Uttar Pradesh came back strongly to keep their hopes alive for an interesting finish as they needed another 278 runs with nine wickets in hand to register an outright victory over Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final at Chinnaswamy stadium, here today.
Riding high on their five consecutive victories, Karnataka will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy at Chinnaswamy Stadium here tomorrow.
India discards Rudra Pratap Singh and Piyush Chawla took three wickets apiece as Uttar Pradesh took control of the proceedings dismissing minnows Services for a meagre 164 in a group B encounter of the Ranji Trophy at the Mohan Meakins Cricket ground here on Friday.
Indian captain MS Dhoni, who has been mired by conflict of interest with regard to him holding shares in a sports management company, is in for some further trouble as his business partner has confirmed Dhoni held stakes in Rhiti Sports in the past.
Pacer Rudra Pratap Singh today denied being managed by Rhiti Sports, the firm in which Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a 15 per cent stake, raising questions of a possible conflict of interest.
Under fire over allegations levelled by a former CAG official on its report on 2G spectrum allocation, Murli Manohar Joshi today said the "hurried" statement of Sonia Gandhi attacking the BJP has only exposed the Congress.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday rejected BJP allegations that the government was behind former CAG official RP Singh`s sensational claims about the audit of 2G spectrum, saying the government had nothing to do with him.