Chennai: Dec 6, 2013
Tamil Nadu had Baroda on the mat as they rode on their spinners’ brilliant show to bundle out the visitors for a meager 162 before finishing Day One on five for no loss in their Group B Ranji Trophy match in Chennai on Friday.
While debutant Rahil Shah was the pick of the bowlers with impressive figures of 26-11-49-4, R Aushik Srinivas (3/20) and M Rangarajan (3/55) chipped in with three wickets each.
Dhiren Mistry (68) was the lone batsman to make a significant contribution.
Electing to bat, Baroda could never manage to settle down and kept losing wickets at regular intervals with only four of their batsmen — Kedar Devdhar (18), out of favour India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan (26) and Hardik Pandya (11) — reaching the double-digit mark.
Opener Dhiren Mistry tried to consolidate the innings for a while before he offered an easy catch to R Prasanna at forward short leg off Rangarajan’s bowling to fall for a well-made 68 off 154 balls, laced with eight hits to the fence.
The Baroda batsmen simply failed to get any partnership going and their innings folded in 83.5 overs.
At stumps, K Arun Karthik was unbeaten on four and Abhinav Mukund was yet to open his account.
Match was stopped due to poor light at around 4 pm and was finally called off at 4.30 pm.
Baroda 162 (Dhiren Mistry 68; Rahil Shah 4 for 49, R Aushik Srinivas 3 for 20) lead Tamil Nadu 5 for no loss by 157 runs.
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