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

Karnataka through after final-day washout

ESPNcricinfo staff

Punjab 270 (Jiwanjot 74, Vinay 5-27, Shreyas 3-92) drew with Karnataka 447 for 5 (Nair 151*, Verma 114*, Pandey 65)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

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

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

  • Dummy4 on January 23, 2014, 13:51 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on January 23, 2014, 12:03 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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!!

  • Dummy4 on January 23, 2014, 0:53 GMT

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

  • HNL 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.

  • Dummy4 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..

  • Dummy4 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

  • Dummy4 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.

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

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

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