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Irani Cup: Vihari scores ton but Vidarbha restrict ROI to 330


NAGPUR: Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha controlled to limit Rest of India to a manageable 330 after orchestrating a middle-order collapse in spite of dogged hundred from Hanuma Vihari and a 95 through opener Mayank Agarwal on the opening day of the Irani Cup.

The two India internationals added 125 runs for the second wicket however once Agarwal's free-flowing knock got here to an end, the Rest innings lacked momentum as they may by no means get better from a middle-order collapse.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane's (13) issues in opposition to slow bowling proceed as left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate (Three/99) had every other prized scalp in his possession after getting Cheteshwar Pujara twice within the Ranji Trophy final.

Sarwate got able improve from the ambidextrous spinner Akshay Karnewar (1-45) and veteran off-spinner Akshay Wakhare (Three-67).

Vihari, who had scored a hundred within the ultimate Irani Cup, once once more held the innings in combination scoring 114 off 211 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. It used to be in entire distinction to Agarwal's innings which used to be laced with 10 fours and 3 sixes.

The 27-year-old Agarwal, who made his Test debut in opposition to Australia on Boxing Day ultimate yr, neglected out on a deserving hundred after being pushed aside through seamer Yash Thakur.

Agarwal paced his innings smartly as he many times peppered the off-side field and used to be in a temper to punish anything else on his pads.

Vihari, who took time to settle, used to be later in his standard component. The Andhra batsman, alternatively, survived a scare on 24, when he edged to first slip off Sarwate, however the ball touched the ground at the same time as Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal claimed a catch. The third umpire, who used to be approached however it used to be dominated not out.


However, once Rahane used to be long gone, edging one to the gully fielder after the supply turned as well as kicked up, the Rest innings misplaced its fizz. From 231 for three, all at once, they slumped to 258 for 7 as Vihari reached his 16th top quality hundred.


Shreyas Iyer (19) and Ishan Kishan (2) did not contribute, which brought about Rest's downfall.


Vihari, in spite of the fall of partners on the different end, persisted to flourish as he took the staff past 300-run mark sooner than Sarwate bowled every other classical left-armer's supply that turned clear of the correct hander to take the brink.


Brief Scores: Rest of India 330 all out (Hanuma Vihari 114, Mayank Agarwal 95, Akshay Wakhare Three-67, Aditya Sarwate Three-99) as opposed to Vidarbha.


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