Parthiv Patel and Harbhajan Singh were the stars for Gujarat and Punjab respectively in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy while Karnataka held their nerve in a thrilling win over Mumbai.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the schedule for knockout matches for the first class tournament that will begin on February 3.
Yuvraj Singh who had been in rich vein of form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, flopped quarterfinal clash against Himachal Pradesh as he could only manage five runs to his name.
Yuvraj Singh smashed 98 of 83 balls to help Punjab beat Services by three wickets and qualify for the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts.
Cheteshwar Pujara stroked a fine fifty but it was not enough for Saurashtra while Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi stayed on course for the quarter-finals. Gurkeerat Singh Mann's century helped Punjab to a thrilling win over Assam in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to contribute for Jharkhand in his domestic comeback while Yuvraj Singh blasted 93 for Punjab in the latest matches in the 2015/16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
During the Ranji Trophy clash between Punjab and Tamil Nadu at Dindigul, Australian umpire John Ward was hit on the back of his head and he collapsed to the ground in pain. Last year, Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes died after being struck in the back of his head by a bouncer.
Uday Kaul (89 not out) and Mandeep Singh (84) shared a 124-run third-wicket partnership as Punjab took a massive 290-run second-innings lead against Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh medium-pacers rattled the Punjab top-order as Uday Kaul, Mandeep Singh and Yuvraj Singh flopped after they were invited to bat first at Green Park.
Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel picked up six wickets each to help Baroda thrash Punjab by an innings and 116 runs in Ranji Trophy.
Punjab's Gurkeerat Singh Mann was the top wicket-taker with four scalps.
Yuvraj Singh is hopeful of being in the mix for the 2016 World Twenty20 but his main aim is to enjoy his cricket during the Ranji Trophy.
Vice-captain Yuvraj Singh will lead the team in the first match against Railways from October 1 as Harbhajan Singh will be away on national duty as a member of the Indian T20 team against South Africa.
Delhi pulled off a dramatic 90-run win over Punjab following two stunning batting collapses on the third day. Manan Sharma bagged a five-wicket haul after openers Unmukt Chand and Gautam Gambhir hit a fifty each.
Rajasthan captain Pankaj Singh finished with match figures of seven for 140, while upcoming left arm seamer Aniket Choudhary, who returned after an injury layoff, ended with match figures of eight for 109.
Yuvraj Singh has let his bat do the talking ever since he was released by IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and denied a contract by the Indian cricket Board.
While Yuvraj Singh slammed a brisk 130 to help Punjab inch a step closer to victory, Gautam Gambhir scored 147 against Saurashtra.
Put in to bat, Karnataka rode on a 162-run opening partnership between Agarwal (125) and Robin Uthappa (87) to post an imposing 359 for seven. In reply, the Harbhajan Singh-led side was bundled for 203 in 38.2 overs.