Skipper Vinay Kumar took five for 34 as defending champions Karnataka skittled outTamil Nadu for 134 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament final, which saw 14 wickets tumble at the Wankhede stadium here on Sunday.
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Tamil Nadu edged out last edition’s runners-up Maharashtra by virtue of first innings lead in a drawn encounter, to set up a summit clash with their southern rivals and reigning champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.
Defending champions Karnataka will take on Assam while Delhi will clash with Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, starting February 16.
Ending his 16-year-long association with Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Kaif has decided to lead Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with the state association (ACA).
Favourites Karnataka deservedly won their seventh Ranji Trophy title after beating a spirited Maharashtra side by seven wickets on the fifth and concluding day of the final match here on Sunday.
Surprisingly, both Maharashtra and Karnataka’s entry into the final has been scripted by almost similar performances. While their batsmen have been consistent, the pacers have provided them the breakthroughs.
For being tagged the as the cricketing powerhouse mainly on the economic side, BCCI has done very little to increase the popularity of the domestic cricket. In a way Ranji Trophy has been jostling for space amongst other sports and the BCCI’s diktat of not to include New Zealand bound ODI players has only taken the sheen off.
The best of the domestic talents will be in action during the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals. There will be an increased interested as a few of the international stars are expected to take part in the event. Let us look at some of the players to watch out for during the quarterfinal clash to be played from Jan. 8 to 12.
Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy team was woken up on Tuesday night at their hotel and questioned for hours by the police who were reportedly looking for a suspected militant.
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