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Friday, January 13, 2012

It will be Tamilnadu Vs Rajasthan - Ranji Finals

A Tamilnadu Rajasthan finals is on the cards.

At Mumbai, TN have virtually closed the match after making 220 for 4.  It was Murali Vijay’s first century of the season but it came at the right time.  He is unbeaten on 103 as TN has an overall lead of 422 on the final day.  After making 359, Mumbai were bowled out for 157 with Balaji (4) and Yo Mahesh (3) being the chief wreckers.  In fact TN could have enforced follow-on, which they did not.  Incidentally, the last time these teams played in Mumbai, Vijay had scored an unbeaten 154, which, too, had come in the second innings.

Elsewhere at Rohtak, the match was over on the third day as Rituraj bowled Rajasthan to outright victory in a low scoring match.   Rajasthan were all out for 89 with Harshal patel taking 8/34 but were restricted to 97 with Rituraj taking 7/45.  In the second Rajasthan made 192 and chasing 184, Haryana were all out for 120 with Rituraj chipping with another 5 wicket haul.  That is Rajasthan’s entry into  Ranji Trophy final for the second year straight.  Rituraj Singh, in only his third first-class game,  was the hero with match tally of  12 for 82.

So it will be a second Cup – whoever wins and will it be Tamil Nadu is what we are hoping for !

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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