Nagpur: Rest of India was struggling at 60 for three off 24 overs in its second innings on the penultimate day of the five-day Irani trophy match against Ranji champions Baroda in Nagpur on Tuesday.
| Set to get 273 for an outright win, the Rest reduced the winning target to 213 runs but had also lost three important wickets. Skipper Laxman, who was dropped Satyajit Parab off Valmick Buch early part of his innings, was batting with 26 and Dinesh Mongia (batting six) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn. Earlier, resuming at overnight score of 124 for two, Baroda piled up 285 all out off 105.4 overs. Skipper Connor Williams (83), Nayan Mongia (52), Himanshu Jadhav (42) and Irfan Pathan junior hit up 32 runs respectively to propel Baroda innings. Off spinner Sharandeep Singh ended with a tally of three for 75, followed by Debasish Mohanty (two for 57) and Rahul Sanghvi (two for 62) and Tiny Yohannan (two for 70). Extras:|
Mongia slams ton as Rest takes slender lead
Rest of India 179/4, Baroda restricted to 318
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