Vidarbha’s second Ranji Trophy triumph on Thursday came on the back of a stunning performance from young Aditya Sarwate who played a major role in the final with both bat and ball.Aditya Sarwate bagged 11 wickets in the match and scored 49 runs in Vidarbha’s second innings as the defending champions beat Saurashtra by 78 runs to retain the title.The 29-year-old from Nagpur was adjudged man-of-the-match for his stellar performance in the final and also drew praise from former India captain Sachin Tendulkar.”Congratulations to Vidarbha for winning the #RanjiTrophy 2nd year in a row and going undefeated in the past 2 seasons. A special performance by Aditya Sarwate. #VIDvSAU,” Tendulkar tweeted after Vidarbha’s win.Congratulations to Vidarbha for winning the #RanjiTrophy 2nd year in a row and going undefeated in the past 2 seasons. A special performance by Aditya Sarwate. #VIDvSAU pic.twitter.com/jMlqgdyguoSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 7, 2019Sarwate, the left-arm spinner, finished with 5 for 98 in the first innings (12th first-class five-wicket haul) while in the second, he was more economical with his 6 for 59. It was his maiden 10-wicket match haul.”It was a terrific final. I would like to congratulate the Saurashtra team to coming this far. They (team management) are always there for us. In the second innings it was difficult to rotate the strike but the idea was to bat long and let the pitch deteriorate. The runs with the tail were crucial,” Sarwate said.Tributes poured in for Vidarbha on social media after they became the sixth team in Ranji Trophy history to defend the title while Faiz Fazal became the 11th captain to bag two successive titles in India’s premier domestic competition.advertisementCongratulations Vidarbha on being deserving winners and for retaining the Ranji Trophy. May you keep on going from strength to strength and cherish this special moment.VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 7, 2019Well done Vidarbha! What a success story this has been…Vidarbha cricket. #RanjiTrophySanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 7, 2019Many congratulations Vidarbha for becoming Ranji Trophy Champions for a second successive time. Congratulations to @faizfazal and the boys. A final to remember for Sarwate. pic.twitter.com/90o1v4eKyUMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 7, 2019Hearty Congrats to Vidharbha fr retaining & Keeping Ranji Trophy/1st Class Crkt alive..Kudos to Chandrakant Pandit & his indefatigable work ethics & hats off to Capt Fazl & MoM Sarwate fr remarkable feat plus exemplary calm behaviour worthy o the occasion..GodBless All VCA.!!Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) February 7, 2019″It feels unreal. Behind all this there is a lot of hard work from each and everyone. It is different, first time is always special but we had to work really hard this season. The whole team worked hard in the off season,” Faiz Fazal said at the post match presentation ceremony.Fazal also thanked each and every member of his team and also had a special word of praise the support staff.”Really happy with the entire season but more happy with the way we played this final. Can’t thank them enough, each and every member of the support stuff has been incredible. They give us everything and make our life comfortable,” he said.Also Read | Ranji Trophy: Ageless Wasim Jaffer completes Perfect 10 after Vidarbha lifelineAlso Read | Unreal feeling: Faiz Fazal after Vidarbha defend Ranji Trophy titleAlso Read | People did not know where Vidarbha was but it won’t be so after Ranji triumph: Umesh Yadav
zoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license A wider conflict with Iran would be negative for most types of ships and for the oil markets in general as fewer vessels would transit the Straits of Hormuz.VesselsValue releases an analysis focusing on the very large crude carrier (VLCC) sector, which lifts most of the crude cargo volumes out of the Arabian Gulf.Events have already led to a higher war risk cost that would be borne by someone, most likely the charterer according to the current war risk clause wording. However commercial terms will be negotiated on a case by case basis. Armed guards are also a possibility, which introduces an additional cost and escalates overall risk.Effects on tradesRed Sea loadings would increase almost immediately as Saudi Arabia would maximise the export volumes they could send through their port facilities. U.S. crude exports, which continue to debottleneck, would surge upwards as pricing differentials would encourage more exports, and more west African barrels would be brought online.VesselsValue said that a likely outcome would be an immediate relaxation on the Venezuelan sanctions, which have a more discretionary basis for their implementation, so the Aframax trade in the Caribbean could see a surprise resurgence.Putting aside other sources of crude oil, the next step is to look at the destination for most Middle East Gulf VLCC exports. Countries in the far east dominate the destinations for VLCC cargoes out of the Arabian Gulf.Oil flows to Asian refiners and India would be disrupted. This would reduce refinery crack spreads in these countries, discouraging runs. According to the analysis, there would be some demand destruction as a result of price increases, but the markets these refineries support would seek refined oil products from other regions, which would benefit U.S. and European refiners who have easier access to Atlantic Basin trades.Rising tensions could spur renewed interest in some offshore projects outside the Arabian Gulf, and producers may seek to optimise production from offshore locations depending on the severity of the conflict. Regardless, the increased probability of supply disruptions will nudge the dial on some investment decisions towards yes, VesselsValue said.Market effectsThe main result would be higher oil prices, leading to a lower demand for oil products in the short and medium term. Producers outside the Arabian Gulf would see the greatest benefit, particularly in the US, West Africa, and Brazil.“These markets see more smaller crude carriers such as Suezmaxes and Aframaxes due to port limitations, but we would expect many VLCC ballasters to head to West Africa, Brazil, and the US Gulf,” VesselsValue concluded.