Ranji Trophy

After maiden Ranji Trophy title, Vidarbha win 1st Cooch Behar Trophy

After maiden Ranji Trophy title, Vidarbha win 1st Cooch Behar Trophy

Emulating the impressive performance of the senior side, the U-19 team beat Madhya Pradesh on the basis of first innings lead in the final.

Jan 31, 2018, 21:37 PM IST
Irfan Pathan to play for Jammu & Kashmir?

Irfan Pathan to play for Jammu & Kashmir?

Irfan Pathan and Kapil Dev could soon be helping to develop cricket in Jammu & Kashmir as the state's association has sought the services of the duo, according to The Hindu. 

Jan 26, 2018, 15:01 PM IST

Mix Ambedkarism with Ranji Trophy, filter out Maratha pride: It is time to grant statehood to Vidarbha

Vidarbha's Ranji Trophy win is symbolic of the spirit of smaller states fired with a new shot of ambition to find the inspiration for growth and development.

Jan 10, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
WATCH: Vidarbha batsman lies in pain after being hit by a bouncer, Delhi players walk past him during Ranji Trophy final

WATCH: Vidarbha batsman lies in pain after being hit by a bouncer, Delhi players walk past him during Ranji Trophy final

One incident which took place during the final may once again raises questions on cricket being a gentleman's game.

Jan 02, 2018, 20:00 PM IST
Vidarbha's Wasim Jaffer, more than a first-class player for first-class cricket

Vidarbha's Wasim Jaffer, more than a first-class player for first-class cricket

The years of experience Jaffer gained representing Mumbai benefitted Vidarbha greatly and he willingly played mentor to the young players besides scoring nearly 600 runs.

Jan 02, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
Ranji Trophy Final: Vidarbha beat Delhi by nine wickets to win maiden title

Ranji Trophy Final: Vidarbha beat Delhi by nine wickets to win maiden title

Vidarbha chased down the 29-run target with a day to spare at the Holkar Stadium, which hosted the title clash of the tournament for the second successive time.

Jan 01, 2018, 17:24 PM IST
Ranji Trophy Final: Rajneesh Gurbani - the civil engineer who triggered Delhi's collapse

Ranji Trophy Final: Rajneesh Gurbani - the civil engineer who triggered Delhi's collapse

The Vidarbha pacer's 6/59 in Delhi's first-innings total of 295 included a hat-trick, which made him only the second bowler to achieve the feat in a Ranji Trophy final. 

Dec 30, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Ranji Trophy 2017 Final: Seasoned Wasim Jaffer steadies Vidarbha after Delhi's 295

Ranji Trophy 2017 Final: Seasoned Wasim Jaffer steadies Vidarbha after Delhi's 295

Wasim Jaffer brought into play his years of experience as he guided Vidarbha to 206/4 with an unbeaten half-century after seamer Rajneesh Gurbani scythed through Delhi's lower-order for a rare hat-trick in a Ranji Trophy final here on Saturday.

Dec 30, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Vidarbha pacer Rajneesh Gurbani becomes only second bowler to take hat-trick in Ranji Trophy Final

Vidarbha pacer Rajneesh Gurbani becomes only second bowler to take hat-trick in Ranji Trophy Final

Vidarbha medium-pacer Rajneesh Gurbani repeated rare history in a Ranji Trophy final by becoming only the second bowler to take a hat-trick in the summit clash of the premier domestic first-class tournament, as the feat helped his side bowl out Delhi for 295 in their first innings on Saturday. 

Dec 30, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha dominate Karnataka on Day 4, inch closer to maiden final

Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha dominate Karnataka on Day 4, inch closer to maiden final

At Stumps on the penultimate day, Karnataka skipper R Vinay Kumar (19) and Shreyas Gopal (1) were batting at the Eden Gardens.

Dec 20, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
I don't lack motivation, won't call it quits: Gautam Gambhir

I don't lack motivation, won't call it quits: Gautam Gambhir

Gambhir continues to turn up for Delhi, which made it to the final of the premier Ranji Trophy this season after 10 years.

Dec 20, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
This Delhi youngster says 'I owe my life to Gautam Gambhir'

This Delhi youngster says 'I owe my life to Gautam Gambhir'

Soon after his decimation of Bengal in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Tuesday, Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini said he owes his "life and success" to former India opener Gautam Gambhir.

Dec 20, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 3: Delhi thrash Bengal to reach finals

Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 3: Delhi thrash Bengal to reach finals

After conceding a crucial 112-run lead in the first innings, Bengal were off to a forgettable start losing their top five wickets for mere 44 runs on the board. Vice-captain Sudip Chatterjee (21), skipper Manoj Tiwary (14) and stumper Shreevats Goswami (17) managed to get the starts but failed to convert when the team needed the most even as Bengal lost their remaining five wickets within a span of 42 runs.

Dec 19, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 3: Ganesh Satish half-century keeps Vidarbha afloat against Karnataka

Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 3: Ganesh Satish half-century keeps Vidarbha afloat against Karnataka

Bad light stopped play and 32 overs were wasted due to a late start as conditions were overcast in the morning. Resuming at 294/8, Karnataka were all out for 301 taking a lead of 116 runs but Satish (71 off 128b batting; 10x4) batted sensibly and was ably supported by Apoorv Wankhade (49 off 48b; 9x4) and Akshay Wadkar (19 batting).

Dec 19, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir completes 6000 runs in Ranji Trophy

Gautam Gambhir completes 6000 runs in Ranji Trophy

In an illustrious career, the 36-year-old played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, scoring 4154, 5238 and 932 runs respectively. He also has 20 international hundreds.

Dec 18, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 2: Gautam Gambhir seizes control for Delhi vs Bengal

Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 2: Gautam Gambhir seizes control for Delhi vs Bengal

With Bengal scoring a below par 286 in their first essay, they are sure to concede the first innings lead. The only positive aspect for Bengal was the final session where Delhi scored just 51 runs losing three wickets, including that of Gambhir (127 off 216 balls) off the bowling of Mohammed Shami. Gambhir was an epitome of calmness during his 42nd first-class hundred in the company of Chandela (113 off 192 balls), who is playing only his third first-class match.

Dec 18, 2017, 19:45 PM IST
Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 2: Ton-up Karun Nair ensures first innings lead for Karnataka against Vidarbha

Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 2: Ton-up Karun Nair ensures first innings lead for Karnataka against Vidarbha

The second Indian to score a triple century in Tests, Nair, found a fine ally in skipper R Vinay Kumar (20 not out) as the duo batted sensibly amid the ruins in an unbroken 69- run ninth wicket partnership that took Karnataka's lead past 100.

Dec 18, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
Ranji Trophy: Indisposed Wriddhiman Saha pulls out of semis

Ranji Trophy: Indisposed Wriddhiman Saha pulls out of semis

With 10 days to go before India departs for South Africa for the Test series, Wriddhiman is expecting to recover well in time for the series.

Dec 17, 2017, 23:08 PM IST
Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 1: 13 wickets fall, as Karnataka vs Vidarbha match hangs in balance

Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Day 1: 13 wickets fall, as Karnataka vs Vidarbha match hangs in balance

Karnataka still trail Vidarbha by 149 runs with four days play still remaining.

Dec 17, 2017, 21:06 PM IST
Ranji Trophy, Semi-final: Delhi dominates Bengal on Day 1

Ranji Trophy, Semi-final: Delhi dominates Bengal on Day 1

Bengal were comfortably placed at 200 for 3 when a couple of innocuous deliveries from left-arm spinner Manan Sharma (2/37 in 13 overs) changed the complexion of the match.

Dec 17, 2017, 20:59 PM IST