Rest of India 484 (Jaiswal 213, Easwaran 154, Avesh 4-74) and 246 (Jaiswal 144, Shubham 2-9) beat Madhya Pradesh 294 (Dubey 109, Narang 4-65) and 198 (Mantri 51, Saurabh 3-60) by 238 runs
and Atit Sheth
dismantled Madhya Pradesh's middle order before Saurabh Kumar
and Pulkit Narang
ran through the tail to help Rest of India complete a 238-run win and lift the Irani Cup just before lunch on the final day in Gwalior. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored 213 and 144 across the game, was named the Player of the Match.
Even though Navdeep Saini
took just one wicket, he was the one who started MP's slump. Himanshu Mantri
resumed his innings on 51 but Saini had him caught behind with the third ball of the day. Mantri, however, expressed his disappointment with the decision, had a chat with the umpires and took a while before dragging himself to the pavilion.
, fresh off a first-innings century, started positively with a couple of fours but had his off stump cartwheeled by Mukesh. Aman Solanki joined Harsh Gawli, who was looking solid, and the two put up a 49-run stand for the fifth wicket. Solanki punished the odd overpitched deliveries, and the tiring pacers were removed from the attack. Then he hit Saurabh and Sheth for three boundaries in the space of five balls but a couple of overs later, Sheth knocked him over. In his next over, Sheth nicked off Saransh Jain to make it 151 for 6.
Gawli and Ankit Kushwah took the side to 188 before Narang trapped Gawli lbw with an offbreak that turned viciously and kept low. MP lost their last four wickets, all to Narang and Saurabh, in 19 balls for just ten runs to end the proceedings.