result
Mumbai (BS), Jan 20 - 24 2017, Irani Cup
358 & 246
(103.1 ov, target 379)226 & 379/4
Rest of Ind won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
203
wriddhiman-saha

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Man of the match is Wriddhiman Saha: 'When I got out in the first innings, I decided I will be positive against fuller deliveries. Pujara played well in both the innings and didn't look like he would get out. He didn't bog me down by asking me to calm down. He asked me go for the shots'

Pathiv Patel: 'It was a good season. We played well. Credit should go to Wriddhi and Pujara for the way they batted after being 63/4. We had an inexperienced attack and don't think we could've done anything differently. We have had a great season and are looking forward for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.'

Pujara: 'It was a very good team effort, especially getting them below 400. The way Saha approached the innings[in the chase] made the diffenrence. The pace bowlers, all of them, made the difference too. We wanted to get a good start, but didn't. I wanted to hang on after Saha told me that he wanted to go after the bowlers. Looking forward to the tests against Bangladesh and Australia. It was a good pitch. There was something for the pace bowlers and batsmen. Congratulations to the Gujarat team on winning the Ranji Trophy'

It's the 15th time in the last 19 times that Rest of India have won the Irani trophy. Saha's double century and the way he played after Rest of India found themselves in a spot of bother chasing 379 would give him a lot of confidence. He goes forward in the race for the keeper's position in the national team.

103.1
4
Patel to Pujara, FOUR runs

comes down the track and lofts a fuller ball outside the off stump to long-off and that's a victory for Rest of India.

end of over 1035 runs
ROI: 375/4CRR: 3.64 
Wriddhiman Saha203 (272)
Cheteshwar Pujara112 (237)
Karan Patel 9-0-40-1
Hardik Patel 36-17-100-2
102.6
Patel to Saha, no run

defends it back onto the pitch

102.5
Patel to Saha, no run

defends and gets an inside edge onto the front pad

102.4
4
Patel to Saha, FOUR runs

short and wide outside the off stump. He stands tall and drives it past cover for a boundary to get to his double century. What a knock this has been! He soaks in the applause

102.3
Patel to Saha, no run

full-toss outside the off stump. He turns it to midwicket

102.2
1
Patel to Pujara, 1 run

good length ball outside the off stump. He steers it to gully and hands the strike back to Saha

102.1
Patel to Pujara, no run

comes forward and defends it to the leg side

end of over 10212 runs
ROI: 370/4CRR: 3.62 
Wriddhiman Saha199 (268)
Cheteshwar Pujara111 (235)
Hardik Patel 36-17-100-2
Karan Patel 8-0-35-1
101.6
Patel to Saha, no run

not in this over as he defends a ball outside the off stump and gets an inside edge onto his pads

Will he get to 200 with a six?

101.5
2
Patel to Saha, 2 runs

comes forward and glances it to fine-leg for a couple. Gets to 199*

101.4
Patel to Saha, no run

comes forward and drives it to mid-off

101.3
4
Patel to Saha, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the off stump. He looks to go for the slog and gets an inside-edge to fine-leg for a boundary

101.2
Patel to Saha, no run

defends it to the leg side

101.1
6
Patel to Saha, SIX runs

Saha has taken a liking for Hardik Patel. He slogs again and clears cow corner effortlessly to get his sixth six. Brings up the 300-run partnership with six

end of over 1011 run
ROI: 358/4CRR: 3.54 
Cheteshwar Pujara111 (235)
Wriddhiman Saha187 (262)
Karan Patel 8-0-35-1
Hardik Patel 35-17-88-2
100.6
Patel to Pujara, no run

goes back and defends it back onto the pitch

100.5
Patel to Pujara, no run

defends it back onto the pitch

100.4
Patel to Pujara, no run

comes forward and defends it to the off side

100.3
Patel to Pujara, no run

defends it to the leg side

100.2
Patel to Pujara, no run

defends it back to the bowler

100.1
1
Patel to Saha, 1 run

short and wide outside the off stump. He cuts it to deep point for a single

Karan Patel into the attack

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