The knock-out phase of the season's Ranji Trophy Championship will be played from today. Four quarter-finals will take place with two Plate teams - Hyderabad and Maharashtra joining six group toppers in the Elite League.
A consistent Maharashtra walked through into the Ranji knockouts after a solid batting and bowling show in their Plate Semi-Final match against Himachal Pradesh at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune.
Hyderabad just managed to get the better of hosts Vidarbha to reach the Ranji knockouts. In their Plate Semi-Final match against Vidarbha at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur, Hyderabad battled it out to ensure that they were not bowled out in their first innings lead...
Karnataka entered into the Quarter Finals after drawing their Ranji Elite match against Uttar Pradesh despite conceding a first innings lead. UP were hoping to pull off an upright win after doing superbly well to pick up a 105-run lead thanks to Mohammad Kaif's 152.