Punjab v Karnataka, Ranji Trophy, semi-finals, Mohali, 5th day January 22, 2014

Karnataka through after final-day washout

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Punjab 270 (Jiwanjot 74, Vinay 5-27, Shreyas 3-92) drew with Karnataka 447 for 5 (Nair 151*, Verma 114*, Pandey 65)
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Karnataka went through to their first Ranji final in four seasons after the last day of their semi-final against Punjab was washed out in Mohali. Karnataka had already taken a commanding lead by stumps on the fourth day, virtually extinguishing Punjab's chances. A dull fifth day had been in store, with Karnataka looking to bat out time and Punjab needing a miracle, but the persistent rain wiped out any chance of play.

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  • ashok16 on January 23, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    Why not play this match in a home ground (logically Karnataka) but let BCCI control pitch setup.

  • on January 23, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Congrats Karnataka, simply superb performance, one more step to go. all the very best.

  • on January 23, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    No Vijay Zol for Maharashtra, as he is preparing for under 19 world cup

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    I just had a realization! Vinay Kumar is the next best thing to happen to world cricket after McGrath. 5 wickets in Ranji semifinal!! That's enough to get him back in the team and torment the aussies in coming series. Looking forward to Johnson - Vinay kumar dual. What a mouth watering contest it will be!!

  • on January 23, 2014, 0:53 GMT

    Congrats Karnataka!!! Bravo Vinay and co!!! One more to go for the TITLE :) All the BEST!!!

  • hnlns on January 22, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    I hope the final will be played on a responsive pitch in Hyderabad with encouragement for seamers and enough pace in the pitch for batsmen to express themselves on first couple of days and then natural wear and tear helping the spinners on 4th and 5th days. BCCI must ensure a fair track ensuring even contest between bat and ball is provided. Followers like me will be greatly disappointed if the final is played on a dead and docile pitch producing tall scores.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    Come on uthappa..score 200 and get back to team India..India suffering from short ball problem and you are one of the best in fact daemon hookers and puller of cricket ball along with dhoni..

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Congratulations team Karnataka and all the best for the finals. I do not know why people hate Vinay Kumar for one bad international match, please do not under estimate him he may bowl at 125 kms speed but he is accurate and wicket taking bowler, what was the speed of Mcgrath, Kapil Dev or Ian Botham but still they were leading wicket taking bowlers.

    For some people and ex cricketers if you are 6+ feet tall and bowls at 140 kms speed and if they dose not take wickets also they will be the best fast bowlers to be picked in the squad.

    I think that is why Varun Aron is picked for the NZ tour.

    India is missing a wicket taking bowler after Anil Kumble's retirement

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    Play it in Mysore. .......in front of thousands of thrilled spectators who are eager to see Karnataka winning the title.. which they missed out last time.

  • prashanthprash on January 22, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    spectators will not be there for final.. really disappointing for having a crucial match in neutral venue

  • ashok16 on January 23, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    Why not play this match in a home ground (logically Karnataka) but let BCCI control pitch setup.

  • on January 23, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Congrats Karnataka, simply superb performance, one more step to go. all the very best.

  • on January 23, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    No Vijay Zol for Maharashtra, as he is preparing for under 19 world cup

  • on January 23, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    I just had a realization! Vinay Kumar is the next best thing to happen to world cricket after McGrath. 5 wickets in Ranji semifinal!! That's enough to get him back in the team and torment the aussies in coming series. Looking forward to Johnson - Vinay kumar dual. What a mouth watering contest it will be!!

  • on January 23, 2014, 0:53 GMT

    Congrats Karnataka!!! Bravo Vinay and co!!! One more to go for the TITLE :) All the BEST!!!

  • hnlns on January 22, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    I hope the final will be played on a responsive pitch in Hyderabad with encouragement for seamers and enough pace in the pitch for batsmen to express themselves on first couple of days and then natural wear and tear helping the spinners on 4th and 5th days. BCCI must ensure a fair track ensuring even contest between bat and ball is provided. Followers like me will be greatly disappointed if the final is played on a dead and docile pitch producing tall scores.

  • on January 22, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    Come on uthappa..score 200 and get back to team India..India suffering from short ball problem and you are one of the best in fact daemon hookers and puller of cricket ball along with dhoni..

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Congratulations team Karnataka and all the best for the finals. I do not know why people hate Vinay Kumar for one bad international match, please do not under estimate him he may bowl at 125 kms speed but he is accurate and wicket taking bowler, what was the speed of Mcgrath, Kapil Dev or Ian Botham but still they were leading wicket taking bowlers.

    For some people and ex cricketers if you are 6+ feet tall and bowls at 140 kms speed and if they dose not take wickets also they will be the best fast bowlers to be picked in the squad.

    I think that is why Varun Aron is picked for the NZ tour.

    India is missing a wicket taking bowler after Anil Kumble's retirement

  • on January 22, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    Play it in Mysore. .......in front of thousands of thrilled spectators who are eager to see Karnataka winning the title.. which they missed out last time.

  • prashanthprash on January 22, 2014, 12:06 GMT

    spectators will not be there for final.. really disappointing for having a crucial match in neutral venue

  • on January 22, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    couple of seasons back when karnataka was playing against Delhi in Delhi, karnataka needed just couple of runs in the fourth innings even batsmen said they were ready to play Delhi team and umpires called. they just avioided a outight loss to karnataka. when compared to these, punjab were just unlucky invirtue of rain.

  • yadavharish on January 22, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    in the final Maharashtra have an edge because of their formidable bating line up as well as good pace bowling .it is going to be a thriller

  • omlovesindia on January 22, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    All the best guyssssssssss..... this time its ours....

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    karnataka team will rocks this time...

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    My karnataka r the winrs of 2013-14 ranji trophy lv u karnataka and miss u my god dravid

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    It appears to be natural justice that the two teams with most points in the league stage are facing off each other in the final.

  • yadavharish on January 22, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    it is going to be a really thrilling final at hydrabad between two formidable teams of the season .eagerly waiting

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    no dowt karnataka will win final..robi .manish .nayar..rahul..this players key fr karnataka

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    So empty stadium if it is in neutral stadium.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    Hope, Karnataka will win this season's ranaji trophy.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:00 GMT

    @muzika_tchaikovskogo and venue in one more neighboring state

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on January 22, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    This is just poor scheduling. Having a semi-final match in a venue which has been troubled with bad weather. Robbed us of a proper contest that was needed at this stage of the tournament. Karnataka won't complain ehough.

  • muzika_tchaikovskogo on January 22, 2014, 8:36 GMT

    So its neighbouring states Karnataka and Maharashtra for the Ranji Finals. May the best side win.

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  • muzika_tchaikovskogo on January 22, 2014, 8:36 GMT

    So its neighbouring states Karnataka and Maharashtra for the Ranji Finals. May the best side win.

  • TNAmarkFromIndia on January 22, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    This is just poor scheduling. Having a semi-final match in a venue which has been troubled with bad weather. Robbed us of a proper contest that was needed at this stage of the tournament. Karnataka won't complain ehough.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:00 GMT

    @muzika_tchaikovskogo and venue in one more neighboring state

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    Hope, Karnataka will win this season's ranaji trophy.

  • on January 22, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    So empty stadium if it is in neutral stadium.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    no dowt karnataka will win final..robi .manish .nayar..rahul..this players key fr karnataka

  • yadavharish on January 22, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    it is going to be a really thrilling final at hydrabad between two formidable teams of the season .eagerly waiting

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    It appears to be natural justice that the two teams with most points in the league stage are facing off each other in the final.

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:14 GMT

    My karnataka r the winrs of 2013-14 ranji trophy lv u karnataka and miss u my god dravid

  • on January 22, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    karnataka team will rocks this time...