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Watch: Saurashtra player uses black magic on Bengal player’s bat in Ranji Trophy Final

Saurashtra and Bengal are currently playing the final of Ranji Trophy 2019-20. Despite Corona threats and match being played on empty stadium, the players of both the teams are giving their best to get their hands on the prestigious trophy. Saurashtra took the first innings lead. Meanwhile, a player on the field was spotted doing black magic on the bat and gloves of Arnab Nandi. After that, the batsman managed to add only 12 runs to his score in the crucial game.

Saurashtra takes the lead

Earlier, Saurashtra won the toss and elected to bat first and posted a huge total of 425 runs. Arpit Vasavada scored 106 runs and he was well supported by Cheteshwar Pujara, Vishvaraj Jadeja and Avi Barot who scored fifties. Pujara came in straight after the New Zealand series to play the finals for Saurashtra.

Bengal was already under pressure of big total, they gave a tough fight but failed to grab the first innings lead. Sudip Chatterjee, Wriddhiman Saha and Anustup Majumdar scored fifties. And, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, who grabbed three wickets turned out to be the best bowler for Saurashtra.

Black magic to get Nandi out

Saurashtra players looked frustrated as they were unable to dismiss Arnab Nandi. At one point, Bengal was struggling for a score of 263 runs with six wickets. But, a brilliant partnership of 98 runs between Arnab Nandi and Anustup Majumdar made sure that they were here to stay. Nandi batted like a wall, he scored 40* runs off 126 balls. And, his slow inning forced one of the Saurashtra’s players to use black magic on the field.

In the third last over on Day 4, Jaydev Unadkat’s short-pitched delivery hit the hands of Arnab Nandi. And after that, he looked in serious pain due to which the physio had to come out for the treatment. During that time a player from the Saurashtra cricket team was spotted using his hands and doing black magic on Nandi’s bat, though in a funny manner.

He used his hand like a wand and was murmuring some words from his mouth looking at the willow. Later on, the same player picked the gloves and looked at it for some time. This all happened when Nandi was getting the treatment from the physio after getting hit by a ball.

However, after that incident, Arnab Nandi could add only 12 runs to his previous score before Bengal got dismissed for a score of 381 runs.

Midhun M Menon @MidhunMMenon25

An engineer who watches, plays and writes cricket.