Defending champion Vidarbha thrashed Rajasthan by an innings and 60 runs to record their first victory of the season in Elite Group Ranji Trophy match at VCA Jamtha Stadium on Friday.
Resuming at 12 for 3, the visitors were all out for 190. Thanks to left-arm spinner Aditya Sarvate who claimed four wickets for 35, while Akshay Warkhare took three and Akshay Karnewar accounted for two.
Captain Robin Bist (31,83 b, 2×4,2×6) and Ashok Maneria (49, 97b, 6×4) offered some resistance and made 64 run partnerships for the fifth wicket. When they looked settled, Wakhare got rid of Bist with 77 runs on board.
When Maneria was one run short of half-century he was caught by Wasim Jaffer off Akshay Karnewar. Thus, Rajasthan lost their sixth wicket for 108.
R K Bishnoi spends time on the wicket and scored 58 runs in 103 balls hitting four boundaries and three sixes. Finally, Wakhare clean bowled him and ensured an outright victory for Vidarbha. Sarvate and Karnewar cleaned up the tail and also ensured a bonus point for Vidarbha.
Vidarbha (1st Innings): 510-8 Decl. Rajasthan (1st Innings): 260 all out.
Rajasthan (2nd innings; following on; overnight 12 for 3): Amitkumar Gautam Run Out (Akshay Wakhare) 3, Robin Bist c Sanjay Ramaswamy b Akshay Wakhare 31, Ashok Menaria c Wasim Jaffer b Akshay Karnewar 49, Rajesh Bishnoi b Aditya Sarvate 58, Salman Khan lbw Akshay Karnewar 12, Rajat Choudhary lbw Aditya Sarvate 18, Tanveer Ul-Haq Not Out 7, Khaleel Ahmed c Akshay Kolhar (sub) b Aditya Sarvate 0;
Extras: (b 1, lb 3) 4; Total: (all out; 77.5 overs) 190; Fall of Wickets: 1-9, 2-10, 3-10, 4-13, 5-77, 6-108, 7-124, 8-181, 9-190; Bowling: Umesh Yadav 12-5-31-0, Rajneesh Gurbani 8-1-10-0, Aditya Sarvate 21.5-9-35-4, Akshay Wakhare 24-2-87-3, Akshay Karnewar 12-5-23-2.