India Blue steers inning with Vihari's unbeaten knock

 . Last updated on September 15, 2017, 1:53 PM
India Blue steers inning with Vihari's unbeaten knock
India Blue Opener Hanuman Vihari scored 86 runs batting since the beginning of the inning.

After India Red's hefty inning, India Blue is steering the chase. The former scored 383 runs in the first inning. By the end of Day Two, India Blue is at 216 for 3 wickets. In the previous inning the Red team had an early wobble, but Baba Indrajith emerged as the sole striker bringing 200 runs single handedly. The double century is a feat for the Tamil Nadu Batsman on his maiden Duleep Trophy campaign. There were excellent partnerships in the inning with Vijay Gohil. Indrajith brought up his second century in a fury hitting four sixes in the inning. Gohil and the batsman partnered for 178 runs in the inning. It created a record as the second highest 10th wicket partnership in India.

India Blue opened its inning just before the Tea break. Opening batsmen Hanuman Vihari and Samit Gohel played together for 15 overs pulling the chase to 47 runs. The opening session was strong for the players. The bowlers of India Red showed up considerable intensity. Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi and CV Milind were on attack. However, the pitch supported the batsmen to keep the runs flowing into the tally. The top order scored good runs, among which, Suresh Raina's 52 off 82 balls was a strong knock in the inning. The team lost two wickets in 86 runs, but opener player Vihari was cautions enough not to lose his wicket. There were much stroke-play in the inning, that kept on the run rate alive.

By the end of the day, Vihari partnered with Deepak Hooda hauling the score to 216 for 3 wickets. India Blue trailed the Red team by 167 runs. The opener was striking at 86 runs becoming the overnight batman along with the Hooda. He hammered 14 fours in the stretch. Hooda scored 23 runs until the end of the day. The second day ended with 61 overs bowled by India Red.


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