Ranji Trophy: Mumbai, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in semi-finals

Cuttack, Feb 20: Medium-pacer Balwinder Sandhu bagged three of the six wickets to fall here on the last day of the Ranji trophy quarterfinal Friday as Mumbai beat Delhi by 204 runs to book a spot in the semifinals.

Chasing a mammoth 441, Delhi were tottering at 110 for four overnight with Unmukt Chand (31) and Gautam Gambhir (34) already back in the pavilion.

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in semi-finals

The only resistance Friday came in the form of all-rounder Rajat Bhatia who scored 49 runs from 122 balls.

Bhatia and Virender Sehwag (19) combined to take Delhi to 150. Sandhu then bowled Sehwag in the 56th over.

It was not long before left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh dismissed Bhatia and Sumit Narwal (9), as Delhi was reduced to 199 for nine, the last wicket partnership of Pradeep Sangwan (26) and Parvinder Awana (24) put on 37 but could not help their plunging to defeat.

Sandhu finished with figures of 3 for 35, while Wilkin Mota and Harmeet took two apiece.

The other two quarter-finals were won by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu owing to their first innings lead. The other semi-finalist is Maharashtra, who beat Andhra by 75 runs under three days.

The brief scores

At Cuttack: Mumbai 156 & 450 all out (Akhil Herwadkar 161, Shreyas Iyer 82; Manan Sharma 4/89) vs Delhi 166 & 236 all out (Rajat Bhatia 49; Balwinder Sandhu 3/35, Shardul Thakur 3/59) Mumbai won by 204 runs

At Indore: Karnataka 452 & 415 for five declared ( Ravikumar Samarth 178, Robin Uthappa 77; Arup Das 2/63) vs Assam 185 all out & 338 for four (Gokul Sharma 127, Arun Karthik 94; Ravikumar Samarth 2/67) Match Drawn, Karnataka won on 1st innings

At Jaipur: Tamil Nadu 403 & 266 all out (Vijay Shankar 82, Dinesh Karthik 64; Swapnil Bandiwar 3/42) vs Vidarbha 259 & 142 for eight (Ganesh Satish 59 not out; Baba Aparajith 3/41) Match Drawn, Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings


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