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Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1: as it happened

Bawne made an unbeaten 89 as he took Maharashtra to 272 for 5 at stumps on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy final in Hyderabad.

Cricketnext Staff |January 29, 2014, 8:34 AM IST
Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1: as it happened

High on confidence following their fairytale run this season, underdogs Maharashtra would be eyeing to break their 72-year title jinx when they take on favourites Karanataka in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy.

Maharashtra won the Ranji Trophy twice but both the titles came in the pre-Independence era in 1939-40 and 1940-41.

It will be a real test for the Kedar Jadhavs and the Vijay Zols as they take on the seasoned campaigners like R Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun while bowlers like Samad Fallah and Anupam Sanklecha will face hard-hitting opener Robin Uthappa, the solid Lokesh Rahul and dependable Karun Nair.


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