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  • 4:52 PM IST

    Wasim Jaffer, playing his ninth Ranji final, along with Sanjay Ramaswamy guided have calmed nerves out in the centre. Jaffer has been a mentor for Vidarbha so far. 8 overs still to go.

  • 4:43 PM IST

    OUT! Faiz Fazal falls for 2. Kulwant Khejroliya gets his first wicket, the ball as seen in the replays was missing the stumps. Wasim Jaffer out in the centre.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy are out in the middle. Vidarbha need 29 runs to claim their first-ever Ranji Championship. Kulwant Khejroliya to open the bowling for Delhi.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    OUT! Aditya Sarwate cleans up the tail in no time. Vidarbha now need just 29 runs to win their maiden Ranji title. Akash Sudan, who made a valiant 18 is the final Delhi wicket to fall.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    Akash Sudan and Vikas Mishra have added a quick-fire 31 to push Delhi into the lead. Vidarbha will be disappointed not to have finished the tail. Vikas Mishra in particular are now turning the tides against Vidarbha, smashing those monster sixes.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    OUT! Akshay Wakhare gets Navdeep Saini. This match could end today itself. Delhi from a position of strength have managed to loose grip over the match. Rishabh Pant who was looking quite edgy too faltered under pressure.

  • 3:50 PM IST

    Manan Sharma and Vikas Mishra are making full use of their batting prowess to help Delhi take lead. Vidarbha can now smell the newly-minted Ranji Trophy cup. 3 more wickets and they will create history.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Manan Sharma and Rishabh Pant keeping things in hunt for Delhi. They have managed to snitch a 23-run stand in 33 balls. Rajneesh Gurbani despite being leaking runs, continues to be the favoured bowler for Vidarbha to pick a wicket.

  • 3:17 PM IST

    200 up for Delhi. Rishabh Pant is the key personnel for them. He has managed to strike in crucial boundaries in between some tight overs. Rajneesh Gurbani has been brought into the attack to clean up the tail as soon as possible.

  • 3:09 PM IST

    OUT! Delhi are in trouble now, Himmat Singh falls as well. Akshay Wakhare gets Himmat of a scorcher of a delivery. The spun like a cobra from the pitch. Manan Sharma is out in the middle.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    Welcome back for the final session of play on Day 4. If all things go right for Vidarbha, this could very well the final session of the match for them. Delhi are still 63 runs behind and have Himmat Singh and Rishabh Pant in the middle.

  • 2:48 PM IST

    OUT! Nitish Rana falls for 62. Just as things were looking all rosy for Delhi, Vidarbha poke in a thorn. Rajneesh Gurbani yet again provides the breakthrough. Rishabh Pant is still in the middle, striking the ball at cannot fathom miles per hour. TEA.

  • 2:20 PM IST

    OUT! Aditya Sarwate gets the all important breakthrough for Vidarbha. Dhurv Shorey tries to cut and perishes. The ball was too close for his comfort. Rishabh Pant is out in the middle.

  • 2:14 PM IST

    FIFTY! Fifth First-Class half-century for Nitish Rana. He started aggressively but is now taking his time in the middle to score runs. His fifty came in 100-balls inclusive of 9 fours.

  • 1:47 PM IST

    This has been a monumental stand between Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana. The pair have added 105 runs for the third wicket so far, and brought Vidarbha’s lead down to double digits. Rana is nearing his 5th FC half-century.

  • 1:30 PM IST

    50! Dhruv Shorey has been on fire in the second half of the second session of play. He mostly has scored in boundaries. He reached his 6th FC half-century in 106 balls inclusive of 9 fours.

  • 1:06 PM IST

    The pair of Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana have thwarted Vidarbha’s pace attack so far. Both have played with control in the middle, Dhruv has been solid, while Nitish has employed an aggressive approach.

  • 12:50 PM IST

    Vidarbha fielders are having a field time in the middle. The close-in fielders are making life difficult for Delhi batsmen, to add the exceptional bowling on part of Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana.

  • 12:17 PM IST

    Rajneesh Gurbani to start the post-lunch proceedings. Vidarbha have kept a slip and silly mid on in place; aggressive captaincy by Faiz Fazal. Delhi are still 178 runs behind Vidarbha. Pressure is on Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana.

  • 11:41 AM IST

    LUNCH! Vidarbha are clearly in command heading into the lunch. The wicket of Gautam Gambhir has subtle dented Delhi’s hope of a win but with Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana in the middle anything can happen.

  • 11:14 AM IST

    OUT! Rajneesh Gurbani does the trick. Gambhir got beaten on a fuller-delivery and has to perish. Replays suggested the ball was clearly missing the leg stump. Vidarbha has slowly controlled the flow of runs in the middle. Gambhir was playing quite freely but sadly he out given out . Now upto Dhruv Shorey too steer Delhi’s innings. Nitish Rana is out in the middle.

  • 10:51 AM IST

    After the fall of Kunal Chandela, the flow of runs has suddenly died down. Gambhir is playing more cautiously, while Dhruv Shorey is still getting his eye in. Rajneesh Gurbani has been called back into the attack to pick up one or two wickets before lunch.

  • 10:37 AM IST

    OUT! Akshay Wakhare gets Kunal Chandela. Delhi has started so well. Chandela trying to play the ball on the bounce and misses times it completely. Gautam Gambhir is still in the middle on 22. Dhruv Shorey joins Gambhir with Delhi in a spot of bother.

  • 10:16 AM IST

    Delhi openers have so far looked in control. Gautam Gambhir, in particular has been on the aggressive side. Kunal Chandela has not yet opened his arms. These two were the ones responsible for Delhi’s semi-final win over Karnataka.

    Rajneesh Gurbani will be hopeful of repeating his show from the first innings.
  • 9:52 AM IST

    Delhi have managed to skittle out Vidarbha for 547. Kulwant Khejroliya and Navdeep Saini cleaned up the tail in no time. Wadkar was out for 133, while Neral fell for 78. Saini scalped yet another five-wicket haul for himself picking figures of 5 for 135. Delhi in their second innings need to bat out of their skin to save the match now.

  • 9:40 AM IST

    OUT! Akshay Wadkar falls for 133. Kulwant Khejroliya does not bowl a no-ball here. Wadkar tries to go over long -off but manages to slice the ball straight into the hands of Nitish Rana. Aditya Thakare is out in the middle.

  • 9:33 AM IST

    OUT! Siddesh Neral’s luck has finally run out. He has been picked by Navdeep Saini for 74. This brings an end to the 132-run stand between Neral and Wadkar. Rajneesh Gurbani is the new man in the middle.

  • 9:18 AM IST

    OUT!!!! oh No Siddesh Neral is third time lucky. Kulwant Kherjoliya does it again. Wicket of a no-ball. Neral’s has used all his nine-lives here itself I believe. Akshay Wadkar continues to play with composure and utter calmness.

  • 9:07 AM IST

    Kulwant Kherjoliya started proceedings on Day 4. This session could very well decide the fate of the match. Akshay Wadkar will to convert his 100 into a double-ton. Navdeep Saini is fit and raring to go after reports of him being injured last evening came out. Manan Sharma will not feature for Delhi after he was ruled out.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth day’s play of the Ranji Trophy Final 2017-18 between Delhi  and Vidarbha at Holkar Stadium, Indore. The summit clash has seen Vidarbha storm ahead of Delhi, and are on the verge of lifting their maiden title. In reply to Delhi’s 295, Vidarbha are 528 for 7 at stumps on Day Three. With a lead of 233 runs, Vidarbha would look to end proceedings and rewrite history in the penultimate day itself.

The third day’s play resumed with Vidarbha 209 for 4, trailing by 89 runs. Delhi started on the right note, and restricted Vidarbha to 246 for 6 quickly. The big fish — Wasim Jaffer — departed for 78 and put Delhi ahead. Nonetheless, what followed was total carnage. Vidarbha’s lower order got together and amassed 322 runs in the entire day. Delhi bowlers were kept at bay with only three wickets to fall. Akshay Wadkar and Aditya Sarwate added 169 runs for the seventh wicket, and Wadkar continued Vidarbha’s dominance courtesy an unbeaten stand with Siddesh Neral (56*). In addition, Wadkar slammed his maiden First-Class century, and has ensured Vidarbha a match-winning position.

Day Four looks set to add more miseries to the Delhi camp. Their shoulders have already dropped, and will need a spirited effort to inject some fight in the (now one-sided) contest.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.