12 November, 2008

BARODA: Irfan Pathan wrecked the Uttar Pradesh line-up with a five-wicket haul helping Baroda put the visiting side on the mat at 251 for eight
in their first innings on the second day of their Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday.

Irfan's precision with the ball made up for Baroda's first innings collapse in which they were all out for 235.

UP had a slim 16-run lead over the hosts at the stumps.

Resuming at the overnight three for one, Uttar Pradesh lost two quick wickets with the total reading just nine runs.

Having lost two quick wickets UP were depending on skipper Mohd Kaif and Tanmay Srivastav to rescue the innings and they delivered with a 122-run fourth-wicket partnership.

Srivastav and Kaif enabled Uttar Pradesh to take the score to a total of 131 before the collapse started.

Srivastav misjudged a delivery from Irfan Pathan (Sr) and leaving him plumb in front of the stumps.

Srivastav's 79-run knock had 13 fours and he faced 123 deliveries.

Kaif did not survive for long after that and got out after making 51 runs -- studded with eight fours.

R shukla (37) and B kumar (24) were other top-scorers for UP.

Seven out of eight wickets which fell on the second day were captured by the medium pacers, while spinner Rajesh Pawar took two wickets.more read in detail
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