Ranji Trophy Final, Saurashtra vs Bengal Highlights: Saurashtra ended the first day of the Ranji Trophy final on 206/5 with Arpit Vasavda on the crease to resume on the next day, after captain Jaydev Unadkat won the toss and elected to bat first at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
With two half-centuries by Avi Barot (54) and Vishvaraj Jadeja (54), Saurashtra had a decent start which propelled them past the Bengal pace attack. But Akash Deep showed his true colours as he bagged three by the end of the day, also taking the last one of the day of Chetan Sakariya to end with the figures of 3/41. Arpit Vasavda remained unbeaten at stumps on 29*, and for Bengal, both Ishan Porel and Shahbaz Ahmed scalped one each.
On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara was retired hurt in the 78th over for just 5, and he walked back to the dressing room with the team physio. It was later revealed that the batsman was suffering from a throat infection, and he felt headache and dizziness in the third session.