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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.

  • 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


    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.

    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.

    mumvkar: Mumbai 173 all out vs Karnataka
    gujvben: Bengal 152/4 vs Gujarat
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 139/3 vs Delhi
  • 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.


    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.

    mumvkar: Mumbai 133/9 vs Karnataka
    gujvben: Bengal 124/4 vs Gujarat
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 105/3 vs Delhi
  • 12:54 PM IST

    Shivam Malhotra and Dhawal Kulkarni playing cautiously after the recent wicket of Karsh Kothari. Meanwhile, Bengal and Madhya Pradesh are 4 and 3 wickets down respectively. A Easwaran was the only batsman who has managed to score a fifty for Bengal. Similar story for Madhya Pradesh. Ankit Dane top scored with 59 while the rest slumped.

    mumvkar: Mumbai 108/9 vs Karnataka
    delvmp: Madhya Pradesh 96/3 vs Delhi
    gujvben: Bengal 104/4 vs Gujarat
  • 12:31 PM IST

    That’s it. Karnataka just need to bring back Vinay Kumar whenever they are in search of a wicket. Vinay came and removes Akhil Herwadkar in no time. Gets the edge from the set batsman, and he departs for 32.

    Mumbai 97-8, Vinay 5 for 27.
    didyouknow: This is Vinay’s 22nd five-for in FC cricket.
  • 12:21 PM IST

    gujvben, Bengal go to lunch at 90 for 4. Abhimanyu Easwaram is unbeaten on 50, and will start afresh in the second session.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    In delvmp, the latter has lost the plot a little with the loss of two quick wickets. Ankit Dane perished soon after a fifty, whereas Shubham Sharma followed suit.

    MP 90/3
  • 12:17 PM IST

    Play resumes between Mumbai and Karnataka

    Mumbai are inching closer to the 100-run mark with Akhil Herwadkar and Dhawal Kulkarni in the middle.
  • 11:35 AM IST

    Half century for the Madhya Pradesh opener Ankit dane. Naman Ojha is still to get off the mark. MAdhya Pradesh is 76 for 2.

  • 11:30 AM IST

    Dhawal Kulkarni seems happy to deal in singles while Herwadkar has held on to one side. Mumbai need a partnership here to take them out of the position they are in.

  • 11:11 AM IST

    In gujvben, Ishwar Choudhary has struck once again. Bengal are 61 for 4. Abhimanyu Easwaran is fighting a lone battle, unbeaten on 42. He needs company. Who will stand up?

    Shreevats Goswami departs for 4.
  • 11:09 AM IST

    Krishnappa Gowtham gets into the act. He gets rid of Shivam Dube who went for a cut playing too close to the body.

    Mumbai 74/7. Dhawal Kulkarni wouldn’t have imagined himself walking into the middle in the first session.
  • 10:57 AM IST

    Ishwar Choudhary’s twin strikes have derailed Bengal. They are reeling at 55 for 3 at the moment.

  • 10:34 AM IST

    Abhimanyu Mithun bangs one short, and Aditya Tare had no clue how to keep it down. To be honest, the extra bounce did him. Mumbai 49 for 6. The misery continues…

  • 10:28 AM IST

    Akhil Herwadkar looks set amidst the fall of wickets. Taking Mumbai close to the 50-run mark.

  • 10:24 AM IST

    Ishwar Chaudhary rattled the impressive Raman to leave Bengal one down. On the other hand, Amarjeet Saini of Delhi has removed MP’s Patidar.

  • 10:15 AM IST

    Half the side back in the hut for Mumbai. Sreenath Aravind gave away three boundaries to Suryakumar, but just had to change his side to inject an edge from the batsman. A really lazy shot. Mumbai 40/5

  • 10:08 AM IST

    Both Bengal and Madhya Pradesh are 9 for no loss in their respective matches against Gujarat and Delhi

  • 10:05 AM IST

    Two boundaries from Suryakumar Yadav. Sreenath Aravind has to maintain the pressure. Come on, Sree!

    Mumbai 36/4
  • 10:02 AM IST

    didyouknow: Vinay Kumar has 39 scalps against Mumbai.

    A top player ups his game against quality sides in knockouts.
  • 9:56 AM IST

    Rohan Gavaskar just reveals:

    I was Vinay Kumar’s maiden First-Class wicket. It was a peach off a delivery, and I knew he would make it big one day.
  • 9:50 AM IST

    Another one bites the dust! UNPLAYABLE. Vinay Kumar strikes once again as he gets another edge. Siddhesh Lad departs for no big score this time. Mumbai under the pump…Mumbai 21/4

  • 9:45 AM IST

    Abhimanyu Mithun complimenting his skipper Vinay Kumar and keeping things tight. Siddhesh Lad has been Mumbai’s crisis man, can he deliver again?


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