In pictures: Ranji Trophy final 2019

Vidarbha players and coaching staff pose for the team photo after beating Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final. Under Faiz Fazal's captaincy, Vidarbha successfully defended the title without losing a fixture. It won six of its eleven fixtures including the final, drawing five along the way. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Vidarbha players and coaching staff pose for the cameras with their fans in the background, after winning a second straight Ranji Trophy title. Faiz Fazal and co. had a small number of fans turn up at the venue on all days of the final. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Aditya Sarwate was the key man for Vidarbha in the final. He took 11 for 157 in the match and made a crucial 49 in Vidarbha's second innings, to help set Saurashtra a 200-plus target in the fourth innings. He provided the first breakthrough on the fifth morning by dismissing Kamlesh Makvana with an arm ball that the right-hander chose not to play, only to see the ball hit top of off stump and open the floodgates for Vidarbha. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Vidarbha players celebrate the wicket of Prerak Mankad, who was out lbw for 2 off the bowling of Akshay Wakhare. He was the second wicket to fall on the fifth morning, which began with Saurashtra needing 148 runs to win with five wickets in hand. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Sheldon Jackson, Saurashtra's middle-order batsman, fell trying to play an expansive stroke against Akshay Wakhare towards the end of Day 4. He was the last of the specialist batsmen for Saurashtra, which was trying to avoid a third straight loss in the Ranji Trophy final. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Vidarbha players celebrate the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, who was dismissed for the second time by Aditya Sarwate in the final. He was out lbw to the left-arm orthodox spinner in the second innings Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Jaydev Unadkat celebrates the wicket of Akshay Wadkar in the second innings. The Vidarbha wicketkeeper-batsman was out for nought and Vidarbha was reduced to 73 for five, an overall lead of just 78. The defending champion staged a recovery through Aditya Sarwate and contributions from Akshay Karnewar and Umesh Yadav. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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Snell Patel was the only centurion in the final. He was Saurashtra's only top-order batsman who played a substantial innings as wickets fell around him. He was eventually caught behind for 102 off the bowling of Umesh Yadav. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE
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