Bhubaneswar: Odisha sneaked into the quarter-final of Ranji Trophy 2016-17 after Maharashtra and Delhi lost their respective do or die matches in group B.
Maharastra who had 21 points earlier lost its last match by 10 wickets against Karnataka while Delhi went down to Saurastra by just 4 runs in its last league encounter. Odisha has joined Karnataka and Jharkhand as the third qualifier from Group B with 22 points.
Odisha will confront Jharkhand in its last group-stage match in Thiruvananthapuram on December 15. Irrespective of the result of this match, Odisha will play in the quarter-final after 15 years. Govinda Poddar led Odisha team is very much likely to face Gujarat in the quarters.