Faiz Fazal remained not out on Photo Courtesy     BCCI Twitter handle
Faiz Fazal remained not out on 83. Photo Courtesy BCCI Twitter handle

Starting Day 2, openers Sanjay Ramaswamy and Faiz Fazal ensured that Vidarbha got off to a steady start and did not loss any wicket against Saurashtra. The match is being played at Karnail Singh Stadium in Delhi in Round 7 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Ramaswamy and Fazal had a mammoth 171 runs stand between them for the first wicket. Ramaswamy made 77 off 180-ball, that included 10 boundaires, while Fazal was unbeaten on 83 off 180-balls with nine fours’ and one solitary six to his name. Vidarbha going into stumps were 242 for 3 with Shalabh Srivastava not-out on 31 and Jitesh Sharma still unbeaten on 9* trailing Saurashtra by 59 runs. FULL Cricket Score, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 2, Round 7

Prerak Mankad struck for Vidarbha getting Ramaswamy leg-before for 77. Soon Fazal too departed missing out a well deserved hundred by 6 runs. Amitoze got the wicket of Fazal for 94, getting him caught bt Punia. Final wicket to go for Vidarbha was Ganesh Satish for 19. Vandit Jivrajani got the Satish leg-before. Shalabh and Jitesh soon came out and calmed nerves for their side, staying unbeaten by the end of days play.

Saurashtra, being put to bat first, were bundled out for 301 on Day One. Sheldon Jackson s century kept Saurashtra ahead throughout with his knock of 116, along with Chirag Jani who reached his fifty. Rajnessh Gurbani took maximum wickets for Vidarbha ending with figures of 4 for 85.

Brief Scores:

Saurashtra 301 (Sheldon Jackson 116, Chirag Jani 78; Rajneesh Gurbani 4 for 85) lead Vidarbha 242 for 3 (Sanjay Ramaswamy 77, Faiz Fazal 94; Prerak Mankad 1 for 28, Amitoze Singh 1 for 11) by 59 runs.