Saurashtra reached the final three times in Ranji Trophy
Vidarbha rides to win second consecutive Ranji title
Nagpur. The final match of the Ranji Trophy is being played between the dependent Champion Vidarbha and Saurashtra. Saurashtra, who reached the finals for the third time till the end of the second day of the match, scored 158 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. That's still 154 runs behind. Snell Patel remained unbeaten 87 runs. Prior to this, Vidarbha, playing for the title, was all out for 312 runs in his first innings. Vidarbha decided to bat after winning the toss in the match.
Vidarbha's first innings
The first innings of the hosts Vidarbha was poor. The wickets kept falling on their regular intervals. Vidarbha felt at the score of 21 in the form of Sanjay Ramaswamy (2). Captain Faiz Fazal (16) also returned to the pavilion. The biggest blow to the team took place when veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer (23) was dismissed. Apart from them, Mohit Kala got 35 and Ganesh Satish 32 runs. For Vidarbha, Akshay Kernewar 73 and wicketkeeper Akshay Wadkar scored 45 runs. Wadkar hit five boundaries in 115 balls. Aditya Sarwate was out without opening the account. Vidarbha's first innings on the second day of the match was all-out on 312. At the same time, Captain Jaidev Unadkat took 3 wickets for Saurashtra. Apart from them Chetan Sakaria and Kamlesh Makwan got 2-2 wickets.
Saurashtra team with runner-up twice
Saurashtra, who has moved from the 1950-51 season in Ranji Trophy, has reached the final three times so far. She ranner-up twice in the 2012-13 and 2015-16 season. Now he has the chance to become a champion for the first time. Saurashtra defeated Karnataka by five wickets in the Ranji Trophy semifinals for the third time in the final. At the same time, Vidarbha defeated Kerala in the semi-finals with an innings and 11 runs.
Vidarbha in the field to save the title
Vidarbha has always landed in the field to win the second Ranji title. Vidarbha last won the title for the first time by defeating Delhi in the Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Vidarbha had defeated Delhi by 9 wickets. Vidarbha had done his debut in Ranji season from the 1957-58 season. This is the third team in Ranji history, who, after debuting, spent so long to win the first title.