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Vihari, Raina lead India Blue's fightback on second day

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

Hanuma Vihari remained unbeaten on 86, while Suresh Raina made a strokeful 52 as Blue reached 216 for three in reply to Red's 383 all out on the second day of the Duleep Trohpy match, here today.

Opening the batting along side Samit Gohel (32), Vihari played patient knock to score his runs off 163 balls with the help of 14 boundaries.


He was ably supported by captain Raina, who scored his half-century off 82 deliveries during which he hit seven boundaries.

In between made a 34-ball 20.

At the close of play, Deepak Hooda was giving Vihari company on 23 off 41 balls.

Earlier resuming at 291 for nine, overnight batsman Baba Indrajith (200) and Vijay Gohil (34 not out) shared 92 runs for the last wicket to take Red to 383.

Coming on to bat at the overnight score of 120, Indrajit added 80 more runs to his tally while Gohil gave him the perfect support from the other end to prolong Red's innings.

Indrajith scored at a brisk pace and struck as many as 20 boundaries and six hits over the fence during his 280-ball knock.

For Blue, medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot scalped three wickets for 56 runs, while Tiwary (2/30) and left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (2/72) picked up two wickets apiece.

Blue now trail Red by 167 runs with seven wickets in hand and two full day's play remaining.

Brief Scores:

Red: 383 all out in 108.3 overs (Baba Indrajith 200; Ankit Rajpoot 3/56).

Blue: 216 for three in 61 overs (Hanuma Vihari 86 not out, Suresh Raina 52; Vijay Gohil 1/50).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 22:13 IST
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