Dinesh Karthik (left) and Vijay Shankar (right) helped TN to put up a big score on first innings © IANS
Dinesh Karthik (left) and Vijay Shankar (right) helped TN to put up a big score on first innings © IANS

(Maharashtra take on Tamil Nadu in the second semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 tournament in Kolkata. Catch Live Cricket Score Updates here)


Live Score at stumps on Day 3:

Maharashtra 110/1

S M Gugale 56 (100) Chirag Khurana 36 (77)

Harshad Khadiwale b L Balaji 14 (17)

Tamil Nadu 549

Prasanth Parameswaran 0 (4)

Malolan Rangarajan 67 (147) Run Out A A Sanklecha

L Balaji c Ankeet Bawane b C G Khurana 12 (26)

Aswin Crist 30 (75) lbw S M Fallah

R Prasanna 72 (213) ct Harshad Khadiwale b A A Sanklecha

Baba Indrajith 69 (128) ct Harshad Khadiwale b A A Sanklecha

Dinesh Karthik 113 (305) c R H Motwani b Shrikant Mundhe

Vijay Shankar 91 (194) c K M Jadhav b C G Khurana

Baba Aparajith 20 (81) ct Shrikant Mundhe b S M Fallah

Murali Vijay 28 (109) ct R H Motwani b D J Muthuswamy

Abhinav Mukund ct C G Khurana b A A Sanklecha 23 (79)

READ: Day Two report here

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second semi-final match of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 between Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, being played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This is Sandipan Banerjee and I will be bringing you the updates from the second semi-final match of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15.

According to PT, Dinesh Karthik struck a solid 113 as Tamil Nadu put themselves in command against Maharashtra despite their slow-and-steady approach on an innocuous Eden Gardens pitch on day two of their Ranji Trophy cricket semifinal against Maharashtra. On a deceptive green top that had little in it for the bowlers, Karthik made hay with 113, while half-centuries from Vijay Shankar (91), Ramaswamy Prasanna (64 not out) and Baba Indrajith (68 not out) down the order ensured that Tamil Nadu pile up 426 for five in 177 overs at the close of play.

Under hot and humid conditions, it was a frustrating day for Maharashtra as captain Rohit Motwani used eight bowlers but they toiled hard only to take two wickets as Tamil Nadu opted to play it safe scoring at a run rate of 2.6 an over. Continuing with his fine form, Indrajith, who scored 111 and 49 against Vidarbha, slammed his second successive half-century and put on 107 runs with Prasanna for the unbroken sixth wicket. Karthik’s innings spanned seven hours and 35 minutes as he consumed 304 balls for his 22nd first class century before he edged one to wicketkeeper Motwani off Shrikanth Mundhe to be the only second wicket to fall in the day.


Tamil Nadu: Abhinav Mukund (c), Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Baba Indrajith, R Prasanna, Vijay Shankar, Laxmipati Balaji, Malolan Rangarajan, Prasanth Parameswaran, Aswin Crist

Maharashtra: Rohit Motwani (c & wk), Ankeet Bawane, Kedar Jadhav, Harshad Khadiwale, S M Gugale, R Tripathi, Shrikant Mundhe, Anupam Sanklecha, D J Muthuswamy, Samad Fallah, Chirag Khurana.