Railways bat out to move into Super League
A round-up of the final day of the semi-final matches of the Ranji Trophy Plate League, 2007-08
Railways 402 and 128 for 2 (Rawle 59*) drew with Kerala 357 and 290 for 9
Kerala, having fallen behind by 45 in the first innings, scored quickly to give themselves 83 overs to try and bowl Railways out, but Railways duly batted out a draw to move into the final of the Ranji Trophy Plate League. Railways made a cautious start, which would have been consistent with the team plan, but Kerala captain Sony Cheruvathur took two wickets in two overs to send back Amit Pagnis and Sanjay Bangar. However, that would be the last bit of success for Kerala as Siddharth Joshi and Harshad Rawle ensured there weren't any dismissals through the day. The teams agreed to call the match off, with a minimum of 19 overs left.
This was Railways' second season in the Plate League after they were relegated in their title defence season in 2005-06.