Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Jaydev Unadkat leads Saurashtra to maiden title after beating over Bengal on virtue of first innings lead
Unadkat, who had single-handily taken Saurashtra into the final with a seven-wicket haul against Gujarat on the final day of their semi-final, rose to the occasion yet again to script a historic victory.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Saurashtra secures first innings lead against Bengal to all but seal maiden title win
Skipper Jaydev Unadkat produced a lion-hearted spell when it mattered the most and paved the way for Saurashtra's maiden Ranji Trophy title triumph on the basis of the first-innings lead
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal's Anustup Majumdar stands between Saurashtra and title with unbeaten 58 on Day 4
Bengal's 'Man Friday' Anustup Majumdar stood between Saurashtra and Ranji Trophy with a defiant unbeaten 58 as the summit clash enters a tantalising final day with the visitors needing 72 more with four wickets in hand.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Gritty Bengal script fight back but Saurashtra maintain upper hand on third day of final
Bengal reached 134 for three in 65 overs at close of play, trailing Saurashtra by 291 runs with Chatterjee and Wriddhiman Saha (4 off 43) in the middle.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Arun Lal's very poor pitch comment was ill-timed and error of judgement, says SCA curator
Saurashtra Cricket Association official said there are no plans of making a formal complaint to the BCCI over Lal's tirade.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara-Arpit Vasavada's marathon stand puts Saurashtra in control against Bengal on day 2 of final
Pujara (66 off 237), who was on five when he retired hurt on day one due to fever, and Vasavada (106 off 287) batted for two sessions and five overs as the hosts reached 384 for eight at the close of play.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal coach Arun Lal slams Rajkot pitch for final against Saurashtra as 'very poor', urges BCCI to look into matter
Bengal coach Arun Lal on Monday rated the pitch for their Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra as "very poor" and said the BCCI should probe how such a sub-standard surface was prepared for the big game.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Cheteshwar Pujara retires hurt with fever; Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat confident of his quick recovery
An unwell Cheteshwar Pujara could not bat more than 24 balls due to fever but should be fit enough to resume duty for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final against Bengal on Day 2 at Rajkot.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Jaydev Unadkat's seven-wicket haul helps Saurashtra beat Gujarat by 92 runs, set up final with Bengal
Saurashtra captain and lead pacer Jaydev Unadkat led from the front with a seven-wicket haul as Gujarat were bowled out for 234 in the final session on day five.
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.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Saurashtra's Harvik Desai says target around 160 would be achievable in final against Vidarbha
With two full days to go in the Ranji Trophy final, Vidarbha are ahead by 60 runs with six wickets in hand and Harvik Desai said bowling them out quickly would be key if they are to win their maiden title.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Vidarbha manage slender lead in final on Day 3 despite gritty fightback from Saurashtra
Resuming Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy final at a precarious 158 for five, Saurashtra's lower order batsmen showed remarkable gumption and grit to take the first innings to 307, just five short of Vidarbha's first innings total.
Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Final not just about Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav but also the collective force of Vidarbha and Saurashtra
The Ranji Trophy final boils down to who between Vidarbha and Saurashtra is willing to hang on for a longer duration over the next few days to have the last laugh in what has been a marathon season.
Parthiv Patel and Gujarat stood unruffled, as they had through most of their triumphs and near misses, to exorcise the ghosts of the past and beat 41 times champions Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final.
Parthiv Patel's power-packed 143 enabled Gujarat to bulldoze defending champions Mumbai by five wickets for their maiden Ranji Trophy title.
Abhishek Nayar's gutsy 91 enabled the defending champions Mumbai to set Gujarat a stiff target of 312 in the final of the Ranji Trophy.
Mumbai clinched their 41st Ranji Trophy title by beating Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs in the final at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Holders Karnataka have been unbeaten for last two years and defeated the same opponents by 285 runs in the season opener.
Starting the day at 230 for no loss, Karnataka were successful in their plan to bat Maharashtra out of the contest, as they finished the day at 474 for seven in reply to Maharashtra's first innings score of 305.