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RESULT
Final, Visakhapatnam, April 10, 2008, Vijay Hazare Trophy
(23/50 ov, T:87) 89/4

Saurashtra won by 6 wickets (with 162 balls remaining)

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Odedra and Dhurv bowl Saurashtra to title

Saurashtra claimed a six-wicket victory over Bengal in the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy, India's premier domestic one-day competition

Cricinfo staff
10-Apr-2008
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.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy
Central Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR4400170.614
MP4310130.951
RAJ42208-0.502
UP41305-0.020
RLYS4040-3-1.000
East Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
BENG4300171.915
JKAND4210110.614
TPURA41206-0.510
ODSH42206-0.827
ASSAM40301-0.708
North Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
DELHI5410191.455
HP5410160.372
PNJB5320140.863
HRYNA532012-0.016
SVCS51403-0.644
J + K5050-4-1.775
South Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA5500221.184
TN5410181.009
HYD523090.133
GOA52307-0.167
AP51403-0.645
KER51401-1.500
West Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MUM4310141.680
SAU42209-0.244
BRODA422080.441
MAHA42207-1.004
GUJ41302-0.963