Ranji Trophy final: Saurashtra lift maiden trophy after beating Bengal on 1st innings lead

Saurashtra are all set to clinch their maiden title at Ranji Trophy after taking a first-innings lead against Bengal on the fifth day of the final clash at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.

Mar 13, 2020, 11:46 AM IST

Ranji Trophy final: Resilient Bengal stay in hunt for 1st innings lead

Anustup Majumdar put on another inspiring show to hold fort on the fourth day and keep Bengal in the hunt for the all-important first-innings lead in the final of the Ranji Trophy encounter against Saurashtra.

Mar 12, 2020, 18:17 PM IST

Ranji Trophy final: Bengal counter-attack back but Saurashtra maintain upper hand

Saurashtra maintained their grip over the Ranji Trophy final on day three despite a fighting stand between Bengal veteran Manoj Tiwary and Sudip Chatterjee on a deteriorating pitch here on Wednesday. Chatterjee (47 not out off 145) and Tiwary (35 off 116) took a leaf out of Cheteshwar Pujara's book to share a gritty 89-run partnership off 226 balls after Bengal were in a spot of bother at 35 for two at lunch.

Mar 12, 2020, 12:45 PM IST

Ranji Trophy final: Cheteshwar Pujara-Arpit Vasavada partnership gives Saurashtra the edge over Bengal

Saurashtra have the edge in their Ranji Trophy final against Bengal in Rajkot courtesy Cheteshwar Pujara and Arpit Vasavada's defensive batting which saw the two batsmen hold the fort for a five-hour partnership on day two on Tuesday (March 10, 2020). The Pujara-Vasavada partnership of 142 runs off 380 balls took Saurashtra to a strong position after Bengal had put  Saurashtra on the back foot by taking five wickets for to 206 runs on the opening day on Monday.

Mar 11, 2020, 10:56 AM IST

Ranji Trophy final: Saurashtra start as favourites against Bengal

Saurashtra beat Gujarat in a tense semifinal to reach here while Bengal stunned Karnataka in the last-four clash.

Mar 09, 2020, 10:05 AM IST

Jaydev Unadkat breaks 21-year-old Ranji Trophy record, leads Saurashtra to final

former India fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat broke a 21-year-old Ranji record and came up with a match-winning spell to help Saurashtra beat Gujarat in the semi-final on Wednesday (March 4).

Mar 04, 2020, 18:46 PM IST

Cheteshwar Pujara maintains same attitude in every team he's in: Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak

Kotak said Pujara's presence was a big boost for the team.  

Feb 14, 2019, 12:11 PM IST

Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak credits youth-experience combination for good show in Ranji Trophy

Saurashtra registered a record chase of 372 in the quarterfinal against Uttar Pradesh, before triumphing over a Karnataka side comprising of the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Manish Pandey in the semifinal.

Feb 14, 2019, 11:47 AM IST

Ajinkya Rahane to lead Rest of India against Ranji champions Vidarbha, KL Rahul to lead India A vs England Lions

Saurashtra keeper-batsman Snell Patel, who scored a hundred in the Ranji final and left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja, with fifty-plus wickets, have also made the cut.

Feb 07, 2019, 18:19 PM IST

We have been rewarded reasonably for discipline: Saurashtra coach Sitanshu Kotak

Kotak said removing Wasim Jaffer, who has a penchant to produce big hundreds, cheaply and the strange dismissal of rival captain Faiz Fazal allowed them to take control over the proceedings.

Feb 03, 2019, 19:25 PM IST

Saurashtra take Day 1 honours in Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha

The Saurashtra bowlers, especially Unadkat (2/20) and fellow pace bowler Chetan Sakariya (1/13), kept the rival batsmen on a tight leash.

Feb 03, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

Undefeated Cheteshwar Pujara takes Saurashtra to Ranji Trophy final

Saurashtra will now meet defending champions Vidarbha in the final of the national championship to be played from February 3-7 in Jaipur. 

Jan 28, 2019, 14:48 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Umesh Yadav stars as Vidarbha blows away Kerala's challenge to reach final

Vidarbha awaits the winner of the other semifinal between Karnataka and Saurashtra being played in Bengaluru.

Jan 25, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Harvik Desai's maiden ton guides Saurashtra to Ranji Trophy semis

Opener Desai was well-supported by Snell Patel (72), Cheteshwar Pujara (67 not out) and Sheldon Jackson (73 not out) as Saurashtra pulled off the 372-run chase by losing just four wickets in 115.1 overs.  

Jan 19, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Iyer onslaught gives Mumbai hopes of outright victory

Iyer slammed seven sixes, three of them off successive balls from left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja before perishing to the fourth ball while trying for a fourth maximum hit.

Dec 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Ranji Trophy: Fight on for 1st innings lead after Saurashtra restrict Mumbai

Mumbai struck in the final over by picking up the prized wicket of Saurashtra's experienced batsman Sheldon Jackson, who was out five short of a well-deserved century after facing 144 balls in which he struck 8 fours and 3 sixes.

Dec 23, 2018, 18:44 PM IST

Ravindra Jadeja hits ton as Saurashtra take lead against Railways

After Saurashtra's top-order failed, left-handed Jadeja took the centre-stage at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, hitting 16 fours and four sixes in his 326-ball stay at the crease so far.

Nov 13, 2018, 20:55 PM IST

Karnataka vs Saurashtra, Vijay Hazare Trophy final: Cheteshwar Pujara fought bravely but just fell short in the intent stakes

Chesteshwar Pujara's 94 went in vain on Tuesday as Karnataka beat Saurashtra to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

Feb 27, 2018, 22:04 PM IST

Formidable Karnataka ready to face gritty Saurashtra in Vijay Hazare Trophy final

Mayank Agarwal will look to shrug off the disappointment of being ignored for national selection and Ravindra Jadeja would try to remain relevant in shorter formats when a formidable Karnataka take on Saurashtra in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. 

Feb 26, 2018, 20:14 PM IST