Irani Cup: Vidarbha 37/1, need 243 more runs to win
Nagpur, Feb 15 - Vidarbha were 37/1 at stumps on the fourth day of the second innings, needing 243 runs to win the Irani Cup against Rest of India (RoI) here on Friday.
Sanjay Raghunath (17) and Atharwa Taide (16) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
Needing 280 runs, Vidarbha started off on a poor note, losing skipper Faiz Fazal (0) on the third ball of the opening over. He was picked up by Ankit Rajpoot.
Taide then joined Raghunath in the middle and made sure their team did not lose any more wickets.
Earlier, resuming the day at 102/2, RoI batters Hanuma Vihari (180 not out) and skipper Ajinkya Rahane (87) took their team to a big total.
The duo forged a 229-run partnership for the third wicket before Rahane was sent packing by Aditya Sarwate. In his 232 ball stay, Rahane slammed six boundaries and one six.
Shreyas Iyer then joined Vihari and the pair continued hammering the ball. In the process, Iyer completed his half-century before Rahane declared the innings.
For Vidarbha, Aditya Sarwate took two wickets.
Brief scores: Rest of India 330 & 374/3 for 2 (Hanuma Vihari 180 not out, Ajinkya Rahane 87) vs Vidarbha 425 all out and 37/1 (Sanjay Raghunath 17; Ankit Rajpoot 1/10) at stumps on Day 4.