Vidarbha reach maiden Ranji Trophy final, beat Karnataka by 5 runs
Kolkata, Dec 21 (CRICKETNMORE) - Vidarbha edged past eight-time champions Karnataka by five runs to reach their maiden Ranji Trophy final in an absorbing last-four clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Vidarbha will now take on Delhi, who beat Bengal in the other semifinal, in Indore on December 29. In the second innings, Karnataka were bowled out for 192 chasing 198 after Vidarbha wiped out a first innings lead of 116 by posting 313 in their second essay.
Pacer Rajneesh Gurbani returned career-best figures of 7/68 in the second innings to run through the Karnataka batting despite stiff resistance by their lower order on the fifth and final day.