NEW DELHI: The Kerala cricket team has made history by reaching the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time, joining defending champions Gujarat from Group B of the ongoing tournament. From Group C, Madhya Pradesh grabbed the second available spot after Mumbai crushed Tripura by ten wickets, while from Group A it was Bengal and Vidarbha who marched into the final eight. Karnataka and Delhi emerged easily from a lop-sided Group A.
Kerala became the first team from Group B to progress into the knockouts, with an innings victory over Haryana away from home. Their latest win gave Kerala – this season coached by Dav Whatmore – 31 points from six games. Group leaders Gujarat beat Jharkhand by 10 wickets to end the league stage on 34 points, courtesy five wins out of six.
Source:- Times Of India