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  • 5:28 PM IST

    Day 1 stumps


    mumvkar: Karnataka 115/1; trail by 58 runs.
    delvmp: MP 223/6
    vidvker: Vidarbha 45 for 3
    gujvben: Bengal 261/6
  • 3:18 PM IST

    And finally the remaining quarter-final has also begun. Vidarbha choose to bat in Kerala’s maiden knockout clash at Surat.

    vidvker
  • 2:59 PM IST

    delvmp: MP have lost plot ever since the experienced duo of Bundela and Naman Ojha fell quickly.

    MP 158/5
  • 2:58 PM IST

    mumvkar: Karnataka openers are in ominous touch, and have started well once again. They are 28 without any loss.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    livescores

    gujvben: Bengal are recovering courtesy a brilliant ton from Abhimanyu Eswaran
    They are 188/4 at present.
  • 2:32 PM IST

    Karnataka have begun their innings. What does Mumbai have in store now? Madhya Pradesh have lost both their in-form players – Bundela and Naman Ojha. Meanwhile, Bengal are continuing to stage their recovery.

    livescores
    mumvkar: Karnataka 8/0, trail 165 vs Mumbai
    gujvben: Bengal 176/4 vs Gujarat
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 157/5 vs Delhi
  • 2:08 PM IST

    Mumbai are done for 173. Vinay Kumar ends with 6 for 34 while Arvind Shreenath bags 2 wickets. Can Mumbai comeback strong? Meanwhile, Easwaran and Majumdar are racing to their respective milestones. One reaching to 100 while the other to 50. Who will get their milestones first? Bengal look in good stead with these two on the crease. Vidarbha and Kerala remains a mystery.

    livescores
    mumvkar: Mumbai 173 all out vs Karnataka
    gujvben: Bengal 152/4 vs Gujarat
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 139/3 vs Delhi
  • 1:51 PM IST

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  • 1:38 PM IST
    Dhawal Kulkarni has slammed his fifty while Shivam Malhotra is happy playing a second fiddle. Could Dhawal be the turning point for Mumbai? Ojha and Bundela, on the other hand, have managed to put Delhi bowlers on the backfoot. After Easwaran it is Majumdar’s turn to reach his fifty. Bengal have found their lost mojo. Kerala and Vidarbha is yet to kickoff.

    livescores

    mumvskar: Mumbai 145/9 vs Karnataka
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 121/3 vs Delhi
    gujvben: Bengal 137/4 vs Gujarat
  • 1:20 PM IST

    Dhawal Kulkarni cruising to his fifty. At 43, he is keeping Karnataka and Vinay Kumar at bay. At drinks break, Mumbai have gained back some momentum. Meanwhile, MP are finding resurgence in Naman Ojha and Devendra Bundela. Bengal, on other hand, are dependent on Easwaran and Anustup Majumdar.

    livescores
    mumvkar: Mumbai 133/9 vs Karnataka
    gujvben: Bengal 124/4 vs Gujarat
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 105/3 vs Delhi
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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day One of the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. We at CricketCountry will be bringing you all the live updates and social happenings of the quarter-finals. 8 teams will battle it out to find their spot in the semi-finals. 

Gujarat, the defending champions, eased to yet another quarter-final. They were the toppers from their group. They reached the quarter-final without losing a game, proving their stance loud and clear once again. Although they would be without the services of Jasprit Bumrah and Akshar Patel, their top batsmen and bowlers like Piyush Chawla, Rujul Bhatt have handled the task well. On the other hand, Bengal have had a mixed campaign. They have had to rely on their opener Abhishek Raman completely. The fact Mohammed Shami and Wriddhiman Saha would not be part of the squad will add further fuel to the fire.

Although Gautam Gambhir has not been up to the mark, batsmen like Rishabh Pant, Nitish Rana have proved their point for Delhi. However, with no Ishant Sharma on the side the onus will be on Vikas Mishra and Navdeep Saini. Madhya Pradesh have not had a great outing this season. Their batsmen have let them down. However, a few gritty performances here and there has pushed them to quarter-final.

Kerala, on the other hand, have been a surprise package. They reached the quarter-final after 40 years and would want to make this opportunity count. Vidarbha, too, would want to make the most of this opportunity. Skipper Faiz Fazal has been ahead in the race piling 700 runs so far in the championship. His opening partner Sanjay Ramaswamy isn’t far behind with 665 runs

For Karnataka, all eyes will be Mayank Agarwal. Manish Pandey as well has been amongst the runs. However, he would not be part of the crucial tie after being called in the ODIs. KL Rahul, too, would not be part of the squad. So the onus falls on Ravikumar Samarth and debutant Dega Nischal. Mumbai batsmen have not fired in the tournament apart from Prithvi Shaw and Siddesh Lad. Amongst the bowlers Shardul Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni have been amongst the wicket -takers.

Matches lined-up for quarter-finals: 

Mumbai vs Karnataka

Delhi vs Madhya Pradesh

Kerala vs Vidarbha

Bengal vs Gujarat