Ranji Trophy 2023-24 Semi-finals fixtures: Vidarbha to face MP; Mumbai to take on Tamil Nadu

Vidarbha to take on Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai will face Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy 2023-24 semi-finals.

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Ranji Trophy 2023-24 Semi-finals fixtures: Vidarbha to face MP; Mumbai to take on Tamil Nadu

Fromer Karnataka batter Karun Nair shaking hands with Vidarbha teammates after beating Karnataka in the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2023-24 Image | PTI

As we head into the final weeks of the Indian Domestic cricket season, four teams have qualified for the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy 2023-24. Two-time champions Vidarbha to face Madhya Pradesh while the most successful team in Ranji Trophy's history Mumbai are all set to face Tamil Nadu in the semis of the tournament.

Ranji Trophy 2023-24 Quarter-finals results

Vidarbha vs Karnataka

Fromer Karnataka batter Karun Nair shaking hands with Vidarbha teammates after beating Karnataka in the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2023-24  Image | PTI
Fromer Karnataka batter Karun Nair shaking hands with Vidarbha teammates after beating Karnataka in the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy 2023-24 Image | PTI

Vidarbha secured a 127-run win over Karnataka in Nagpur to progress to the Ranji Trophy semi-final. Aditya Sarwate's left-arm spin bowling was vital, picking up seven wickets across the match and taking the key wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey early in Karnataka's chase. Despite a solid start, Karnataka collapsed to 131-4 and were bowled out for 185, failing to chase the target of 393. Vidarbha will now face Madhya Pradesh in the semi-final against their former coach Chandrakant Pandit who helped them win the title in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Vidarbha 460 (Taide 109, Rathod 93, Nair 90, Kaverappa 4-99) and 196 (Shorey 57, Kaverappa 6-61)

Karnataka 286 (Jose 82, Samarth 59, Thakur 3-48, Sarwate 3-50) and 243 (Agarwal 70, Sarwate 4-78)

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Madhya Pradesh vs Andhra

MP players aftet their victory over Andhra  Image| MPCA
MP players aftet their victory over Andhra Image| MPCA

In a close game, Madhya Pradesh defeated Andhra to enter the Ranji Trophy semi-finals. Andhra's hopes of a semi-final berth were shattered when they were bowled out for 165 while chasing 170. MP's fast bowler Anubhav Agarwal played a crucial role by picking up 6 wickets for 52 runs. He won the player of the match award for his haul of 9 wickets for 85 runs in the game.

Himanshu Mantri's gritty innings of 43 runs in the second innings helped MP to set a target of 170. Andhra let go of several opportunities to take control of the game, which eventually led to their defeat.

Madhya Pradesh 234 (Dubey 64, Mantri 49, Sasikanth 4-37) and 107 (Mantri 43, Nitish 4-28)

Andhra 172 (Shinde 38, Anubhav 3-33, Kartikeya 3-41) and 165 (Vihari 55, Anubhav 6-52)

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Tamil Nadu vs Saurashtra

Tamil Nadu defeated Saurashtra by an innings and 33 runs in their quarter-final match. R Sai Kishore was the star performer, picking up a match haul of 9 for 93 and scoring a half-century in the first innings. This win helped Tamil Nadu secure their first semi-final entry since 2016-17. Sai Kishore's impressive form throughout the season has seen him rise to the top of the wickets tally with 47 wickets at an average of 18.78. He was instrumental in restricting Saurashtra to 183 in the first innings and then ran through their batting order in the second innings.

Tamil Nadu 338 (Indrajith 80, Boopathi 65, Jani 3-22) 

Saurashtra 183 (Desai 83, Sai Kishore 5-66) and 122 (Pujara 46, Sai Kishore 4-27, Warrier 3-18)

Baroda vs Mumbai

Mumbai progressed to Ranji Trophy 2023-24 semi-finals on the basis of a first-innings lead. . Tushar Deshpande made 123, the highest by an Indian No. 11 in first-class cricket, and added 232 runs for the tenth wicket with Tanush Kotian. Mumbai ransacked 569 before they were bowled out, and the match ended up in a draw with Baroda on 121 for 3.

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Mumbai 384 (Musheer 203, Bhatt 7-112) and 569 (Deshpande 123, Kotian 120, Tamore 114, Bhatt 7-200) 

Baroda 348 (Solanki 136, Rawat 124, Mulani 4-121) and 121/3 (Moliya 54*, Rawat 32, Kotian 2-16)

Ranji Trophy 2023-24 semi-finals fixtures

Date Time Teams Venue
"2 March 2024" 9.30 am IST VID vs MP "VCA Stadium Civil Lines Nagpur"
"2 March 2024" 9.30 am IST MUM vs TN "BKC Ground Mumbai"

Ranji Trophy 2023-24 final schedule

Date: 10 March 2024

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