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Ranji Trophy 2017/18: Vidarbha 3 wickets away from reaching their maiden final

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Vidarbha is on the verge of creating history against Karnataka at the end of day 4. Starting on 195 for 4, Kartnakta picked 3 early wickets. Sarwate played a crucial knock of 55 which helped Vidarbha get a competitive lead of 197. In their second innings, Karnataka lost 3 wickets for 40 runs. C Gautam and Karun Nair added 41 runs for the 4th wicket. In the final session, Gurbani bowled a brilliant spell, taking 4 wickets.

At the end of day 4, Karnataka ended on 111 for 7 with 87 runs required and 3 wickets more left. It promises to be an exciting last day with Vinay Kumar and Shreyas Gopal at the crease.

2nd Semi-finals- Karnataka vs. Vidarbha ( Eden Garden’s, Kolkata)

Vidarbha began the day on 195 for 4. Karnataka took 3 early wickets to put pressure on Vidarbha batting line up. Sarwate scored an important 55, as Vidarbha were bowled out for 313 with a lead of 197.

Chasing the target of 198, Karnataka lost 3 early wickets for 40 runs. Mayank Agarwal, R Samarth, and D Nischal could not contribute much. The experienced pair of Karun Nair and C Gautam added 41 runs for the 4th wicket. In the final session, Vidarbha Gurbani took 4 wickets. Karnataka ended the day on 111 for 7, with another 87 runs required and 3 wickets more to go.

Karnataka 301 in 100.5 overs  (Karun Nair 153, CM Gautam 73, Umesh Yadav 4/73, Gurbani 5/90)and 111 for 7 in 43 overs ( Karun Nair 30, CM Gautam 24, Vinay Kumar 19* Gurbani 4/35)

Vidarbha 185 in 61.4 overs ( Sarwate 47, Wasim Jaffer 39, Mithun 5/45) and 313 in 84.1 overs  ( Ganesh Satish 81, Wankhade 49, Sarwate 55, S Arvind 2/56, Vinay Kumar 3/71, Stuart Binny 3/74)

Karnataka requires 87 runs with 3 wickets in hand.

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