New Delhi: The smog in the national capital not only disrupted traffic and normal life but also affected two Ranji Trophy cricket ties -- Gujarat versus Bengal and Hyderabad versus Tripura -- where the first day's play was called off without a single ball being bowled on Saturday. Placed on top of the table with 15 points each, the opening day's play between Group A's Gujarat and Bengal at the Ferozeshah Kotla was called off due to poor visibility. In the same way, the Group C encounter between Hyderabad and Tripura at the Palam ground was also a non-starter due to smog.
Smog hits two Ranji ties in Delhi
In other matches across the country, Baroda suffered a monumental collapse on Saturday against Tamil Nadu in the Group A encounter in Raipur to get bowled out for 93. In reply, Tamil Nadu reached 79/1 with opener Abhinav Mukund unbeaten on 40.