Irani Cup 2018, Rest of India vs Vidarbha, Day 1: Wasim Jaffer’s hundred takes Vidarbha to 289/2 at stumps

Wasim Jaffer completed his 53rd first-class cricket century as Vidarbha took control on Day 1. Skipper Faiz Fazal also scored 89 runs.

Vidarbha are playing Rest of India in Irani Cup. Wasim Jaffer scored a century in Irani Cup. (File)

Vidarbha went on to win the toss and elected to bat first. The Ranji Trophy winners got off to a bright start with skipper Faiz Fazal and R Sanjay building a 101-run partnership. Sanjay went on to complete his half century. Jayant Yadav gave the first blow dismissing him for 53. The captain also completed his half century immediately afterwards as he and the experienced Wasim Jaffer started building another partnership. Jaffer also completed his half century. The duo went on to take Vidarbha over 200. Fazal was dismissed by Ashwin on 89 just before Tea. Wasim Jaffer went on to complete his 53rd first-class cricket century. Ganesh Satish and Wasim Jaffer took Vidarbha to 289/2 at stumps.

Irani Cup 2018 Rest of India vs Vidarbha highlights

  1. 4:31PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Stumps on Day 1

    And that marks the end of the day. Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Satish have built a good partnership in the final session. There was a nervous moment for Satish who was dismissed for 21, but later it turned out to be a no ball. Vidarbha reach 289/2 at stumps on Day 1.

  2. 4:11PM
    14 Mar, 18
    OUT... NO Ball!

    WICKET! Ganesh Satish is gone for 21 and Shahbaz Nadeem gets his first wicket. Vidarbha 272/3... oh wait, it's a NO BALL! Satish returns back to the crease and he has been given a lifeline here.

  3. 3:47PM
    14 Mar, 18

    CENTURY! Wasim Jaffer completes his 53rd first class century on the big stage. Cometh the moment, cometh the man. Reaches the milestone with a boundary. It took him 137 balls to reach the landmark. WHAT. A. PLAYER. Vidarbha 263/2

  4. 3:38PM
    14 Mar, 18
    250 up for Vidarbha

    250 up for Vidarbha as they continue to amass runs here. Wasim Jaffer is on 91. He has been well supported on the other end by Ganesh Satish who is slowly building his innings. It has been a solid first day for Vidarbha and a good final session will put them in the driver's seat.

  5. 3:30PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Wasim Jaffer enter 90s

    Wasim Jaffer has reached 90. It has been a steady innings from the experienced campaigner. He has played the bad deliveries for boundaries and just defended against the good ones. He will look to complete another century in his career today.

  6. 3:00PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Back after Tea

    Back after Tea. Wasim Jaffer comes out in the middle. He is on 72. Ganesh Satish comes out to replace the skipper. R Ashwin with the ball.

  7. 2:40PM
    14 Mar, 18
    R Ashwin strikes, TEA on Day 1

    WICKET! Faiz Fazal fails to complete his century. He is gone for 89 and R Ashwin strikes. Fazal tried to sweep it towards leg but he handed a simple catch to Navdeep Saini. Vidarbha 218/2 and that marks the end of the session.

  8. 2:13PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 200 up

    Wasim Jaffer and Faiz Fazal bring up the 200 for Vidarbha and they also bring up their 100-run stand. A solid stand and the latter is approaching his century quickly. No bowler has been effective for Rest of India

  9. 2:02PM
    14 Mar, 18
    FIFTY! Wasim Jaffer for Vidarbha

    Half-century for the veteran Wasim Jaffer! Now the top three batsmen of Vidarbha have fifties. Typical Jaffer innings where he has played his shots with ease and rare risk taken. Brilliant for Vidarbha

  10. 1:49PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 177/1 after 55 overs

    Faiz Fazal and Wasim Jaffer have been playing very well. They have taken on the spinners and got sixes as well. Jaffer finishes the 55th over with a six. Vidarbha 177 for 1 after 55 overs

  11. 1:22PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 151/1 after 48 overs

    So Vidarbha continue to amass runs against Rest of India! Fazal and Jaffer take the score to 151 for 1 and the 50-run stand between the two is also up. Brilliant batting from the two as bowlers continue to toil hard

  12. 12:48PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Back after Lunch

    Players are back after Lunch with Vidarbha resuming at 126 for the loss of one wicket! Fazal and Jaffer at the crease. Navdeep Saini will begin the bowling. Rest of India will like some wickets here

  13. 12:11PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Lunch in Nagpur. Vidarbha 126/1

    That is Lunch in Nagpur! Vidarbha will be very happy with this session. In 39 overs, they have made 126 runs and lost only one wicket. Faiz Fazal is unbeaten on 53 while Wasim Jaffer is unbeaten on 16. Sanjay Ramaswamy the only batsman dismissed for 53

  14. 11:47AM
    14 Mar, 18
    WICKET! Sanjay Ramaswamy c Samarth b Jayant Yadav 53

    Jayant Yadav gets a wicket off his second ball! Finally Rest of India get a wicket! Half-centurion Sanjay Ramaswamy is caught at short mid-wicket. He was deceived by Jayant and that shot was not perfectly executed by Sanjay. Caught by Samarth

  15. 11:40AM
    14 Mar, 18
    FIFTY! Sanjay Ramaswamy for Vidarbha

    Half-century for Sanjay Ramaswamy and he will be delighted after that! He takes a couple to reach there. It has come against a good attack so his confidence will surely go up. Fazal approaching fifty as well

  16. 11:07AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 64/0 after 21 overs

    Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack and this will be a big test for him. The two batsmen are set for Vidarbha and he will have to be at his best to trouble them. Vidarbha 64 for no loss after 21 overs

  17. 10:55AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 48/0 after 18 overs

    Vidarbha openers have been slow but that is not a problem with them not losing the early wicket! A five day game and if they put up a big score on the board, Rest of India will find it difficult to bat later in the match

  18. 10:38AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 42/0 after 15 overs

    Ashwin bowling a lot fuller. But Faiz Fazal, a left-hander, has not been troubled. Ashwin will surely be the key bowler here. Navdeep Saini will continue to bowl after the drinks break with Vidarbha 42/0 after 15 overs

  19. 10:23AM
    14 Mar, 18
    R Ashwin into the attack!

    R Ashwin is into the attack for the ninth over of the innings. He will underwatch as the biggest star of this game. Vidarbha would not like to give him an early wicket or he will get more confidence

  20. 10:19AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 25/0 after 9 overs

    Rest of India bowlers have not made it count in the first hour of the game. The line outside off stump has not helped the team either. Vidarbha openers continue to accumulate runs in the middle

  21. 9:57AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 12/0 after 5 overs

    Decent start from Vidarbha! They openers have taken no risk at all and the score moves on to 12 for no loss after 5 overs. Navdeep Saini and Siddarth Kaul still the two bowlers bowling in tandem

  22. 9:42AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha 6/0 after 2 overs

    Vidarbha openers have been cautious in the first two overs. Fazal and Sanjay get six runs in the two overs without any trouble. Siddarth Kaul bowled the second over for Rest of India

  23. 9:38AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Vidarbha openers are in the middle

    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay are out in the middle to open the innings for Vidarbha. Navdeep Saini has the new ball in hand he will begin the proceedings. All set for the game

  24. 9:34AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Playing XI for Rest of India

    Shahbaz Nadeem, Hanuma Vihari, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, R Ashwin, K Bharat, Mayank Agarwal, Samarth R, Siddharth Kaul, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini

  25. 9:32AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Playing XI for Vidarbha

    Faiz Fazal, Akshay Wakhare, Aditya Sarvate, A V Wankhade, Ganesh Satish, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Wasim Jaffer, Umesh Yadav, Akshay Wadkar (W), Rajneesh Gurbani, Aditya Thakare

  26. 9:26AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Toss update: Vidarbha elect to bat

    Vidarbha have won the toss and elected to bat first against Rest of India in Nagpur. Faiz Fazal is the captain of the Vidarbha team while Karun Nair will lead the Rest of India. R Ashwin in the team

  27. 9:11AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Irani Cup 2018 Live Updates: Rest of India vs Vidarbha

    Hello and welcomes to the coverage of the final game of India's domestic season! Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha will take on Rest of Inida squad. The match is begin played in Nagpur and Wednesday is the first day of the competition.