Ranji Trophy: Haryana in command against Baroda

Vadodara: Haryana put themselves in a commanding position in their Elite division Ranji Trophy match against Baroda by extending their overall lead to 363 at the end of third day`s play at the Motibag Ground on Saturday.

After taking a huge first-innings lead of 176 runs by dismissing Baroda for 214, Haryana were 187 runs for seven in the second essay.

Haryana were in trouble at the start of their second innings, losing openers Rahul Dewan and Nitin Saini with just seven on the board.

It was medium pacer Irfan Pathan who claimed both the wickets.

But a 66-run third-wicket partnership between Abhimanyu Khod (71) and Sunny Singh (46) steadied the ship. Khod`s knock contained nine hits to the fence and came in 209 minutes. It was because of his knock that Haryana could make 187 runs for seven in their second innings.

Baroda spinner Swapnil Singh was the wrecker in chief, claiming four wickets for 29 runs.

Earlier, resuming on overnight 104 for one, Baroda was folded up for just 214 as none of their batsman could tackle the bowling of Amit Mishra (4/27) and Harshal Patel (3/52).

Brief scores:

Haryana 1st inning 390. Baroda 1 st inning 214 (AA Waghmode 51, R K Solanki 52, Mishra 4/27, H Patel 3/52).

Haryana 2nd inning 187 for 7 (Khod 71; Swapnanil Sinngh 4/29, Irfan pathan 2/32).

PTI

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