Watch: Bengaluru Crowd Chants "RCB, RCB" After Rajat Patidar Hits Winning Runs For Madhya Pradesh In Ranji Trophy Final
The fans gathered inside the Chinnaswamy Stadium started the chants of 'RCB, RCB' as Rajat Patidar sealed MP's first Ranji title on Sunday
Madhya Pradesh on Sunday lifted their first Ranji Trophy title after beating the 41-time champions Mumbai in the final at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It was an all-round performance from Madhya Pradesh at the same venue where they had lost the final in 1999 to Karnataka. Rajat Patidar, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during IPL 2022, scored the winning runs for his team, and fans gathered inside the Chinnaswamy Stadium started the chants of 'RCB, RCB' as he sealed MP's first Ranji title on Sunday.
The video was shared by BCCI Domestic on their official Twitter handle.
"WHAT.A.WIN! Madhya Pradesh beat Mumbai by 6 wickets & clinch their maiden #RanjiTrophy title," the video was captioned by BCCI.
Madhya Pradesh players were seen storming the pitch and jumping on the two batters at the crease. Coach Chandrakant Pandit looked emotional and was later lifted up by the team on their shoulders.
In the final, MP had to stamp their authority in their first innings after Mumbai had won the toss and elected to bat.
In reply, centuries from Yash Dubey (133), Shubham Sharma (116) and Patidar (122) steered MP to a mammoth total of 539, giving them a crucial 162-run first innings lead.
Mumbai had made a strong start in the second innings but Kumar Kartikeya's four-wicket haul saw them being bowled out for 269.
In the end, MP chased down the total of 108 runs easily, with Patidar and skipper Aditya Shrivastava finishing unbeaten on 30 and 1, respectively.