Madhya Pradesh recently scripted history as the Aditya Shrivastava-led side won their first-ever Ranji Trophy title. It was an emotional moment for everyone out there, especially Madhya Pradesh (MP) coach Chandrakant Pandit. Incidentally, Pandit had led the MP side back in the 90s and had to return inconsolable when MP lost to Karnataka, in the 1998 Ranji Trophy final.
Pandit, after MP’s triumph at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru, looked elated and his face was filled with nothing but satisfaction. Chandrakant Pandit was seen thanking the almighty and then turning to the spectators with folded hands when Rajat Patidar hit the winning runs.
The 60-year-old was also seen wiping tears after the victory. The MP players too lifted their coach on their shoulders while celebrating the success.
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Congratulations Madhya Pradesh Cricket Academy for winning first ever Ranji Trophy 🏆🥇😀 A day to remember for Madhya Pradesh Cricket fans 😊 Also a treat to watch RCBian Rajat Patidar 😀💕#RanjiTrophyFinal#Mpca #RajatPatidar #RCB pic.twitter.com/0wYkDrugIS
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Sarfaraz Khan wins Player of the Series award
Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh faced each other in Bengaluru for Ranji Trophy final. Mumbai, aided by 24-year old Sarfaraz Khan, posted a decent total of 374 all out, in their first innings.
MP’s first innings comprised three centuries, from Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma, and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Rajat Patidar, respectively. Shams Mulani of Mumbai secured a five-wicket haul. Mumbai wrapped the MP first innings at a score of 536.
In reply, Mumbai managed to score 269 runs in the second innings. Mumbai Indians and MP spinner Kumar Kartikeya captured four wickets, while Suved Parkar (51 off 58) of Mumbai was the highest run-getter in the innings.
Bestowed the target of 108 runs, MP men won the game by 6 wickets, eventually winning their maiden Ranji Trophy title. Shubham Sharma, the MP batting all-rounder was awarded with the Player of the Match prize, while Mumbai’s Sarfaraz Khan got Player of the Series award for his stunning season with the bat.
Written By Prachi Pisal