Irani Trophy Day 3: Rest of India vs Bombay

Irani Trophy Day 3: Rest of India vs Bombay

Post by Rohan Chandr » Tue, 18 Oct 1994 14:29:14

Much as I hate to post the following score, I'm afraid it must be
done. Thanks once again to Ajay Mittal and ToI (I think) for
providing. It really pains me to think of the look on Sadiq's face
when he see this, but since every couch potato must have is day, I
will leave it to Ebert to fill in the *unbiased* comments on the game
:( Then I'll pick on themm :)

  By Pradeep Vilayakar

    BOMBAY, October 14.

Bombay legspinner Sairaj Bahutule came good when it counted at the
***hede Stadium today.With the eyes of three of the five national
selectors trained on him, Bahutule bowled unchanged for 14 overs as he
finished with a haul of seven wickets for 63 to help Bombay enforce
the follow-on againt Rest of India on the third day of the five- day
Irani trophy match.Rest, who were all out for 193 in reply to Bombay's
424, were 81 for one at the close-- still having to clear 150 of the
231-run deficit.

         Bahutule, with 387 runs and 35 wickets last season for
Bombay, has been pressing his claims as a genuine allrounder. He had
claimed two wickets in 14 overs last evening.Today, he had five of the
remaining six wickets, showing superb control over line and length
.There was a welcome sight of the ball hurrying through on pitching,
which ensured the batsmen had always to exercise care. Only in the
second innings was Bahutule hit, twice by the tall opener Vikram
Rathore. who for second time in the match, created a good impression.

         One expected Bahutule to respond in the true manner of
spinners - buy Rathore's wicket.But that seems old-fashioned nowadays.
One contributing factorcould be the powerful bats they make. A
mistimed shot reaches the boundary and a well-timed shot goes over.

         Afler Abey Kuruvilla had over- night batsman Vijay Yadav leg
before playing across the line,Ashish Kapoor edged Bahutule to second
slip Sunil More. Sunil Siubramaniam gave a return catch. Obaid Kamal
lofted into midoff Kuruvilla's hands.The well-entrenched Rahul Dravid,
who had hung on for l S9 minutes for his 40, cut a delivery turning
away from him to be caught by 'keeper Sameer Dighe and last man Iqbal
Siddiqui edgd to Manjrekar at slip.

         With both Kuruvilla and Bahutule bowling well, skipper
Manjrekar didn't have to turn to any other bowler except Mham- brey,
who had four overs . Still, it was perplexing why the other spin- ner
in the side, offspinner Mahesh Karanjkar was not given a bowl.

         When brought on as the fiflh bowler in the second innings,
Karanjkar, as in the first innings, got the first breakthrough. He got
one to turn and kick and the well- set Ajay Mehra(32) was compelled to
poke at it and push towards slip where Manjrkear took a catch at the
second attempt.The Bombay skipper had earlier reacted late to snap up
an edge off Rathore in Karanjkar's first over.

         Rathore played the pull and the lofted shot most eagerly and
there was never a dull moment when he was on stike.He is unbeaten with
44 with six fours and a six. A real big knock is needed from the man
who scored over 1,000 runs last season if the Rest are to take the
match into the fifth day.

         Conditions were overcast for most of the day when only 56
minutes play was possible in the first session though play began on
time. The rains, which lashed the suburbs, spared the ***hede
Stadium. A morning drizzle held up play .The Bombay medium-pacers
tried to bowl fast instead of tryingto wobble the ball and it was left
to the spinners to get th wickets.

Bombay (1st Innings): 424

Rest of India !st Innings: (overnight 142-2)

V.Rathore               c Patel         b Karanjkar     60
A.Mehra                 lbw             b Kuruvilla     46
S.Sugwekar              c Manjrekar     b Bahutule       0
P.Amre                  c and b         b Bahutule      10
R.Dravid                c Dighe         b Bahutule      40
V.Yadav                 lbw             b Kuruvilla     13
A.Kapoor                c More          b Bahutule       0
S.Subramaniam           c and b         b Bahutule       6
O.Kamal                 c Kuruvilla     b Bahutule       0
P.Vaidya                not out                          7
Extras                  (B 3, LB 1, NB 7)               11
TOTAL                   all out                        193  

FOW: 1-84, 2-97, 3-118, 4-120, 5-160, 6-168, 7-179, 8-183, 9-189

Paras Mhambrey          11      2       41      0
Abey Kuruvilla          24      8       57      2
Sairaj Bahutule         30.1    8       63      7
Manish Patel             2      0       14      0
Mahesh Karanjkar         3      1       14      1

Rest of India 2nd Innings: (following on)

V.Rathore               not out                         44
A.Mehra                 c Manjrekar     b Karanjkar     32
O.Kamal                 not out                          4
Extras                  (LB 1)                           1
TOTAL                   for 1 wicket                    81

FOW: 1-69

Paras Mhambrey          10      1       34      0
Manish Patel             7      1       11      0
Abey Kuruvilla           2      1        1      0
Sairaj Bahutule         10      4       15      0
Mahesh Karanjkar         5      0       19      1