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Indore to host the summit clash of Ranji Trophy 2017-18

The final will be played between December 29 and January 2, whereas, the semi-final matches of the coveted event will be played from December 17-21.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 14, 2017 14:11 IST ]
Image Source : PTI A file image of Holkar Stadium

The Holkar Stadium in Indore is all set to host the final of the Ranji Trophy of the 2017-18 season for the second successive year, BCCI confirmed via a media release on Wednesday. The final will be played between December 29 and January 2. Last year, Gujarat claimed a historic title at the Holkar Stadium in 2016-17 pipping 41-time champions Mumbai by five wickets to bag their maiden title.The semi-final matches of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will be played from December 17-21. 

Indore made its Test debut in September 2016 and also hosted a One-Day International between India and Australia. The Holkar stadium will also be a venue for a T20I in the ongoing bilateral series against Sri Lanka.

The semi-final line-up is as below:

Semi-final 1: Bengal vs. Delhi at Pune

Semi-final 2: Karnataka vs. Vidarbha at Kolkata

Defending champions Gujarat were knocked out in the quarter-finals this time by Bengal, who took a first-innings lead in the draw in Jaipur.

The other three semi-finalists proceeded with the help of wins in the quarter-finals.

Delhi beat Madhya Pradesh">Madhya Pradesh by seven wickets in Vijayawada, Vidarbha romped past Kerala by a massive 412 runs and Karnataka handed 41-time champions Mumbai an innings defeat in Nagpur.

(With Agency Inputs)

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