The final day play saw Karnataka defeat Jammu and Kashmir by 167 runs at Jammu. Saurashtra earned their place in the semi-finals with the first-innings lead over Andhra Pradesh.
The match between Odisha and Bengal was called off. Gujarat had defeated Goa by 464 runs on the fourth day. Karnataka registered a memorable 167 runs win over Jammu and Kashmir in the fourth quarterfinals played at Jammu.
Gujarat versus Goa
Gujarat defeated Goa by 464 runs in the first quarterfinals played at Valsad. After posting a massive total of 602 for 8 in the first innings, Gujarat bowled out Goa for 173. Deciding not to enforce follow on, Gujarat posted 199 for 6. With a massive target of 629 runs to win, Goa were bowled out for 164 runs to give Gujarat 464 runs.
Gujarat 602 for 8 d in 161.3 overs ( Parthiv Patel 124, Roosh Kalaria 118*, Axar Patel 80, Alemao 3/86, Amit Verma 2/133) and 199 for 6 in 64.2 overs ( Gohel 72, Merai 50, Lakshay Garg 4/30) beat Goa 173 in 57.5 overs ( Amit Verma 56, Kauthankar 30, Chintan Gaja 5/19 ) and 164 in 66.4 overs ( Prabudesai 66, Misal 46*, Siddarth Desai 5/81, Nagwasalla 4/18) by 464 runs.
Bengal versus Odisha
The match between Bengal and Odisha ended in a draw. After an even battle on the first two days, Bengal dominated the rest of the match to help reach the semi-finals. In their second innings, Bengal posted 373 runs which set a massive target of 456 runs on the final day. With 39 runs on the board, bad light stopped, and players shook the hand.
Bengal 332 in 96.5 overs ( Majumdar 157, Shahbaz Ahmed 82, Basant Mohanty 4/53, Surykant Pradhan 3/115) and 373 in 138 overs ( Goswami 78, Shahbaz Ahmed 64, Govind Poddar 3/95, Sarangi 2/26) Odisha 250 in 102.1 overs ( Samantray 68, Mishra 62, Senapati 46, Ishan Porel 3/72, Nilkantha Das 3/43 ) and 39 for 0 in 10 overs ( Sarangi 24*, Mishra 14*)
Andhra Pradesh versus Saurashtra
The third quarterfinals between Andhra Pradesh and Saurashtra ended in first innings result with Saurashtra earning the first-innings lead.
Saurashtra 419 in 146.5 overs ( Chirag Jani 120, Mankad 80, Vishvraj Jadeja 73, Sheldon Jackson 50, Prithvi Raj 3/51, Sasikanth 3/149) and 426 in 138 overs ( Prekerk Mankad 85, D Jadeja 60, Sai Krishna 4/74) Andhra Pradesh 136 in 78.2 overs ( Gnaneshwar 43, Sai Krishna 17, Unadkat 4/42, D Jadeja 3/27 ) and 149 for 4 in 51 overs ( KS Bharat 55*, Karan Shinde 27*, D Jadeja 2/39, Mankad 2/8)
Karnataka versus Jammu and Kashmir
Karnataka dashed the hopes of Jammu and Kashmir of reaching their maiden semi-finals Ranji Trophy appearance by beating them by 167 runs on the fifth and final day played at Jammu. After being bowled out for 206 runs in the first innings, Jammu and Kashmir fell 14 runs short of the target. Karnataka in their 2nd innings posted 316 runs. Needing 331 runs to win, K Gowtham produced a magical spell to win the match by 167 runs.
Karnataka 206 in 69.1 overs ( KV Siddarth 76, Mujtaba Yousuf 3/45, Aquib Naib 3/45) and 316 in 106.5 overs ( KV Siddarth 98, R Samarth 74, Abid Mushtaq 6/83) beat Jammu and Kashmir 192 in 62.4 overs ( Khajuria 62, Abdul Samad 43, Prasidh Krishna 4/42) and 163 in 44.4 overs ( Pundir 31, Khajuria 30, K Gowtham 7/54) by 167 runs.
The semi-finals for the Ranji Trophy season has been decided
- Gujarat versus Saurashtra (SCA Stadium, Rajkot)- 1st Semi-Finals
- Bengal versus Karnataka (Eden Gardens, Kolkata)- 2nd Semi-Finals
Both semi-finals matches will be played from 29th February onwards.