Fazal hits ton as Vidarbha post 199/3

Nagpur: Riding on an unbeaten century from Faiz Fazal, Vidarbha posted 199 for three on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Odisha here on Saturday.

Vidarbha though still trail the visitors by 254 runs with seven wickets remaining. Odisha had earlier declared at 453 for six in their first innings.

Resuming on 14 for two, the hosts added 185 runs by losing just one wicket on the entire day. Overnight batsman Fazal, starting on 10, went on to score a patient century.

Fazal also put on an important 100-run stand with Shalabh Shrivastava (27) for the third wicket before joining hands with Hemang Badani to share an unbeaten 85 runs for the fourth wicket.

Shrivastava was the only batsman to be dismissed today but with that being a run out, the bowlers had nothing to show for.

At stumps on day three, Fazal remained unbeaten on 124 off 296 balls studded with 16 fours, while giving his company at the other end was Hemang Badani on 32.

Brief scores:

Odisha 1st innings: 453 for six decl

Vidarbha 1st innings: 199 for three in 94 overs (Faiz Fazal batting 124, Hemang Badani batting 32; Basant Mohanty 1/33).