Cricket News sort by Ranji Trophy 2011-12

Wasim Jaffer's decision of winning the toss and asking Punjab to bat first proved to be the correct decision thanks to the pace duo of Balwinder Sandhu and Kshemal Waingankar.

On a crazy first day's play of the Railways-Saurashtra Ranji Match at the Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi, as many as 18 wickets fell down! Batting first after winning the toss, Saurashtra were bowled out to a low score of 175 in 66.2 overs with left arm spinner Ashish Yadav picking up four wickets.

Hosts Rajasthan are sitting pretty at a solid 209 for 3 in 90 overs in their Group A match against Orissa at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in the Pink City of Jaipur. This was after the Orissa Captain Biplab Samantray had won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first.

Hosts Tamil Nadu are strongly placed at 294 for 4 by stumps on the opening day's play of their Group B Ranji Elite Match against Madhya Pradesh at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

It was a mixed day for both Vidarbha and Hyderabad on the opening day's play of their Semi-Final Match in the Ranji Plate Leage at the new VCA Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. With Vidarbha at 225 for 5 in 90 overs, one must say that they have only managed to share the day's honours with Hyderabad equally.

Hosts Maharashtra were guided to a decent looking 232 for 4 in 91 overs after winning the toss and batting first in the 2nd Semi Final of the Ranji Plate League against Himachal Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy 2011-12 Group A: Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh at Shimoga - Dec 21-24, 2011, Karnataka: 314, Uttar Pradesh: 84/2 (27.0 overs), Uttar Pradesh trail by 230 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings, Lunch on Day 2.

Ranji Trophy 2011-12 Group B: Gujarat v Haryana at Surat - Dec 21-24, 2011, Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (04:00 GMT, 9:30 AM IST)

Ranji Trophy 2011-12 Group B: Baroda vs Bengal at Vadodara - Dec 21-24, 2011, Toss: Bengal won the toss and elected to field, Baroda 284 & 103/5 (34.0 overs), Bengal 390, Baroda trail by 3 runs with 5 wickets remaining, Stumps on Day 3.