Rajasthan completed formalities on the fifth and final day as they successfully defended the Ranji Trophy by virtue of first-innings lead against Tamil Nadu, at the Chepauk. The match was dead as a contest on the fourth day itself, when Rajasthan managed a huge 326-run first innings lead. Rajasthan walked away with a winners’ cheque of Rs 2 crore while Tamil Nadu got half that amount. Man of the match was Vineet Saxena.