Satish lead Vidarbha fightback
19th December 2017
G.Satish played a brilliant innings to take the Ranji Trophy Semi-final against Karnataka to an exciting junction. At stumps, Vidarbha was 195/4,leading Karnataka by 79 runs.
G.Satish played an innings what might well be a match saving one with sheer patience. He remained unbeaten on 71 runs off 128 balls.He gave a glimpse of every shot in his repertoire during his knock.
Vidarbha faced major setback losing F Y Fazal to Vinay Kumar. Binny picked up Ramaswamy through dream delivery. Six balls later, Jaffer survived a scare. In the last over before lunch, a strong leg before appeal was turned down as Vidarbha went to lunch at 58/2. In the seventh ball after lunch, Arvind's angling delivery hit Jaffer below the knee-roll and he was dismissed on 33.
Wankhade played a fluid innings of 49 runs before throwing away his wicket ending a 88-run partnership with G Satish leaving Vidarbha at 150/4. Wadkar accompanied Satish ensuring no more causalities today as Vidarbha finished Day 3 at 195/4.
Earlier, the game was delayed by 65 minutes due to fog. Umesh got Vinay Kumar.
Karun Nair completed his 150 runs by clipping the ball through mid-wicket. Umesh beat Karun Nair by pace to edge to the keeper ending Karnataka innings on 301 with a lead of 116 runs.
Karun Nair played a gem of an innings of 153 off 287 balls, spending 487 minutes at the crease, hitting twenty boundaries and one six.
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