South Zone have raced to a position of strength against West Zone in the final of the Duleep Trophy. After being bowled out for a decent 400, South Zone hit back to skittle out West for just 251 to earn a healthy 149-run lead.
Central Zone will have an eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the weather-hit Duleep Trophy quarters against the East Zone, reports Aseem Bassi.
At the end of the last domestic season, it was feared Hrishikesh Kanitkar, one of the most prolific batsmen and leader, would be remembered only for his match-winning last-ball boundary off Pakistan's Saqlain Mushtaq in the Independence Cup final in Dhaka way back in 1998.
Dreams come true. Even though they might take over half a century. Maharaja Bhagwat Singh, the late ruler of Udaipur, had formed the Rajasthan state cricket team in 1958-59 to compete in the Ranji Trophy.
Some divine rhythm was all that Praveen Kumar needed for Central Zone to stay in command against South Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal, reports Heena Zuni Pandit.
Dinesh Karthik, fresh from being dropped from the India squad, clattered an unbeaten 161 to bolster South Zone in the Duleep Trophy final in Hyderabad.
On the face of it, Rajasthan's fairytale ride towards their maiden Ranji Trophy crown looks like an outcome of importing three of the most prolific batsmen on the domestic circuit.
Once the Rajasthan tail saw through the first session on the last day of their Ranji Trophy final against Baroda, extending their lead to 325 with one wicket remaining, the rest of the day's play till the beginning of the mandatory overs was just a formality. Amol Karhadkar
Mumbai won premier first-class competition for the 39th time today when they defeated Karnataka by six runs in a thrilling Ranji Trophy final in Mysore.
Karnataka were off to a cautious start on a flat pitch at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Day I of the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Uttar Pradesh here on Sunday, reports Sharad Deep.
Left-arm medium pacer Droan Chhabra's 5/79 helped Delhi upstage Maharashtra on first innings lead and lift the National under-16 cricket title for the Vijay Merchant Trophy.
It could have been an engaging battle. The finesse of Wasim Jaffer against the pace of Ishant Sharma. But half-an-hour into the Ranji Trophy semifinal, the lanky pacer snuffed out chances of any treat, reports KR Guruprasad.
Hosts Delhi are aware that they have to surpass Tamil Nadu's total of 463 if they are to reach the Ranji Trophy semifinals. They had plenty of time, but the need of the hour was to have long and fruitful partnerships, especially considering that they had lost their openers on Friday, reports Anam Arsalan.
As Ashok Menaria and Rashmi Parida crossed the boundary line after helping Rajasthan put one hand on the Ranji Trophy on Friday.
Irrespective of experience, those who thrive under the pressure win, while those who wither under it can never be champions. Amol Karhadkar