big: Saurashtra v MP, Delhi v Vidarbha, Maharashtra v Karnataka and Services v Jharkhand. We will keep an eye on others too, but these are the big games

The scenarios: the winner out of Saurashtra and MP takes the final place from Group A. However, if there is an unlikely draw in Rajkot, it gives Gujarat and Railways a look-in should they do the best in their matches, which is to hang on for a draw in Gujarat's case and win in Railways' case

Group B is complicated, but if Karnataka and Delhi both take seven points, they both go through. We will discuss other weird scenarios over the day

Group C is simple. If Jharkhand beat Services they go through, if they lose Andhra go through

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Amrith Saagar on January 1, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    It was a Brave effort from the Kerala team, to score 192 runs from 24 overs is not a joke in any FC match.

    The team composition was fell in to place only for the last 3 matches and in those matches the team played well.Even now they are short of 2 good batsmen in the middle-order and one more quality spinner.They should play Sanju as the specialist keeper and add one more batsman instead of Kodoth.

    In the past Kerala team has done well with Professional's like the current coach S.Somasundar, S.Suresh & S.Ramesh. Unless they bring one or more professional's their talented palyers like Warrier, Shahid, Jagadeesh, Sanju Samson, Manukrishnan will not get easy recognition from the selectors. Sreesanth in his first year got selection to zonal team with 25 wickets mainly because his team had scored enough runs on board with the help of Sujith Somasundar(Kar) & Hemanth Kumar(TN).

    If next season kerala board takes couple of players from other state Kerala cricket team can do wonders.

  • JP on January 1, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    This season karnataka beat Delhi and Maharastra... Lead Against Tamilnadu was crucial....thanks Gowtham..... Do well in Quarter Finals....

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    @some, there is nothing to chose between group A and group B, i agree group C is different coz it comprises of relegated teams but groups A and B is only a classification.

  • Raghuveer on January 1, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    My team for England ODI taking Ranji trophy and present form: Rahne Ghambir .....for one match / Sehwag.....for one match Pujara Kohli (Captain) Suresh Raina Dhoni Yuvraj.....for one match Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Ashwin Umesh Yadav Dinda Gautam Ishant Sharma Amit Mishra

  • shankar on January 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    what a match!!! pity it was not telecast live, Jai Karnataka!!!

  • Vishnu on January 1, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    Well done kerala, you are did much better perfomance this season. Season not over yet, still vijay hazare and sayed mushtaq ali trophy waiting, best of luck for that...

  • feby on January 1, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Kerala needed 17 off the last over with 6 wicket hand but play was stopped because of bad light

  • gins on January 1, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    This is too much..... Match referee had called off the match due to bad light. News flashing in Malayalam news channels. Why a referee called off the match due to bad whether without complaints from the batsman at crease?

    BCCI should take action against him.

  • anees on January 1, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    what happened to Kerala in the final over..

  • anees on January 1, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    what happened to Kerala in the final over..

  • Amrith Saagar on January 1, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    It was a Brave effort from the Kerala team, to score 192 runs from 24 overs is not a joke in any FC match.

    The team composition was fell in to place only for the last 3 matches and in those matches the team played well.Even now they are short of 2 good batsmen in the middle-order and one more quality spinner.They should play Sanju as the specialist keeper and add one more batsman instead of Kodoth.

    In the past Kerala team has done well with Professional's like the current coach S.Somasundar, S.Suresh & S.Ramesh. Unless they bring one or more professional's their talented palyers like Warrier, Shahid, Jagadeesh, Sanju Samson, Manukrishnan will not get easy recognition from the selectors. Sreesanth in his first year got selection to zonal team with 25 wickets mainly because his team had scored enough runs on board with the help of Sujith Somasundar(Kar) & Hemanth Kumar(TN).

    If next season kerala board takes couple of players from other state Kerala cricket team can do wonders.

  • JP on January 1, 2013, 16:48 GMT

    This season karnataka beat Delhi and Maharastra... Lead Against Tamilnadu was crucial....thanks Gowtham..... Do well in Quarter Finals....

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    @some, there is nothing to chose between group A and group B, i agree group C is different coz it comprises of relegated teams but groups A and B is only a classification.

  • Raghuveer on January 1, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    My team for England ODI taking Ranji trophy and present form: Rahne Ghambir .....for one match / Sehwag.....for one match Pujara Kohli (Captain) Suresh Raina Dhoni Yuvraj.....for one match Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Ashwin Umesh Yadav Dinda Gautam Ishant Sharma Amit Mishra

  • shankar on January 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    what a match!!! pity it was not telecast live, Jai Karnataka!!!

  • Vishnu on January 1, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    Well done kerala, you are did much better perfomance this season. Season not over yet, still vijay hazare and sayed mushtaq ali trophy waiting, best of luck for that...

  • feby on January 1, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Kerala needed 17 off the last over with 6 wicket hand but play was stopped because of bad light

  • gins on January 1, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    This is too much..... Match referee had called off the match due to bad light. News flashing in Malayalam news channels. Why a referee called off the match due to bad whether without complaints from the batsman at crease?

    BCCI should take action against him.

  • anees on January 1, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    what happened to Kerala in the final over..

  • anees on January 1, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    what happened to Kerala in the final over..

  • anees on January 1, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    what happened to Kerala in the final over..

  • feby on January 1, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    congrats kerala team you played well. better luck next year.. especially congralation for Jagadeesh, Warrier, Sanju Viswanath, manu & Prem (for Captaincy)after he got captaincy from sony the team has chnaged lot.

  • feby on January 1, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    congrats kerala team you played well. better luck next year.. especially congralation for Jagadeesh, Warrier, Sanju Viswanath, manu & Prem (for Captaincy)after he got captaincy from sony the team has chnaged hor

  • jagdish on January 1, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    with the way gambhir & sehwag doing, i think jalaj saxena should given chance as an opener. He can strike the ball the well & provide option as a bowler as well. In fast bowling ishwar pandey, warrier, umesh yadav, bhuvneshwar, shami ahmed, sreesanth, varon should be focus group for team india going foward.

  • jagdish on January 1, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    with the way gambhir & sehwag doing, i think jalaj saxena should given chance as an opener. He can strike the ball the well & provide option as a bowler as well. In fast bowling ishwar pandey, warrier, umesh yadav, bhuvneshwar, shami ahmed, sreesanth, varon should be focus group for team india going foward.

  • PapiReddy on January 1, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Very well played, Kerala. Bad luck for both the teams, though. Happy to see Baroda moving to QF. Rayudu's efforts haven't gone waste. Looking forward to seeing him play against Mumbai, unless the selectors make another ridiculous decision. It's gonna be a great contest between Sachin and Rayudu(once considered a successor to the master).

  • AZEEM HAFIZ on January 1, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    WELL PLAYED KERALA, A GREAT MISS TO LOOSE QUATER BY 16 RUNS, CONGRATS JAGADEESH,SANJU,MANU,SANDEEP,SREESHANT AND SHAHID, KEEP THE GOOD WORK GOING

  • jayaesh on January 1, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    Really happy for Karnataka, what a win against all odds !! would Manish Pandey who is suffering from tennis elbow will he be fit for quaters ?? feel gutted for Delhi, on a lfeless pitch they nearly bowled out Vidarbha twice. no more Unmukt Chand,Mohit Sharma, V.Raval or older pros like Bhatia,Manhas,Narwal.why coudn't Karnatka and Delhi both progress together.Well Delhi has the consolation of Ranji one day tourney in Feb.

  • Swapnil on January 1, 2013, 12:30 GMT

    What happened of Kerala Andhra match? I have refreshed my browser at least 50 times just to know that Jharkhand are through. Sid plz let me know.

  • procter on January 1, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Hail Baroda! Made it to quaters without services of Munaf, Irfan and Yusuf and in their last crucial match against Maharashtra withiut Ambati. If West Indies in the yore had 3 Ws then Baroda this year disciver 2 Ws, Wakaskar and Waghmode. And what great all round performance by Mortaza Vahora and Bhargav Bhat. Youngsters have pulled Baroda thru. Don't care if Munaf, Irfan and Yusuf don't play Knock Out, Ambati will lead from the front. Go Vadodara!

  • PapiReddy on January 1, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    @Karamana: Jagadeesh and Sanju Viswanath

  • febin on January 1, 2013, 12:16 GMT

    Hats of to Ganguly, kumble etc their team make this ranji fixture this much exciting

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    @Sagar, you might be a sore loser. As you know, Maharashtra in 1st innings made just 99 runs in 29.1 overs, but they played brilliantly led by Ankit Bawne (151 n.o) made 561 (149.2 overs). If they wanted to play badly & lose match, then they could have done earlier. Karnataka has nothing to lose, they have to go for the target, if they wanted to enter the quarterfinals & you can digest this, as KARNATAKA has won superbly in an exciting finish..

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 12:09 GMT

    Let's not forget to applaud the effort put in by Kerala now, and also MP's effort in the previous round against Mumbai.

  • raghuveer on January 1, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    kudos to karnataka team . They seem to have given up hope after losing to Orissa...THANKS TO DRAVID'S pep talk and Binny 's captaincy they have played very good cricket . ALL THE BEST TO THE TEAM IN KNOCK OUT STAGE

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Any idea who is making the runs in Kerala's chase? Jagadeesh? Rohan Prem? Hegde?

  • Rajath on January 1, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    Well played Karnataka \m/ .... !! Well done Cricinfo ... I was stuck to your blog the whole of today ... But what a shame that the official broadcasters are prepared to telecast some godforsaken BBL and county leagues to us but not Ranji Trophy ... :( ... Ranji is alive and kicking ... Only if this game was played at Chinnaswamy, I would have been there ... Also what this qualification does is gives Gautham a chance to complete 1000 runs in a season ... Not many have done this before ... do we finally have a good wicketkeeper batsmen ? Well, I would say yes ... time to rest tired legs of Dhoni for sometime ... Good luck Karnataka for the rest of the knockouts ... Hope you make it all the way ... Cheers ! \m/

  • Gajanan TP on January 1, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Karnataka V/s Sourasta Baroda V/s Mumbai

    other two???

  • pavan on January 1, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    This is probably the best finish to the Ranji league games seen in a long long time! Enthralled!

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Hey, Karnataka finally won! 24 coconuts in all is what I need to break - and thanks Sidharth for giving space for my thoughts :-) A coconut for every wicket + Om Namah Shivaya is the formula every fan has to remember and apply while supporting the team!

  • Naveen on January 1, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    What a performance by karnataka.. Phewwwww.. It doesnt matter if they would make it any further in Ranji from here.. Making it to quarters without services of Vinay, Arvind, Appanna and Mithun(for couple of matches)is no joke.. Keep it up guys..!!! You have made us proud..Here's wishing you guys a fantastic new year.. Hoping to see Karnataka making it to Semi's..

    @ Sagar : Lets put up our hands for the stellar performance by Karnataka lads rather suspecting Maharashtra's efforts..

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Sid, My calculations show that Kerala need to complete the chase with maximum 6 wickets down to have a better quotient than Jharkand. That match is surely on....was my theory of Andhra purposely throwing their last 3 wickets to improve the Kerala quotient so that Kerala would go for it actually true???????? Had Andhra declared at team time as opposed to lose the last 3 wickets, then Kerala would had to chase with maximum only 3 down..

  • Malladi on January 1, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    Hi Guys,

    You are doing a great job. Let DD go to "HELL" Covert this in to a "A;; Cricket TV Broad Casting Channel".

    Major Malladi

  • Jay on January 1, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    I think, there should be 3 from Group A, 2 from Group B & just one from Group C going for second round. Out of these 6, Top 2 from Group A can directly qualify for semis while the other four fight for a birth in semis. This will even out the benefit given to weaker teams & teams will not try for lower groups in the round ends.

  • raghu on January 1, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    good live coverage of Ranji season matches. keep it up same spirit cricinfo.com

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    Oh my God...!

    What a thriller..! KARNATAKA has done it...

    Congratulations to all the members & supporters of Karnataka Team, particularly, CM Gautam, Stuart Binny, Robin Uthappa, Abhimanyu Mithun, Kunal Kapoor, HS Sharath...

    Come on guys, enjoy & join the celebrations...ohohohohohhhhhh

  • harish sutaria on January 1, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    I did not like the way Mumbai opted for a draw.If you want to be a champion for 40th time,you should not worry about your likely opponent.It appears they were trying to avoid Delhi who ARE NOT THERE AT ALL!!

  • Shashi on January 1, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Thanks Siddarth and staff for wonderful coverage of Ranji trophy, even the offical BCCI website doesnt update the scores properly, i feel they are only eying on international matches since they give more revenue, dont know why for god's sake they dont give much importance to domestic matches, atleast live updates could be put in bcci website properly, updates are always with delay... Commendable job ESPNcricinfo... so now who will face who in QFs?

  • Aravinda on January 1, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Perfect match on a perfect day.. Congrats Karnataka.. Well done boys.. Unforgetteble 2013 new year..

  • Pari on January 1, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    wat a fab day of fantabulous cricket !! super happy as my top 3 fav teams (Mumbai-Karnataka and saurashtra ) are through to knockouts ! Now , may be the best team win and of course with defending champions just avoiding relegation by brink , this yr ranji will have a new champion !

  • Shailesh Gandhi on January 1, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    Congrats Karnataka Team. Finally the better team qualified for Q. Final. Good team work and calculation for next round. Salute to Sanjay for his brave career in cricket. He was main mentor in Railway to win Ranji Trophy.

  • Gajanan TP on January 1, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    KArnataka V/S Sourastra QF

  • Dumdum on January 1, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    Finally.

    Well done Karnataka, deserved or not doesn't matter.

    First chase against TN for first innings lead and now this.

  • Kboy on January 1, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    Hope to see better cricket from Karnataka in the quarters. they barely scraped through here and that too they depended on Vidarbha not losing it. Not really how I'd have liked to see them qualify.

  • raj on January 1, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    for matches as exciting as these, regular updates are missing and server is too slow... cricinfo has to do better

  • Priyansh on January 1, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    Karnataka did it... wow... congrats.... After Odisha lost... Finally some good news... Well done and great job Karnataka....

  • Dhruv on January 1, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    @ Anirudh - agree with you re: BCCI televising, and indeed over-all managing, the Ranji trophy a lot better. Take a cue from this blog - the server trouble is surely a sign of tons of eager fans hitting 'F5'!! And, Binny is batting 3rd (i.e., one down), i think.

  • Sagar on January 1, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    I suspect the Maharashtra has given away the match...chasing 89 off 13 ovrs in a ranji match is never easy...they have given away runs easily to Karnataka to win...

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 11:30 GMT

    Congrats Gautam.. you still have a QF to protect your place and try your luck to make it to the Indian Cricket Team..

    Congrats Karnataka Team.. You can do it from here for sure...

  • Priyansh on January 1, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    9 off 15........... common karnataka

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    I finally breathed! 9 off 15. I think Karnataka have got this.

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    Karnataka - 66/1 (9.1 ) RR: 7.20

    Runs Balls 4s 6s SR K R Kapoor ct (sub) C G Khurana b S A CHOUDHARI 8 12 0 0 66.67 K I Rahul Not Out 35 28 4 0 125.00 S T Binny Not Out 23 15 1 0 153.33

    Karnataka need 23 from 23 balls now...wow... Come on, KARNATAKA, Hip Hip HURRAY...

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    I have now developed a 6-pack on my index finger after continuously hitting F5 for the last few hours

  • sridhar on January 1, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Way to karnataka. this is how cricket is to be played. shame on u mumbai

  • Rajesh Naik on January 1, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    What a time for those servers to die! They too must be feeling the tension of this match between Kar-Mah

  • Ryan on January 1, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    i went to TV for crusher but returned empty handed ...thanks cricinfo and sid for all your effort

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Looking at your time of update I wonder, How Maharashtra going to bowl 5 overs in 15 mins, Will they? I believe play can be extended only 30 mins that means even if the lights are good, play will be called off at 5 PM, right?

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    @anirudh - They said Binny is batting 'at' 3. where 3 is the batting position and not the runs scored by him. You misread it.

  • Harsha on January 1, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Bal by ball update on the KAR game please. Seriously interesting game. Delhi update too.

  • Shashank on January 1, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    @anirudh his batting position was mentioned 3 , not his score ...

  • Rajesh Naik on January 1, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Kar-Maha match. Me getting goosebumps!!!!!!!

  • sanpk07 on January 1, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Oh my goodness am dying here . . . god god god jai karnataka

    go for win

    you guys can do this

  • Sowmyap3 on January 1, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    wadda excitement- chak de Karnataka, you can do it

  • Nikhil Ravishankar on January 1, 2013, 11:17 GMT

    I think, given the increasing popularity of Ranji Trophy matches, ESPN Cricinfo should appoint volunteering local people at all venues to update the score ball-by-ball.

  • anirudh on January 1, 2013, 11:14 GMT

    sorry for being a stickler.. but how does Binny reach from 3 to 18 while the runs required go down from 45 to 39? nonetheless, we appreciate the non-stop live blog over the season. hope someone or something can convince BCCI to record all matches and provide a curated "live" telecast of all matches where the interesting plays of passage and highlights are shown through the day.

  • Priyansh on January 1, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    Karnataka will win.... Delhi are out coz of the Draw against Vidharba.... Finally some good news... go Karnataka go

  • Arun on January 1, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    What a thrilling matches.. My goodness, I am not working here but keep hitting F5... So fun to watch the cricinfo update..

  • X on January 1, 2013, 11:11 GMT

    Last over for Delhi. They need three wickets ??

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    Come on KARNATAKA, now there is no point in thinking about Bonus point, just throw the bat to the ball & get the runs quickly in time before close of play. One last effort, then Hurray...

  • X on January 1, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    Delhi has to take 3 wickets in 14 balls???

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 11:07 GMT

    baroda are through, well done they will be a force now as pathan brothers, munaf patel, ketul patel n rayudu will be back..

  • Vasu on January 1, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Watae matches! Group B s wide open fa three teams..Delhi luks unlucky.. Ranji..u beauty!

  • Ryan on January 1, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    wat a match(ES)... really exciting

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    Seems a little too easy for Karnataka now. They will have to really mess up to not be able to chase this now.

  • Shefali on January 1, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    Have been glued to the updates all day..Karnataka have not given us much to cheer this season, but New Year new hope and change in luck hopefully.

  • diganth on January 1, 2013, 11:05 GMT

    can't wait for Delhi and karnataka updates!! can you plz do it every 2 mins i am glued to your blog from 1 hour:-P

  • Dhruv on January 1, 2013, 11:04 GMT

    "Ranji Trophy, you beauty" is correct. Thank you Cricinfo for providing this regular Ranji update!

  • Arun on January 1, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    Karnataka Guys, Don't worry about the Nagpur result..

    Just win this game, if you have luck supporting you, you just go through to QF else Delhi would go which is also a good team.

  • Kiccha Suresh From Mysore on January 1, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    realy i am happy good work from cricinfo team. please update ball to ball score Delhi and Pune match. Kannadigas realy hardwork persons no doubt about, need to won enter QF.

  • Pradeep Sherigara on January 1, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    its really interesting than IPL match the karnataka thing ...comon robin do it

  • X on January 1, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Loved this !! Kar vs Delhi

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    @Sid, there should be 13 overs even after 2 overs deducted for change of innings.

    Close of play - Mon, 31 Dec - day 3 - Maharashtra 2nd innings 315/2 (AR Bawne 80*, RH Motwani 2*, 74 ov) Maharashtra 2nd innings (complete) - 561/10 (149.2 overs) so, 149-74 = 75 overs + 2 overs for innings = 77 overs Total overs in a day = 90 - 77 overs Overs remaining to play for Karnataka = 13 overs Reqd. Run rate = 6.85/over

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Baroda in the quarter final now. Just one place left. Delhi v/s Karnataka. C'mon Karnataka.

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    I think Karnataka now start to swing, they knew they can't win by 10 wickets. So Baroda now qualified. So Delhi have 5 overs to take 3 wickets while Karnataka has to score run a ball or a little more for another 8 overs. It's really exciting then IPL matches

  • Rajesh naik on January 1, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Man, this is so exciting!!!! Delhi and Karnataka fighting it out not against each other BUT with each other.

  • Nikhil Ravishankar on January 1, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Now that Kunal Kapoor is out, there is no point holding back. Karnataka should switch to T20 mode and hope to get the remaining 60+ runs, at the same time hoping that Vidarbha play out the last five overs without losing three wickets.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Looks like Karnataka will go cautiously until they get to know the result of Delhi-Vidarbha match. If it is a draw, then Karnataka will cut loose looking for 6 points. If Delhi win, they have to get 7 points by batting sensibly without losing a wicket.

  • Nikhil Ravishankar on January 1, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    I'm surprised Karnataka has decided to open with Kunal Kapoor in the absence of Robin Uthappa. A Stuart Binny or a CM Gautham would have been a better choice, given kapoor's defensive style of play. I attribute Karnataka's decision to the fact that they should ideally win by 10 wickets and it would be best to have at least one defensive batsman at the crease.

  • unknown on January 1, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    can someone tell me any new bowler in india that 140 + not ( except aaron, yadav)

  • Ganesh on January 1, 2013, 10:53 GMT

    Why did Robin Uttapha not open?? that too in a chase like this.. I dont get it

  • amith on January 1, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    hard luck karnataka, better luck next time, this season you didn't play well.accept tat

  • Arun on January 1, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    Guys, its achievable.. Go and win from here.. Pls dont waste Gautam's effort guys...

    68 from 55 balls

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    I know it didn't happen - and it seems everyone from Mumbai to Andhra to Kerala is way too defensive here - but wudn't it have been great if Andhra had actually gifted those last few wickets to Kerala instead of just declaring.

    By gifting those last few wickets, Andhra increase Kerala's quotient and give them a chance to overhaul Jharkand. By my calculations, even if Kerala complete the current chase with 6 down - Kerala go through - whereas if Andhra had declared at the same score with 7 down then Kerala would have had to chase with just 3 down to qualify. Thats a huge incentive for Kerala to go for it and keep going for it even if they lose 2-3 early wickets and thus a huge opportunity for Andhra too to get the win.

    Alas, Andhra left way too little time, both for Kerala and themselves, which means that Kerala will not go for it now and both teams will be knocked out - deservedly so I might add.

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 10:49 GMT

    Sid, can you provide ball us the ball to ball commentary for the last hour play of Karnataka vs Maharashtra, it's so exciting that, i'm refreshing this blog page 5-10 times a minute...

    Come on Robin, you can do it...come on KARNATAKA...

  • Arun on January 1, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    Suvarna News saying 89 from 13 overs... Pls confirm is this true..

    How many overs to score 89 runs?

  • ravi on January 1, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    What a luxury Mumbai has - to decide the next round - really fantastic team and may win a trophy without sweating and winning any of the remaining matches.....

  • Venkat on January 1, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Why there is so much fuss about the relegation? It is possible to reach quaterfinals from Group C also. We should not say relegation then. It can be called as a Group change. This is hilarious considering the fact that best brains in the business can come up with this one. The best thing to do is divide the teams in to two groups. Top 15 in one and remaining 12 in another. Only the teams in Group A (15 teams) can vie for Ranji Trophy. The bottom 3 teams can be moved to Group B in the subsequent year. This will also give more matches and time for the players to come back from injury. Also, dropped players can get back to Domestic cricket and perform. The match fees can also be differentiated between two Groups.

  • Kannadiga on January 1, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    @Sid Karnataka need 89 in 13 overs?

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    Looks like its all over for Karnataka,well fought,but we have ourselves to blame.

  • Saurabh on January 1, 2013, 10:44 GMT

    Well played Jharkhand...showed a lot of intent today.The openers deserve all the praise and the bowlers' contributions mustn't be forgotten.All in all,the boys played an engrossing game,and look all set for a quarter final berth.

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    karnataka need 89 from 11 overs.. come boys lets do this. robbie will open most likely with binny..

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    looks like ranji trophy now reaches more to people like ipl.

  • nayeem on January 1, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    please get ball to ball updates from pune

  • Rajath on January 1, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Why doesn't this page refresh itself like the live commentary page?

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    89 required in 12 overs or 11 overs? I don't think play can be extended even If Karnataka 1 run short after the allotted overs. Another 11 overs Delhi too have to take another 4 wickets that too they have the new ball in hand

  • Nikhil Ravishankar on January 1, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    My, my, a close contest in the Ranji trophy, if there ever was one. It will be very interesting to watch Robin uthappa under pressure to play the way he always does. @Siddharth- Where do you think this game can go from now?

  • Sri on January 1, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    Going crazy here.... pls pls update ball to ball scores of kar vs maharashtra match just like u did it when mumbai were chasing 156 in 11 overs.. this is a decider..

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    @Ryan Sid is talking about the West Indies match where India needed 80 odd Pathetic it was.. runs to win with 7 wickets in hand including Laxman, Dravid, Kohli & dhoni...At less than Run a ball..Against a WEAK WI bowling..& yet he called it off..

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    Just 1 to go...So near, but not so far...Come on Karnataka, nail the one remaining now & go for glory...KARNATAKA

    Absolutely, this is one cracker jacker of a match...no words to describe...It's like the one we had the first round match between Delhi & UP...But, this one, beats that, b'coz of the importance of qualification...

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    K'taka need 89 from how many overs?

  • Arun on January 1, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Come on Karnataka.. Go and win this without loosing a wicket.. You have to win this to dedicate Mr. CM Gautam who is the top scorer of this season. Wish he should continue and make it to the Indian squad if you win today.

  • Shailesh Gandhi on January 1, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    I agree with Sanjay Shamkuwar. It is short cut for Hydrabad and Maharashtra for next year Q.Final.

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Every passing Minute, the overs remaining will be reduced. As of now only 13 left to score 84 runs. Around 7 RPO

  • Shashi on January 1, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    whats the situation in Pune now?

  • abyj on January 1, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Kar need 89 runs from 12 to win the match and progress if Delhi fail to win theirs

  • trilok ram pandey on January 1, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    come on delhi just 4 wickets away .....

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    Come on Cricinfo.. We need updates from Pune. Can't control the excitement and tension! :)

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    Just rip of the remaining 2 wickets of Maharashtra & chase them in T20 mode, opening with Uthappa & Binny/Gautam.

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    I don't think Mumbai want to decide whom they want in the Q/F. This is just their simple way as always once qualified, no need to take risk and once taken the first Innings lead, don't try for a win in many case not enforcing follow on even if that is possible. We can't blame much them for doing this as rule book allows them to do so.

  • Kannadiga on January 1, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    @Senthil..true..we need win ...no need of bonus point as delhi cannot cannot win from here on..

  • shreyas kamath on January 1, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    just one more!!!!! comeon karnataka. cud any one update on robin's health. heard hes il. will he bat??

  • Bishwajeet on January 1, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Hi hope Saurabh Tiwary's injury is minor coz he will be required in the quarter finals. Jharkhand mostly relies on their bowlers and Tiwary and Jaggi. Ajay Yadav has been good find. It would be great if they get a sporting wicket in the quarters as they don't have guys who can score high apart from these two youngsters. It would be great for them to compete with the best next season and many people will notice them in the coming season if not this season as they will play in better groups :)

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    So Karnataka will reqd around 90 runs to be chased down in 13 overs, not to worry about losing wickets as Delhi not going to win.

  • arun on January 1, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Guess Mumbai is indifferent on who they play in the quarters …. After all the ‘GOD’ has confirmed that he will be available to be part of the team for the quarters.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Amazing game of cricket happening @ Pune. With the quickscoring likes of Uthappa and Binny, Karnataka should fancy themselves here.

  • Sanjay Shamkuwar on January 1, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    Hyderabad should thank Rajasthan for taking the first innings lead. Now they will end up last on the table and relegated to Group C. In the next Ranji season they will have much better chance of qualifying for quarter finals than the teams which have finished fourth to eighth in Group A and Group B. Same holds for bottom placed Maharashtra in Group B. I think if BCCI wants to carry on with three group format with weakest teams in Group C, they should allow only relegation to and promotion from Group C. Otherwise if a team is not coming in top three in Group A and B, they would deliberately try to finish at the bottom to enhance their chance for knock out round in the next season.

    Food for thought!!

  • rags on January 1, 2013, 10:18 GMT

    As a Mumbai fan since 1975(Bombay then!), I hang my head in shame today..I hope Karnataka win today & then thrash Mumbai in QF..That is if BCCI sits like a lame duck on this situation

  • Kannadiga on January 1, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    Hard Luck Karnataka!!!!i feel its all over....

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    Hey Sid, can u confirm the Andhra-Kerala situation. U said in ur blog that "Andhra are NO declaring" where I assumed the NO stood for NOW as opposed to NOT based on ur further comments. Was that just wishful thinking by me??????????

  • AZEEM HAFIZ on January 1, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    andra all out, kerala need 200 almost in 17 overs, kerala going to die like a true warrior , nothing to loose boys go down fighting

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    Karnataka have 50 mins or 17 overs all left to take 2 more wickets and score 80 odd runs.

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    @Ryan... Sid waz right.. i guess....

  • Sri on January 1, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    Please update ball to ball scores of karnataka vs maharashtra...it is the interesting match of the season....lots and lots of people for karnataka are waiting anxiously..no live streaming on net either :(...

  • Ryan on January 1, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    @rags: Dear, one cannot go for a kill with 3rd grade bowling and lackluster batting.. all defensive technique of Dhoni is due to out of form batting and bowling.

  • Hari on January 1, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron are not playing in this Ranji Season!!! I dint hear bowling anyone in 140's in this season as well!!! Fast bowling looks bleak for India!!

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Delhi won't mind running out of time as long as there is no wicket falling either in Pune. Now with less then 20 overs remaining how much lead Maharashtra having? I feel if the lead cross 100 then that's all over for Karnataka. Can they chase 100 in less then 15 overs?

  • rags on January 1, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    @Sid, I hope BCCI is watching & Mumbai are docked at least 2-3 points for this match..Am sure we have not heard the last on this

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    Delhi why are u dependent on pune clash Finish it yourself guys!!!! Disappointment is the word Nd now Maharashtra all hopes on u now Just stick to basics nd frustrate the Karnataka bowlers!!!

  • Saurabh on January 1, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Andhra vs Kerala......It looks that the game is dead.Andhra not declaring,must have something to do with the pitch still holding on and playing well.They still could have declared earlier,in order to make it a humdinger of a contest.Nothing in it now.

  • rags on January 1, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    @Ryan, Sid is absolutely right..If we look at that match, it was the start of our downfall, from which we have still not recovered today.

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Jharkand losing wickets is making the Andhra-Kerala match even more interesting as Jharkand's quotient now is falling. Kerala have been thrown a lifeline here in my opinion. If they can get a good aggressive start - they are back in this. 186 in 29 overs is just a tad over 6 runs an over and Andhra will be all out attacking looking for wickets - so Kerala have an outside chance here. I know I am hoping for miracles - but I am sure finding this a lot more interesting now.

  • Ryan on January 1, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    alas! now a days media is imposing its own views on spectator they are not unbiased anymore...Shame on u Sid for commenting on Dhoni in this fashion.. have some cricketing mind..

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Karnataka have another 5 to 8 overs only to bundle out Maharashtra. Otherwise chasing 80 odd in less then 10 overs is not going to be possible. But Karnataka seems to ever close, with just 3 wickets and that too of Tail end batsman. This is their best chance as Delhi seems not going to win it as the 5th wicket partnership grows in Nagpur.

  • Kannadiga on January 1, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    2009-10--we reached finals 2010-11--we reached semifinals 2011-12--we reached quarterfinals 2012-13--can we make it to QF's..

    come on Karnataka..cheer loud...come on boys come on Karantaka...Give the final punch...let this voice be heard till PUNE...come on come on...

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Sid, I beg to differ that Andhra can't lose now. If Kerala can bat like Jharkand did, KERALA too can probably knock out Jharkand here as Kerala , like Jharkand, have 2 outright wins already - and thus a Kerala/Jharkand tie will come to quotient. Also, we have to assume that both Andhra and Kerala will go all out attacking here as a draw helps neither one of them.

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    @Monga I hope you are realizing the game Mumbai is playing..They want to avoid playing Delhi, & hence will win or draw depending on the outcome of the Delhi game..!!!

  • VEDANTH on January 1, 2013, 9:44 GMT

    With 25 overs to go and an uphill task in front of them, Karnataka are at cross roads and even if they scrape thro this, which is unlikely,you dont expect Karnataka to go any further as this has been a very unpredictable team in the past 4 years as their bowling and batting has not complimented each other in the recent past. Time to blood new faces and where is the replacement for Sunil Joshi. None in sight even though the pace dapartment is alright.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 9:37 GMT

    Guess it's all over for Karnataka, one of the most consistent domestic teams. They are missing three frontline bowlers in Vinay Kumar, S Aravind and KP Appanna who could have provided them the breakthroughs at this stage. What happened to Sunil Raju and SL Akshay?

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    Why is Andhra not declaring? They need a miracle to qualify now - but they at least need to attempt to get the miraculous outright win...

  • Shashi kiran on January 1, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    As a karnataka fan, I am tensed now as we enter into last session... needing to take all wickets and scoring off whatever target Maharashtra set, all in 28 overs... God!! why do u test so much? and moreoever Delhi shud draw the match, its a difficult test to pass for karnataka...

  • Rupin Sahota on January 1, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    if delhi qualify then there may be a chance for the match of the tournament delhi vs mumbai .they are considered as arch rivals in domestic competition.it will be a gr8 match to see if they qualify.one is the head of india and other is heart of india.

  • Kapil on January 1, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    Why is Andhra not declaring? With Jharkand winning - which seems a formality now - Andhra are out due to Jharkand's 3 outright wins. Andhra should declare and try to get an outright win themselves - while its highly unlikely, Kerala will surely go for the stiff target themselves thus giving Andhra a chance.

  • RAVI KARWAR on January 1, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ALL KARNATAKA RANJI PLAYARS.

  • Hemanth HL on January 1, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    Common karnataka, you can do it..

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    10 Mins to go for Tea. So If Karnataka and Delhi don't take wickets, Karnataka have to manage whatever the remaining overs mins 2 for the Innings break. So when the Final Session starts with 25 overs left in the day, and Maha bat for another 10 overs and score another 40 runs to take 80 runs lead, Karnataka hopes will start to evaporate. Delhi will be knowing what they have to do it. The 3rd New Ball due is long way for Karnataka, before that the result of the match would have been decided. Delhi can hope for 2nd new ball can do wonders if they can take another wicket before it's due.

  • Shailesh Gandhi on January 1, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    It is victory for Saurashtra. Look out for another Jadeja from Rajkot. Saurashtra cricket has been improved in last decade. The Q/Final is almost decided now. Group A Punjab, Mumbai and Saurashtra. Group B U.P.Delhi and Baroda. Group C Services and Jharkhand.

  • Deep on January 1, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Hello, does anyone know if the knockout rounds are going to be broadcast on television.

  • Ryan on January 1, 2013, 8:56 GMT

    Kudos to Jharkhand .. well done guys keep going

  • PapiReddy on January 1, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    @Abhimanyu: When it matters the most, this is how Warrier has performed in the game against Andhra so far: 39 overs for 114 runs and 2 wickets.

    So much for the unnecessary hype. Thank god, we won't have to read about him after this round.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    It's becoming difficult for Delhi now. They desperately need a wicket before tea.

  • rohan on January 1, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Delhi gets past the experienced badani Should look for quick wickets to give Karnataka fans a jitter Still 35 overs to go weather permit Comm'on Delhi bowlers get ur act straight!! Get atleast 2-3 before tea!!

  • Prakash Krishnagiri on January 1, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    @Charles....Please find below what is mentioned in the wikipedia Ranji trophy page.

    "From the 2012-13 season, the format was revamped completely. The Super and plate groups were cancelled and in place, a format with A, B, C group was created. Three teams from group A&B proceeded to knockouts and 2 from group C. The two lowest placed team of Group A were relegated to Group B next time, Two lowest placed of group B relegated to C . Top two teams of Group C promoted to group B and top two teams of group B promoted to group A. The knockout format remains same except that, to get an outright result from final an extra sixth day is available instead of the restricted five days"

  • sammy on January 1, 2013, 8:46 GMT

    LET CM GAUTAM OPEN THE INNINGS WITH KAPOOR OR BINNY.THEY SHOULD NOT LOOSE WICKETS. FIRST FINISH MAHARASTRA

  • Pratheek on January 1, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    guys. please update karnataka scores! need to know about lead atleast.! if Vinay had played it would have been a win

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    thank u monga i just checked it ....

  • karan on January 1, 2013, 8:43 GMT

    @chirag if mumbai loses, gujarat goes through

  • Pradeep Sherigara on January 1, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    common karnataka .......pull up your socks guys its now or never .....hope they pick up the remaining wickets sooner rather than later .....and score the required runs hopefully without losing any wickets and other end hope vidarbha draw their match......anxious

  • sreedhar on January 1, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    What a funny rule to benefit the teams with most wins, in case of a tie on points? Despite more wins, if a team is tied up on points with another, it means it had been inconsistent and had more losses too. Why not just go with Net run rate or any such? The logic for such a measure would have been to encourage results - but then this should be addressed by points system and thanks to that, this year there has been a spectacular Ranji competition.

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    no way chirag they wont if they lose but it is highly unlikely result to get

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    Delhi getting closer to the knock out. They need 6 wickets only, that all will be enough for them to win with a bonus point. They have another 36 overs and can be a bit easy after taking out H Badani. Now Karnataka will respond? They not only need to take another 4 wickets in the same time period and also have to chase down whatever scored by Maha with 2 less over for the Innings break. But anything possible. 30 Mins for Tea and most important period.

  • anonymous on January 1, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    @cricinfo plz update Delhi vidarbha scores frequently Hope vidarbha lose out on wickets Not many delhi fans here

  • chirag on January 1, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    Might be tough, but what happens if Mumbai loses? Are they still through to the quarters?

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    @Monga Even though if mumbai manages with just first innings lead they make it 23 points(same as saurashtra) ... doesn't mumbai have better quotient than saurashtra

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    6 gone...Come on Karnataka...4 more needed, go for the kill now.. Think of getting 4 wickets & chase the target without losing a wicket. If not, atleast, go for a win & get 6 points as Delhi vs Vidharbha is meandering for a draw...

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    @Prakash Krishnagiri - I saw the Wikipedia article and I don't see any information given about relegation in it. Thanks to Cricinfo though, we know exactly who gets relegated and who plays who in the quarterfinals.

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 8:28 GMT

    can any one tell which team faces relegation fron groupB

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    My enthu for breaking coconuts has disappeared. Will break the remaining only if Karnataka wins :-(

    The fact remains that Karnataka's talent shelf is not empty but the right team has not been selected. Whoever are the selectors, they must take the blame for this year's fiasco after fiasco.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    Saurabh is right :) Cricinfo have done a great job in covering this season. Hopefully it will get even better the next season. Great job guys, you rock.

  • sammy on January 1, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    I DONT KNOW WHY BINNY AND MITHUN ARE NIT BOWLING MUCH. KEEPING APPANNA OUT OF THE GAME IS ALSO HURTING KARNATAKA HOPE VIDARBHA KEEPS ON BATTING LIKE THIS AND DONT GET ALL OUT

  • Saurabh on January 1, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    Whatever the results,and whosoever makes it,and whosoever doesn't,this has been without a shadow of doubt,a very good Ranji season,so far.All the teams can be proud of their efforts. I have seen the number of comments increase with the passage of the tournament,and that's I believe a tribute to the level of play and interest that exists for FC in this country,despite our much publicized fixation with limited overs cricket. I would also like to commend the Cricinfo team. This blog has helped so many of the cricket lovers and followers in the country keep a close tab on their respective teams and the domestic circuit in general.Thanks a lot for this blog service.I wish you all a very happy new year:)

  • srihari on January 1, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    jharkand is racing away towards target .... bad news for andhra :(

  • Prakash Krishnagiri on January 1, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    Hem, I was questioning cricinfo yday for not covering TN game because I was misguided by wikipedia where it said 2 teams from Group B will be relegated.

    Cricinfo is doing a fantastic job. Our BCCI does not even have an official website. BCCI should be the one covering the Ranji Trophy and posting updated results. Kudos to cricinfo.

    I enjoy Ranji Trophy in total, the twist and turns this year has been too good with some of the QF places finalized only on the last 2 days. Parthiv Patel century was more crucial than a KDK century given the contest of the game.

    Chill Bro and appreciate cricinfo for their efforts.

  • Charles on January 1, 2013, 8:12 GMT

    Ranji should have playoff match for relegation like County. You don't just send a team to relegation like that!

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    @Ranjith: Kerala can starting thinking about the next season. Everyone is talking about Sandeep Warrier, but I think the real positive for Kerala is that V A Jagadeesh has finally found some consistency. Let's see if he can maintain it next year or whether it's just an one-off season.

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    With a lead taken by Maharashtra every over batting by them is loss for Karnataka. If Maha can bat another 20 to 25 overs and Innings change meant loss of another 2 overs, hence whatever Maha scores in 27 have to be chased down in 14 odd overs by Karnataka that too without losing wicket. So by Tea, the scenario will be clear. Baroda's last wicket pair is the only reason, this all happens, they won the match against Hariyana and changed to draw a certain defeat against TN with another last wicket partnership.

  • Parthi on January 1, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    What IF Mumbai lose? There is a possibility, isn't it?

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    Hope jarkhand failed to reach the target and andhra make it to the quarters

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    Delhi unable to take wickets and make impression on Vidarbha but they won't be dis heartened anyway. They still have the half day to try and win it. But as much as Maharashtra scores now, the less worried are Delhi, knowing every run scored more need to be chased down by Karnataka and also not to lose a Single Wicket. Delhi can win anytime and that will be easily a Bonus point win. Delhi vs Karnataka race going on and Baroda is watching it.

  • Hem on January 1, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    OK. Thanks for explanation. We Ranji fans are in miniscule minority in IPL-mad love so we do boil over.

  • Biju on January 1, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    Plz update kerala-Andhra score...what abt kerala taking remaining wickets quickly and chasing target in 30 overs

  • Ranjith on January 1, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    What happens it KErala wins.. Hihihiiii... the coconuts will be waste.... I know its not going to happen.. But still an outside chance if they bowl them out in this section and start batting... Something like a hattrick by Sree.... A wild dream.. Isint it guys,..

  • Hem on January 1, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    If Tamilnadu game was inconsequential, Now why r u publishing Guj v/s Mum Comments? Fact is like the ESPN Start Cricket and the BCCI you people don't consider Ranji Imp. You don't have 12 correspondent at site.

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    but guys watch out for sandeep warrier from kerala. 6 foot tall bowler who can bowl quick. good find for kerala this season. plus sreesanth is bak.

  • procter on January 1, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    Come on Mahrashtra take a lead and then take one Karnatka wicket. Whole of Baroda and even its Maharaja will bless you!

  • Oswald on January 1, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    @Rags... I'll break a coconut every time there is a rain delay in Nagpur. Keep the rain and coconuts coming. Also i just hope that my prayers and not too powerful and the rain reaches Pune too

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    hopefully nair gets his chance for india soon. top quality cricketer who averages over 50 with da bat n bowls gd medium pace, swings it both ways plus exceptional fielder.

  • nayeem on January 1, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    yes....in karnataka another team can be from north karnataka....i want to know on what base karnataka ranji players are selected..if it's club matches in banglore then others who cant join clubs in banglore..?

  • Nibhatish on January 1, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Anyone betting on Gujrat bundling out Mumbai and winning the match ?

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    MITHUN BOWLING 7 OVERS AND BINNY 8 TODAY.WHAT IS THIS?

  • Narayanan on January 1, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    @Sidharth, Don't you think it time to rationalize the teams statewise? I mean states of Gujarat and Maharashtra have 3 teams playing where as states like TN, Karnataka, UP etc. have only one team and Bihar has no team. Is it not an anomaly?

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    thankz abhimanyu...nyc co-incidence...both father's name anirudh...n both r left arm spinners...my father's name is narendra bt m not modi's son...lol...

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    Thanks Moinuddin for giving me a chance to break a coconut. 5 more to go, not much time left. Should I start reciting shlokas too?

    Om Namah Shivaya! On Namah Shivaya!! Om Namah Shivayah!!!

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 7:07 GMT

    Pujara's innings made the difference. He scored big and quick which helped Saurashtra set a target with time in hand.

    I guess MP's tactics to suddenly go defensive probably also played a part in their defeat

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    anonymous- my friend they are not related its just that der fathers name is da same, ravindra comes from jamnagar da oil city whereas dharmendra comes from rajkot.. in gujarati sinh is basically like singh which gujarti rajputs use..

  • Krishna on January 1, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    C'mon dont go for runs....jst try to be there and use the match as batting practice for QFs.......go Andhra......

  • Vijay on January 1, 2013, 6:51 GMT

    But Services Win or Loose, hv already in to QF...

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    ravindra jadeja not available...dharmendra jadeja comes in...nayan doshi out injured...vishal joshi comes in...dats saurashtra for u...

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 6:48 GMT

    both dharmendra jadeja n ravindra jadeja's father's name is anirudsihn...i wonder do they hv the same father...wil anybody let me kno dat....ravindra jadeja scorin 68 n 70 vs bengal wen ol other batsman faild..he himslf took 8 wckts is d turning point..iv ravindra jadeja n pujara gets to play together in d knockouts...nobody can stop saurashtra..bt they may b busy doing national duty...wil ravindra jadeja get chance to score 1000 runs in single season..n take 30 plus wickets..onli iv he gets to play

  • karan on January 1, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    thanks for info

  • Samy on January 1, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    For those asking for auto refresh, why don't you guys use Firefox with auto refresh add-on?. It works with any page. you just set the auto-refresh enable/disable and time when it should refresh.

  • Sachin on January 1, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    With MP folding up my season for Ranji is over. Well played guys. MP are fans favorite.

    Hopefully with Mohnish back and maybe maybe if TP Sudhindra is pardoned, MP can end their next season on higher note. They should also work to get One Decent Batsman and One Bowler to Support Pandey. Season finds for MP Jalaj Saxena and Ishwar pandey. Hoping to see them soon representing India.

  • Kaivan on January 1, 2013, 6:38 GMT

    Barring most of the players aged under 25, a new looked Gujarat side tried their best to qualify. Sadly its all over now for them. Well played Parthiv Patel, Smit Patel, Manprit Juneja & Rakesh Dhruv. It is fairly a better performance than last year.

  • Sanjay Shamkuwr on January 1, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    MP has been the most enterprising team of this season. But I think they should opt for a professional batsman (likes of Aakash Chopra/Mazumdar/Badani) and a professional spinner in their team for the next season. Ishwar Pandey has been the find of the season. Pity, that he will not get to play in the knock-out round. But let us hope he gets to play in Duleep Trophy. Even some IPL teams might be eyeing him.

  • xyz on January 1, 2013, 6:33 GMT

    @Monga : Plz enable auto refresh of the page, which will be really helpful for the readers.

  • Rajesh naik on January 1, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    The defensive field set by Karnataka yesterday might hurt them today. Too many runs leaked. Karnataka fielders are notorious for dropping catches as well. Even though it is a batting wicket 400 odd for 4 wickets in 100 odd overs is too many for too few. Some magic required from someone.

  • febin on January 1, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    Andhra 108/4 vs kerala. A A Majumdar gone. manu & sree took 2 wickets each

  • Sreeram on January 1, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    @Karan - if Kerala win, they will qualify, irrespective of the result in the Jharkhand match. Andhra loses Muzumdar to Sreesanth. 108/4 just before lunch

  • HABIBSK on January 1, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    @Abhimanyu ur wright both bawne and chand was good cricketar for india i am see bawne bating he was very class player and chand to see u 19 final hope indian salector notice this player.and get chance for him.

  • Pari on January 1, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    will the Indian selectors turn their favors to Mumbai's man in need Abhishek nayar now? India badly needs a seaming allrounder like him , in tests now. Doesnt he look ideal for that 'forever in discussion 'No 6 spot?

  • Sudhakar on January 1, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    even uthappa scored more runs than chand and uthappa played on green tracks mostly.uthappa should be given chance in indian team as opener in odi.

  • karan on January 1, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    what happens in case Kerala wins against Andhra, however far-fetched it may seem?

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 6:13 GMT

    @abhiimanyu, I've been praying for Bhawne's wicket since morning, he has been receiving my attention atleast

  • Nithin on January 1, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Hope someone from karnataka can replicate Javagal Srinath's performance of 7/93 against maharashtra in the 90/91 season

  • Abhimanyu on January 1, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    am impressed by young bawne he is only 20 and has notched up 6 first class centuries.. chand has been hyped way 2 much now struggling 2 get runs. both bawne n chand r same age but bawne has scored way more runs seems more technically correct. but no one ever mentions him.. please get over chand, he must score runs den make it to da indian. but he has failed but still people want him in da indian team..

  • ramesh on January 1, 2013, 6:06 GMT

    As the match of karnataka and Delhi is important for both team, Request u to update the over by over

    Regards Ramesh Mysore Karnataka

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    @siddarth, you have missed ur rep in Nagpur n Pune where the real action lies, one of us wudve volunteered

  • HABIBSK on January 1, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    DEAR SIDHARTH, PLZ UPDATE ZAHEER KHAN FITNECE HE WAS IN FILD OR NOT AND THANX TO U YOUR WONDERFULL BLOG.

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    Delhi has the upper hand now. Delhi need only 7 wickets and if and when they get them, they don't need to bat since they have got huge runs on their bank and Vidarbha is scoring too slowly definitely not going to score another 217 runs by the end of Day. So a Win for Delhi is going to be an Innings win on the other hand Karnataka seems they have to bat again since the deficit is just 66 with Maharashtra still have another 6 wickets in their hand and the attacking K Jadhav and Bawne can score quickly. By Lunch they may trail be less then 50 runs only as it seems.

  • febin on January 1, 2013, 5:55 GMT

    Andhra 80/3 vs kerala.. manu took 2 wicket & Sreesanth 1

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    Is Saurashtra debutant Dharmendrasinh Anirudhsihn Jadeja a relative of Ravindrasihn Anirudhsihn Jadeja? ;D

  • N. Sudarshan on January 1, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    @Siddharth: Will the quarter finals be played at neutral venues?

  • Nikhil Ravishankar on January 1, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    @Siddharth- What happens if both Delhi and Karnataka win with a bonus point?

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 5:48 GMT

    is debutant dharmendrasinh anirudhsihn jadeja relativ ov ravindrasihn anirudhsihn jadeja///???

  • Vinay on January 1, 2013, 5:47 GMT

    Hanuma Vihari, Baba Aparajith, Unmukth Chand, Sandeep Sharma, Smit Patel.. all had a decent run this season.. Still would have loved to see a young spinner, Harmeet Singh playing, in a time India is badly looking for spinning options...

  • Saptashyo Adhikari, Singapore on January 1, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    Bengla can beat RAilways

  • Krupal Singh on January 1, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    I hope Unmukt Chand plays better in knock outs if Delhi go through. Hope the same Akshdeep Nath for UP. While Baba Aparajith n Smit Patel may have to wait longer to showcase their talent. Hope to see Harmeet play for Mumbai in d knock-outs :-)

  • Prasadsm on January 1, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    With 10 to 12 matches in progress, updates once in 5 min and that too mostly on 3 or 4 matches is inadequate

  • Krupal Singh on January 1, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    I dunno why Vijay Zol is nt in the Maharastra ranji team. Most of the U19 team members, barring Sandeep Sharma haven't had a gud ranji season so far.

  • Nitin Kashyap on January 1, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    Could the Cricinfo team please enable the auto-refresh on this page as well? like it is done for most international matches. Need to keep tab of 2 matches (Kar vs Mah and Del vs Vid) you know!

  • Vinay.. Go Karnataka on January 1, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    I feel sorry for Ishwar Pandey for not qualifying through to QFs even after being the highest wicket taker of the season in League stage. Would have loved to see him perform and make it through to big stage. But, MP have only themselves to blame. Its their bizarre strategy against Mumbai when they played silly shots going for a win and conceded 6 points, instead of try and draw when mumbai bowled negative line.

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    6 more to go...392/4 Maharashtra. Come on Karnataka...

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    @Sidharth, I was away for sometime - attending to my morning chores - bath, prayer, etc. Just finished my prayer and feels great to break 2 coconuts!

    6 more coconuts before tea and we shall all have coconut water instead of tea :-)

  • PapiReddy on January 1, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    @Sidharth Monga: Looks like this coconuts thing is working for Karnataka. So, I've decided that I too will do the same for every Jharkand wicket that falls. Let me go get the coconuts ready before the play resumes in Delhi.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    Good that bhawne has got his hundred, hope he goes a bit casual now and holes out.

  • nayeem on January 1, 2013, 5:22 GMT

    how interesting...for karnataka before last match to qualify for q/f,,they needed win,and odisa to lose,,and vidharbh vs delhi match no result should come,but vidarbh no to take lead...everything went according to them....but still worried that delhi not to take 9 wickets....good luck karnataka

  • thiyagu on January 1, 2013, 5:22 GMT

    Has Dinesh karthik scored 187 or 145 ur score board shows 187 & update shows 145* which is correct?

  • UDAYA SHETTY on January 1, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 ALL KARNATAKA TEAM MATES. I HOPE YOU ARE QUALIFYING Q/F. GOOD LUCK

  • Pari on January 1, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    If am correct , team gets maximum points i. e 7 after an innings win or 10 wicket win , isnt it? So if Mumbai can wrap up gujarats innings soon and win by 10 wickets( opening with Jaffer and nayar)they can still claim 7 pts no? in any case they're already though as they have better quotient than Gujarat and MP but its always better to enter knockouts with win!

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 5:18 GMT

    @Siddarth please update the action at Nagpur

  • Bharat on January 1, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    I hope you will get remaining 6 coconuts ASAP, before lunch :)

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Come on guys, get Bawne and Jadhav

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    @Procter: The BCCI president has said that only those who play 60% of the Ranji games will be allowed to play in the IPL. But all the 3 players you have mentioned are BCCI contracted players. So will these rules apply for them?

  • Srinidhi on January 1, 2013, 5:00 GMT

    7 more to go...370/3 Maharashtra. Come on Karnataka...

    Wishing you all a Happy and prosperous New Year...

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 4:57 GMT

    @Deepak, I don't even think that is possible to imagine considering Andra leading by 71 runs with 9 wickets in hand. It's impossible they collapse below 150 lead and still Kerala have to chase that down. The only thing look for Group C is Jharkhand can score another 183 runs or not.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:56 GMT

    Motwani is gone but v need bhavane. If we can get him, the gates will open.

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    I am unable to decide on the team to support. If Baroda make it to the knockouts, I will support them, for Rayudu's sake. He made a lot of mistakes while at Hyderabad and later with the ICL, but ever since he joined Baroda, he has made tough runs; not huge scores always, but real tough runs. With S Patil as CoS, I think he will get his chances in India colours, eventually.

  • Divya on January 1, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Happy New Year to all.

    I only hope Mumbai make it quite far into the knock-outs so that Sachin can get enough time in the middle before the Aus test series. No matter how many net sessions you have, there's nothing like match practice.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    @Siddharth, thank you, i think binny n mithun wud have bowled two each with the new ball. we karnataka fans hope something happens, it is ok for karnataka to not qualify after putting all the efforts but i see some lack of effort from karnataka, correct me if iam wrong.

  • HB GANGADHARA on January 1, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Happy New Year 2013!!!

  • Senthil on January 1, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Wishing All a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013 :-)

    After 25 years, 2013 is the first year with four different numbers since 1987 ;-)

    Karnataka needs 7 and Delhi needs 9 wickets but in Delhi case, they have more runs to play with but Karnataka may need to bat again since the deficit reduces under 125.

    Hope MP can win also, they deserve it. They lost few players, particularly their lead bowler Sudindra.

  • Deepak on January 1, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    There is one more possible scenario in Group C which is theoretically possible, should Kerala win against Andhra they go to the QF with 24 points. Go Sreesanth and boys.

  • nayeem on January 1, 2013, 4:49 GMT

    @siddarth,if delhi wins..and karnataka wins withot bonus point..will karnataka go through q/f

  • Procter on January 1, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    Come on Vidhabha and Maharashtra batsmen. Show some steel. Bat through the day and take brave Baroda to Knock Out round. Baroda played most matches without Irfan, Yusuf and Munaf and still knocking for Quarters. Baroda administration should not give NOC for IPL for all 3 as they miss Ranji faking injuries but never IPL. Third year in a row Irfan has not played Ranji but will IPL. Can't be coincidence!!

  • ADI SHIVA KRISHNA on January 1, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    go andhra go,

  • nandkishor on January 1, 2013, 4:39 GMT

    inspite of good runs from Parthiv Patel & M Juneja gujarat is struggling to qualify.....gujarat is looking for good openers and few fast bowlers.....

  • Bishwajeet on January 1, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    @Srinivas Bharath, Jharkhand don't need Dhoni as they won the Domestic ODI without him a year back,just hoping that they get a chance to play today , still foggy weather here in Delhi.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    @Karmana, you will never know, MSD always comes when everything is well set for him, we all know what happened in the world cup finals, when GG and VK had rescued us and the ball was not doing much MSD comes, scores 90+ and takes away the man of the match, the same thing could happen here, the Jharkhand boys wud have done all the hard work till the quarters and he is capable of scoring 3 match winning hundreds n winning it for them. If everything is set up for him, he is a good finisher.

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    @Srinivas Bharath: You needn't worry. MSD has not played a Ranji match since his ODI debut, if I am correct. He had a chance this year in the first round, and he made himself unavailable.

  • Shailesh Gandhi on January 1, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Last year india started with defeat and ended with defeat. Hope 2013 will be reverse that. All the best. As an saurashtrian I am praying for win for saurashtra.

  • Nithin on January 1, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    Its time for the karnataka spinners to come to the party. cant expect mithun/binny to do all the work

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    @Siddarth, can u also update as to how many overs mithun n binny have bowled today, so that with the scores, we can also guess how much more they can bowl.

  • Karamana on January 1, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    Really have to appreciate MP's positive approach. They really deserved to win against Mumbai in the previous round. If only Devendra Bundela had captained India in the Dominica test..:-)

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:23 GMT

    No luck, they have added 25 without loosing a wicket and there vidarbha loses one, dunno whats happening.

  • karegowda on January 1, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    respected sir/madam, kindly support to conduct regular one day tournaments in national level for state teams with live telecast to know people with ranji also., which player is good in form or not . it will help to get good player to international.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    Having taken India through a 0-4, 0-4, 1-2 (home), i dont want someone to come back and captain Jharkand to a ranji title so it is fair that Andhra gets through and not Jharkand.

  • Rags on January 1, 2013, 4:17 GMT

    I will break 1 coconut for every Maharashtra wicket that falls today! If Maharashtra loses all 8 wickets, add another 8 coconuts! If Karnataka win, another 8 coconuts! So 24 coconuts lined up, let me see how many get broken :-)

  • damodar kamath on January 1, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    HOPE KARNATAKA MAKES IT TO THE QF...BINNY,MITHUN START TAKING WICKETS IN THE MORNING.. OTHERWISE IT IS DIFFICULT IN THE AFTERNOON

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Hope Jharkhand loses and Andhra advances to QFs. I've never seen them in QFs, before.

  • Bishwajeet on January 1, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    Go MP go, as long as Jalaj Saxena is there in the middle there is hope coz he can score quick runs. Btw, there is high hope for my home team Jharkhand that they will go through, Jaggi n Saurabh Tiwary come on show your talent to the world.

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    @Gajanan, for a moment i read nagpur as pune n was happy that there will be overcast conditions and we can take wickets. @Nitin looks like Binny reserved himself n mithun for today, not sure whether it was worth the gamble

  • sammy on January 1, 2013, 4:06 GMT

    GOOD MORNING AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 HOPE KARNATAKA MAKES IT TO THE QF

  • Hema Patgar on January 1, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    Happy New Year 2013 for all

  • Nithin on January 1, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    Morning session is vital for karnataka. The 1st session seems to be the toughest for batting. 4 wickets on day 1,12 runs of 11 overs in day 2,9 wickets on day3 etc etc

  • Vijay on January 1, 2013, 3:56 GMT

    But Services Win or Loose, hv already in to QF...

  • harish sutaria on January 1, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    thanks for covering all matches almost LIVE.I,as ardent Mumbai supporter will wish even you cover FINAL involving Mumbai

  • Gajanan TP on January 1, 2013, 3:51 GMT

    Happy news for karnataka. In Nagpur,Sunny with cloudy periods with showers likely. Slight chance of a thunderstorm. 3 to 5 mm of rain.

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  • Gajanan TP on January 1, 2013, 3:51 GMT

    Happy news for karnataka. In Nagpur,Sunny with cloudy periods with showers likely. Slight chance of a thunderstorm. 3 to 5 mm of rain.

  • harish sutaria on January 1, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    thanks for covering all matches almost LIVE.I,as ardent Mumbai supporter will wish even you cover FINAL involving Mumbai

  • Vijay on January 1, 2013, 3:56 GMT

    But Services Win or Loose, hv already in to QF...

  • Nithin on January 1, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    Morning session is vital for karnataka. The 1st session seems to be the toughest for batting. 4 wickets on day 1,12 runs of 11 overs in day 2,9 wickets on day3 etc etc

  • Hema Patgar on January 1, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    Happy New Year 2013 for all

  • sammy on January 1, 2013, 4:06 GMT

    GOOD MORNING AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 HOPE KARNATAKA MAKES IT TO THE QF

  • Srinivas Bharath on January 1, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    @Gajanan, for a moment i read nagpur as pune n was happy that there will be overcast conditions and we can take wickets. @Nitin looks like Binny reserved himself n mithun for today, not sure whether it was worth the gamble

  • Bishwajeet on January 1, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    Go MP go, as long as Jalaj Saxena is there in the middle there is hope coz he can score quick runs. Btw, there is high hope for my home team Jharkhand that they will go through, Jaggi n Saurabh Tiwary come on show your talent to the world.

  • Anonymous on January 1, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    Hope Jharkhand loses and Andhra advances to QFs. I've never seen them in QFs, before.

  • damodar kamath on January 1, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    HOPE KARNATAKA MAKES IT TO THE QF...BINNY,MITHUN START TAKING WICKETS IN THE MORNING.. OTHERWISE IT IS DIFFICULT IN THE AFTERNOON