UPDATES: Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, Day Four

Follow the live updates of the day four action from all the four matches in the quarterfinal stages of the Ranji Trophy 2017.

Leg-spinner Mihir Hirwani's five for 89 kept MP in the hunt.

Good Morning!

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Day Four from the four Ranji Trophy quarterfinals.

In case, you missed the action from the first three days of play, scroll down to the bottom of the page to know how the teams fared.

Let us see what Day Four has in store for us! Read on...

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Karnataka vs Mumbai at Nagpur (SCORECARD)

RESULT: Gowtham (35.5-8-104-6) laps up his sixth wicket, as Karnataka thumps Mumbai by an innings and 20 runs to become the first team to qualify for the semifinals! (REPORT)

2:40 pm: Shivam Dube gets to his fifty, 53 runs in 79 balls , Mumbai 359/9.

2:15 pm: Amol Karhadkar reports,

In what was to be the last over before the scheduled tea break, K. Gowtham castles Karsh Kothari to complete a deserving fifer. With Mumbai reeling at 333 for nine, an extension is imminent for Karnataka to complete the formalities!

2:02 pm: Dhawal Kulkarni departs for 15 as K Gowtham picks up a 4-for! Mumbai 315 for eight.

1:54 pm: Amol Karhadkar reports,

Akash Parkar's resilience ends, with a nick to Karun Nair at slip off K Gowtham's off-spin. At 295 for seven, Dhawal Kulkarni takes guard and sends the first ball over the long-on ropes. Still at 305 for seven, Mumbai is long way off from making Karnataka bat again! 

1:13 pm: Mumbai still needs 114 runs to make Karnataka bat again!

12:59 pm: You can't keep Vinay out of action for too long - the Devangere express strikes again to get rid of his Mumbai counterpart Aditya Tare, Mumbai 276/6.

12:45 pm: Amol Karhadkar reports,

That man Vinay does it again. Strikes with the third ball of the second new ball. Entices Siddhesh Lad into poking one that was in the perfect channel. Karnataka should start smelling the blood now, with Mumbai reeling at 264 for five. 

12:40 pm: Mumbai gets to 250 in 80.3 Overs.

The players break for lunch as Mumbai reaches 238 for four, Akash Parkar 44 and S Lad 8 still have plenty of work left when play resumes!

11:17 am: Mumbai is on 212 for four, it trails Karnataka by 185 runs.

11:07 am: Suryakumar Yadav departs for 108, Mumbai is on 212 for four.

10:43 am: And he gets there - A much deserved hundred for Suryakumar Yadav, 100 off 171 (15x4, 1x6), Mumbai 192/3.

10:19 am: Mumbai is on 182 for 3, Surya Kumar Yadav 92(165) closing in on what will be a crucial ton from Mumbai's perspective!

9:46 am: Mumbai is on 150 for 3 after 52.3 Overs.

9:31 am: After 50 overs, Mumbai 's score is 137/3, it trails by 260 Runs. Surya Kumar Yadav 66(134) and Akash Parkar 6(29) grinding it out in the middle.

Meanwhile, Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar is still searching for his first wicket this innings. Given that his six for 34 floored Mumbai earlier, the Aditya Tare - led unit would be hoping that elusive maiden wicket remains elusive.

Suryakumar Yadav showing great resolve with the willow. His 60 off 126 deliveries has held the Mumbai innings together!

9:23 am: Mumbai is on 126 for three after 48 overs; it trails Karnataka by 271 runs.

9:20 am: Suryakumar Yadav(56) and Akash Parkar (3) have resumed proceedings for Mumbai on Day Four - crucial first hour for both teams.

4.40 pm: That is the end of the third day's play at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha. Mumbai has crawled to 120/3 in 44 overs, trailing Karnataka by 277 runs. Suryakumar Yadav on 55 and Akash Parkar on 3 will resume proceedings on Sunday. With a huge deficit, Mumbai needs to bat out of its skin and produce an extraordinary effort to stage a comeback and if not, it can be safely said that Karnataka has one foot in the semifinal.

Mumbai's Shivam Dube celebrates with his teammates after taking a wicket.

 

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Kerala vs Vidarbha at Surat (SCORECARD)

At the end of day's play, Vidarbha is 431/6 in 124 overs, A V Wadkar 20 off 49, Karn Sharma 4 off 8.

4:45 pm: A V Wankhade departs immediately after getting to his hundred, Vidarbha 416/6.

4:34 pm: Vidarbha is 401/5 in 117.3 overs.

4:15 pm: Jalaj Saxena gets the breakthrough, Ganesh Satish departs for 65, Vidarbha 392/5.

4:06 pm: Vidarbha is 380/4, with the lead now reaching 450!

3:46 pm: Fifty up for Ganesh Satish as Vidarbha reaches 343 for the loss of four wickets.

At Tea, Vidarbha is on 332 for 4 in 101 overs, Wankhade 52 off 48 and Ganesh Satish 46 off 105.

2:50 pm: Vidarbha is on 301/4 after 96.1 Overs.

2:04 pm: Big wicket for Kerala as Jaffer departs for 58. Vidarbha 257/4.

1:47 pm: Fifty up for Jaffer, 51 off 98 balls, Vidarbha is 253/3 in 82 overs.

1:40 pm: Vidarbha is on 246 for three, Ganesh Satish 20(38) and Wasim Jaffer 49(90) the two batsmen in the middle.

1:10 pm: And Kerala has got its man, Fazal departs for a fantastic 121 off 210, Akshay K.C. accounting for the set batsman!

1:02 pm: After 70 overs, Vidarbha is on 212/2, it leads Kerala by 282 runs, Wasim Jaffer 37(72) and Faiz Fazal 120(205) motoring along nicely.

12:50 pm: Upon resumption, Vidarbha has reached 200 in 66.4 overs.

It's lunch time in Surat where Vidarbha has reached 190 for the loss of two wickets, Wasim Jaffer 23 off 49 and skipper Fazal 112 off 192 dominating the proceedings.

11:48 am: Vidarbha is on 183 for 2, it leads by 253 Runs, Fazal 108(186) Wasim Jaffer 20(31) in the middle.

11:29 am: Hundred up for Fazal, 102 runs in 172 balls (16x4, 0x6) as Vidarbha reaches 166 for the loss of two wickets.

11:17 pm: Vidarbha is on 150 for 2 after 52 overs.

11:08 am: Vidarbha is on 146/2, it leads by 216 Runs as skipper Faiz Fazal 89(147) closes in on the three figure mark!

10:55 Kerala gets a breakthrough - Wakhare 30(96) departs, Jalaj Saxena accounting for him. Vidarbha is on 143 for 2.

10:21 am: After 40 overs, Vidarbha is one down for 109. It leads Kerala by 179 runs.

10:14 am: Vidarbha is on 101 for 1 after 38.3 Overs.

10:04 am: Vidarbha is on 96 for 1. Faiz Fazal 66 and A A Wakhare 9 leading the charge in the middle.

4.55 pm: It is stumps on day three. Vidarbha finishes the day on 77/1 in 30 overs, leading Kerala by 147 runs. Captain Faiz Fazal on 51 and night watchman A. Wakhare on 7 (42 balls) will resume the fourth day's play.

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Delhi vs Madhya Pradesh at Vijayawada (SCORECARD)

At Stumps, Delhi is 8/0 after three overs, Kunal Chandela and Tokas have the task of getting the team off to a solid start when play resumes on the final day.

It's game on at Vijayawada where Delhi needs 213 to qualify for the semifinals!

4:51 pm: Innings break: Vikas Mishra picks a 4-for as Madhya Pradesh folds for 283. It leads Delhi by 216 runs.

4:46 pm: Harpreet Singh Bhatia 78(126) is trapped in front by Vikas Mishra , Madhya Pradesh 276/9.

4:37 pm: Mihir Hirwani departs for 22, Madhya Pradesh 276/8.

3:45 pm: Harpreet Singh Bhatia reaches 51 off 84  (7x4, 0x6), Madhya Pradesh 239/7.

3:35 pm: After 90 overs, Madhya Pradesh is 225/7, it leads by 158 runs with Mihir Hirwani 13(17) and Harpreet Singh Bhatia 40(75) putting up a fight!

3:17 pm: Ankit Sharma departs for 18 as Madhya Pradesh loses its seventh wicket for 210 on the board.

Tea break at Vijayawada where Madhya Pradesh has reached 209 for the loss of six wickets, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 38 off 68 and Ankit Sharma 17 off 61.

2:41 pm: Madhya Pradesh is on 200 for 6 in 83.5 Overs.

2:31 pm: Madhya Pradesh is on 191 for six, the lead's now 124 runs.

1:55 pm: Madhya Pradesh leads Delhi by 103 runs, Harpreet Singh Bhatia 8(22) and Ankit Sharma 9(17) grinding it out.

1:29 pm: Devendra Bundela follows suit, Manan Sharma trapping him in front. Madhya Pradesh is 153/6.

1:28 pm: Puneet Datey's vigil comes to an end; he departs for 60. Madhya Pradesh is 153/5.

1:11 pm: Madhya Pradesh is on 148 for the loss of four wickets, it leads Delhi by 81 Runs.

At Lunch, Madhya Pradesh is on 140 for 4, Devendra Bundela 26 off 91 and Puneet Datey 54 off 112 holding fort.

11:51 am: After 50 overs, Madhya Pradesh is on 129 for 4.

11:42 am: Puneet Datey gets to his half-century, 50 off 98 balls (5x4, 2x6) as Madhya Pradesh extends its lead to 57 runs.

11:09 am: Madhya Pradesh is 100 for 4 after 39 overs.

10:25 am: MP huffs and puffs its way to a four-run lead. It is on 71 for 4, Puneet Datey 12(44) and Devendra Bundela 6(21) are at the crease.

9:58 am: And another one bites the dust. Naman Ojha departs for 3(6), Navdeep Saini getting rid of the wicketkeeper-batsman, Madhya Pradesh 53/4.

9:48 am: Gone! Delhi strikes early as Vikas Mishra traps Shubham Sharma in front for 28, Madhya Pradesh 50/3.

9:43 am: Madhya Pradesh raises its fifty. It is 50/2 after 20.3 Overs.

9:40 am: Madhya Pradesh is 49/2, it trails Delhi By 18 Runs, Puneet Datey 0(15) Shubham Sharma 27(55) are out in the middle.

5.12 pm: End of day three. Madhya Pradesh will resume the fourth day's play on 47/2, 20 runs behind Delhi's total of 405. Shubham Sharma on 25 and Puneet Datey, the night watchman, on no score, will be back in the middle on Sunday.

Mihir Hirwani.   -  K. Pichumani

 

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Gujarat vs Bengal at Jaipur (SCORECARD)

At stumps, Bengal is 483/4 in 169 overs, Writtick Chatterjee 213 off 355, Anustup Majumdar 6 off 15.

4:50 pm: Some reprieve for Gujarat as Shreevats Goswami departs for a patient 32, Bengal 474/4.

It's time for drinks in Jaipur. Writtick's double ton has pummeled Gujarat bowlers into submission here, with Bengal reaching 464 for the loss of only three wickets!

And there it is, Writtick Chatterjee reaches his double hundred  (202) off 329 balls, Bengal 463/3.

4:51 pm: Bengal is 432/3, with the lead swelling over 550 runs. Writtick Chatterjee 13 shy of a double hundred!

2:57 pm: After 140 overs, Bengal is on 401 for the loss of three wickets, it leads by a whopping 531 Runs with Writtick Chatterjee 171(282) closing in on a daddy hundred!

2:32 pm: WICKET! Manoj Tiwary departs for 59, Bengal 386/3.

2:11 pm: Manoj Tiwary 50(159) and Writtick Chatterjee 150(251) take Bengal's lead close to 500!!

2:03 pm: Writtick Chatterjee gets to 150 off 245 deliveries, Bengal 367/2.

1:26 pm: And the juggernaut continues, Bengal is on 336 for 2, and the lead is 466 Runs with Manoj Tiwary 42(127) and Writtick Chatterjee 130(227) in no mood to relent!

Bengal's lead is now worth 430 runs.

12:47 pm: Bengal reaches 300 for the loss of two wickets.

At Lunch, Bengal is 295/2, Manoj Tiwary 28 off 93 and Writtick Chatterjee 103 continue to milk Gujarat's attack.

11:41 am: Writtick Chatterjee raises his century, 100 off 183 (14x4, 0x6) as Bengal continues to dominate opposition bowlers!

11:30 am: Bengal's lead goes past 400, it is 271/2 with Manoj Tiwary 15(58) and Writtick Chatterjee 93(176) in the middle.

11:19 am: Bengal is on 253 for 2 after 95.1 overs.

10:41 am: Bengal is on 237 for 2, it leads by 367 Runs, Writtick Chatterjee 71(154) and Manoj Tiwary 3(20) holding fort in the middle.

10:12 am: At last, some relief for the defending champion as Eswaran departs for 114(250), Ishwar Chaudhary completing a catch off his own bowling, Bengal 220/2.

9:56 am: After 80 overs, Bengal is on 215 for 1, it leads Gujarat by a massive 345 Runs.

9:53 am: Writtick Chatterjee brings up his half-century, 53 runs in 122 balls (7x4, 0x6). Bengal 211/1

9:46 am: And now Bengal racks up its double, 200/1 after 77.3 overs.

9:41 am: Eswaran gets to his hundred, 101 runs in 224 balls (12x4, 1x6) as Bengal further consolidates its position - 187/1

5.20 pm: The umpires call stumps. Bengal sitting at a healthy 177/1, with an overall lead of 307. Abhimanyu Easwaran is on 93 while Writtick Chatterjee is on 40.

Bengal's Ashoke Dinda (right) celebrates with his teammates.   -  PTI

 

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