Mumbai face Punjab in the first of the pre-quarterfinals here on Monday. Mumbai, having qualified for the knockout stage, by virtue of finishing second in the West Zone, will start as favourites in the match against a team that finished second in the North North Zone league.
Delhi may have failed to qualify for the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy but the presence of two fast bowlers in the coaching staff has proved to be a boon for medium-pacer Sumit Narwal.
West Zone's chances of retaining the Duleep trophy crown were all but over in 28 minutes and under seven overs on the third day, when Pinal Shah went for an extravagant drive and threw his wicket away on Friday.
Bhupinder Singh (Sr), the Punjab coach, had predicted that even a total of 300 plus would not be safe on the wicket they were scheduled to play Delhi on Friday. His guess turned out dead right as Delhi lost to Punjab by six wickets even after amassing 338 runs, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
Haryana are on a roll. After getting the better of Punjab by one run in their opening match, they whacked Himachal by 100 runs on Friday to notch up their second consecutive win, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
With only the tail at the crease for the North Zone, the West Zone bowlers thought of retiring to the pavilion early on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy semifinal.
Mandeep Singh made the most of a life to score his second first-class century in only his fifth game and the lower middle order showed the patience to drop anchor in the final session to help North Zone reach a comfortable 315 for 5 on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal against defending champions West Zone on Wednesday.
Ian Dev Singh’s 112 went in vain as Jammu and Kashmir lost their second match to Services by 7 wickets, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
As domestic cricket moves from days game format to limited overs, the five zones are gearing up for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
With just over a fortnight left for this year's biggest sporting extravaganza - the World Cup, the country seems to have already shifted to the limited-overs mould in which a four-day game would seem to be a drag.
East Zone took a slender first innings lead over Central on the third day of their Duleep Trophy quarterfinal at Cuttack on Friday, taking a firm step towards a last four clash against South at Hyderabad from Jan. 26.
South Zone's grip over the Duleep Trophy final loosened somewhat as the Pathan brothers - Yusuf and Irfan - led West's challenge in a match that has swung one way and the other. The fall of Irfan's wicket late on the fourth day meant that South would fancy their chances of picking up the four wickets and sealing victory at some point on the final day.
Dinesh Karthik, it seems, is not amused with his axing from the national squad. And the South Zone skipper is taking out his ire on West Zone in the Duleep Trophy final.
Ishank Jaggi and skipper Manoj Tiwary cracked centuries and added 208 runs for the third wicket to guide East Zone to 328 for five wickets on the first day of their Duleep Trophy quarterfinal against Central Zone on Wednesday.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) defeated defending champions Indian Oil in a nail-biting super over to emerge victorious in the R12 lakh prize money 8th Dr DY Patil T20 Cricket Tournament in Nerul.