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It's Karnataka Vs Maharashtra Ranji Trophy final from January 29

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Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 18:44 [IST]

It's Karnataka-Maharashtra Ranji final

Mohali, Jan 22: Karnataka will meet Maharashtra in the final of the Ranji Trophy starting from January 29 in Hyderabad.

Karnataka progressed to the title clash based on first-innings lead after their semi-final against Punjab ended in a draw. There was no play possible on the fifth and final day at the PCA Stadium due to rain.

The visitors had taken a 177-run lead on Tuesday and it was a foregone conclusion that they would be in the final after this with not much time left in the game.

Wednesday was just a formality for the players to complete the match. As it turned out, there was not a single ball bowled because of rain.

This is Karnataka's first final since 2009-10 in Mysore where they lost to Mumbai.

Maharashtra had defeated Bengal in the other semi-final.

Current Karnataka coaches J Arun Kumar and Mansur Ali Khan have a chance to make it a memorable double as they were previously part of the winning team as players.

Brief Scores

Karnataka 447/5 in 146.1 overs (Karun Nair 151 not out, Amit Verma 114 not out, Harbhajan Singh 2/98) drew with Punjab 270.

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Story first published:  Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:54 [IST]

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