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Ranji Trophy 2020 Final, Saurashtra vs Bengal Day 5 Highlights: Saurashtra trump Bengal to lift Ranji Trophy

Ranji Trophy 2020, Day 5, Saurashtra vs Bengal Final Highlights: Saurashtra secure a 44-run lead as Bengal get all out for 381 in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 13, 2020 5:04:40 pm
Saurashtra win the Ranji Trophy final Saurashtra win the Ranji Trophy final at Rajkot on Friday.

Ranji Trophy 2020 Final, Day 5, Saurashtra vs Bengal Final Highlights: 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 at Rajkot on Friday.

Bengal had the upper hand going into day five after Anustup Majumdar (63) and Arnab Nandi (40 not out) shared an unbeaten 91-run stand in the final session Thursday.

But Unadkat, who had single-handily taken Saurashtra into the final with a seven-wicket haul against Gujarat on the final day of their semifinal, rose to the occasion yet again to put his team on the cusp of a historic victory.

The left-arm pacer had Majumdar LBW and Akash Deep run out in a space of three balls to turn the game on its head. One hour and 10 minutes of play in the decisive morning session yielded 27 runs and four wickets with Bengal all out for 381, giving Saurashtra a 44-run first innings lead.

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11:11 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Jaydev Unadkat in The Ranji Trophy 2019-20

10 Matches

67 Wickets

7 5WI

2 10WM

6-23 Best

Each match performence- 3/31,6/51, 4/56, 6/23, 2/77, 5/49, 1/53, 4/45, 2/43, 6/34, 6/72, 6/73, 4/42, 3/86, 7/56, 2/96

10:46 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Jaydev Unadkat leads from the front

Jubilations at Saurashta's camp as they are running around in joy. Skipper Jaydev Unadkat has been exceptional throughout the season. He took 63 wickets. The first-innings lead has been obtained and given the rules, that will do for Saurashtra.

10:40 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Saurashtra lift the trophy

Jaydev Unadkat got Ishan Porel LBW out. Angled this on middle and off, skidded off the deck with the angle to trap Porel plumb in front. Ishan Porel lbw b Unadkat 1(5). Bengal all out  for 381

10:27 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Unadkat misses the direct hit

One throw could have sent Ishan Porel back to the pavilion and end the match right here. But Unadkat could not hit the stumps directly. Nandi had to take the risk to retain strike and he dabbed this towards the off-side gently before calling his partner across. Bengal 375/9

10:20 (IST)13 Mar 2020
9th wicket down

Saurashtra's skipper Unadkat took the review and the TV umpire found it out. The field umpire has to reverse his decision and Mukesh Kumar has to depart. Bengal lost their 9th wicket. They still need 55 runs and Saurashtra are just one wicket away from the victory. Ishan Porel is the new man in. Bengal

10:15 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Bengal need 55 runs

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja hits a four off Mukesh Kumar's ball and it was a rash shot towards backward point. Bengal 370/8

09:49 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Akashdeep departs for a duck!

The Saurashtra players are appealing for a runout. Akashdeep stood out of the line and Unadkat hit the stumps. 8th wicket down. Bengal need 64 runs and Saurashtra are just 2 wickets away now. 

09:47 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Unadkat gets the breakthrough

Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat gets the breakthrough for his team as he got well set Anustup Majumdar (63) LBW and Bengal lost their 7th wicket. A 98-run partnership broken between Arnab Nandi (30) and Anustup Majumdar (63).  

09:18 (IST)13 Mar 2020
The play starts on Day 5

Will it be fourth time lucky for Saurashtra? Or will Bengal win their third trophy? The first session should decide the winner. Sakariya to start proceedings on the final day. 

09:17 (IST)13 Mar 2020
Pitch Report

The first session is going to be an absolute cracker. The pitch is still in tact. It has surprised everyone and is still good for batting. Getting runs is difficult but it is also tough for the bowlers as well as only 16 wickets have fallen. There's a crack on a good length and that might play a part against right handers.

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