New Delhi, Jan 12 : Vidarbha bowlers produced a clinical performance to beat Bengal by nine wickets on the second day of fifth round of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Sunday. The bowlers dominated the proceedings in Nagpur as Vidarbha, who resumed play at 89/3, sealed a nine-wicket win against Bengal.
After securing a 42-run lead in the first innings, the defending champions bundled out Bengal for 99 as Aditya Sarvate scalped six wickets.
Needing 58 runs to win, Vidarbha then chased the target in 13.5 overs to pocket six points. In an another match between Saurashtra and Karnataka, Pujara notched up his seventh double hundred in Ranji Trophy, scoring 248, while Sheldon Jackson, who was batting on 99 at the close of play on the first day, scored 161 as Saurashtra posted 581/7d on the board against Karnataka.
The two added 394 runs together before Jackson got out. Karnataka, who had to negotiate eight overs before stumps, lost Devdutt Padikkal to end the day at 13/1. In another Ranji match in Chennai, Mumbai, who had recovered from 129/5 to reach 284/6 on the opening day, added 204 runs to their overnight score, putting 488 runs on the board against Tamil Nadu in the first innings.
While Aditya Tare, who is leading the side in the absence of Suryakumar Yadav, notched up a hundred, scoring 154 off 253 balls, Shashank Attarde scored 58. Tamil Nadu, in reply, were guided to 66/0 as Abhinav Mukund scored an unbeaten 52. In Guwahati, Rishav Das, who got out for 99, and Gokul Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 50, guided Assam to 209/3 against Chhattisgarh, who scored 318 runs after put in to bat. (UNI)