Mongia slams ton as Rest takes slender lead

Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2001, 0:30 [IST]
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Nagpur: A superb knock of 83 runs by skipper Connor Williams helped Baroda finish on 124 for two in its second innings, after conceding a slim 13-run first innings lead to Rest of India on the third day of the five-day Irani Trophy cricket match here on Monday.
 Earlier, Rest of India, resuming at its overnight score of 179 for four, was all out for 331 off 117.3 overs in its first innings, 50 minutes after lunch with middle order batsman Dinesh Mongia scoring brilliant 125. He was supported by Vinayak Mane (48) and Ajay Ratra (61). Baroda had scored 318 all out in the first innings. Spinner Valmik Buch took five wickets for 94 runs to restrict the Rest's total. Irfan Pathan junior got three for 95, while Pathan senior and Rakesh Patel claimed one each. Baroda skipper Williams who made 83 was out off the last ball of the day when he edged off spinner Sharandeep Singh to wicket-keeper Ajay Ratra. Nayan Mongia was batting on 31.

Rest of India 179/4, Baroda restricted to 318
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