Left-arm paceman TM Ul-Haq returned career-best figures of six for 21 as Rajasthan bundled out Vidarbha for 116 to take a crucial 24-run first innings lead in their Ranji Trophy Group B match, here today.
Vidarbha started the second day at 14 for none, hoping to cross the Rajasthan first innings total of 140 but ended up conceding a narrow lead as TM Ul-haq routed their middle and lower batting order.
It was Aniket Choudhary, who provided the breakthrough with the wicket of rival captain Faiz Fazal (17) and Vidarbha could never settle the innings.
Paceman Pankaj Singh (3/52) removed Ganesh Satish (4) and Siddesh Wath, who was top scorer for Vidarbha with his 50-run knock. Opener Sanjay Ramaswamy was the next best 25-run knock.
TM Ul-Haq just wiped out the remaining batsmen to record his best-ever figures in first class cricket.
Rajasthan 10 for no loss in their second innings with openers Amitkumar Gautam (5) and Manender Singh (4) at the crease as they negotiated 11 overs without being separated.
Rajasthan 140 and 10 for none in 11 overs.
Vidarbha 1st innings: 116 all out in 41.3 overs. (S Wath 50, R Sanjay 25; TM Ul Haq 6/21, P Singh 3/52).