Read the Day Two report of Karnataka’s semi-final encounter against Punjab here.
In Indore tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if Bengal can bat for a longer duration in their second innings and make a match out their semi-final encounter against Maharashtra. Read the Day Two report here.
Join us tomorrow again for the third day’s play.
KAR 39/2 vs PUB, Stumps
Day Two of the semi-final encounter between Karnataka and Punjab have come to an end. Karnataka end at 36 for the loss of two wickets from 22.4 overs, after Punjab scored 270 in their first innings. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey will start afresh tomorrow with Karnataka still trailing Punjab by 231 runs.
Expect some help for the bowlers in the first session tomorrow from the Mohali track.
KAR 37/2 vs PUB
Punjab captain, Harbhajan Singh comes onto bowl for the first time during the semi-final now. But this is only after the umpires call the light to be dying and too bad for operating fast bowlers.
KAR 37/2 vs PUB
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey looking to end the day without losing another wicket. Punjab bowlers are trying to make the old ball reverse swing, but haven’t caused any troubles yet. Karnataka at 37/2 after 22 overs.
BEN 16/1 vs MAH
Bengal lose opener Koushik Ghosh early in the second innings as they close off the day at 16 for one. Samad Fallah bags his first of the innings and eighth of the match. Bengal will go into the third day trailing Maharashtra by 325 runs.
KAR 30/2 vs PUB
Karnataka find a rare boundary, off Manish Pandey’s bat. A glorious cover drive off a length ball from Manpreet Gony.
KAR 25/2 vs PUB
Karnataka lose their second wicket. Mayank Agarwal departs without disturbing the scorers. He went a hesitant cover drive and edged an away swinger from Jaskaran Singh. Agarwal was o from 22 deliveries before this. Manish Pandey is the new man in.
MAH 455 all out vs BEN
Maharashtra lose their final wicket. That’s the end of their innings − 455 all out.Akshay Darekar was the last man to depart. Laxmi Ratan Shukla got his third wicket. Maharashtra amass a huge first innings lead of 341.
MAH 421/7 vs BEN
Sangram Atitkar has now gone past the 150-run mark for Maharashtra. Akshay Darekar is batting with him. Maharashtra have taken their lead over 300 runs against Bengal .
KAR 14/1 vs PUB
Lokesh Rahul departs early for Karnataka. He edges a back of a length delivery from Manpreet Gony to wicketkeeper Gitansh Khera. He was dismissed for four off seven deliveries. Robin Uthappa and Mayank Agarwal are batting for Karnataka. Uthappa almost gifts his wicket as he hoicks one from Gony to the fine-leg region. Sandeep Sharma takes the catch juggling the ball in front and behind the boundary line. It has been given as a no-ball for overstepping and Sandeep had his leg touching the boundary line while taking the catch. So, it is a six.
TEA, Day 2
PUB 270 vs KAR
Jiwanjot Singh 74, Manan Vohra 51; R Vinay Kumar 5 for 27
MAH 378/7 vs BEN; Maharashtra lead by 264 runs.
Anit Bawne 89, Sangram Atitkar 141*
PUB 227/6 vs KAR
R Vinay Kumar rocked Punjab with two wickets in an over as the hosts slipped to 227 for six in their first innings against Karnataka. While Mandeep Singh was trapped in front of the wickets for 17, two balls later, Vinay Kumar cleaned up Gitansh Khera for a duck.
PUB 223/4 vs KAR
Yuvraj Singh picked up the fielder at deep midwicket as his innings ended at 42 off 56 balls, in which he slammed four boundaries and two sixes. Karnataka have pulled back things in control after the opening partnership added 85 runs for the hosts.
MAH 339/7 vs BEN
Sangram Atitkar completed his century as Maharashtra reached 339 for seven after 102 overs. Atitkar is batting on 112 off 176 balls, having struck 20 boundaries. Maharashtra now lead Bengal by 225 runs.
MAH 306/6 vs BEN
Maharashtra went past the 300-run mark, extending their first-innings lead to 192 runs at Indore. Atitkar is batting on 82.
PUB 205/3 vs KAR
Yuvraj Singh is leading Punjab’s charge with fluent strokes in the middle. The senior left-handed batsman is on 34 not out, having struck three boundaries and two sixes. Punjab have reached 205 for three after 46 overs.
MAH 286/6 vs BEN
Ankit Bawne missed out on a well-deserved century as he was dismissed by Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda for 89. However, his knock has put Maharashtra in a commanding position as they are 172 runs ahead of their opposition. Sangram Atitkar is batting on 66.
PUB 166/3 vs KAR
Jiwanjot Singh paid the price for being over-aggressive as he fell after adding 20 more runs to his total after the play resumed. Jiwanjot cracked three boundaries in four balls of Shreyas Gopal in the 38th over of the match, but the bowler had the last laugh as he had the Punjab opener getting an inside edge crashing into the wickets. Jiwanjot fell for 74, studded with 12 boundaries off 121 balls.
Yuvraj Singh is batting on five and Mandeep Singh is the new man in.
LUNCH, Day 2
PUB 138/2 vs KAR
Jiwanjot Singh 54*, Manan Vohra 51
MAH 270/5 vs BEN; Maharashtra lead by 156 runs.
Anit Bawne 86*, Sangram Atitkar 57*
PUB 123/1 vs KAR
Punjab have recovered well after the dismissal of Manan Vohra, as the new batsman, Taruwar Kohli and Jiwanjot Singh have taken the hosts to 123 for one after 28 overs. Jiwanjot is batting on 52 while Kohli is on 19 not out.
MAH 227/5 vs BEN
Ankit Bawne is batting on 67 and Sangram Atitkar is on 33 as Maharashtra are comfortably placed at 227 for five with a 113-run lead against Bengal.
PUB 85/1 vs KAR
Rohit More provided Karnataka the much-needed breakthrough when he dismissed Punjab opener Manan Vohra after a solid stand for the first wicket. Vohra scored 51 off 50 balls, striking eight boundaries and a six.
MAH 196/5 vs BEN
Ankit Bawne has completed his half-century as Maharashtra are looking for revival after an early blow suffered on the Day Two morning. Maharashtra’s lead is now of 82 runs and they are close to cross the 200-run mark.
PUB 46/0 vs KAR
Manan and Jiwanjot are batting with ease at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. The two right-handers have put up an unbeaten 46-run stand in 15 overs. It’s been a confident start by the home side.
PUB 24/0 vs KAR
After seeing off the initial first few overs, Punjab openers Manan and Jiwanjot Singh have upped the ante. They have reached 24 for no loss after nine overs. The first day’s play was washed out in this semi-final game of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 season, and on the second day, Karnataka won the toss and elected to field.
MAH 182/5 vs BEN
Ankit Bawne is on the brink of a half-century as Maharashtra have stabilised their innings after an early blow. Bawne is batting on 49, while on the other end is Sangram Atitkar, who is batting on six. Maharashtra’s lead in the first innings is of 68 runs now.
PUB 3/0 vs KAR
Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar has walked off the field due to back spasm. The Punjab openers, Manan Vohra and Jiwanjot Singh have made a cautious start in their first innings.
MAH 175/5 vs BEN
Maharashtra lost their first wicket of the second day when Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla trapped Rohit Motwani in front of the wickets for eight. Motwani failed to add any to his overnight score.
Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar won the toss and elected to field against Punjab in the second semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.
The first day’s play between the two sides was washed out.
Welcome to the Live coverage of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final clash between Punjab, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Bengal. Punjab are playing the semi-final on their home turf, whereas, Indore is hosting the other clash between a formidable batting side, Maharashtra and Bengal.
In the first semi-final being played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, Maharashtra ended Day One against Bengal at 164 for four, having taken a crucial lead of 50 runs. Bengal were bowled out for a paltry 114. Maharashtra openers got them off to a good start and laid the foundation for a good score and that has helped them take a lead of 50, PTI reported.
Fallah was the star of the Maharashtra bowling as he rattled the Bengal top order early in the morning. They were down to 21 for three when Wriddhiman Saha and Arindam Das commenced a mini recovery, taking Bengal past 50.
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