Ranji Trophy 2012: Suresh Raina scores ton as Uttar Pradesh earn three points against Vidarbha

Suresh Raina was unbeaten on 105 at the end of fouth day’s play Getty Images

Nagpur: Dec 11, 2012

Skipper Suresh Raina finally found some form, scoring up an unbeaten century on the fourth and final day, as Uttar Pradesh collected three points from their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh got the points on the basis of taking the first-innings lead, while Vidarbha had one.

After bowling out Vidarbha for 308 on the fourth and final day, Uttar Pradesh were 175 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.

Opening the innings instead of batting at his usual number four position, Raina spent 199 minutes in the middle, faced 167 balls and hit 13 fours and two sixes. The India left-hander remained unconquered on 105

Hemang Badani top-scored for the hosts with a knock of 76, even as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Imtiaz Ahmed took three wickets apiece for Uttar Pradesh.

Brief scores: Uttar Pradesh 548 and 175 for three (Suresh Raina105*, Mohammad Kaif 42) drew with Vidarbha 308 (Hemang Badani 76; Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 3 for 41, Imtiaz Ahmed 3 for 45).

Points: Uttar Pradesh 3, Vidarbha 1.