[caption id="attachment_800572" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-800572" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019_2img07_Feb_2019_PTI2_7_2019_000016B.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Vidarbha lifted their second successive Ranji Trophy title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no "fluke".@PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore for its victorious Ranji Trophy squad, which defended the title by defeating <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Saurashtra">Saurashtra</a> in the final on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Vidarbha">Vidarbha</a> lifted their second successive <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy</a> title with a comfortable 78-run win over Saurashtra in the final, proving that their maiden triumph last year was no "fluke". (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ranji-trophy-final-2018-19-vidarbha-vs-saurashtra-character-of-this-side-came-to-fore-in-this-final-chandrakant-pandit-800492">Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Character of this side came to fore in this final, says Chandrakant Pandit</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives Rs 2 crore (as prize money) and we (VCA) will be giving Rs 3 crore additionally (to the team). So, the total purse will be Rs 5 crore," VCA President Anand Jaiswal told PTI over phone from Nagpur. <p></p> <p></p>Jaiswal also said that the association has "postponed" the event to celebrate the Ranji Trophy success, due to the Irani Trophy game, that will be played in the city from February 12. (<strong>ALSO READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ranji-trophy-2018-19-ranji-trophy-final-vidarbha-become-sixth-team-to-defend-title-800352">Vidarbha become sixth team to defend title</a>) <p></p> <p></p>"We will fix a date for a felicitation ceremony and the prize money will be given to the players during the event," the VCA chief stated. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ranji-trophy-2018-19-final-vidarbha-claim-second-successive-title-beating-saurashtra-by-78-runs-800359">Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Final: Vidarbha claim second successive title beating Saurashtra by 78 runs</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Vidarbha is only the sixth team in the tournament's long history to have defended the title. Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Delhi are the other teams who have managed to win consecutive titles.