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  • 5:25 PM IST

    gujvben: Gujarat had a forgettable day on Day 2. Last match’s star bowler Ishan Porel and B Amit starred with the ball. Amit claimed three wickets. Barris Bhargav Merai, none of the batsmen rose to the occasion. Parthiv Patel missed his fifty by three runs. Gujarat still have 174 runs to cover with just 4 wickets on hand.

  • 5:19 PM IST

    kervvid: Akshay’s fifer bundled out Vidarbha for 246. In response, their batsmen also have not started off on a great note. The onus will be Jalaj Saxena and Rohan Prem to keep Kerala in front. Kerala trail by 217 runs.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    delvmp: And stumps in the Delhi-Madhya Pradesh clash as well. Harpreet Singh Bhatia’s century kept Madhya Pradesh on top. Meanwhile, Delhi’s Manan Sharma took 4 wickets. In response, Delhi’s Kunal Chandela and Dhruv Shorey scored fifties kept them in hunt. However, they still have a deficit of 158 to cover on Day 3.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    mumvkar: Shreyas Gopal’s defiant knock of 80 has kept Karnataka on the driver’s seat with a lead of 222 runs. Vinay Kumar showed some skills with his gritty unbeaten knock of 31. The bowlers managed to get rid of the giant run-getter Mayank Agarwal. Mumbai’s Shivam Dube played a crucial role in absence of Shardul Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni, with his fifer.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    karvmum: Karnataka have pounced on the match with a solid lead; 157 runs.

    gujvben: Bengal have been kept at bay courtesy Parthiv Patel’s run-flow and Bhargav Merai’s fifty.
    vidvker: Vidarbha should be elated to see their score near 200 after a shabby top order turnout.
    delvmp: MP needs wickets as Delhi are on course through Dhruv Shorey’s blitz.
  • 2:00 PM IST

    mumvkar: CM Gautam’s fifty has come at the best time possible. He has building Karnataka’s lead at the moment along with S Gopal.

    Karnataka 289/5; lead by 116 runs
  • 1:06 PM IST

    mumvkar: Mumbai continue to keep Karnataka under check. Nonetheless, Karnataka lead by 54 runs with 5 wickets left.

    gujvben: Gujarat reeling at 23 for 2. Bengal 354.
    vidvker: Vidarbha adding whatever they can after their top order failure. 124/6
    delvmp: MP 338 all-out. They must be pleased with their lower order contributions. Over to their bowlers now.
  • 11:38 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh’s lower order is hanging in the middle. They have crossed the 300-run mark and the scoreboard reads 307 for 7 at the time of updating this box.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    Bengal all-out for 354. A competitive score by all means. Will the bowlers stand up against a tall batting lineup of Gujarat?

  • 11:36 AM IST

    Jalaj Saxena and Akshay KC have dented Vidarbha. They are reeling at 95 for 6 courtesy soft dismissals. Will hurt them bad in a knockout encounter.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    Yes, Mumbai have surely made a comeback. Karnataka haven’t been given easy runs and are losing wickets at regular intervals. If only Mumbai can improve on their over-rate, they won’t give anything easy to Karnataka. Lunch break in a while

    Karnataka 188/4; lead by 15 runs.
  • 10:39 AM IST

    Vidarbha are 67 for 4 and need someone to stand for long period. From Kerala, Akshay KC has taken two wickets.

  • 10:38 AM IST

    Bengal are cruising towards a healthy total despite losing a wicket on Day Two.

    MP are struggling at 275 for 7. Delhi would be pleased to keep them under the pump in the absence of pace spearhead and regular skipper, Ishant Sharma.
  • 10:31 AM IST

    Karnataka 161/3, Karun Nair dismissed for 16.
    Mumbai have got the early wickets on Day Two and are bowling with purpose. It, purpose, was certainly missing from them in the opening day.

  • 10:15 AM IST

    Drinks: Karnataka 154/2; trail by 19 runs.

  • 9:45 AM IST

    Karnataka 136/2; trail by 37 runs.

  • 9:44 AM IST

    Shivam Malhotra gets the big fish; i.e. Mayank Agarwal. Probably his first top edge of the season and in a knockout encounter versus Mumbai. Is there a twist from now on?

    It was a short ball, Agarwal was probably too early into the shot and got a top edge with Aditya Tare covering good distance to grab the catch.
  • 9:23 AM IST

    We know that Mumbai slumped to 173 on Day 1, courtesy Vinay Kumar’s 6 for 34. He broke several records keeping Mumbai on backfoot. Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal responded strongly with his fifty and is looking in good stead at 64. Karnataka did lose a wicket but Kaunain Abbas is providing able support to Mayank at the other end. They are trailing by 48 runs.

    mumvkar: Karnataka 125/1, trail by 48 against Mumbai
  • 9:05 AM IST

    Hello and Good Morning. Day 1 saw all sorts of action and we can ensure you Day 2 will be nothing less.

Vinay Kumar broke into the top 10 wicket-takers table in Ranji Trophy history © IANS
Vinay Kumar broke into the top 10 wicket-takers table in Ranji Trophy history © IANS

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Ranji Trophy 2017-18 quarter-finals. We will be updating you with live scores and updates from India’s premier domestic tournament. Over the past two months, teams have fought intensely and only eight top sides made it to this stage. Day One wasn’t short of action and Day Two promises more.

At Jaipur: Put into bat, defending champions Gujarat had Bengal in the mat, reducing them to 261 for 6 on Day One. Bengal were struggling at 59 for 4 when Abhimanyu Easwaran (129) and Anustup Majumder (94) harboured the side to safety with a 185-run stand.

At Vijaywada: Delhi put Madhya Pradesh to bat, and reduced them to 223 for 6. MP kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Opener and wicketkeeper batsman Ankit Dane top-scored with 57. The side have their hopes pinned on Harpreet Singh, who is batting on 47.

At Surat: Cyclone Ockhi came in cricket’s way at Suraj. Only one session was possible. Vidarbha elected to bat and found themselves reeling at 45 for 3 at stumps against first-time quarterfinalist Kerala.

At Nagpur: Now to the battle of heavyweights, the most high-profile clash of all. Mumbai meekly surrendered in front of Karnataka’s might as they folded for 173. Vinay Kumar, playing his 100th First-Class match for Karnataka, claimed a hat-trick (for the second time in career). Karnataka were cruising at 115 for 1 at stumps and guess what, Mayank is batting on 62.