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Irani Cup Day 2 Roundup: Sanjay Raghunath and Akshay Wadkar star for Vidarbha

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Opener Sanjay Raghunath and wicketkeeper-batsman Akshay Wadkar starred on Day 2 for Vidarbha in the Irani Cup match at Nagpur against Rest of India. The Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha posted 245/6 at the end of the day, trailing by 85 runs.

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On Day 1, the Rest of India team posted 330 on the back of opener Mayank Agarwal’s 95 and Hanuma Vihari’s brilliant 114. Aditya Sarwate and Akshay Wakhare’s three-wicket hauls ensured the Rest of India did not near 400 in their first innings.

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On Day 2, Vidarbha’s captain Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Raghunath started very well. The duo put up a half-century stand. Fazal fell to Gowtham for 27. Atharwa Taide made 15.

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Ganesh Satish and Sanjay Raghunath both put up a 62 run partnership. Satish fell 2 runs short of his half-century. He made 48 off 105 balls including 4 fours and a six. Mohit Kale wasn’t able to contribute more than a run. Raghunath too fell soon. He top scored today making 166 ball 65 including 9 boundaries.

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Wicketkeeper Akshay Wadkar was later accompanied by Aditya Sarwate. Sarwate made 18 runs. Wadkar completed his half-century off 96 balls including 9 boundaries. He is not out along with Akshay Karnewar who is playing on 15, at the end of day’s play. Vidarbha has put up 245/6 at the end of day 2.

For Rest of India, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja and Krishnappa Gowtham have picked up 2 wickets each. Ankit Rajpoot and Rahul Chahar have claimed a wicket each. As a result, the game is open on both the ends.

The Ajinkya Rahane led Rest of India will look to wrap up the tale early on Day 3 and put up an insurmountable lead for the Ranji Trophy winners Vidarbha.

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