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Rajasthan defeated Tamil Nadu to win the 78th Ranji Trophy

Jan 24, 2012 16:12 IST

Rajasthan coached by R R Jadeja won its second consecutive Ranji Trophy title by defeating Tamil Nadu  at the MA Chidambaram stadium, Tamil Nadu on 23 January 2012.


Rajasthan won the 78th Ranji Trophy on the basis of its mammoth 326-run lead in the first innings. Rajasthan declared its second innings at 204 for five at tea on the fifth day.


Robin Bist of Rajasthan notched up 92 (185b, 13x4) becoming the only batsman in the Ranji season to cross 1000 runs. The short right-hander became the first man in three seasons to breach the 1000-run barrier in a Ranji season, joining an elite club that now has 12 members. Bist became the first Rajasthan batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs in a Ranji season. The previous was Hanumant Singh's 869 runs in 1966-67.


V A Saxena of Rajasthan was judged Man of the Match in the 78th Ranji Trophy final.


The Rajasthan Cricket Association announced a cash award of Rs 1.31 crore for its triumphant State team. The BCCI also announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore for the team.


Cricketers who scored 1000-plus runs in a Ranji season:


1415 – VVS Laxman (Hyderabad), 1999-2000
1280 - Vijay Bharadwaj (Karnataka), 1998-99
1260 - Wasim Jaffer (Mumbai), 2008-09
1089 – Ajinkya Rahane (Mumbai), 2008-09
1075 - Sridharan Sriram (Tamil Nadu), 1999-00
1066 – Dheeraj Jadhav (Maharashtra), 2003-04
1037 – Jacob Martin (Baroda), 1998-99
1034 - Raman Lamba (Delhi), 1996-97
1034 – Robin Bist (Rajasthan), 2011-12
1033 – Ajay Sharma (Delhi), 1996-97
1018 - WV Raman (Tamil Nadu), 1988-89
1008 - Rusi Modi (Bombay), 1944-45

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