Gujarat batsmen made short work of their modest chase to outplay Andhra Pradesh by seven wickets and set up the title clash with Punjab in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament, here on Sunday.
Riding on a superb ton by skipper Mohammad Kaif and a half-century by Ricky Bhui, Andhra took a solid 159-run first innings lead before reducing Tripura to 13 for three in their second innings on day two of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here on Wednesday.
Despite a patient century from opener Prasanth Kumar, Andhra Pradesh failed to avoid the follow-on as Hyderabad bowlers made sure that their batsmen's effort does not go in vain on Day 3 of the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday.
Adding to the celebrations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirti Azad – a member of India`s 1983 World Cup winning team, won from Bihar`s Darbhanga after beating RJD`s Mohammed Ali Ashraf Fatmi by 35043 votes.
Facing an uphill task of winning this seat, former cricketer and Congress candidate Mohammad Kaif is hoping that his cricketing pursuits will help him in playing a match-winning innings in the political field.
Defending champions India and two-time former winners Pakistan are favourites to progress to the Super League quarter-finals from Group A in the ICC Under-19 World Cup that will be staged across the UAE from February 14 to March 1.
Seamers Abhimanyu Mithun and R Vinay Kumar wreaked havoc as Karnataka reduced Uttar Pradesh to 221 for nine, giving themselves a good chance to grab first innings lead, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match here on Thursday.
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.
Uttar Pradesh walked away with three points owing to their first innings lead in a Group B Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh that ended in a draw on the fourth and final day, here on Wednesday.
Half-centuries from Eklavya Dwivedi (80 not out) and Parvinder Singh (73) helped Uttar Pradesh score 250 all out on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Madhya Pradesh here Sunday.
Opener Tanmay Srivastava made an unbeaten century before spearhead R P Singh struck twice at the fag end to put Uttar Pradesh in sight of an outright win against Baroda in their Group B Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.