Vinayak scores double ton, Vidarbha earn 3 pts from drawn tie

Agartala: A dazzling unbeaten double ton by Vinayak Samant was the sole attraction of the drawn match between Tripura and Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy Plate group A on Friday.

Resuming their over night score of 99 for 4 at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Stadium, Tripura declared their second innings on 433 for 8 on the last day when Vinayak reached his career best 200.

39-year-old Vinayak, who was unbeaten at 33 yesterday, faced 248 deliveries to score 200 which contained 21 hits to the fence during his 403 minute stay in the middle.

Besides Mani Singh (38) and skipper Timir Chanda (34), Vinayak was ably supported by lower order batsman Tushar Saha (56, 4x9, 6x1). Vinayak and Saha stitched 123 runs in the 9th wicket, the highest partnership in Tripura`s second innings.

For Vidarbha, Sandeep Singh, Shreekant Wagh and Amol Jungade took two wickets each.

After Tripura declared, Vidarbha started their second innings and scored 17 for no loss in the remaining nine overs of the last day.

By virtue of first innings lead Vidrabha bagged three points and Tripura managed one point from this match.

Brief score: Tripura (281 and 433/8 declared)

Vidarbha (368 and 17 for no loss).


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