Vidarbha beat Saurashtra to win Ranji Trophy for second consecutive time
Vidarbha on Thursday defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs to win the final of Ranji Trophy 2018-19 edition and lift the coveted domestic trophy for the second consecutive time.
New Delhi: Vidarbha on Thursday defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs to win Ranji Trophy 2018-19 edition and lift the coveted domestic trophy for the second consecutive time.
It took only one session on Day 5 for the Faiz Fazal-led Vidarbha to dismiss Saurashtra for 127 in the final match, which was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur.
For Vidarbha, Aditya Sarwate was the pick of the bowlers, as the left-arm orthodox spinner picked up six wickets to dismantle the Saurasthra batting-line up in the second innings of the match. Sarwate was also impressive in the first innings after he picked up a five-for.
The 206-run target set by Vidarbha proved to be a mountain of a task for the Saurashtra batters as they faltered mid-way to get all-out for just 127 runs.
While chasing, Cheteshwar Pujara departed for a fifth-ball duck as the cricket fraternity witnessed a stunning batting collapse by the visitors. Aarpit Vasavada (5) and Sheldon Jackson (7) also failed to drive Saurashtra to a more convincing position as the Vidarbha bowlers wreaked havoc on the final day of the mega clash.
They have also successfully retained the title.
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