Ranji Trophy Final.
Uttar Pradesh and Bengal will compete for the Ranji Trophy in the final, beginning tonight in Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh upset Mumbai in the semi-final in Mumbai and Bengal played it safe by batting on and on to secure a first innings lead in the other semi-final. Uttar Pradesh may have a slight edge with three consecutive wins coming in to the final and also playing at home. But it should be an interesting match with both teams mostly well balanced.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan made it to the final of the Plate Group, thereby ensuring their promotion to the Elite Group next season. And Saurashtra are set to make the final too with their massive lead against Madhya Pradesh in the other semi-final.