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Ranji Trophy 2017/18 Quarterfinals: Karnataka looks good to knock out Mumbai

Karnataka has continued their dominance with a healthy 222 runs lead at the end of the 2nd day of quarterfinals. In other matches, Delhi ended on 180 for 2 after MP were bowled out for

Starting on the overnight score of 261 for 6, Bengal lower order consisting of B Amit with 36 and AA Gani with 49 runs made sure that Bengal reaches a competitive total of 354. In reply, the defending Champions Gujarat struggled and ended the 2nd day on 180 for 6.

Beginning on 223 for 6, Madhya Pradesh lower order contributed valuable runs. Harpreet Singh who was 47 not out last night, made a brilliant 107 which helped MP to post 338 runs. In reply, Delhi has responded well with 180 for 2 wickets.

Vidarbha lower-order batsmen made useful contributions and put on 246 runs. KC Akshay picked 3 wickets more to end with 5 wickets. In reply, Kerala has scored 32 for 2.

Mayank Agarwal could not carry much as he was dismissed for 78. Kaunain Abbas made 50, CM Gautam 79. Shreyas Gopal is still not out on 80 along with captain Vinay Kumar. Karnataka has ended the 2nd day on 395 for 6 with a lead of 221 runs. For Mumbai, Shivam Dubey picked 5 wickets.

1st quarterfinals Bengal vs. Gujarat ( Jaipur)

Bengal started the second day on 261 for 6. The duo of B Amit and AA Gani made useful contributions helping them to reach a competitive total of 354. In reply, Gujarat lost 2 early wickets. IH Chaudhary picked 2 more wickets to take 5 wickets.

Gujarat 180 for 6 in 59 overs ( BH Merai 67, Parthiv Patel 47, B Amit 3/46) trail Bengal 354 in 111.5 overs ( Easwaran 129, Majumdar 94, AA Gani 49, B Amit 36 IH Chaudhary 5/87, CT Gaja 3/93) by 174 runs.

2nd quarterfinals Delhi vs. Madhya Pradesh ( Vijayawada)

It was a great display of batting by Harpreet Singh who remained not out on 107 helped MP to post 338. Datey also contributed 35. For Delhi, Manan Sharma was the pick of bowlers taking 4 wickets. In reply, Delhi has posted 180 for 2.

Delhi 180 for 2 in 51 overs ( Chandela 73*, DR Shorey 78) trail Madhya Pradesh 338 in 124.1 overs ( AS Dane 59, Naman Ojha 49, Harpreet Singh 107*, Vikas Mishra 3/58, Manan Sharma 4/46) by 158 runs.

3rd quarterfinals Kerala vs. Vidarbha ( Surat)

Starting the second on 45 for 3, Vidarbha were struggling at 95 for 6. Wadkar made a useful 53, Sarwate 36, Wakhare 27 not out and Lalit Yadav 24 helped them to post 246. In reply, Kerala has lost 2 wickets for 32 runs.

Kerala 32 for 2 in 7 overs ( Jalaj Saxena 13*,) trail Vidarbha 246 in 105.3 overs ( Wadkar 53, Sarwate 36, KC Akshay 5/66) by 214 runs.

4th quarterfinals Karnataka vs. Mumbai ( Nagpur)

Starting on 115 for 1, Mayank Agarwal could not score many runs as he was dismissed for 78. CM Gautam played a quickfire knock of 79. Shreyas Gopal also remained not out on 80 along with Vinay Kumar. Karnataka has ended in a commanding position of 395 for 6.

Karnataka 395 for 6 in 122 overs ( Mayank Agarwal 78, R Samarth 40, CM Gautam 79, Shreyas Gopal 80*) lead Mumbai 173 in 56 overs ( Dhawal Kulkarni 75, Herwadkar 32, Vinay Kumar 6/34) by 222 runs.