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Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Quarter-Finals, Day 4: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | January 18, 2019, 5:36 PM IST

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  • 17:14 (IST)

    Uttarakhand

  • 16:44 (IST)

    END OF DAY 4 IN LUCKNOW: Saurashtra

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Big Wicket! Aditya Sarwate has knocked over Karanveer Kaushal for 76 and Uttarakhand are still trailing by 133 runs.

  • 14:52 (IST)

    TEA! The second session has come to an end on Day 4. Here are the scores of the ongoing two games:

  • 14:26 (IST)

    WICKET! Uttar Pradesh finally have a breakthrough. Shivam Mavi has Snell Patel caught behind. Upendra Yadav takes the catch. Vishvarajsinh Jadeja joins Harvik Desai at the crease. Saurashtra are 133/1, still need 239 runs to win.

  • 13:47 (IST)

    FIFTY! Back-to-back half-centuries for

  • 13:12 (IST)

    FIFTY! Snell Patel has gone on to score a half-century for Saurashtra. He has brought up his fifty in 76 balls, an innings which includes seven boundaries.

  • 12:11 (IST)

    Lunch has been called in Nagpur and Lucknow. Here are the scores:

  • 11:41 (IST)

    Karnataka Enter Semis! Manish Pandey and Karun Nair have led Karnataka to the semi-finals. The duo put together an unbeaten 129 run stand and helped their side attain a six-wicket win over Rajasthan. They will meet the winner of the Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh clash in the semi-finals on Thursday.

  • 11:34 (IST)

    INNINGS END! Vidharba have finally been bowled out. They have finished on 629, and have a 274-run first innings lead over Uttarakhand. It is going to take a heroic effort from the Plate Group side to tip the scales of the match in their favour.

  • 11:13 (IST)

    Fifty! Now it is Manish Pandey's turn to bring up his half-century. It is a captain's innings from the middle-order batsman. Karnataka need just 49 more runs to beat Rajasthan and seal a semi-final spot.

17:21 (IST)

Kerala and Karnataka have already qualified for the semifinals, while Vidarbha and Saurashtra are looking favourites to take the last two spot. That's it from us, but do join us tomorrow for the final day of the quarterfinal stage.

17:14 (IST)

Uttarakhand have slumped to 152 for 5 in their second innings are still trailing by 122 runs. Vidarbha will now look to wrap this up in the morning session and confirm their place in the semifinals. 

17:04 (IST)

Uttarakhand have lost Avneesh Sudha and Vaibhav Singh in the space of six deliveries. The former was knocked over by Umesh for 28 while Vaibhav fell to Sarvate. Uttarakhand are now five down.

16:44 (IST)

END OF DAY 4 IN LUCKNOW: Saurashtra are 195 for 2 and still require 177 runs against UP to cement their place in the semifinals. Harvik Desai is still batting on 83 and Makvana is unbeaten on 4. To add on that, Pujara is yet to come. UP, however, have decent amount of runs to make a comeback in this match.

16:36 (IST)

Big Wicket! Aditya Sarwate has knocked over Karanveer Kaushal for 76 and Uttarakhand are still trailing by 133 runs.

16:25 (IST)

Here's what captain Manish Pandey had to say after Karnataka's win over Rajasthan: 

16:25 (IST)
Batsman Pandey Stands Tall for Captain Pandey in Tricky Chase

Manish Pandey the batsman is thriving under Manish Pandey the captain. Pandey took over as captain of the Karnataka Ranji side from Vinay Kumar towards the end of 2018, and has since led from the front with scores of 40, 102*, 43, 50, 7 and 87*.

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16:18 (IST)

UP's skipper Akshdeep Nath does the job for his team as gets rid of Vishvarajsinh Jadeja for 35. The 55-run stand has been broken and Kamlesh Makvana has come out to bat. Saurashtra are preserving Pujara for tomorrow.

16:12 (IST)

Uttarakhand's Karanveer Kaushal has played well so far but the opener will have to come up with a Herculean effort to even think about making a comeback in this match.

15:54 (IST)

Meanwhile UP need wickets here.One wicket lead to another one. For now Patel and Jadeja have taken Saurashtra to 181/1. 

15:30 (IST)
15:24 (IST)

Right after tea Umesh Yadav has bagged a wicket for Vidarbha. He dismisses Vineet Saxena for 27, as Uttarakhand are 72/1. 

15:14 (IST)
14:52 (IST)

TEA! The second session has come to an end on Day 4. Here are the scores of the ongoing two games:

Saurashtra - 145/1 in 50 overs, with Harvik Desai batting on 63 and Vishvarajsinh Jadeja on 9. The visitors still need 227 runs to win against Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand - 69/0 in 30 overs, with Karanveer Kaushal and Vineet Saxena batting on 31 and 26 respectively. They trail by 205 runs versus Vidharba

14:26 (IST)

WICKET! Uttar Pradesh finally have a breakthrough. Shivam Mavi has Snell Patel caught behind. Upendra Yadav takes the catch. Vishvarajsinh Jadeja joins Harvik Desai at the crease. Saurashtra are 133/1, still need 239 runs to win.

14:18 (IST)

Meanwhile, in Nagpur, Uttarakhand have scrapped their way to the 50-run mark in their innings after 24 overs. Skipper Vineet Saxena is batting on 16 and Karanveer Kaushal is on 25. They are 52/0 and trail by 222 runs against Vidharba.

13:59 (IST)
13:47 (IST)

FIFTY! Back-to-back half-centuries for Harvik Desai. After scoring an excellent 84 in th first innings, the opener has again made his good start count. Saurashtra will need much more from him in order to chase down this target.

13:39 (IST)

100 up for Saurashtra! Snell Patel and Harvik Desai have brought up their 100-run partnership. Saurashtra are facing a stiff target but they are certainly having a good go.

13:12 (IST)

FIFTY! Snell Patel has gone on to score a half-century for Saurashtra. He has brought up his fifty in 76 balls, an innings which includes seven boundaries.

13:10 (IST)

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand have taken a cautious start in their attempt to run down the 274-run advantage Vidharba hold over them. They will need resolute effort, similar to the one in the first innings to have any chance at a result in this game.

12:59 (IST)

Harvik Desai and Snell Patel have started well in Saurashtra's run-chase. the duo have already added 82 runs together for the opening wicket, and are on 35 and 46 respectively, having hit six boundaries each. They need another 290 runs to win.

12:24 (IST)
12:11 (IST)

Lunch has been called in Nagpur and Lucknow. Here are the scores:

Uttarakhand - 0/0 after 7 overs - The visitors are facing a daunting task of a 274-run deficit against Vidharba.

Saurashtra - 69/0 in 22 overs- A solid start from the openers Harvik Desai and Snell Patel. They need another 303 runs to win.

12:02 (IST)

Vinay Kumar has been named man of the match for his game-changing 83 with the bat in the first innings. He also chipped in with 2/29 in the first innings.

11:41 (IST)

Karnataka Enter Semis! Manish Pandey and Karun Nair have led Karnataka to the semi-finals. The duo put together an unbeaten 129 run stand and helped their side attain a six-wicket win over Rajasthan. They will meet the winner of the Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh clash in the semi-finals on Thursday.

11:34 (IST)

INNINGS END! Vidharba have finally been bowled out. They have finished on 629, and have a 274-run first innings lead over Uttarakhand. It is going to take a heroic effort from the Plate Group side to tip the scales of the match in their favour.

11:17 (IST)
11:13 (IST)

Fifty! Now it is Manish Pandey's turn to bring up his half-century. It is a captain's innings from the middle-order batsman. Karnataka need just 49 more runs to beat Rajasthan and seal a semi-final spot.

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Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Quarter-Finals, Day 4: As it Happened

Catch all the live updates from the fourth day of the Ranji trophy 2018-19 quarter-finals.

Day 3 Review: Kerala progressed to the semis with an easy win over Gujarat. On a difficult wicket at Wayanad, fast bowlers Basil Thampi (5/27) and Sandeep Warrier (4/30) ran through the Gujarat line-up, bundling them out for a paltry 81.

At the start of the day, Gujarat needed 194 runs to win the match, but the Kerala bowlers made early inroads, with four quick wickets. Rahul Shah and Dhruv Raval posted a 39-run partnership, but none of the other batsmen clicked to give the Dav Whatmore-coached team their first entry into the last four of India’s premier domestic tournament in their 61 years of participation.

40-year-old veteran Wasim Jaffer toyed with inexperienced Uttarakhand bowlers to score his ninth double ton in first-class cricket. Starting the day at 260/1, overnight centurions Jaffer and Sanjay Ramaswamy put on a 304-run stand.

Jaffer departed right after completing his double century. In fact, Vidarbha lost Ramaswamy, Jaffer and Ganesh Satish in quick succession, but then Akshay Wadkar (98) and Aditya Sarwate (57 not out) took over and with a partnership of 115 and took their team’s total to 559/6 at stumps, with an overall lead of 204.

After conceding a 177-run first innings lead to Uttar Pradesh, Saurashtra found themselves in a precarious spot, needing spirited bowling effort to make a comeback in the match.

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (4/53) and Chetan Sakariya (3/29) did deliver on that front, restricting UP to 172/8, but the home team already have a handy lead of 349. Even though Saurashtra have the dependable Cheteshwar Pujara, it will be a huge ask for them to chase the target down in the fourth innings to book a spot in the semi-final.

This battle between Karnataka and Rajasthan is intriguingly poised. The Manish Pandey-led Karnataka are 45/3 at the end of day three, and need 139 more to win the match. But with the Rajasthan bowlers, Aniket Choudhary, Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar in great form – it will be an uphill task.

The day started with some useful contributions for Rajasthan by Chetan Bist (33), skipper Mahipal Lomror (42), and Robin Bist (44), that took the team to 222.

From then on, the bowlers took over and brought Rajasthan closer to a semis berth. Karnataka will now be hoping for their experienced hands Karun Nair and Manish Pandey to get the across the line on a deteriorating Chinnaswamy pitch.

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