Yash Dubey’s gritty century wasn’t sufficient for Madhya Pradesh to cease a rampant Remainder of India from extending their general result in a sizeable 275 on the third day of the Irani Cup, on Friday (March 3).
Beginning the day on in a single day rating of 53, younger Dubey made 109 off 258 balls and was concerned in two helpful partnerships of 114 for the fourth wicket with Harsh Gawli (54) and 96 for the sixth wicket with Saransh Jain (66). MP nonetheless managed solely 294 of their first innings, 190 runs lower than Relaxation’s first innings rating of 484.
At stumps, Relaxation raced to 85 for 1 in 18 overs with Yashasvi Jaiswal smashing an unbeaten 58 off 53 balls. Mayank Agarwal (0) as soon as once more failed after being trapped leg earlier than by Kumar Kartikeya.
Within the first two periods, ROI struck by means of off-spinner Pulkit Narang (4/65) and the tempo duo of Navdeep Saini (3/56) and Mukesh Kumar (2/44) to offer them a primary innings cushion of 190 runs.
Narang, a pupil of Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, has been a daily Group India web bowler and has improved loads since he was discarded by Delhi a number of seasons again. He was instrumental in dismissing centurion Dubey after which MP could not put up any struggle.
With two extra days left, ROI can be seeking to bat massive and set an enormous goal. Within the morning, Saini gave the breakthrough within the ninth over of the day when he castled Gawli with a ball that nipped again sufficient to knock the off stump.
MP misplaced with one other wicket — Aman Solanki (7) — with the addition of simply 16 runs however Dubey remained stable at one finish and located a superb ally in Jain. The duo put collectively 96 runs to keep away from follow-on.
Luck additionally aided Dubey as he was dropped twice however he remained regular to notch his century. Narang lastly accounted for Dubey, who missed a drive to be clean-bowled. MP then went on to lose their final 4 wickets in 53 runs.
Remainder of India 484 and 85/1; 18 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 58 batting, Abhimanyu Easwaran 26 batting). Madhya Pradesh 294; 112.5 overs (Yash Dubey 109, Harsh Gawli 54, Ankit Kushwah 22 not out; Pulkit Narang 4/65, Navdeep Saini 3/56, Mukesh Kumar 2/44). Remainder of India lead by 275 runs.