result
Final, Rajkot, Mar 9 - 13 2020, Ranji Trophy
(34 ov)425 & 105/4
Match drawn (Saurashtra won on 1st innings)
player of the match
Arpit  Vasavada
Saurashtra
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Saurashtra425/10(171.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Akash Deep4/98(35)
Shahbaz Ahmed3/103(46.5)
Bengal381/10(161 overs)1st INNINGS
Saurashtra105/4(34 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 34Wicket maiden
SAU: 105/4CRR: 3.08 
Sheldon Jackson12 (41)
Sudip Chatterjee1-1-0-1
Mukesh Kumar12-2-33-0

That's the game then, folks. Saurashtra are the new Ranji Trophy champions. It was certain but not quite formal when Jaydev Unadkat trapped Ishan Porel lbw in the morning to give Saurashtra the first-innings lead. But it's done and dusted now. Bengal's barren run continues but Saurashtra have done it after three runner-up finishes in the seven preceding seasons. It was an incredible final, which forced the players from both sides to dig very, very deep. At the end of it, we have a new Ranji Trophy champion.

If you're in the UK or Ireland, you can watch these highlights from the first session of the day, when Saurashtra picked up the four remaining Bengal wickets and got the all-important first-innings lead.

And this too, of the last bit of the game, at the end of which Saurashtra were crowned the new Ranji champions.

33.6
W
Chatterjee to Barot, OUT

and he's gone now..full toss, as Barot slogs it across the line and mistimes it over the bowler's head. The fielder at mid-on ran across and held the catch..

Avi Barot c sub (SS Chakraborty) b Chatterjee 39 (102b 7x4 0x6) SR: 38.23
33.5
Chatterjee to Barot, no run

dropped..extra bounce there, kicks off from a length, off the glove and it went towards the vacant silly point region. The fielder at first slip moves forward and tries to catch that but drops it, tough chance..

33.4
Chatterjee to Barot, no run

round the wicket now, on a length, outside off, left alone

33.3
Chatterjee to Barot, no run

fuller in length, Barot defends it off the front foot

33.2
Chatterjee to Barot, no run

on a length and outside off, left alone

33.1
Chatterjee to Barot, no run

fraction short around off, goes back and punched to backward of point

end of over 33Maiden
SAU: 105/3CRR: 3.18 
Sheldon Jackson12 (41)
Avi Barot39 (96)
Mukesh Kumar12-2-33-0
Shahbaz Ahmed14-5-32-2
32.6
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

back of a length, angling in, defends it off the back foot

32.5
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

full and way outside off, left alone

32.4
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

length ball, angling in, defends it off the front foot to leg side

32.3
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

back of a length, goes back and defends it

32.2
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

on a length and outside off, defended

32.1
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, no run

back of a length, angling down leg side. Appeal for caught behind, turned down. Bengal reviews it. Jackson was trying to work that away towards fine leg. There is a clear gap when the ball goes past the bat.. so on-field decision of 'not-out' stays.

end of over 321 run
SAU: 105/3CRR: 3.28 
Avi Barot39 (96)
Sheldon Jackson12 (35)
Shahbaz Ahmed14-5-32-2
Mukesh Kumar11-1-33-0
31.6
Shahbaz Ahmed to Barot, no run

fullish and outside off, prods forward and defends it

31.5
Shahbaz Ahmed to Barot, no run

fuller in length, on middle, gets forward and defends it

31.4
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Jackson, 1 run

fuller in length and outside off, driven along the ground to long-off

31.3
Shahbaz Ahmed to Jackson, no run

touch short, goes back and defends to leg side

31.2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Jackson, no run

length delivery outside off, beaten as he was trying to defend that..

31.1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Jackson, no run

coming in with the angle from round the wicket, goes back and defends it

end of over 317 runs
SAU: 104/3CRR: 3.35 
Sheldon Jackson11 (31)
Avi Barot39 (94)
Mukesh Kumar11-1-33-0
Shahbaz Ahmed13-5-31-2
30.6
1
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, 1 run

back of a length, works it to leg side for a run

30.5
4b
Mukesh Kumar to Jackson, 4 byes

on a length and outside off, left alone. Goes past the keeper too

Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossSaurashtra, elected to bat first
SeriesRanji Trophy
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Arpit  Vasavada
Arpit Vasavada
Series resultSaurashtra won the 2019/20 Ranji Trophy
Match days9,10,11,12,13 March 2020 - day(5-day match)
FC debut
Sudip Kumar Gharami
Sudip Kumar Gharami
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
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Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
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Manu Nayyar