Brilliant Washington fires India Red to title

India Red 483 (Shaw 154, Karthik 111, Bhatt 4-154, Wakhare 3-95) and 208 (Indrajith 59, Wakhare 4-66, Bhatt 4-77) beat India Blue 299 (Abhimanyu 127, Unadkat 83, Washington 5-94, Gohil 5-121) and 229 (Bhatt 51, Washington 6-87, Gohil 3-102) by 163 runs

Washington Sundar capped off a memorable match with career-best figures of 6 for 87 as India Red wrapped up a 163-run win over India Blue to lift the 2017-18 Duleep Trophy on the fourth day in Lucknow.

It was Washington's second five-wicket haul of the match, coming on the back of 5 for 94 in Blue's first innings, and gave him a first-class-best match haul of 11 for 181. The wickets came in addition to a first-innings knock of 88, and 42 in the second that lifted Red from 58 for 4 and recover to 208, setting Blue an improbable 393 to win.

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