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Ranji Trophy Q-F Day 5 live score updates: Lunch Break, Punjab need 123 runs to win against Saurashtra

Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals Live Score and Updates: Punjab finished day four at 53/2.

Ranji Trophy 2023, Quarter Final Live Score Updates: With Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka all having booked a semifinal spot, Punjab and Saurashtra will contest for the last one on the sole day five action of the 2022/23 Ranji Trophy season quarterfinals. Punjab finished day four at 53/2, requiring 200 more runs to seal the deal. Siddharth Kaul saw five five deliveries with Pukhraj Mann unbeaten on 17 at the other end.

Elsewhere, Bengal beat Jharkhand by nine wickets in the first quarterfinal while defending champions Madhya Pradesh clinched a five wicket win against perhaps the most surprising side of the season Andhra, who had pipped Mumbai and Maharashtra to win a quarterfinal berth from the Elite Group B alongside Saurashtra.

The most one sided of all four quarterfinals was played out between Uttarakhand and Karnataka that saw the latter seal an innings and 281 run win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Ranji Trophy Live: Brilliant spell by Dharamendrasinh

His lines and lengths have been brilliant. He is probing around the off-stump region asking the batter the right questions. Because of the turn and bounce on the surface, he is troubling the batters. The batters are struggling to make a decision.

SAU 139/5

12:46 (IST)04 FEB 2023

Ranji Trophy Live: Welcome back

The Punjab batters have come to all guns blazing in this session. They are willing to take the attacking route. On the surface that is adding spin the batters have realised, there is no point in sitting and blocking the ball hoping for the poor ball to appear.

SAU 133/5

12:10 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: Lunch break

At lunch break on day-5 Punjab is om 129/5. Skipper Mandeep Singh and Anmolpreet Singh are at the crease. They still need 123 runs from 61 overs. They have enough time to do it however, the wickets column is the problem. Saurashtra has been brilliant they would like to continue what they have been doing so far which is picking up wickets regularly.

12:04 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: Punjab rebuild

Captain Mandeep Singh and Anmolpreet Singh have built a small but steady partnership after the fall of Nehal. The runs are coming at snails pace as Saurashtra continue to toil hard.DharmendraSinh, Parth and Yuvrajsinh Dodiya are the three bowlers used so far. PUN: 120/5, need 132 more runs to win

11:33 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: OUT! Poor Umpiring

OUT! Dharmendrasinh Jadeja snares Nehal Wadhera but the batter does not look happy. The ball bounced quite a bit and Nehal shouldered arms and it does seem like the ball went off his elbow to the keeper. UH-OH! Nehal didn’t glove it yet is given out. NO DRS AVAILABLE. Poor Umpiring by Nikhil Patwardhan. Nehal is gone for 2. PUN: 107/5, need 145 more runs to win

11:22 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: Punjab go four down

WICKET! Pukhraj Mann is gone for 42 off 119 balls. Yuvrajsinh Dodiya strikes for Saurashtra. Just moments before he survived a close call. PUN: 104/4, need 148 runs more to win

10:53 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: 100 up for Punjab

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bowls it full and straight but Mandeep Singh goes down on his knees and sweeps past the square-leg boundary for a much-needed boundary. The pressure eases a bit. And with that the hundred comes up for Punjab. Time for drinks.

10:01 (IST)04 FEB 2023

 

Ranji Trophy Live: OUT!

Gone! Punjab have lost Siddharth Kaul for 10. Kaul gets an outside edge and the ball flies straight to the slip fielder. Parth Bhut bags his first wicket of the day. PUN: 66/3, Punjab need 185 runs in the remaining 83 overs

“I want to play Tests for India” Avesh Khan eyes India comeback after 35 wickets this season

As Andhra took a 151-run first-innings lead, Madhya Pradesh coach Chandrakant Pandit had a long hard chat with his players in the dressing room. If Madhya Pradesh wished to retain their title, they needed some extraordinary fight back.

“We had a long session on the third day and Pandit sir was clear that if we want to play like a champion team (MP are defending champions) then we need to get them out within 100 runs so that batsmen get a chance to score at least 250 runs. To prove that we are indeed a champion team, we wanted to do it somehow; luckily it went as we planned,” Avesh Khan said. [Read more]

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