Updated: January 1, 2018 7:57:31 pm
Vidarbha were crowned new Ranji Trophy champions on Monday after beating Delhi by 9 wickets in the final match. Chasing a target of 29 runs in the second innings, Vidarbha cruised to the win at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. Earlier, in the day Vidarbha were all out for 547. In reply Delhi lost a couple of wickets early on but Nitish Rana and Dhruv Shorey stitched a stand of 114 runs for the third wicket. Later, Shorey departed for 62 while Rana too followed him after a while. Delhi then lost wickets at regular interval and were bundled out for 280. Vikas Mishra did take on the bowlers and played some aggressive strokes but his efforts weren’t enough to provide Delhi with a bigger lead. Rishabh Pant’s side only managed to take a lead by 28 runs. Vidarbha eventually chased down the target convicningly.
Winning the Ranji trophy title requires year around effort and team spirit. Winning your maiden title requires all that and even more. Congratulations Vidarbha. #RanjiTrophy #ranjitrophyfinal @BCCIdomestic @BCCI
— R P Singh (@RpSingh99) 1 January 2018
Congratulations to the new Ranji Champions 2017/18 #VIDARBHA well done my friend #Akshay urf Mukesh 😜 Top effort by this young fella #Gurbani #RanjiTrophyFinal #Bsports proud clothing partners & sponsors pic.twitter.com/7CKNfRnbwf
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1 January 2018
Well done Vidarbha on winning the Ranji Trophy. I can tell you from experience that there will be fewer better days than this one. Congrats @faizfazal U guys deserve it all as u had consistency in ur corner @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @faizfazal
Proud of the way my entire group, Delhi played the season. No shame in being second to a better team in Vidarbha. Let’s learn from the past n plan for the future but be proud of ur self…very proud @BCCI @BCCIdomestic
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1 January 2018
Congrats my tigers. What a historic win. Missed all action, wish i was in indore. Wadkar showed great nerves for ton in final. Gurbani, what a season u have had. Best wishes to Faiz and Pandit sir.
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) 1 January 2018
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