Ranji Trophy quarter-finals: Vidarbha in total control against Uttarakhand

Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets for Vidarbha, (PTI Photograph)

Reigning champions Vidarbha had been in entire regulate in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final towards Uttarakhand right here after taking an enormous 274-run first innings lead after which hanging large blows later at the fourth and penultimate day of the sport Friday.

At stumps, Uttarakhand had been suffering for survival at 152 for five of their 2d essay with India pacer Umesh Yadav having grabbed 3 of the ones wickets in a fiery exhibition of rapid bowling.

The guests had been adrift via 122 runs with 5 wickets in hand and would wish to bat out in their pores and skin to power a draw which is able to, alternatively, be sufficient for Vidarbha to go into the semis.

Previous, resuming at their in a single day ranking of 559/6, Vidarbha added 70 runs to their tally sooner than their innings ended with a large tally of 629.

After Wasim Jaffer (206) and opener Sanjay Ramaswamy (141), Aditya Sarwate turned into the 3rd centurion for the hosts when he made 102 in 185 balls, hanging 11 fours, after resuming at his in a single day ranking of 67.

Batting for the second one time, openers Vineet Saxena (27) and Karnaveer Kaushal (76) gave the guests a gradual get started via hanging up 72 for the primary wicket.

However Yadav trapped Saxena in entrance to finish the partnership and Vidarbha bowlers got here on most sensible.

One-down Vaibhav Bhatt (zero) turned into Yadav’s 2d sufferer, whilst Kaushal was once wiped clean up via slow-left arm orthodox bowler Sarvate as Uttarakhand had been diminished to three for 152.

Avneesh Sudha, who hit a valiant 91 within the first essay, may just now not repeat the feat and fell for 28 after which Vidarbha took any other wicket on the fag finish to scale back the Ranji debutant to 152 for five.

When stumps had been drawn, first innings centurion Saurabh Rawat (zero now not out) was once on the crease.

Transient rankings: Uttarakhand 355 and 152 for five (Karnaveer Kaushal 76, Avneesh Sudha 28; Umesh Yadav Three-22) as opposed to Vidarbha 629 (Wasim Jaffer 206, Sanjay Ramaswamy 141, Aditya Sarvate 102; D Okay Sharma Three-101).

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