India Blue 693 for 6 dec (Pujara 256*, Jackson 134, Gambhir 94, Agarwal 57, Karthik 55) and 179 for 5 dec (Agarwal 52, Kuldeep 3-62) beat India Red 356 (Binny 98, Mishra 65, Kuldeep 59, Gurkeerat 57, Jadeja 5-95) and 161 (Jadeja 5-76)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
After having been set an improbable target of 517 with two-and-a-half sessions to go on the fifth day of the Duleep Trophy final, India Red’s batsmen played a series of poor shots to fall well short of the far more achievable goal of batting out time for a draw. They subsided for 161 to hand India Blue a crushing 355-run victory and, with it, the Duleep Trophy.
Ravindra Jadeja took five wickets to add to his five in the first innings, and Karn Sharma chipped in with three, but India Red’s biggest nemesis was their own…