Has like 4500 runs at a average of 94 in Ranji Trophy right now.
Has a terrific record for RoI and West Zone too.
I know some were saying that he should be dropped but he'll play himself back again easily given recent evidence. Hoping this helps him get back into form before the Australia series.
Some Commitment that.Services captain Soumik Chatterjee, with an injured knee, is hobbling out at No 11. He is not able to walk, he is dragging one foot along with the other. UP keeper Dwivedi pats him on the back. And he's lasted all of one ball. Ankit hits the pads with a full delivery from round the stumps, and Services have a lead of 129
"UP coach Venkatesh Prasad walks up to the hobbling Chatterjee, who is already being helped off by a team-mate. Prasad takes the captain's bat in his hands, and lends the other hand to Chatterjee. The armed forces never fail to surprise"
Services on top of UP too, on a Indore pitch which has been pretty good this season.
The Services are a team that impress me a lot. Chatterjee has been around for many years too. Good to see them performing well in the Ranji Trophy. They'd been laggards for about many seasons in succession prior to this.
UP have turned the match around on Services, damn! Great match, and the only one being played at a neutral venue.
Manish Pandey's got a century off 124 balls with Karnataka in a spot of bother. Wasn't too pleased with his inclusion, given he's battling an elbow injury(and has been pretty much battling it the whole season), which could potentially be tennis elbow. Don't think Karnataka's going to save this one, but eh, Pandey's one of the most dynamic batsmen around now in domestic cricket and is a big match player, so we'll see.
Edit: Damn, good stuff from Services, first team in the semis. Chatterjee hella impressive.
Punjab probably will get past Jharkhand's first innings total with their batting lineup, but credit to Jharkhand for putting on a fight, especially Jaggi, who is one of the best limited over batsmen in domestic cricket imo. Will be interesting to see how Uday Kaul goes, the Punjab keeper is pretty unlucky to have never been picked in an India A squad despite having solid averages in both FC and List A cricket.
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Services v UP, Ranji Trophy Quarter-Final, 3rd day Report : Spirited Services stun UP to enter semi-finals | Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo
WAG.It might soon become a cliché if the Services side keeps achieving incredible feats, but it is no surprise that a soldier has done this. Soumik Chatterjee, Services captain, unable to walk with a badly injured left knee, dragged himself out at 54 for 5 in a chase of 113. He then went on to pull the rampaging Uttar Pradesh fast bowlers for fours and sixes, and hopped on one good leg from one end of the pitch to the other for several singles. Fittingly, he stepped out to loft Ali Murtaza over mid-on to end the match, took out the middle stump and let out a roar. Uttar Pradesh, the best side of the Ranji league stage, were knocked out by a team willing to go to any lengths, and willing to bear any kind of pain.
Wow awesome. WAG!
He walked in like that first innings too.
It was painful to even watch according to cricinfo live commentary.
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Baroda crumbling against Mumbai on a flat track.
Another left arm spinner FFS (Dabholkar) doing well for Mumbai here alongside Chavan.
Yousuf Pathan's innings was so absurd -
Came in and just started swinging at everything.4.30pm - Yusuf Afridi goes
This was a freight train coming. Yusuf Pathan has been swinging at everything, and has survived for a bit, but now he toe-ends a short ball from Agarkar to mid-on. They are 150 for 5 now. In comes Rayudu
Manish Pandey on a 170 not out right now. Such a Big innings player that guy. Taking Karnataka close to Saurashtra's score almost singlehandedly.
Playing with a suspected tennis elbow that has been troubling him for the full season too.
Btw, reading back on Cricinfo commentary and Soumik Chaterjee is a Sargeant, in the Indian Air Force.
Was painful to even watch him bat and coaches/doctors weren't at all comfortable with it either. WAG!
There's a full match report somewhere on Cricinfo. Good on him and Services for making it so far.
Aakash Chopra @cricketaakash
The team that doesn't get the BCCI grant & doesn't even have a physio travelling with d team has made it to Ranji Semis. Well done, Services.
Pujara on a pretty quick 167 again and Jiwanjot got another ton too.
Pujara 261* off 275 balls.
Second quick double ton in a row. Is getting ready for the ODI's.lol.
pujara's on 350ish apparently
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