Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group B, final round, 4th day January 2, 2014

Uttar Pradesh through to knockouts

ESPNcricinfo staff

Railways 518 for 9 dec (Rawat 188, Ghosh 181) drew with Uttar Pradesh 231 for 3 (Srivastava 103, Umang 51*)

Uttar Pradesh secured safe passage to the quarterfinals after playing out a draw against Railways in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh were ranked second in Group B, ahead of Bengal on a better quotient, while Railways are on top of the group with 28 points.

On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh opener Tanmay Srivastava scored 103 with 11 fours and a six, and combined with Umang Sharma for a third-wicket association that yielded 78 runs. Srivastava was dismissed in the 71st over, but Umang remained unbeaten on 51 as the hosts ended at 231 for 3.

Railways had begun the day at 460 for 4 with their overnight centurions Arindam Ghosh and Mahesh Rawat still at the crease, but left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza picked up four quick wickets before the visitors eventually declared at 518 for 9.

Uttar Pradesh will now go to Bangalore to face Karnataka in the quarters, while Railways are up against Bengal in Kolkata.

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  • Dummy4 on January 3, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Why are Bengal facing Railways in the QF, when both have qualified from the same Group, B?

  • Dummy4 on January 3, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    Tamil Nadu have to improve a lot if they dream of winning the Ranji Trophy , ODI or the T20 cups. Feilding has to improve a lot especially DK. The only match which was televised there were plenty of missed catches, stumpings and run outs. Bowlers have failed to take 20 wickets but for the turning tracks of Chennai where again Bengal did better by 4 runs. Batsmen were part of the disappointment. Only Prassana was outstanding. Even if they had qualified they didn't have it in them to reach the top. Maybe they missed Murali vijay and Ashwin. But other teams too had their players out on National duty. Maybe next year they will come out better.

  • Vivek on January 2, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Bcci made everything to ensure mumbai wins..damn bcci,what is the use of hosting this ranji tournament..just throw it to mumbai..

  • rachit on January 2, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    karnataka will be a tough nut to crack.... UP must play with bhuvi in QF it also give him practice for NZ tour and and seniors like kaif , RP singh chawla must put their hands up if they wanna win this one

  • Shantanu on January 2, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    I'm happy that my state team has progressed to QF despite only 2 wins. They have tried out new players with mix bag success. UP has become a force in national cricket and now its the responsibilty of youngsters to fill the gaps created by stars on national duty. Last year we lost an "easy" QF to services so hopefully not so easy match this time around would see us through.

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