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Postby raja » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:45 am

The season is well underway with most teams playing their third match already.

Karnataka are in good form, having won their first two games (against Assam and Hyderabad) and totally dominating against Maharashtra.
Mayank Agarwal, who seemed to be out of form, is right back in it, with an unbeaten triple hundred.

Saurashtra (Pujara's side) has started well too, winning its first two games.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:08 am

For, on one hand, probably for the first time this season, he will have a near full strength side at his disposal. Seasoned campaigners such as top-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane and medium-pacer Shardul Thakur joined the team on Tuesday afternoon for the crucial tie to be played at the Kalinga Institute of Information and Technology (KIIT) ground from Wednesday.

Barring Shreyas Iyer, who has earned a national call up for the T20I series against the visiting New Zealanders, Tare will have plenty of resources to fall back upon. On the team front, Mumbai and Tare are sorted. But a glance at the Group 'C' points table indicates that the 41 time Ranji Trophy champions are far away from the comfort zone. Madhya Pradesh (14) Andhra Pradesh (9) and Tamil Nadu (7) are ahead of Mumbai who have garnered just four points from two outings. In the first match that Mumbai played against Madhya Pradesh at Indore, they did well to return with three crucial points. But in their second match against Tamil Nadu, Mumbai conceded the first innings lead and could manage only a solitary point from the drawn game at home. Sure they have played one game less than the teams who are ahead of them, but a slip up against Odisha will seriously dent their hopes of making it to the knockout stages.

Tare admits that the points table cannot be ignored, but said that the focus of the team should be and is on the match against Odisha.
"We have an eye on the points tally. But when we play it is important we focus on the game and try and play the best cricket we can possibly play. We have played one game short, but we have also played two good teams up front. So that is one good thing. Sure, there are teams ahead of us and we have some catching up to do. But what we do on the field is more important than where we lie on the points table. If we play good cricket and manage to be positive, we will improve our position on the points table. I am sure about it," Tare said.

Speaking about the return of Rahane and Thakur, Tare said: "It is good to have Shardul and Ajinkya back. It is a big bonus, big plus for us. They considerably strengthen our squad by their presence, although we will miss Shreyas (Iyer) who has been a heavy contributor for us in the last three or four years. But we have got enough firepower in our batting. Shardul coming in adds to our bowling strength as well. It is going to be a great game for us playing with four to five good bowlers. Hopefully, we can exploit that strength of ours and get maximum points."

Tare has been in this kind of a situation before and knows exactly what he needs to do. That's probably one of the reasons why he opted for extra throwdowns. Tare first batted for about 20-25 minutes in the nets. And when the rest of the team had boarded the bus to leave, Tare was taking throw downs from bowling coach Omkar Salvi and coach Sameer Dighe for another 20-odd minutes.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:09 am

Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw Slams Ton As Mumbai Post 264 for 6 Against Odisha

In-form teenaged opener Prithvi Shaw slammed his fourth century in five first-class matches to help Mumbai reach 264 for 6 against Odisha at stumps on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group C match on Wednesday. The 17-year old, who has been talked of highly ever since he made his debut in the last season, struck a breezy 105 studded with 18 boundaries and added 136 valuable runs for the second wicket with experienced Ajinkya Rahane (49). So far among the Indian batsmen, only one player had more first-class hundreds before the age of 18 - maestro Sachin Tendulkar who had seven three figure scores.

Shaw had announced his arrival in Ranji Trophy by scoring a century on debut against Tamil Nadu in the semifinal in the 2016-'17 season.
In the match, Odisha, electing to bowl, started on a promising note dismissing Akhil Herwadkar (14) in the sixth over itself, but Shaw and Rahane who came together then averted any further damage as they batted mixing caution and agression.

Shaw, in particular, scored at an impressive strike rate of 68.63 and looked strong before falling leg before to Basant Mohanty in the 44th over.
Mumbai's progress slowed down after the dismissal of Shaw as the team scored only 108 runs in the next 46 overs.
Rahane, who has not found a place in the India team to play the T20 Internationals against New Zealand, looked his classy self before missing out on a half-century.

Surya Kumar Yadav (23) and Siddesh Lad (33) got decent starts but could not kick on.

Skipper Aditya Tare (28) and Akash Parkar (3) were at the crease when stumps were drawn. Veteran all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, a tenacious batsman, who has rescued the team on numerous occasions fell in the 81st over leaving Tare a lot to do with the tail for company.
For Odisha, Biplab Samantray and Basant Mohanty took two wickets apiece.

https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/ranji-t ... ha-1769971

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Katto » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:04 am

Is this a common occurrance?

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:08 am

Yeah, that was hilarious. Delhi players like Gambhir, Ishant etc ran for cover.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:13 am

When Lad strode to the middle of the KIIT Stadium in the fifth over of the third morning, nightwatchman Dhawal Kulkarni had missed an incoming ball from Suryakant Pradhan to see his middle-stump exposed. In no time, captain Aditya Tare and his deputy Suryakumar Yadav joined Kulkarni in the change room, leaving Mumbai reeling at 85 for six.

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It meant that when Abhishek Nayar, the other man in need, joined him in the middle, Mumbai was ahead by 229 runs, far from being a safe target. Lad hadn't even opened his account. But ever since he connected a neat square-cut off Suryakant Pradhan just after the drinks break, Lad looked his aggressive best. The stand-out stroke of his innings was a one-bounced boundary off a pull shot off Pradhan that drew huge applause from a sizeable crowd at the ground.

Lad's dominance meant he was involved in three valuable partnerships down the order – 57 with Nayar for the seventh wicket, 76 with Parkar for the eighth and 42 with Thakur for the ninth – which took the game away from Odisha.

An over after Lad mistimed a pull shot that spooned back to Biplab Samantray, Tare declared the innings, leaving Odisha openers the awkward 25 minutes to tackle before tea.

After negotiating the pace of Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur well, Sandeep Pattanik was inaccurately adjudged caught behind by umpire K. Srinivasan off the first ball bowled by left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil.

Poddar then delighted the home fans with his crisp drives in the company of Natraj Behera. However, Behera played Kulkarni on to the middle stump in the last hour of play. If that wasn't enough, Parkar, in his first over, first trapped Subhranshu Senapati in front of the wickets before forcing nightwatchman Deepak Behera to nick one behind the wicket to leave Odisha in disarray.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:13 pm

So Karnataka win convincingly against Maharashtra.
3 matches, 3 wins.
Of these, 2 very convincingly, 1 was a bit close (against Hyderabad).

So far, so good.

The best match for me of any Ranji season is the one in which Mumbai gets knocked out. Nothing else comes close. Sorry, bolero! :-)

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Raja, but look at the strength of the Mumbai team. Internationals like Rahane, Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni playing. And Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma not even playing. Their bench strength is strong.

I have a sentimental attachment for captain Tare as I have coached him in football when he was a youngster.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:26 am

Katto wrote:Is this a common occurrance?

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:lol:


:lmao:

Somebody must have told him Indian pitches are roads. :grin:

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:39 am

bolero wrote:Raja, but look at the strength of the Mumbai team. Internationals like Rahane, Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni playing. And Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma not even playing. Their bench strength is strong.

I have a sentimental attachment for captain Tare as I have coached him in football when he was a youngster.


For 70 years, Mumbai (earlier Bombay) has been THE powerhouse of Indian cricket.
It's kinda boring to see them keep steamrolling their opposition - something I've been seeing since the 1970s.
The cricket infrastructure in Mumbai is easily the main reason for this - the Gavaskars and Tendulkars had the advantage of having great grounds, coaches, equipment, exposure et al. A young talent from the hinterland wouldn't have this benefit - and would just wither away. It's probably happened to many.'

As someone who was born in such hinterland (and spent my entire early life there), I feel for those who didn't have the same benefits. Of course, it's not Gavaskar's or Tendulkar's fault - they made the most of whatever benefits they had. And anyway, thousands of others got the same benefits - these guys stood out. So you have to work really hard too to make your talent count - credit to them for that.

I almost always support the underdog (except when the underdog is England or BCCI :-)). So I've always supported any team when it's playing Mumbai. For me, a Mumbai team is always the favourite, going into a Ranji game, even if their top players are on national duty. They have such depth and bench strength!

And importantly, they are mentally very strong too. Comes from confidence of being in that environment, I guess. This has helped them come out of many a sticky situation. As you (bolero) know, this is what is popularly called "khadoos" mentality. :-)

In a sense, this is a lot like ManU in football. Also the reason I don't like ManU. They're never the underdogs for me, not even when they play Real or Barca.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Paddles » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:46 am

ManU aint finished top 3 domestically in last 3 seasons.

They've lost their lustre.

2008 last Champs League win. Barce and Real have 3 ea since then.

ManU can join Liverpool fans and argue who was better yesterday, for now, Real and Barce 1 and 2; daylight to 3rd.
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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Katto wrote:Is this a common occurrance?

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:lol:


Just see Ishant's look in the background, also Gambhir.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Paddles » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:20 pm

raja wrote:
Katto wrote:Is this a common occurrance?

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:lol:


:lmao:

Somebody must have told him Indian pitches are roads. :grin:


:lmao: Raja
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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:05 am

Ranji Trophy: Baroda pacers Seth, Meriwala bowl out Mumbai for 171

MUMBAI: Playing their landmark 500th Ranji Trophy game against Baroda, Mumbai were returning to their home ground, the Wankhede Stadium, after nearly two years as a result of the Indian Board's botched attempt with neutral venues in the previous season. Alas, the track offered to the 41-time champions for this historic clash, too, wore a brand new look, and at the end of the day, the hosts were fighting with their backs to the wall against their unheralded opponents.

Having shot Mumbai out for a paltry 171, Baroda closed Day1at 63-1in 26 overs, with Aditya Waghmode batting on 15 in the company of Vishnu Solanki on 32. The last time Mumbai played a Ranji game here, the scoreboard looked completely different as the hosts had amassed 531and 2276 against Gujarat in the drawn game of the 2015-2016 season. While Baroda's medium pacers bowled their hearts out, their opponents did not cover themselves in glory, with many batsmen, especially in the toporder, getting out to profligate shots.

Skipper Deepak Hooda wasted little time in inviting the hosts to bat after winning the toss, and Baroda got down to the business of tormenting the opposition from the very first over, on a track that had plenty to offer to bowlers who were willing to stay disciplined. The duo of Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala not only made life difficult for Aditya Tare & Co, they ended up sharing five-wickets-apiece, thereby landing blows which may leave Mumbai bruised for the rest of the encounter.

Birthday boy Prithvi Shaw, who turned 18 on Thursday, came into the game on the back of two convincing tons at the top of the order, but he endured a rather forgettable outing, falling for a duck in the very first over off Sheth. Shaw played the wrong line on the final delivery of the over and had his middle stump uprooted. The experienced Ajinkya Rahane was the next man in, but he too, hung around for only four deliveries before falling for zero to Sheth, caught by Deepak Hooda at first slip in a failed attempt to drive off his front foot.

The hosts were reduced to 5-2 in a flash, and the job of repairing the innings was left to Tare, who had promoted himself to the opener's slot (with Akhil Herwadkar benched), and Shreyas Iyer, a batsman known for his exceptional stroke-making qualities. The duo put on 49 runs before Iyer fell in the 16th over to a rather indecisive stroke off Sheth. He was caught by Swapnil Singh at second slip and that wicket put Mumbai on the back foot again.

Vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav was the next to depart for 10 when he was caught by wicketkeeper Mitesh Patel off Meriwala. Tare, who had battled on resolutely for his half-ton till then, followed after adding 21 runs with Siddhesh Lad.

In came Abhishek Nayar, the all-rounder who enjoys the reputation of having rescued his team on several occasions. One hoped that he would prove an ideal foil to Lad, who has shown tremendous grit, batting at No. 6 in his relatively short career. Nevertheless, neither of them could hang around long enough to trouble Sheth and Meriwala.

Once they departed with the score reading 125-7, the tail waged a grim battle, before folding for 171. Given the prevailing conditions, one hoped Mumbai's pace bowlers including Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur and Royston Dias would prove to be a handful, but Baroda's batsmen held on strongly before stumps were drawn.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/india-domestic/ranji-trophy/ranji-trophy-baroda-pacers-seth-meriwala-bowl-out-mumbai-for-171/articleshow/61587849.cms

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:30 am

Karnataka vs Delhi
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Mayank Agarwal continues from where he left off in his previous Ranji game.

Last week, he scored 304*.
Yesterday, against Delhi, he ended the day at 169*.

The Karnataka vs Delhi games take me back to schooldays when Bedi would bowl to Vishwanath.:-)

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:14 am

Next game: Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh

Karnataka 393/3 right now.

Mayank Agarwal (following on his 304* and 176) got dismissed for 90. :(

Right now, Nischal and Manish Pandey are at the crease, both having got hundreds.

Raina is the UP captain.

This looks like a poor UP bowling line-up. Haven't heard of any of these guys.

Not so long ago, UP had Bhuvi, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh, Piyush Chawla, Mohammad Kaif...

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:11 am

633/4 now.
Nischal was dismissed for 195, but Manish Pandey is still going strong on 237.

About as flat a track as you can imagine.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:25 am

Pandey gone for 238, Stuart Binny for 25.
634/6.
Might as well declare now.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:02 am

Karnataka - UP match drawn.
Mayank Agrawal's last 4 innings:
304*
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90
133*

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:26 am

Paddles wrote:ManU aint finished top 3 domestically in last 3 seasons.

They've lost their lustre.

2008 last Champs League win. Barce and Real have 3 ea since then.

ManU can join Liverpool fans and argue who was better yesterday, for now, Real and Barce 1 and 2; daylight to 3rd.


MANU might connect with ranji trophy

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm

raja wrote:Karnataka - UP match drawn.
Mayank Agrawal's last 4 innings:
304*
176
90
133*


FTB in ranji trophy matches seen everyday now at most venues

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:18 pm

raja wrote:Karnataka - UP match drawn.
Mayank Agrawal's last 4 innings:
304*
176
90
133*



Mayank Agarwal 26 year old opener hits 173 on day one today 24-11-17

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:30 pm

Yorkshire wrote:
raja wrote:Karnataka - UP match drawn.
Mayank Agrawal's last 4 innings:
304*
176
90
133*



Mayank Agarwal 26 year old opener hits 173 on day one today 24-11-17


And is batting 104* in the second innings.

Is this the most purple patch of them all?

Just added all these numbers - 980 runs. :-)

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby bolero » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:22 am

Raja, saw Mayank Agarwal in IPL. He seems like a FTB.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:05 am

bolero wrote:Raja, saw Mayank Agarwal in IPL. He seems like a FTB.

He's never done much in the IPL - though he's an attacking batsman.
He played for RCB for a few seasons - was totally wasted.
Now he plays for DD - not much better.

I've been observing him for a few years though - I think he might have missed the bus for BCCI.
He's going through a purple patch right now - but there are already too many contenders for a BCCI batsman slot, even for an opener.
Let's see - he might get an ODI chance. He does score pretty quickly.

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am

Mumbai are 49 for 6 vs Karnataka in Quater final at Nagpur on day 1 Thurs.dec 7
Vinay Kumar 6/2/14/4



Bengal 59 For 4 vs Gujarat at Jaipur in Quaterfinal
Ishwar Chaudhry 3 wickets
Eshwaran 40 not out


One Quterfinal in progress while one more not yet starts

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:39 pm

Quarter-final stage now.
Knock-outs.

Karnataka vs Mumbai

As usual, Mumbai recover from a terrible start and manage to get to 173. Last-wicket partnership itself was 70.
They were 49/6 at one stage.

Karnataka is 115/1 at close - but that means nothing.
I expect Mumbai's bowlers to come to the party - Mumbai is a 11-man mean machine.
Karnataka will just wilt.

In the remote event of Karnataka getting a first innings lead, I fully expect Mumbai to set a target that will see Karnataka implode.

This is Mumbai after all - imagine the meanest players you can, and then see these Mumbai players surprise you. :grin:

(Sorry, bolero, I know you're a Mumbaikar and a diehard Mumbai supporter).

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Boycs » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 pm

How many people averaging over sixty this season?

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby raja » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm

Boycs wrote:How many people averaging over sixty this season?

:grin:
The situation has improved in the last few years. I remember before that, they'd play over 4 days and there wouldn't be a third innings at all. :-)
The concept of first-innings lead applies - so in a knock-out game, the side with the first-innings lead is the winner, if the match is a draw.

There was this Ranji final in the 80s when Karnataka got 700+, and Delhi bettered that to win the final. :-)

Here's the scorecard.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8050 ... ji-trophy/

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Boycs » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Wow 88 overs 3 for 205 :O

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:47 am

Boycs wrote:How many people averaging over sixty this season?

Why special interest for nothing

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:56 am

Mumbai and Gujrat among strongest team in 2017 Ranji season, will be soon out of Ranji trophy semi final.Mumbai batted poorly vs Karnataka while Gujarat too Not able to break big stand of Mazmudar 94 and Eshwaran 129

Karnataka last wicket S Gopal (150*) and Arvind (55) put on 92 as they reached 570

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:02 am

raja wrote:
Boycs wrote:How many people averaging over sixty this season?

:grin:
The situation has improved in the last few years. I remember before that, they'd play over 4 days and there wouldn't be a third innings at all. :-)
The concept of first-innings lead applies - so in a knock-out game, the side with the first-innings lead is the winner, if the match is a draw.

There was this Ranji final in the 80s when Karnataka got 700+, and Delhi bettered that to win the final. :-)

Here's the scorecard.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8050 ... ji-trophy/


Any international bowler can removes Rajesh Peter 3 times in a session but here OMG such a crap wicket. Thanks God # 11 Maninder not came out to bats otherwise match ends in a tie

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Boycs » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:58 am

Yorkshire wrote:
Boycs wrote:How many people averaging over sixty this season?

Why special interest for nothing



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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Results of 4 quater finals

http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-sc ... hy-2017-18

Vidarbha in semi final after beating Kerala
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http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-sc ... hy-2017-18

Bengal in semi final
their match vs Guj. Draw but first inninflgs lead advance them into semi

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:17 pm

http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-sc ... hy-2017-18

Delhi beat M.P to enter Semi final

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Karnataka Bulldozer Mumbai to enter semi final

http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-sc ... hy-2017-18

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Delhi vs Bengal : Dec 17- 21:2017 semi
Karnataka vs Vidarbha :Dec 17-21,2017 semi

Venues will be announce soon

Dec 29,2017 - Jan 2,2018
Final TBA VS TBA

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Myself expect Karnataka vs Delhi final with Karnataka winner

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Re: Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Postby Boycs » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:01 pm

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ ... 51261.html

19 year old Anmolpreet Singh 5 FC matches in his career.

50, 113, 267, 12, 40, 252*, 19.

.....really?