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Saurashtra scored 233 runs for seven wickets thanks to a stormy innings of 93 runs played by Avi Barot’s 44 balls.
The current Ranji Trophy champion Saurashtra defeated Vidarbha by 79 runs on 13 January in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Saurashtra scored 233 runs for seven wickets thanks to a stormy innings of 93 runs played by Avi Barot’s 44 balls. After this, on the basis of five wickets of Chetan Sakaria, Vidarbha was bowled out for 154 runs in 17.2 overs. Apart from Chetan and Barot, Prekkar Mankad played an important role in Saurashtra’s victory with both bat and ball. Prerna scored 59 runs off 26 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes and took four wickets with the ball. Under Elite Group D, Saurashtra dominated the Vidarbha in both batting and bowling at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. This is Saurashtra’s second consecutive win.
Batting first after losing the toss, Saurashtra had lost two wickets for 10 runs at a time. Opener Harvick Desai (10) and number three batsman Samarth Vyas (0) returned to the pavilion for 19 runs. In such a situation, Avi Barot and Motivational Mankad came together. Both batted openly and responded to every attack of Vidarbha bowlers. Vidarbha bowlers looked ineffective in front of both of them. 32 runs scored in the 15th over of Saurashtra’s innings. This over was thrown by Atharva Taide. In this first Barot hit two sixes and three fours. Then Arpit Vasavada looted a total of 32 runs by hitting a six.
Barot fell victim to Yash Thakur seven runs before the century. He scored 93 runs in 44 balls with the help of 13 fours and four sixes. At the same time, Motivar scored 59 runs in 26 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. Arpit Vasavada scored 39 runs in 20 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. Darshan Nalakande took the maximum four wickets from Vidarbha.
Vidarbha’s batting could not progress in front of a strong target. Opener Jitesh Sharma scored 43 runs which was also the highest scorer of the team, apart from him no other batsman could play solid innings for Vidarbha. The team could get closer in the match but their lower order collapsed in front of Chetan Sakaria. Vidarbha lost five wickets in the last five runs. At one time he had five wickets for 150 runs but by reaching 154 runs, the team was all out. Sakaria put a maiden in the four-over spell and dismissed five batsmen for 11 runs. Apart from him, Prekkar Mankad got four wickets.
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