Ranji Trophy 2016: Vidarbha openers set up strong reply against Saurashtra

Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy batted for better part of the day to guide Vidarbha to 242 for three at stumps.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 22, 2016 7:23 pm
cricket-m Opener helped Vidharba reach closer to Saurashtra’s total as they need another 60 runs for the first innings lead.

Openers Faiz Fazal (94) and Sanjay Ramaswamy (77) shared a gritty-171 run stand to take Vidarbha closer to Saurashtra’s 301 on day two of the Ranji Trophy Group B match here today.

The openers, starting at an overnight four for no loss, batted for better part of the day to guide Vidarbha to 242 for three at stumps with the team needing another 60 runs for the first innings lead.

Saurashtra had scored 301 on the opening day at the back of Sheldon Jackson’s century.

Both Ramaswamy and Fazal were at the crease together for 59.3 overs and both played with patience, consuming 190 and 204 balls respectively.

Shalabh Shrivastava and Jitesh Sharma were batting on 31
and six at close of play.

Brief scores: Saurashtra 301. Vidarbha 242/3 in 91 overs (Ramaswamy 77, Fazal 94).