Vidarbha wins 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament
Vidarbha cricket team won 2017 Ranji Trophy tournament. It is Vidarbha’s first Ranji Trophy title. In the final match held at Holkar stadium in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Vidarbha thumped 9-wicket win over Delhi.
After conceding 252-run first innings lead, Delhi was bowled out for 280 in their second innings, setting a target of merely 29 runs for Vidarbha. Vidarbha lost only one wicket and took only five overs to chase down the target.
Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional cricket associations. The trophy is named after England and Sussex cricketer Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji and was first played in 1934. At present, the championship is played between 27 teams which include 21 states (of 29 Indian states) and Delhi (UT). The format of Ranji Trophy is Round-robin then knockout. Mumbai has won Ranji title for record 41 times (10 of them being won with innings wins) after playing in record 45 finals.