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  • 10:39 AM IST

    OUT! Sreenath Aravind has been removed but more importantly, Vidarbha reach their maiden Ranji Trophy final. It was only right for Rajneesh Gurbani to take the final wicket. Finishes off with 12 wickets from the match.

  • 10:32 AM IST

    OUT! Another twist in the already exciting semi-final. Rajneesh Gurbani, the danger-man, takes his sixth in the innings and dismisses Mithun after his brilliant knock of 26-ball 33.

  • 10:28 AM IST

    UPDATE: Physio rushes to Abhimanyu Mithun, who has been struck by Umesh’s bouncer onto his rib. Looks fine now.

  • 10:11 AM IST
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    Vidarbha 185 and 313. Karnataka 301 and 176/8 need 22 runs
    Shreyas Gopal and Abhimanyu Mithun have taken charge. Just 22 runs to win. Those 2 wickets have been difficult to grasp for Vidarbha. Can the tales twist towards the final overs?
  • 9:59 AM IST
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    Vidarbha 185 and 313. Karnataka 301 and 160/8 need 38 runs
    Shreyas Gopal and Abhimanyu Mithun are the only ones who can keep Karnataka’s hopes to make to the Ranji final alive. Equation is now brought down to 38 runs and 2 wickets. But can Umesh Yadav and Gurbani change the tides?
  • 9:47 AM IST
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    Vidarbha 185 and 313. Karnataka 301 and 145/8 need 53 runs
    Vinay Kumar has pretty much taken matter into his hands. Two more boundaries from his willow. However, Gurbani comes to the rescue for Vidarbha. The equation has come down to 53 runs and 2 wickets now. Who will race to the finish line first?
  • 9:37 AM IST
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    Vidarbha 185 and 313. Karnataka 301 and 129/7 need 69 runs
    Vinay Kumar is leading from front with three fours and a six. While the big guns have failed to fire with the bat Vinay Kumar has taken charge. Supporting him his Shreyas Gopal at 9.
  • 9:36 AM IST

    Hello and Good Morning. It is now all zeroed down to 74 runs to win for Karnataka to join Delhi in the final.

Umesh Yadav removed Mayank Agarwal on Day 4 © AFP
Umesh Yadav removed Mayank Agarwal on Day 4 © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. This is the fifth day of the semi-final round. Delhi has qualified and we have a thriller in hand. Bundled for 185, Vidarbha staged a commendable comeback, restricting a batting heavy Karnataka for 301. They were bowled out for 313 in the following innings and set Karnataka for a 198-run target. However, their early strikes did not let Karnataka have a smooth journey towards the total.

While Umesh Yadav was the first one to remove a Karnataka batsman, it was Rajneesh Gurbani’s 4-for that helped Vidarbha further. Umesh picked up the crucial wicket of in-form Mayank Agarwal, sending him back for 3 on Day Four. Siddesh Neral struck twice in quick succession to further unsettle Karnataka’s batting. Following that, Gurbani ran through the Karnataka middle-order not letting any significant partnership form. However, Karnataka have their hopes on the shoulders of captain Vinay Kumar who remained unbeaten, as Vidarbha stood 3 wickets away from their maiden Ranji Trophy final. Karnataka were 111 for 7 at stumps of Day Four, needing 87 runs more from the three sessions of the final day.

In the other semi-final, Delhi thrashed Bengal to make their way to the final. The two finalists will meet at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore starting December 29.

highlights

  • Karnataka are 87 runs away from victory

  • They have 3 wickets in hand