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Kerala make Ranji history, enter QFs

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Published : Nov 29, 2017, 3:36 am IST
Updated : Nov 29, 2017, 3:36 am IST

Delhi, who will meet Madhya Pradesh in the quarters, rode on their first innings lead to grab three points against Hyderabad.

Kerala needed five wickets on the fourth and final day, having reduced Haryana to 83/5.  (Representational image)
 Kerala needed five wickets on the fourth and final day, having reduced Haryana to 83/5. (Representational image)

Rohtak: Kerala made history on Tuesday by reaching the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time, joining defending champions Gujarat from Group B.

They will meet Vidarbha at Surat from December 7.

 

Kerala needed five wickets on the fourth and final day, having reduced Haryana to 83/5.  Amit Mishra and Poonish Mehta tried hard for Haryana with knocks of 40 and 32 not out respectively, but seamer M.D. Nidheesh scalped three wickets to earn Kerala a bonus point win.

In Group C, Madhya Pradesh joined Mumbai for the knockout phase. Vidarbha and Bengal from Group D have also reached the next phase.

Delhi, who will meet Madhya Pradesh in the quarters, rode on their first innings lead to grab three points against Hyderabad.

Already qualified heavyweights Karnataka, romped to a mammoth 209-run win over Railways in New Delhi.

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