its vidarbha team!!!
Vidarbha won their maiden Ranji Trophy with a crushing win over Delhi by nine wickets in the final of Ranji Trophy tournament 2017-18 on Monday, January 1. Chasing a small target of 29, Vidarbha chased it with the loss of one wicket with a day to spare at the Holkar Stadium. In this final match, Vidarbha won the toss and elected to bowl first and they bowled out Delhi for 295 in the first innings. Rajneesh Gurbani did a very good job with the ball and picked up six wickets. Vidarbha made 547 in the first innings with Akshay Wadkar scored his maiden century in first-class cricket. Delhi was all out for 280 in their second innings, and gave a small target of 29-runs to the opponent. Vidarbha took only five overs to chase down the target.
Even in the second innings of Delhi, it was a good start and Kunal Chandela (9) and
Gautam Gambhir (36) quickly returned to the pavilion. After falling two wickets early,
Dhruv Shore (62) and Nitish Rana (64) handled Delhi. Both shared a 114-run partnership for the third wicket. Sarwate broke the partnership by catching Shore with wicket-keeper Wadkar. Rajneesh Gurbani caught Nitish Rana at the wicketkeeper's hand and made the return of Vidarbha. After this, Rishabh Pant (32), Himmat Singh (0),
Manan Sharma (8), Vikas Mishra (34), Nitin Saini (5), Akash Sudan (18) did not delay any crew and the whole team of
Delhi Stacked on 280 runs .
Vidarbha has never won this title before in the 84-year long history of this prestigious tournament. Last year it was Gujrat who won this title for the first time and now it's Vidarbha that continue this infrequent trend of
first time winners.
Congratulations to the team!!!