Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha defends lowest rating in first-class cricket in India, shoot out Gujarat for 54 | Cricket Information

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NAGPUR: Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate grabbed a match haul of 11 wickets as Vidarbha pipped Gujarat by 18 runs, defending 73 on the third day morning in a Ranji Trophy Group D match at Jamtha.
With this Vidarbha defended the bottom rating — 73 — efficiently in first-class cricket in India, bettering Bihar’s 78 in opposition to Delhi in Jamshedpur method again within the 1948-49 season.
At a venue the place India’s opening Check in opposition to Australia is slated to be performed in lower than a month’s time, the match witnessed 15 wickets tumbling on day one, adopted by 16 on the following day.
The Ranji Trophy sport was performed on a aspect pitch, whereas the Check could be performed on one of many centre strips.

Chasing a paltry 73, Gujarat resumed their second essay on six for one as they have been shot out for 54 inside 31 overs on the third day morning with Sarwate as soon as once more operating by their line-up with beautiful figures of 15.3-6-17-6 to enrich his first innings 5/64.
Sarwate, who returned with a career-best match haul of 11/81, was complemented properly by one other left-arm spinner in Harsh Dubey (9-1-11-3).
Siddharth Desai, who batted on No. 3, was the one Gujarat batter to achieve a double-digit rating (18) and was dismissed by a run-out.
Electing to bat, Vidarbha folded their first innings for 74 in 30.3 overs on the stroke of lunch on day one, with the Gujarat tempo duo of Chintan Gaja and Tejas Patel grabbing 5 wickets every.
Gujarat notched 256 of their first innings taking a primary innings lead of 182 runs.
Vidarbha put up a robust struggle of their second essay with Jitesh Sharma main the present with a 53-ball 69, whereas No 9 batter Nachiket Bhute additionally contributed a major 42 off 66 balls.
Gujarat’s Siddharth Desai, who additionally bowled left-arm orthodox spin, was their wrecker-in-chief as he returned with 6/74 to bundle out Vidarbha for 254 and a win appeared formality for the guests with a small goal of 73.
However Sarwate had different concepts as Gujarat batters fell like 9 pins on an eventful third day morning as Vidarbha bagged six factors from the match to maneuver to joint-second place with Punjab.
Temporary Scores
At Nagpur: Vidarbha 74 and 254. Gujarat 256 and 54; 33.3 overs (Siddharth Desai 18; Aditya Sarwate 6/17, Harsh Dubey 3/11). Vidarbha gained by 18 runs. Factors: Vidarbha 6, Gujarat 0.

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