Live Updates

  • 4:01 PM IST

    Bengal draw with Gujarat, proceeding for the semi-final with first-innings lead. Vidarbha too qualify for the semi-final, defeating Kerala by 412 runs.

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    benvguj Bengal 354 and 695/6 drew with Gujarat 224

    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 won against Kerala 176 and 165 by 412 runs

  • 3:21 PM IST

    Back from tea. Bengal, who are leading by 825 runs now, will bat again once the light permits more cricket. Meanwhile Kerala have been reduced to 152 for 8 from 114 for 3.

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    benvguj Bengal 354 and 695/6 lead Gujarat 224 by 825 runs – bad light stops play

    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 decl. Kerala 176 and 152/8 need 426 runs

  • 1:23 PM IST

    Delhi defeats MP by 7 wickets to reach semi-finals.
    Bengal’s batting has been stopped, but due to bad lights. The weather god came to Gujarat’s rescue apparently.
    Kerala went past 100 but have lost another wicket..
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    benvguj Bengal 354 and 633/6 lead Gujarat 224 by 763 runs
    delvmp Delhi 405 and 217/3 won agaist Madhya Pradesh 338 and 283 by 7 wickets
    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 decl. Kerala 176 and 114/3 need 464 runs

  • 1:10 PM IST

    Back from lunch, and Bengal have crossed 750. Delhi need 19 runs to win and Kerala close to team score of 100.

    livescores
    benvguj Bengal 354 and 627/6 lead Gujarat 224 by 757 runs
    delvmp Delhi 405 and 198/2 need 19 runs against Madhya Pradesh 338 and 283
    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 decl. Kerala 176 and 99/2 need 479 runs

  • 11:55 AM IST

    It’s lunch. Bengal’s lead has crossed 700 and our editor Abhishek Mukherjee believes they will bat out. Kerala have lost two of their wickets against Vidarbha and need 519 runs. Delhi might win soon after they resume batting, needing 54 runs only.
    livescores
    benvguj Bengal 354 and 590/6 lead Gujarat 224 by 720 runs
    delvmp Delhi 405 and 163/2 need 54 runs against Madhya Pradesh 338 and 283
    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 decl. Kerala 176 and 59/2 need 519 runs

  • 11:31 AM IST

    Vidarbha have finally declared and set an impossible target for Kerala of over 500 runs. Delhi need only 83 runs now with 8 wickets in hand while Bengal are till carrying on with their run feast.
    livescores
    benvguj Bengal 354 and 564/6 lead Gujarat 224 by 694 runs
    delvmp Delhi 405 and 134/2 need 83 runs against Madhya Pradesh 338 and 283
    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 507/9 decl. Kerala 176 and 24/1 need 554 runs

  • 10:11 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to the final day’s play. Bengal have STILL not declared their innings and we do not have a very clear idea in the CricketCountry office what they are up to. They have a 629-run lead now. Delhi need 179-run lead. Vidarbha, too, have a massive 516-run lead.
    livescores
    benvguj Bengal 354 and 499/5 lead Gujarat 224 by 629 runs
    delvmp Delhi 405 and 38/1 need 179 runs against Madhya Pradesh 338 and 283
    kervvid Vidarbha 246 and 446/6 lead Kerala 176 by 516 runs

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Image courtesy: Getty

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 quarter-finals. We have now headed to the fifth day’s play in the competition. Karnataka have marched to the semi-final. They registered a convincing innings and 20-run victory over Mumbai at Nagpur on Day Four. The remaining three games are still on.

At Jaipur: Bengal have taken a massive 613-run lead over defending champions Gujarat. It’s an end of a dream run for the Parthiv Patel-led unit. Writtick Chatterjee is batting on 213. Abhimanyu Easwaran scored hundreds in both innings. Expect an overnight declaration from Bengal and they will be eyeing an outright win.

At Vijaywada: Delhi need another 209 runs to make it to the semis. They have 10 wickets in hand. Madhya Pradesh managed 283 in their second innings. Harprit Singh, who slammed an unbeaten century in the first innings, top scored in the second innings with 78. Delhi look favourites at the moment but one never knows as ours is a very funny game.

At Surat: Vidarbha too continued to pile miseries on first-time quart-finalist Kerala. Skipper Faiz Fazal and Apoorv Wankhede scored centuries to stretch their lead beyond 500. Another overnight declaration in bid for outright win is expected too.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.