Uttarakhand qualified for the knockouts of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season from Plate group amassing 44 points during their unbeaten run in the league. Needing nothing less than a win to stave off stiff competition from Bihar, Uttarakhand trounced Mizoram by an innings and 56 runs on day three of the final round.

Even though Bihar also claimed a win in their final league match over Manipur, then finished with 44 points. Bihar lost only to Uttarakhand in the opening fixture.

Bihar’s six win in eight matches was set up veteran captain Rajat Bhatia, who, after scoring 84 in Uttarakhand’s only innings claimed 4/17 in the Mizoram’s second innings.

Starting their second innings, following on, on 32/1, Mizoram could only manage 123 runs in reply to Uttarakhand’s 377. In the first innings, Mizoram had done a tad better scoring 198.

Taruwar Kohli was the lone performer for Mizoram, who scored a valiant 68 in the second innings to go with his 96 in the first.

For Uttarakhand, Mayank Mishra took 3/29 while Sunny Rana claimed 2/14 in Mizoram’s second innings.

Uttarkhand will be taking on the combined table-topper from Group A and B, which as of now are the defending champions Vidarbha.

Brief scores: Uttarakhand 377 beat Mizoram 198 & 123 by an innings and 56 runs