Defending champions face Bengal, Mumbai will lock horns with Karnataka

Vastavam web:  Defending champions Gujarat will face Bengal while 41-time winners Mumbai will lock horns with the season’s from team Karnataka in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy.The line-up for the knockouts, which will be played from December 7-11, was finalised after the conclusion of the league matches across various venues today.Delhi picked up three points from the game by virtue of taking the first innings lead at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Kerala cricket team has made history by reaching the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time, joining Gujarat from Group B.In Rohtak, Kerala picked up an innings and eight-run win against Haryana to join Gujarat in the quarterfinals.Gujarat thrashed Jharkhand by 10 wickets after left-arm spinner Hardik Patel starred with the ball with an impressive four-wicket haul to help his side top the group.