Karnataka end 15-year title drought to claim seventh Ranji Trophy with outright win over Maharashtra in final.
Chasing a modest victory target of 157, Karnataka batsmen reached the destination with ease.
With less big match experience, Maharashtra’s ability to deal with the pressure of playing a final will be tested.
How J Arun Kumar, the tattooed and Harley-riding coach, has made this season a memorable journey for Karnataka.
The visitors got some nice match practice ahead of their quarterfinal match.
Punjab’s innings went awry when they lost last six wickets for just 33 runs.
In February 1991,an 18-year-old debutant made 82 in the first innings of Karnatakas Ranji Trophy pre-quarterfinal against Maharashtra at Nehru Stadium in Pune.