Rajasthan enters Ranji Trophy final after 36 year

Rajasthan created history by becoming the first team from Plate group to enter the final of the Ranji Trophy beating Tamil Nadu by virtue of first innings lead of 167 runs. Rajasthan will now play Baroda in the final to be played at Vadodara from January 11-15. Rajasthan will play in the final for the first time in 36 years having last played the title round match way back in 1973-74 season. Badrinath, whose epic vigil of 10 hours and five minutes will go down as one of the finest domestic innings ran out of partners as none of the other Tamil Nadu batsmen could even reach a target of 50. It was a disciplined performance by the hosts who played with a plan and executed it perfectly.
Score Summary:
Rajasthan 552/7 dec
A Chopra 139
H Kanitkar 100*
A Menaria 106
Tamil Nadu 385
S Badrinath 175*
Raj won by 1st innings lead