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As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1

Catch the live updates from Mumbai as the two domestic powerhouses clash for the most coveted trophy in Indian cricket.

Cricketnext Staff |March 8, 2015, 9:01 AM IST
As it happened: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1

(For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog)

Come Sunday, two of India's domestic cricket power houses will clash in the five-day Ranji Trophy final in what promises to be an exciting match.

Defending champions Karnataka will be battling it out against their southern rivals Tamil Nadu at the Wankhede Stadium.

Leading Tamil Nadu will be Abhinav Mukund, who scored 66 not out in the second innings of the semi-final against Maharastra. Tamil Nadu made it to the final riding on a first innings lead.

Tamil Nadu boast of a top class batting order, with several of the key willowers in quite brilliant form of late. The likes of India Test opener Murli Vijay, discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and the brothers Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith are sure to send chill down the opposition bowling ranks.

The Tamil Nadu bowling could sizzle too, with the likes of veteran Lakshmipathy Balaji and Aswin Crist spearheading the department. Crist played a crucial role in the semifinal with figures of 4/89 in the 1st innings. Vijay Shankar has the quality to give able support, coming in as the fourth seamer.


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