Irani Cup Day 2: Rest of India get the upper hand against Vidarbha

first_imgIrani Cup Day 2: Rest of India get the upper hand against VidarbhaIrani Cup, Day 2: Vidarbha (245 for 6) trail Rest of India by (330) by 85 runs at stumps on the second day of the Irani Cup in Nagpur.advertisement India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 13, 2019UPDATED: February 13, 2019 16:46 IST Akshay Wadkar scored an unbeaten 50 to help Vidarbha to 245/6 at stumps on day 2 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVidarbha (245 for 6) trail Rest of India (330) by 85 runs at stumps on Day 2RR Sanjay and AV Wadkar scored fifties for Vidarbha on the second dayK Gowtham and DA Jadeja picked 2 wickets apiece for Rest of IndiaBrief Score: Vidarbha (245/6 in 90 overs) vs Rest of India (330-all out). Wadkar 50*; Karnewar 15*; D. Jadeja 2/66, Rajpoot 1/27 Vidarbha reached 245 for 6 against Rest of India at stumps on the second day of the Irani Cup in Nagpur. Sanjay Raghunath (65) and Ganesh Satish (48) produced solid batting efforts for Vidarbha, who now trail RoI by 85 runs.On Tuesday, Rest of India were bowled out for 330 after a steling hundred from Hanuma Vihari and a classy 95 from Mayank Agarwal. Aditya Sarwate’s three-wicket haul ensured Vidarbha did not near 400 in their first innings.In what was a rivetting day of cricket on Day 2 of the Irani Cup, Rest of India started well with the ball when K Gowtham snared Vidarbha skipper Faiz Fazal in the 21st over. Atharwa Taide fell for 15 but Sanay’s half-century helped RoI steady the innings, Satish played a good knock before Vidarbha slipped to 168 for 5.At that stage, Rest of India were eyeing a hefty first innings lead. With their batting stars back in the pavillion, Vidarbha were in a spot of bother before Akshay Wadkar led a stern resistance. He had good support from Aditya Sarwate as the duo frustrated Rest of India’s strong bowling attack.Ankit Rajpoot pegged Vidarbha back further when he removed Sarwate towards the end of day’s play.For RoI, Gowtham and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja were the stars with two wickets apiece. Jadeja, who plays for Saurashtra had taken a six-wicket haul in the second innings of the Ranji Trophy final against Vidarbha – a few days later, he was back to haunt the Ranji champions with his left-arm spin.advertisementBy the end of the second day, the match was wide open. Wadkar and Sarwate were gutsy and stubborn. The first hour of the third day would be crucial for both teams.While Rest of India would look to make a few early inroads, Vidarbha will be determined to get as close as possible to RoI’s first-innings lead.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Irani CupFollow Day 2Follow Rest of India vs VidarbhaFollow Rest of IndiaFollow VidarbhaFollow Nagpurlast_img read more

Death toll reaches 146 more rain expected this week

The Government meanwhile said schools in the affected areas will remain closed this week. The United Nations office in Colombo said that Sri Lanka had made a formal request for support following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the Southern and Western regions of the country.The adverse weather conditions have caused flooding and landslides in 14 out of 25 district in Sri Lanka; Batticaloa, Colombo, Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matale, Matara, Mulaitivu, Ratnapura, Trincomalee and Vavuniya. The most severely impacted district is Galle, where 128,047 people (32,215 families) have reportedly been affected. Fatalities have been reported in Gampaha, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura districts.The Tri-Forces and Police have been mobilized for Search and Rescue and evacuations operations in Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara and Matara districts.UN agencies are currently supporting the government’s relief efforts in coordination and mobilizing resources. Landslide warnings were issued for several areas and the public were told to evacuate if rain continues for the next 24 hours. The death toll from the floods and landslides reached 146 today with more rain expected this week.The Disaster Management Centre said that 112 people are missing and over one million people have been affected by the disaster. Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to continue into the first week of June, raising the risk that current conditions may worsen with land access to many affected areas restricted due to water inundation and landslides. (Colombo Gazette) read more