Ranji Trophy final: Wasim Jaffer steadies Vidarbha innings after Rajneesh Gurbani's hat-trick rattles Delhi
Gurbani ripped through the shaky defence of Vikas Mishra, Navdeep Saini and Shorey off successive deliveries before knocking over Kulwant Khejroliya, to cut short Delhi's innings.
Ranji Trophy final: Dhruv Shorey's steely ton staves off Vidarbha's march as teams share honours on Day 1
Displaying steely resolve, Dhruv Shorey stood out with an unbeaten century and steered Delhi to 271 for six, but Vidarbha did just enough to share honours on day one of the Ranji Trophy final at Indore on Friday.
Ranji Trophy final: Underdogs Vidarbha look to conclude dream run with maiden title, Delhi seek redemption
Both teams will, however, miss their star bowlers in the all-important match. Vidarbha will be without Umesh Yadav, while Delhi will lack Ishant Sharma’s experience.
Ranji Trophy: Chandrakant Pandit's reaction made me emotional, says Vidarbha's semi-final hero Rajneesh Gurbani
Chandrakant Pandit in domestic circles is known to be the "khadoos" Mumbaikar, who is not ready to bare his emotions but Rajneesh Gurbani's eyes welled up when he saw the ecstatic Vidarbha coach after they beat Karnataka to reach maiden Ranji Trophy final.
Ranji Trophy: Rajneesh Gurbani's 7-wicket haul helps Vidarbha beat Karnataka by 5 runs in thrilling semi-final
Gurbani's two wickets in the space of 10 balls snatched the victory for Vidarbha.
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha wipe out first innings deficit to lead Karnataka by 79 runs at the end of Day 3
Earlier in the day, Karnataka were all out for 301 to take a vital first-innings lead of 116 runs.
Ranji Trophy semi-final roundup: Gautam Gambhir puts Delhi in command against Bengal; Karnataka takes lead over Vidarbha
The manner in which Gambhir-Chandela duo batted made a Bengal attack comprising Shami (23.2-3-83-1) and Ashok Dinda (18-2-86-1) look pedestrian
Aditya Sarwate was batting on 60, fell at the crease as Bengal team members rushed before he was attended by support staff.