Saurashtra finished the opening day’s play of its Ranji Semi Final against Punjab at 274 for 5. The Semi Final match between the two teams is being played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot which had recently hosted the India-England First ODI.
Services who have pleasantly shocked everyone by storming into the Ranji Trophy Semi Finals have gone onto restrict tournament favourties Mumbai to 199 for 6 in the opening day’s play at the Palam Ground in Delhi.
The latest season of India’s premier domestic competition is underway. And while the trophy is looked at by many as their ticket to international cricket, there are some who do not make the transformation despite years of toil on the domestic scene.
There is some real good news for fans of Mumbai cricket. Two biggies from the international scene – Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan – will be available for Mumbai’s first clash against Railways at the Wankhede Stadium beginning early next month.
The BCCI has revamped the Ranji Trophy from this season by getting rid of the Elite and Plate leagues. Starting from this 2012/13 season, the Ranji Trophy will see 27 teams divided into three groups of nine each