Veteran Wasim Jaffer (178) and young Atharwa Taide (95) helped Vidarbha to pile up 389 for four on the first day of Group ‘A’ Ranji Trophy match at VCA Jamtha Stadium on Sunday. The day belonged to Jaffer and Taide who made 199 run partnership for second wicket. Another professional batsman Ganesh Satish was batting on 77 in the company of Mohit Kale (33) when the first day play stopped. Jaffer’s 178 knock was studded with 22 boundaries and two sixes. unfortunately Taide, playing his second Ranji match, missed the century by five runs. His 95 run knock consisted 15 boundaries. For Mumbai Dhrumil Matkar claimed three wickets.
Scoreboard:- Vidarbha (1st innings): Faiz Fazal (c) c Vilas Auti b SN Thakur 12, Atharwa Taide lbw b Dhrumil Matkar 95, Wasim Jaffer c Tare b Dhrumil Matkar 178, Ganesh Satish batting 77, Akshay Wadkar b Dhrumil Matkar 1, Mohit Kale batting 33,
Extras: 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 1, nb 2, p 0) ;Total: 389 (4 wkts, 90 Overs); Fall of wickets: 12-1, 211-2, 323-3, 327-4
Bowling: Shardul Thakur 14-1-68-1, Tushar Deshpande 18-3-57-0, Shivam Dube 6-0-34-0, Dhrumil Matkar 20-1-92-3, Tanush Kotian 18-0-77-0, Shubham Ranjane 2-0-15-0, Jay Gokul Bista 6-0-25-0, Shreyas Iyer 6-0-20-0