Irani Cup 2019: Vidarbha Trail by 85 Runs on Day 2 Against Rest of India
Akshay Wadkar of Vidarbha. (Photo Credits: IANS)

Nagpur, February 13: Vidarbha scored 245/6, trailing by 85 runs at stumps on the second day of the Irani Cup against Rest of India (RoI) here on Wednesday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Akshay Wadkar (50) and Akshay Karnewar (15) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day. After dismissing RoI for 330, Vidarbha started the proceedings on a positive note, forging a 50-run stand. Skipper Faiz Fazal (27) and Sanjay Raghunath (65) played sensibly before the skipper departed.

The middle-order also rose to the occasion as Ganesh Satish (48) and Wadkar contributed handsomely. But lack of support from other batters - Atharwa Taide (15), Mohit Kale (1) and Aditya Sarwate (18) - costed Vidarbha. Irani Cup 2019 Video Highlights: Hanuma Vihari Scores a Century; Vidarbha Restrict Rest of India to 330.

For RoI, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja scalped two wickets each while Ankit Rajpoot and Rahul Chahar chipped in with one wicket each. Brief scores: RoI: 330/10 against Vidarbha 245/6 (Sanjay Raghunath 65, Akshay Wadkar 50 not out; Krishnappa Gowtham 2/33) at stumps on Day 2.