Hindustan Times – Vidarbha crushed any feeble hopes Delhi had of a fightback, sealing a nine-wicket win with a day to spare to clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title at Indore’s Holkar Stadium on Monday.

Summary

  • Vidarbha crushed any feeble hopes Delhi had of a fightback, sealing a nine-wicket win with a day to spare to clinch their maiden Ranji Trophy title at Indore’s Holkar Stadium on Monday.
  • Delhi somehow managed to avert an innings defeat before being dismissed for 280 in their second innings, after Vidarbha’s first innings ended on 547, a lead of 252.
  • The Rishabh Pant-led Delhi were tamed by zestful spells from Akshay Wakhare and Rajneesh Gurbani.
  • Trailing by 252 runs, openers Kunal Chandela and Gautam Gambhir got Delhi off to a decent start in the second innings, putting on 32 runs, before Akshay Wakhare struck to get Chandela, who had a good season (324 runs) except the 0 and 9 in the final.
  • But Rajneesh Gurbani, who took a hat-trick in the Delhi first innings, trapped the former Delhi captain leg before for 36.


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