[caption id="attachment_693312" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Wasim-Jaffer-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-693312" alt="Wasim Jaffer PTI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Wasim-Jaffer-1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Wasim Jaffer PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/wasim-jaffer/">Wasim Jaffer</a> missed out on a triple hundred but Vidarbha, in their bid to out-bat Rest of India, posted a mammoth 702 for five at stumps on a rain-curtailed third day of the Irani Cup. <p></p> <p></p>Jaffer was out for 286-- adding only a run to his overnight tally with only 28 overs being bowled during the day. <p></p> <p></p>Vidarbha's approach made it clear that they wanted to convert the match into a one-innings battle with Rest of India having a maximum of 180 overs to achieve the target. <p></p> <p></p>Jaffer's 431-ball innings had 34 boundaries and a six. He was bowled through the gate off a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/siddhart-kaul/">Siddarth Kaul </a> delivery in the third over of the day. <p></p> <p></p>However Vidarbha continued batting as their young midle-order batsman Apoorv Wankhade (99 batting) and Akshay Wadkar (37) added 91 runs for the fifth wicket. <p></p> <p></p>Wankhade's innings had 12 boundaries and two sixes off 173 balls. When play was finally stopped, Wankhade was just a run short of his maiden first-class hundred. <p></p> <p></p>Ravichandran Ashwin did not bowl a single over during the third day's play. <p></p> <p></p>It will be interesting to see whether Vidarbha declare at the start of the day or give Wankhade a chance to complete his hundred. <p></p> <p></p>The pitch being a placid one, it will also be difficult for Vidarbha to get 10 Rest of India wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Vidarbha has ensured that it will be near difficult to get a first-innings lead for Rest of India. <p></p> <p></p>As per rule, if Rest of India is not all out, then their run-rate at the completion of the match will decide the winner. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong> Vidarbha</strong> 702/5 (Wasim Jaffer 286, Ganesh Sathish 120, Apoorv Wankhade 99, Faiz Fazal 89, Sanjay Ramaswamy 53,<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jayan-yadav/"> Jayant Yadav</a> 1/202, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">R Ashwin </a>1/123, S Nadeem 1/159) vs Rest of India.