2014–15 Ranji Trophy

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2014-15 Ranji Trophy
Ranji trophy.jpg
The Ranji Trophy, awarded to the winners
Dates 7 December 2014–12 March 2015
Administrator(s) BCCI
Cricket format First-class cricket
Tournament format(s) Round-robin then knockout
Champions Karnataka (8th title)
Participants 27
Matches played 115
2014–15 Indian domestic cricket season


The 2014–15 Ranji Trophy was the 81st season of the Ranji Trophy, the premier first-class cricket tournament in India. It was contested by 27 teams divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B advanced to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C.

Karnataka retained the title won during the 2013–14 season. In the final, Karun Nair scored 328 runs, the highest total in the final of the Ranji Trophy.[1]

Points system[edit]

The 27 teams are divided into three groups of nine teams each. The top three teams from Groups A and B advance to the quarterfinals along with the top two teams from Group C. The winner of this knock-out tournament wins the Ranji Trophy. These knock-out matches are decided on the first innings result if the final result is a draw.

Points in the group stage of the tournament are awarded as follows:

Scenario Points
Outright win 6
Bonus point (for innings and 10 wicket wins) 1
1st innings lead (in case of draw) 3
1st innings deficit (in case of draw) 1
No result 1
Outright defeat 0

Groups[edit]

The groups drawn are as follows:[2]

Points table[3][edit]

Group A

Teams Matches Won Lost Draw/NR Points Quotient
Karnataka 8 4 0 4 33 1.633
Tamil Nadu 8 4 1 3 29 1.244
Mumbai 8 2 2 4 20 0.937
Madhya Pradesh 8 1 1 6 19 1.143
Baroda 8 1 2 5 18 1.078
Railways 8 0 2 6 16 0.922
Uttar Pradesh 8 2 3 3 15 0.760
Bengal 8 0 1 7 13 0.921
Jammu and Kashmir 8 1 3 4 12 0.601

Group B

Teams Matches Won Lost Draw/NR Points Quotient
Delhi 8 5 1 2 37 1.471
Maharashtra 8 3 2 3 26 1.269
Vidarbha 8 2 1 5 24 1.675
Gujarat 8 2 2 4 24 0.965
Odisha 8 3 3 2 20 0.965
Punjab 8 2 3 3 19 0.947
Rajasthan 8 2 3 3 18 0.821
Haryana 8 2 4 2 17 0.875
Saurashtra 8 1 3 4 10 0.688

Group C

Teams Matches Won Lost Draw/NR Points Quotient
Assam 8 5 1 2 38 1.325
Andhra 8 4 1 3 29 1.454
Himachal Pradesh 8 2 0 6 28 1.677
Jharkhand 8 2 1 5 21 1.171
Hyderabad 8 1 1 6 20 1.123
Kerala 8 1 1 6 20 0.908
Tripura 8 0 3 5 9 0.635
Services 8 0 4 4 8 0.779
Goa 8 0 3 5 5 0.664

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
C1 Assam 185 & 338/4
A1 Karnataka 452 & 415/5d
A1 Karnataka 202 & 286
A3 Mumbai 44 & 332
B1 Delhi 166 & 236
A3 Mumbai 156 & 450
A1 Karnataka 762
A2 Tamil Nadu 134 & 411
A2 Tamil Nadu 403 & 266
B3 Vidarbha 259 & 142/8
A2 Tamil Nadu 549 & 119/0d
B2 Maharashtra 454
C2 Andhra 138 & 101
B2 Maharashtra 91 & 223

Quarter-finals[edit]

16–20 February
Scorecard
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452 (144.2 overs)
Robin Uthappa 153 (227)
Krishna Das 4/101 (37.2 overs)
185 (75 overs)
Gokul Sharma 58 (168)
Sreenath Aravind 3/36 (17 overs)
415/5d (115 overs)
Ravikumar Samarth 178 (298)
Arup Das 2/63 (19 overs)
338/4 (88 overs)
Gokul Sharma 127* (191)
Ravikumar Samarth 2/67 (15 overs)
Match drawn
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Umpires: Nitin Menon and Pashchim Pathak
Player of the match: Robin Uthappa (Karnataka)
  • Assam won the toss and elected to field
  • Karnataka won on 1st innings

16–20 February
Scorecard
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156 (81 overs)
Nikhil Patil 54* (116)
Sumit Narwal 3/37 (19 overs)
166 (54 overs)
Virender Sehwag 49 (58)
Shardul Thakur 5/54 (16 overs)
450 (143.1 overs)
Akhil Herwadkar 161 (272)
Manan Sharma 4/92 (30 overs)
236 (87 overs)
Rajat Bhatia 49 (122)
Balwinder Sandhu 3/35 (17 overs)
Mumbai won by 204 runs
DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack
Umpires: Nand Kishore and Krishnaraj Srinath
Player of the match: Shardul Thakur (Mumbai)
  • Delhi won the toss and elected to field

16–20 February
Scorecard
v
403 (169.5 overs)
Vijay Shankar 111 (305)
Rakesh Dhurv 3/106 (35.4 overs)
259 (105.2 overs)
Sachin Katariya 42 (152)
Malolan Rangarajan 3/42 (24.2 overs)
266 (98.2 overs)
Vijay Shankar 82 (146)
Swapnil Bandiwar 3/42 (14 overs)
142/8 (49 overs)
Ganesh Satish 59* (131)
Baba Aparajith 3/41 (19 overs)
Match drawn
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Anil Dandekar and Rajesh Deshpande
Player of the match: Vijay Shankar (Tamil Nadu)
  • Vidarbha won the toss and elected to field
  • Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings

16–20 February
Scorecard
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91 (41.5 overs)
Rohit Motwani 23 (66)
Siva Kumar 6/41 (16.5 overs)
138 (63.3 overs)
Murumulla Sriram 31 (83)
Anupam Sanklecha 4/45 (18 overs)
223 (68.3 overs)
Kedar Jadhav 81 (86)
Siva Kumar 6/79 (21.3 overs)
101 (46.3 overs)
AG Pradeep 25 (80)
Anupam Sanklecha 4/19 (11 overs)
Maharashtra won by 75 runs
Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Rohtak
Umpires: Krishnamachari Bharatan and Virender Sharma
Player of the match: Kedar Jadhav (Maharashtra)
  • Maharashtra won the toss and elected to bat

Semi-finals[edit]

25 February-1 March
Scorecard
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202 (60.2 overs)
Robin Uthappa 68 (100)
Shardul Thakur 4/61 (18 overs)
44 (15.3 overs)
Shreyas Iyer 15 (15)
Vinay Kumar 6/20 (8 overs)
286 (77.5 overs)
Abhimanyu Mithun 89 (113)
Shardul Thakur 4/69 (17.5 overs)
332 (121.1 overs)
Aditya Tare 98 (207)
Abhimanyu Mithun 4/69 (34 0vers)
Karnataka won by 112 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni and Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Player of the match: Vinay Kumar (Karnataka)
  • Karnataka won the toss and elected to bat
  • This is 2nd Lowest total(44) for Mumbai[4]

25 February-1 March
Scorecard
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549 (226.4 overs)
Dinesh Karthik 113 (304)
Anupam Sanklecha 3/115 (45 overs)
454 (142 overs)
Swapnil Gugale 154 (282)
Aswin Crist 4/89 (34 overs)
119/0 d (46.2 overs)
Abhinav Mukund 66* (144)
Shrikant Mundhe 0/7 (6 0vers)
Match drawn
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary and Pashchim Pathak
Player of the match: Vijay Shankar (Tamil Nadu)
  • Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat
  • Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings

Final[edit]

8-12 March
Scorecard
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134 (62.4 overs)
Abhinav Mukund 35 (137)
Vinay Kumar 5/34 (15.4 overs)
762 (231.2 overs)
Karun Nair 328 (560)
Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/95 (34 overs)
411 (107.5 ov)
Dinesh Karthik 120 (112)
Shreyas Gopal 4/126 (25 overs)
Karnataka won by an innings and 217 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Karun Nair (Karnataka)
  • Karnataka won the toss and elected to field

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Inns Runs Ave HS 100s 50s
Robin Uthappa Karnataka 19 912 50.66 156 2 5
Dinesh Karthik Tamil Nadu 19 884 55.25 129 4 2
Abhinav Mukund Tamil Nadu 20 858 45.15 140 2 4
KL Rahul Karnataka 9 838 93.11 337 2 3
Sheldon Jackson Saurashtra 14 819 68.25 181* 3 3

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Inns Wickets Ave. BBI BBM 5/i 10/m
Shardul Thakur Mumbai 18 48 20.81 6/20 9/90 3 0
Vinay Kumar Karnataka 19 48 18.72 6/53 9/123 5 0
Siva Kumar Andhra 15 44 14.25 7/30 12/120 4 2
Sreenath Aravind Karnataka 19 42 17.42 4/9 8/61 0 0
Rishi Dhawan Himachal Pradesh 13 40 24.75 7/93 11/185 4 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The most exhilarating ODI of them all". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ "J&K to play Ranji matches away from home". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  3. ^ "League Points Table". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Karnataka dismantle Mumbai for 44". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 25 February 2015.

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