Agarkar picks up the last and final wicket, gets his fifth, on a good length and Aravind looking to work it through the onside, gets the leading edge back in the air to Agarkar, who jumps up and takes the catch.
Thanks for all the emails, the vada pavs and the Mysore masala dosas, it was a treat and a great Final, it was not possible to paste all the comments, we have enjoyed reading through all your comments and it was a pleasure bringing you the live ball by ball commentary, we hope you have enjoyed it, thanks for being with us. On behalf of Venkat Raghav and Gopi Rangarajan, this is Binoy George signing off, until next time, bye.
Here is the list of Ranji winners.
Jaffer: "I am proud with the boys, the coach and supporting staff, Karnataka played well and I would like to congratulate them. The pitch was good and chasing on the fourth day is difficult."
Uthappa: "We were confident in the morning with Pandey and Satish at the crease, we thought we could make it, but we lost wickets and could not get across the line."
Vikatadrishti: "An Excellent game of Cricket....will be remembered for the efforts of Mithun, Dhawal, Manish and Ajith. Congratulation for the winners.Well played Karnataka."
Madhu Kapoor: "What high class drama this has turned out to be.. never ever I have thoroughly enjoyed a domestic match before... hats off to Mumbai and their fighting spirit.... reminds me of Australia for a never dyin spirit and attitude.... Great match , great result... though feeling sorry for Pandey. "
Mumbai win by 6 runs and they lift the title for the 39th time, what an exciting finish we have had. Celebrations from the Mumbai team, the players jump, hug and dance. Karnataka team are devastated, the crowd are stunned and it has been a great match. They clap the champions into the pavilion, well done. A great pitch and a wonderful match. Some wonderful performances from Agarkar, Salvi, Kulkarni, Mithun and Vinay Kumar with the ball and an outstanding performance with the bat by Manish Pandey and not to forget Satish and Samant and Nayar. A Final to remember for a long time.
defends with an angled bat to point.
pushes to the off side to point.
opens the face of the bat and plays to gully, excellent diving save by Rahane.
Slip and a gully in place.
dropped at gully, cut in the air and straight to Rahane, who drops it, they pick up the single. That is a massive drop, has he dropped the Trophy.
The crowd are up on their feet, the cameras are clicking, stay tuned.
The fielders are placed very fine on the boundary behind the wicket.
cuts and misses outside the off stump.
Round the wicket to Aravind.
good aggressive shot from Aravind, back of a length delivery and he pulls it in the air through midwicket and the ball wins the battle to the fence.
Two slips and a gully in place.
wide outside the off stump, goes after it and gets beaten. A close thing.
oversteps for the 8th time, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the left of third man, comes back for the second.
Kulkarni from round the wicket.
fuller and Mithun looking for the drive, skews it out to the off side for a single.
Mithun is the last man in.
pitches outside the off stump and nips back in, goes through the gap between the bat and pad to uproot the off stump, oh! the game turns once again. Vinay was beaten by the pace. A peach of a delivery.
16 runs required and it will be Kulkarni to continue after the drinks break.
Drinks on the field. A good break to settle the nerves for everyone who is glued to the match, exciting finish to the wire.
Vishnu Prasad: "Mumbai has this great and unique fighting spirit which no other team in the country has in domestic circuit. We have seen such tremendous unbelievable fightback only from Mumbai sides. We have witnessed such incidents dozens of times in the past 4-5 decades. Even now they have proved they have that spirit. A wonderful wonderful match. Does not matter which side is winning/has won at the end of the day. It is cricket that is the winner!"
short down the leg side and Vinay gets a glove to it as he looks to pull it around, goes behind the wicket on the onside.
Bhargav: "This reminds of the Lagaan Movie chase and also the Pakistan Vs India chase,chennai....Will it be the chasers or defenders who are going to have the last laugh ?"
dabs it through point and picks up a single.
18 runs required.
Jaffer takes time out and has a chat with Agarkar, slowing things down.
Agarkar from over the wicket to Aravind.
The ground is full, lot of people outside and on the trees.
plays to deep backward point and picks up a single.
down the leg side.
a bouncer and goes over the head of Vinay Kumar and over the keeper to the fence for wides.
opens the face off the bat and plays it down to third man.
good length delivery and Vinay pushes to mid-off for a single.
too short and bit wide, left alone.
Aravind to face the last ball of the over.
round the wicket to Aravind.
pushes to deep backward point and picks up a single.