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Player of the Match
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Vidarbha fight back after being bowled out for 246

Kerala 32 for 2 trail Vidarbha 246 (Wadkar 53, Akshay 5-66) by 214 runs
Scorecard

A late rally from the lower order and early wickets from the new-ball pair of Lalit Yadav and Rajneesh Gurbani helped Vidarbha regain some lost ground in Surat.

After they had been pinned down to 95 for 6, wicketkeeper-batsman Akshay Wadkar, who was playing only his third first-class game, struck a maiden fifty, and stitched up 74 for the seventh wicket with Aditya Sarwate (36) to push Vidarbha's total to 246. Left-arm spinner KC Akshay secured his second five-wicket haul in three matches.

In reply, Kerala made 32 for the loss of opener Mohammed Azharuddeen and nightwatchman Sandeep Warrier before stumps was called.

Having started the second day on 45 for 3 - wet weather had wiped out two sessions on the first - Vidarbha lost Ganesh Satish and Apoorv Wankhade early. Karn Sharma then added 24 to his overnight 7 before he was trapped lbw by allrounder Jalaj Saxena. At 95 for 6 in the 50th over, a full-blown collapse loomed, but Wadkar and the lower order averted it. He was the ninth man dismissed but Wakhare and No. 11 Yadav put on 53 for the last wicket to frustrate Kerala.

Kerala 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5Jalaj S SaxenaMohammed Azharuddeen
2nd54Salman NizarMohammed Azharuddeen
3rd27SV SamsonSalman Nizar
4th51Sachin BabySalman Nizar
5th3KB Arun KarthikSalman Nizar
6th3PR PremSalman Nizar
7th0PR PremBasil Thampi
8th0PR PremKC Akshay
9th14PR PremMD Nidheesh
10th8PR PremS Sandeep Warrier

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYDBD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JHARK61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TRPRA60244-0.426
Group D
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.300
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.700