Saurashtra pullled off a remarkable come-from-behind victory over Punjab in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 quarterfinals to become the fourth team to qualify for the semifinals on Saturday. Needing 200 to win with eight wickets in hand, Punjab could only add 128 to its overnight score as Saurashtra won by 71 runs.
Earlier on Friday, three teams won their quarterfinal matches and sealed their place in the last-four stage of the competition.
Bengal chased down a fourth-innings target of 67 against Jharkhand and became the first team to advance to the semifinals.
Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh too completed victories on Day 4 and moved one step closer to a shot at the title. While Karnataka capped off its dominant display with an innings win against Uttarakhand, defending champion Madhya Pradesh overturned a first-innings deficit to beat Andhra by five wickets.
Here are the fixtures for the semifinals which will commence from February 8:
Ranji Trophy semifinals fixtures
Bengal vs Madhya Pradesh - February 8 to 12 - 9:30 A.M. IST - (Holkar Stadium, Indore)
Saurashtra vs Karnataka - February 8 to 12 - 9:30 A.M. IST - (M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru)
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