Irani Trophy: Parthiv, Tiwary help RoI post 292/4

Published: Monday, October 8, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Rajkot: A resolute knock of 161 not out by opener Parthiv Patel and a valuable unbeaten 56 by Manoj Tiwary helped Rest of India (RoI) to score 292 for four in their first essay in reply to Mumbai's 453 for all out on the second day of the five-day Irani Trophy match played at the Madhav Rao Scindia Cricket Stadium here on Sunday.

It was Parthiv Patel's seventh hundred in first-class matches, and with Manoj Tiwary, the duo put a partnership of unbeaten 142 runs for the fifth wicket.

After bowling out Mumbai for 453 from their overnight score of 385 for eight this morning, RoI had a disastrous start, with Akash Chopra going for duck in a fiery spell by medium pacer Rajesh Verma, when the score was four.

Mohd Kaif, who is working hard for re-entry in India Team, could not stabilise the innings and was trapped lbw off Ajit Agarkar after scoring 18 runs. Another asiprant for India Team Suresh Raina was a victim of medium pacer R Verma, who uprooted his off stump after he made 17 runs. The Team's score was 64 for 3.

S Badrinath joined Parthiv Patel and did the damage control by scoring 86 runs for the fourth wicket, before he became a victim of spinner I Abdulla. Badrinath made 29 runs.

The southpaw Parthiv Patel showed his class with 26 delightful boundaries in his knock of unbeaten 161 runs.

Manoj Tiwary who was giving company to Patel initially played cautiously, but later he went for big hits, smashing two mighty sixes and six boundries in his unbeaten 56 runs when stumps were drawn.

RoI was still trailing by 161 runs with six wickets intact.

R Verma was the most successful bowler for Mumbai, who scalped two wickets for 49 while Ajit Agarkar and I Abdulla took one wicket each conceding 68 and 51 runs respectively. Ramesh Powar who was dropped from India Team, was unimpressive in bowling department, as he has conceded 68 runs in 12 runs and was unable to get a wicket.

Mumbai tail-enders added 68 runs this morning after resuming their innings at overnight score of 385 for eight and were all out for 453.

I Abdulla played like a one-day game and hit 56 of 63 balls in which he smashed seven fours and two sixes, while Ramesh Power showed his prowess with bat and contributed 45 runs with the aid of six fours and one mighty six before the innings folded at 453.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Ist Innings 453 for all out vs Rest of India Ist Innings 292 for four in 70 overs (Parthiv Patel not out 161, S Badrinath 29, M Tiwary not out 56; Rajesh Verma 2 for 49, Ajit Agarkar 1 for 68 and I Abdullah 1 for 51).


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