Hosts Madhya Pradesh were bowled out for 198 in their second innings on the fifth and final day at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium chasing an imposing target of 437.
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At stumps on the penultimate day, MP were 81/2, needing 356 on the last day to win their maiden Irani title.
This was after Yashasvi Jaiswal mauled a hapless Madhya Pradesh attack into submission with another near-flawless hundred, putting Rest of India in the driver’s seat to retain the Irani Cup trophy.
AS IT HAPPENED
Jaiswal, who struck a sublime 213 in the first innings, scored a magnificent 144 out of his team’s second innings total of 246, helping the side set a stiff target for the hosts.
With the kind of bowling at RoI’s disposal, it was always going to be a difficult task for MP, and day’s proceedings lived up to the script.
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Himanshu Mantri was out on his overnight score of 51.
Saurabh Kumar picked up three wickets while there were two apiece for Mukesh Kumar, Atit Sheth and Pulkit Narang.
(With PTI inputs)