Irani Trophy: Wasim Jaffer misses out on triple ton as Vidarbha post mammoth 702/5 on rain-curtailed Day 3

Wasim Jaffer missed out on a triple hundred but Vidarbha, in their bid to out-bat Rest of India, posted a mammoth 702 for five at stumps on a rain-curtailed third day of the Irani Cup.

PTI, March 16, 2018

Nagpur: Wasim Jaffer missed out on a triple hundred but Vidarbha, in their bid to out-bat Rest of India, posted a mammoth 702 for five at stumps on a rain-curtailed third day of the Irani Cup.

Jaffer was out for 286 — adding only a run to his overnight tally with only 28 overs being bowled during the day.

Vidarbha's approach made it clear that they wanted to convert the match into a one-innings battle with Rest of India having a maximum of 180 overs to achieve the target.

Representative photo. Getty Images

Representative photo. Getty Images

Jaffer's 431-ball innings had 34 boundaries and a six. He was bowled through the gate off a Siddarth Kaul delivery in the third over of the day.

However Vidarbha continued batting as their young midle-order batsman Apoorv Wankhade (99 batting) and Akshay Wadkar (37) added 91 runs for the fifth wicket.

Wankhade's innings had 12 boundaries and two sixes off 173 balls. When play was finally stopped, Wankhade was just a run short of his maiden first-class hundred.

Ravichandran Ashwin did not bowl a single over during the third day's play.

It will be interesting to see whether Vidarbha declare at the start of the day or give Wankhade a chance to complete his hundred.

The pitch being a placid one, it will also be difficult for Vidarbha to get 10 Rest of India wickets.

Vidarbha has ensured that it will be near difficult to get a first-innings lead for Rest of India.

As per rule, if Rest of India is not all out, then their run-rate at the completion of the match will decide the winner.

Updated Date: Mar 16, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114