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Odedra and Dhurv bowl Saurashtra to title

Saurashtra 89 for 4 (Pathak 25, Paul 3-22) beat Bengal 86 (Saha 25*, Odedra 4-16, Dhurv 3-23) by six wickets
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Saurashtra claimed a historic win, their first at a national-level tournament, with a six-wicket victory over Bengal in the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy, India's premier domestic one-day competition.

It was the bowlers that set up the win in Visakhapatnam, with Bengal shot out for a paltry 86 after deciding to bat first. Jayesh Odedra wrecked the Bengal top order with three quick wickets, and new-ball partner Sandip Maniar chipped in with one wicket as Bengal were reduced to 15 for 4.

Shukla and Debabrata Das led a brief resistance with 29-run stand, and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was the only other batsman to reach double figures. Saha hung around for 60 balls during his undefeated 25, and tailenders Avik Chowdhury and Ranadeb Bose also stayed at the crease, but runs came at a slow trickle. In all, Bengal played out 39.2 overs, scoring only 86. Odedra's ten overs fetched four wickets, while conceding only 16 runs. Left-arm spinner Dhurv took 3 for 23, while Balkrishna Jadeja, Ravindra Jadeja and Maniar shared the remaining three.

Chirag Pathak made 25 at the top of the order during Saurashtra's chase, and despite Shib Paul's three wickets, Saurashtra reached their target with 27 overs to spare.

The win capped an impressive season for Saurashtra; they had earlier reached the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy.

Saurashtra 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6SD JogiyaniCR Pathak
2nd43JN ShahCR Pathak
3rd5CA PujaraCR Pathak
4th20SH KotakCA Pujara
5th15SH KotakPS Mehta

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Central Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
VIDAR440170.614
MP431130.951
RAJ4228-0.502
UP4135-0.02
RLYS404-3-1
East Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
BENG430171.915
JKAND421110.614
ODSH4226-0.827
TPURA4126-0.51
ASSAM4031-0.708
North Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
DELHI541191.455
HP541160.372
PNJB532140.863
HRYNA53212-0.016
SVCS5143-0.644
J + K505-4-1.775
South Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
KNTKA550221.184
TN541181.009
HYD52390.133
GOA5237-0.167
AP5143-0.645
KER5141-1.5
West Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
MUM431141.68
SAU4229-0.244
BRODA42280.441
MAHA4227-1.004
GUJ4132-0.963