Rajasthan advance to Plate Group final
Rajasthan 250 ( Doru 67, Mangaraj 5-97) and 68 for 1 beat Orissa 94 and 220 by 9 wickets
Pankaj Singh's six-wicket haul guided Rajasthan into Friday's Ranji Trophy Plate final with a nine-wicket win over Orissa.
Resuming their overnight score of 91 for 5, still 55 in arrears, Orissa lost Niranjan Behara early with the score on 97. Priyabrata Pradhan made 26 before being dismissed by Singh. Debashis Mohanty, the Orissa captain, and Rashmi Parida did offer some resistance with a 58-run partnership for the eighth wicket. Singh removed Mohanty five runs short of his half-century and Orissa were finally dismissed for 220, with Parida not out on 67.
Rajastan will face either Saurashtra or Madhya Pradesh in the Plate group final on February 2.