Kuldeep Sen (5-94) blew away the last two batters with scorching pace and steep bounce to finish with a match haul of eight wickets as Rest of India won their 29th Irani Cup with a walk-in-the-park eight-wicket victory over Saurashtra here on Tuesday.
While Saurashtra gave a much better account of themselves in the second innings, but a total of 380 meant ROI needed only 105 runs with almost two days of play left.
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They knocked off the runs in little over a session and half with Abhimanyu Easwaran remaining unbeaten on 63, while adding 81 match winning runs for the
unbroken third wicket stand with ’keeper Kona Bharat (27 not out).
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