India Red's domination in the final fixture of the Duleep Trophy went on unabated in the second day of the match. While, in the first day Prithvi Shaw and captain Dinesh Karthik blasted centuries, on the second day, another youngster Washington Sundar blitzed with the score of 118. The 17 years old batsman hammered the score off just 88 balls. India Red aggregated a massive tally of 483 runs batting until the second day. India Blue got the strikes by the afternoon session of the day, but remained largely unaccomplished. By the end of the day, India Blue lost 5 wickets for 181 runs. The team played 45 overs.
Washington Sundar started the day partnering with Ishank Jaggi, the night watchman. In the day, Sundar played 44, starting with the score of 317 and ending with 483. He partnered with the rest of the wickets for his quickfire knock. From India Blue's side, the only bowlers reaching an edge in the inning were Bhargav Bhatt and Akshay Wakhare. Bhatt took down for wickets for 154 runs, while Wakhare removed 3 wickets for 95 runs.
India Blue's bet in the inning so far has been Abhimanyu Easwaran, the opener, batting at 89. However, the rest of the team could not bring up good partnerships falling back at paltry runs. Srikar Bharat scored 8, Manoj Tiwari had 25, the captain Suresh Raina scored only a single run, while Ishan Kishan ducked out. Deepak Hooda resisted the Red bowlers for a while for 12 runs, but perished.
By the day's end, Easwaran found a good partnership with Jaydev Unadkat. Both remained unbeaten as the overnight players. Unadkat was at his unbeaten score of 27, while Easwaran was closer to his next century. He scored three first-class centuries so far. However, the overall score of the team compared with the target is disappointing. India Blue was trailing by more than 300 runs after the second day. Still, the match is alive turning to the third day.
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