Chandigarh: Dec 7, 2013
Vidarbha piled on the agony on Punjab as Ravi Jangid’s patient hundred guided the visitors to 332 for seven on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match in Chandigarh on Saturday.
After bowling out Punjab for 184 on Friday, Vidarbha have now taken a considerable lead going into the third and penultimate day with three wickets in hand.
At stumps, wicketkeeper Urvesh Patel (32) and Amol Jungade (59) were holding fort for the visitors.
Opener Faiz Fazal (99) and Jangid (104) put together 203 runs for the third wicket which laid the foundation for Vidarbha from the overnight 75 for one.
For Punjab, Sandeep Sharma‘s 34-over toil yielded four wickets for him at the expense of 78 runs. Sharma sent down 10 maiden overs.
The day, however, belonged to Fazal and Jangid, who batted with patience to build Vidarbha’s innings. Fazal faced 261 deliveries during his stay at the crease and struck 13 boundaries.
Jangid, on the other hand, smashed 14 fours in his 209-ball knock. While Fazal fell to Sharma, Jangid became one of the two victims of VRV Singh.
Their departure triggered a mini collapse before Patel and Jungade steered the visitors to safety. While Patel has so far struck two fours, Jungade has hit 11 boundaries.
Punjab 184 trail Vidarbha 332 for 7 (Ravi Jangid 104, Faiz Fazal 99, Amol Jungade 59*, Sandeep Sharma 4 for 78) by 148 runs.
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