Madhya Pradesh 341 (Mantri 165, Raghuwanshi 63, Mukesh 4-66) and 281 (Shrivastava 82, Shahbaz 5-79, Pramanik 4-65) beat Bengal 273 (Shahbaz 116, Tiwary 102, Kartikeya 3-61) and 175 (Easwaran 78, Kartikeya 5-67, Gaurav 3-19) by 174 runs
Twenty-three years after their Ranji Trophy dream went up in smoke, Madhya Pradesh will battle for the title on the similar venue of their heartbreak – the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Standing of their manner shall be Mumbai, the 41-time champions, who shall be of their first closing since 2016-17.
Bengal resumed a delayed closing day needing 254 with six wickets standing after the cream of their prime order was dismantled late on the fourth night. Barring Sudip Gharami, out to a poor lbw name making an attempt to reverse sweep, the remainder of the batting caved in towards spin.
Victory was achieved within the 66th over when seamer Gaurav Yadav bowled Mukesh Kumar to select up his third wicket of the innings. Bengal had been shot out for 175, with Shahbaz surprisingly unbeaten on an 82-ball 22, at no stage trying to take the aggressive route regardless of wickets falling on the different finish.
Bengal determined to strengthen their batting by enjoying an additional allrounder on this sport, thereby preserving out Ishan Porel. The transfer spectacularly backfired with Sayan Mondal, the person given a look-in, managing scores of 0 and 1 in two innings. Having gone wicketless in 14 overs within the first innings, he bowled all of two within the second.