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.