Vidarbha Thump Delhi by 9 Wickets to Clinch Maiden Ranji Title

Vidarbha claimed their maiden Ranji Trophy after beating Delhi by nine wickets in the final of the country’s premier domestic tournament today.

Chasing a target of 29, Vidarbha completed the task with loss of skipper Faiz Fazal’s wicket.

Opting to field, Vidarbha bowled out Delhi for 295 in the first innings with Rajneesh Gurbani picking up six wickets.

In reply, Vidarbha notched up a mammoth 547 all out, as Akshay Wadkar struck his maiden century in first-class cricket.

Overnight 528 for seven with wicketkeeper Wadkar unbeaten on 133, Delhi quickly picked up the remaining three wickets in the morning.

Young pacer Navdeep Saini was the most successful bowler for Delhi, returning figures of 5 for 135 after bowling a marathon 36.3 overs. Delhi were a bowler short through the Vidarbha first innings as left-arm spinner Manan Sharma remained off the field due to a knee injury. Manan, though, batted in the second innings