Ranji Trophy - 1st semi final

Saurashtra v Punjab

Saurashtra won by 229 runs

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3.6

S Kaul to Jogiyani, OUT, timbahhhhh. Jogiyani's lack of foot work has been exposed. Stays back to play a length ball. This is the first ball to move all morning, and it has beaten the inside edge by a long way. Hits him plumb in front, but no appeal is required for an lbw because the ball has ricocheted and flattened the off stump. Ordinary batting for an opener

SD Jogiyani b S Kaul 5 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Saurashtra 6/1   SH Kotak 1* (11b)   S Kaul 2-1-4-1

18.4

S Kaul to Dave, OUT, the Kauls strike. c Uday Kaul b Siddarth Kaul. Length ball outside off, holds its line, takes the edge of a bat left hanging to dry outside off. Uday Kaul takes a nice low catch to his right. I know a few wicketkeepers who don't even go for these

RR Dave c †U Kaul b S Kaul 16 (74m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 39.02

Saurashtra 58/2   SH Kotak 36* (59b 7x4)   S Kaul 7.4-1-23-2

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kotak, OUT, finally Punjab get a wicket. This has been a long time coming. Saurashtra have been edgy and streaky since lunch. This time Kotak goes back and practically guides a shortish ball to slip. Mandeep Singh takes a sharp catch there

SH Kotak c Mandeep Singh b Harbhajan Singh 54 (207m 128b 9x4 0x6) SR: 42.18

Saurashtra 150/3   JN Shah 69* (90b 14x4)   Harbhajan Singh 12.4-1-40-1

56.4

Bipul Sharma to Shah, OUT, Bipul Sharma is overjoyed. Breaks into a really slow joyful Bhangra jig. Shah wants another six over long-on, but gets too close to the pitch of this ball, and finds Sandeep Sharma at long-on. Big wicket

JN Shah c Sandeep Sharma b Bipul Sharma 87 (166m 123b 16x4 1x6) SR: 70.73

Saurashtra 194/4   SP Jackson 21* (40b 3x4 1x6)   Bipul Sharma 0.4-0-0-1

65.4

Kohli to Vasavada, OUT, another part-timer strikes in his first over. After Bipul Sharma, it is Taruwar Kohli. Lovely delivery. Length ball, middle and leg, swinging in, beating the inside edge. He gets the decision

AV Vasavada lbw b Kohli 8 (39m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Saurashtra 229/5   SP Jackson 44* (68b 6x4 1x6)   T Kohli 0.4-0-1-1

99.2

S Kaul to Jackson, OUT, Kaul finally gets his man. Denied the wicket yesterday, he has now produced a beauty. Short of a length, nipping in, Jackson plays inside the line, and his off stump is flattened

SP Jackson b S Kaul 107 (242m 172b 16x4 1x6) SR: 62.20

Saurashtra 335/6   KR Makvana 37* (99b 6x4)   S Kaul 24.2-4-95-3

135.1

Ladda to Makvana, OUT, Ladda finally gets a wicket. With sharp turn and bounce, but Makvana will need a crane to take him off. They are checking for a no-ball, and this time Ladda is fine. But there is another reason why Makvana is slow to walk off. Sharp dip, turn and bounce, but it doesn't seem to have taken the edge. Goes off the keeper's glove to slip, and he is given. There is a sound, but his bat has hit his pad. There is hardly an appeal from the keeper and slip

KR Makvana c Inder Singh b Ladda 85 (294m 216b 12x4 0x6) SR: 39.35

Saurashtra 426/7   VH Joshi 35* (98b 4x4)   S Ladda 31.1-7-81-1

145.4

Ladda to Unadkat, OUT, Ladda gets another via a superb catch by Sandeep Sharma running back. Unadkat runs out of patience, and tries a slog sweep. Sandeep Sharma runs backwards from mid-on, gets under it, takes the catch, but falls back and seems to have hurt his neck or head

JD Unadkat c Sandeep Sharma b Ladda 9 (41m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 20.93

Saurashtra 444/8   VH Joshi 44* (118b 4x4)   S Ladda 36.4-9-91-2

153.4

Ladda to Jadeja, OUT, and Ladda walks off this time. Wonder why he didn't walk last ball. Tossed up outside off, looks to drive against the turn, gets a faint edge, and Kaul catches it on the second grab. Don't think Bailey would have given this one either. Guilt playing on Jadeja's mind

DA Jadeja c †U Kaul b Ladda 17 (36m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.12

Saurashtra 476/9   VH Joshi 54* (135b 5x4)   S Ladda 40.4-9-109-3

154.6

Harbhajan Singh to Trivedi, OUT, flighted well wide of off, Trivedi pushes at it, gets an edge, Kaul takes it. Saurashtra score 477, a challenging total

SK Trivedi c †U Kaul b Harbhajan Singh 0 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Saurashtra 477/10   VH Joshi 55* (136b 5x4)   Harbhajan Singh 37-6-102-2
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Mumbai won by an innings and 125 runs
Services v Mumbai at Delhi - Jan 16-21, 2013
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Saurashtra v Punjab at Rajkot - Jan 16-20, 2013
Saurashtra won by 229 runs
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Match drawn (Punjab won on 1st innings)
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Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
Saurashtra v Karnataka at Rajkot - Jan 6-10, 2013
Match drawn (Saurashtra won on 1st innings)
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Photos

Jan 20, 2013

Debu Mitra has a word with Niranjan Shah, Saurashtra v Punjab, Ranji trophy 2012-13, semi-final, Rajkot, January 20, 2013

Debu Mitra has a word with Niranjan Shah

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Jan 20, 2013

Saurashtra players get into a huddle after winning the semi-final, Saurashtra v Punjab, 1st semi-final, Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Rajkot, 5th day, January 20, 2013

Saurashtra players get into a huddle after winning the semi-final

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