East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Wednesday.
Leg spinner Shreyas Gopal claimed the first hat-trick of his career to guide Ranji champions Karnataka to a convincing innings and 222 runs win over Rest of India (ROI) to lift the Irani Trophy crown on the fourth and penultimate day, here Wednesday.
Allrounder Sturat Binny stamped his class by hitting a sparkling unbeaten century as Karnataka took firm grip of the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India (ROI) with a 189-run first innings lead here on Monday.
It will be a battle between top-notch batting line-up against a quality seam attack when Maharashtra with the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Zol take on Laxmi Ratan Shukla-led Bengal in the Ranji Trophy semifinals, starting here tomorrow.
Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla`s valiant unbeaten half-century helped Bengal stage a remarkable fight-back against Railways in their controversy-marred Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Eden Gardens, here on Friday.
Railways` experienced campaigner Mahesh Rawat proved to be the thorn in the flesh for Bengal as he stood tall with an unbeaten century to lead the visiting team`s recovery on day two of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal here today.
There was no love lost between Bengal and Railways cricketers as veteran India discard Murali Kartik was involved in another verbal altercation with mercurial Bengal speedster Ashoke Dinda on the first day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match here Wednesday.
Youngsters Sudip Chatterjee and Abhimanyu Easwaran, showed maturity beyond years with a brilliant 163-run partnership before another familiar middle-order collapse saw Bengal end the day at 274 for eight against Railways in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal here Wednesday.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday advised temperamental Bengal pacer Ashoke Dinda to "concentrate" on doing well for the state team in the upcoming Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Railways rather than grumble about not getting a national call-up.
Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla again showed why he is head and shoulders above his teammates as a superb century that helped Bengal take first innings lead as well as eye for their maiden outright win of the season.
Former Bengal batsman Arindam Ghosh played a resilient unbeaten knock of 88 against his home state to lead Railways to a decent 210 for four on the first day of their Ranji Trophy group B match, here today.
Bengal`s Ashoke Dinda was the gainer at the BCCI`s Annual Awards Function here today as he got the "Highest Wicket-taker` award despite being the second highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy competition.
Bengal`s pace trio of Ashoke Dinda, Sourav Sarkar and Shami Ahmed failed miserably as they weren`t able to get six Gujarat wickets on the final day as home team could manage only three points from the third round Ranji Trophy encounter at the Eden Gardens.
Bengal speedster Ashoke Dinda is all set to be released by the Indian team management so that he can join his state team for the third round Ranji Trophy encounter against Gujarat starting from November 17 at Eden Gardens.