VADODARA, Jan 12 (PTI): Five-wicket haul by leg-spinner Bhargav Bhatt (5 for 103) helped Baroda restrict Rajasthan to 394 before reaching 73 for one at stumps on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Super League final here today.
For Rajasthan, although Robin Bist (77), skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar (61), Rashmi Parida (56) and Ashok Menaria (45) contributed with the bat but none of the batsmen could convert the half-centuries into a big score here at the Moti Bagh stadium.
Resuming at the overnight total of 198 for three, yesterday�s unbeaten batsmen in Rohit Bist on 56 and Vivek Yadav on 4, mixed caution with aggression to give the visitors a good start on the day.
The duo put on a 50-run stand for the fourth wicket with Yadav being the more dominating of the two. But he became the first one to depart after hitting 27 off 56 balls, studded with four hits to the fence, falling to left-handed spinner Bhatt.
Rajasthan 1st Innings: overnight 198/3: A Chopra lbw b Bhatt 34, V Saxena run out 31, H Kanitkar c Williams b Waghmode 61, R Bist b Bhatt 77, Vivek Yadav lbw b Bhatt 27, R Parida b Bhatt 56, A Menaria c Devdhar b Bhatt 45, R Jhalani b Vohra 9, D Chahar b Swapnil 8, Pankaj Singh b Swapnil 6, M Khatri not out 0. Extras: (B-13, LB-14, W-13) 40. Total: (all out; 147.1 overs) 394. Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-73, 3-190, 4-240, 5-269, 6-346, 7-369, 8-384, 9-394. Bowling: M Vahora 36-5-108-0, S Vohra 26-9-57-1, B Bhatt 42.1-14-103-5, A Karambelkar 8-4-12-0, Swapnil Singh 21-4-54-2, A Waghmode 14-3-33-1.
Baroda 1st innings: C Williams c Chopra b Vivek 17, J Kolsawala not out 46, K Devdhar not out 4. Extras: (B-6) 6. Total: (For 1 wicket; 30 overs) 73. Fall of wickets: 1-63. Bowling: Pankaj Singh 6-2-16-0, D Chahar 8-2-31-0, M Khatri 8-1-13-0, Vivek Yadav 7-4-7-1, A Menaria 1-1-0-0.