Duleep Trophy 2019: Akshay Wakhare, Abhimanyu Easwaran star in India Red's title victory over India Green
Wakhare (5/13) spun the web around India Green batsmen to bowl them out for 119 in 39.5 overs in the second innings on the fourth day.
Day 1 – India Green: 308 for 4 in 90 overs (Akshath Reddy 146, Siddhesh Lad 64, Dhruv Shorey 44; Avesh Khan 2/35, Akshay Wakhare 2/78) vs India Red
Wasim Jaffer interview: Majority of the states in India need a coach like Chandrakant Pandit to achieve success
Firstpost sat down with Wasim Jaffer to talk about Vidarbha's success, Mumbai cricket's struggles, the importance of having homegrown players, the importance of domestic cricket and much more.
Irani Cup: Vidarbha dismiss Rest of India for 330 after Hanuma Vihari's century and Mayank Agarwal's 95
Hanuma Vihari, who had scored a hundred in the last Irani Cup, once again held the innings together scoring 114 off 211 balls with 11 fours and two sixes.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: The Chandrakant Pandit touch and rise of lesser-known players form backbone of Vidarbha's second consecutive title
Vidarbha coach Chandrakant Pandit, captain Faiz Fazal and Man of the Final Aditya Sarwate talk about the team's journey to two successive Ranji titles.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Vidarbha coach Chandrakant Pandit lauds team's character, says 'there was pressure to maintain reputation'
A strict disciplinarian by his own admission, Chandrakant Pandit is immensely proud that Vidarbha players have made a seamless transition from handling pressure to putting opposition under the pump, during their second successive Ranji Trophy triumph.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Vidarbha crowned domestic champions for second consecutive time, beat Saurashtra by 78 runs
Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate was the star for Vidarbha, claiming six wickets in his 24 overs in the second innings. He had picked up 5/98 in the first innings.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Cheteshwar Pujara falls for a duck as Aditya Sarwate takes Vidarbha close to title
Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate once again turned out to be Cheteshwar Pujara's nemesis as he was trapped leg before for nought with Saurashtra tottering at 58 for 5 in their pursuit of 206 in Ranji Trophy final.
No matter what the final outcome of Ranji Trophy final is, Aditya Sarwate has secured his place among an elite Vidarbha bowling club consisting of stalwarts like Pritam Gandhe, Umesh Yadav and Sandeep Singh
Pujara remains tentative at the beginning of the innings is a well known fact and Vidarbha bowlers' only aim was to see that he is not allowed to dig his heels in order to score a 'Daddy Hundred'.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Aditya Sarwate weaves spin-web around Saurashtra to stage Vidarbha's comeback on Day 2
After a depressing Sunday, it was an engrossing Monday that entirely belonged to the home team. They first made a remarkable recovery to score 312 in their first innings after resuming at 200 for 7 and then reduced the visitors to 158 for 5 at stumps.
Duleep Trophy: Rain spoils Aditya Sarwate's five-for as India Blue advance to final after holding India Green to draw
India Blue booked a spot in the Duleep Trophy final after the final league game against India Green ended in a draw at the NPR College ground in Dindigul on Saturday.
Reigning Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha completed a coveted double crown by winning the Irani Cup beating Rest of India by virtue of massive first innings lead.
Ranji Trophy roundup: Gautam Gambhir anchors Delhi past Madhya Pradesh; Vidarbha thrash Kerala to move into semis
Gambhir as well-supported by Kunal Chandela (57) and Dhruv Shorey, who remained unbeaten on 46, when the winning runs were scored at the Dr Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground.
Aditya Sarwate was batting on 60, fell at the crease as Bengal team members rushed before he was attended by support staff.