For the second match in succession, Tamil Nadu secured a complete victory with a bonus level beating Baroda by an innings and 57 runs on the third day of the Group B Ranji Trophy match right here on Thursday.
Led by pacer Okay Vignesh’s five-wicket haul, Tamil Nadu wanted simply two periods to bowl out Baroda for 259, after taking a 316-run lead on the second day.
The win retains its slim hopes of qualification alive and would wish one other massive win within the subsequent match towards Saurashtra in Rajkot.
The wicket at Motibaug at all times has one thing in it for the pacers within the first session and Mohammed struck within the third ball of the day eradicating opener Ahmadnoor Pathan caught at gully. Kedar Devdhar and Vikram Solanki did nicely to outlive the subsequent hour earlier than the house staff imploded.
It was then Vignesh turned issues round for the guests with a fiery spell throughout which he picked up three wickets to peg again Baroda.
Vignesh bowled with nice depth, hitting the deck laborious and extracting good bounce from the floor. Right from the primary over he was prepared to check the batsman with bounce and it paid wealthy dividends.
The pacer eliminated Devdhar caught at slip with the additional bounce after which had Deepak Hooda mistiming a pull to present a straightforward catch to the deep sq. leg fielder.
He then accounted for Yusuf Pathan, who was brilliantly caught by Abhinav at deep level diving ahead.
At the opposite finish, Sai Kishore bowled Vishnu Solanki and when he had Swapnil Singh caught at foolish level, Baroda was decreased to 62-6.
It was from right here Baroda skipper Krunal Pandya (74) modified gears and went after the bowling assault. He first hit Vignesh for 2 sixes over mid-wicket earlier than smashing Sai Kishore everywhere in the park for 5 boundaries throughout two overs.
Post lunch, Krunal and Atit Sheth (70) continued to play with freedom with each batsmen slamming fast half-centuries. Vignesh then got here again to dismiss Krunal, caught on the deep level area earlier than dismissing Anureet Singh caught behind to finish his five-wicket haul.
Mohammed who set it up for TN with a seven-wicket haul within the first innings, fittingly completed the job with a yorker to take away Sheth.
Baroda (1st innings): 174
Tamil Nadu (1st innings) 490/7 decl.
Baroda (2nd innings): Kedar Devdhar c Aparajith b Vignesh 29, Ahmadnoor Pathan c Suryapprakash b Mohammed 0, Vishnu Solanki b Sai Kishore 19, Deepak Hooda c Mohammed b Vignesh 4, Krunal Pandya c (sub) Siddharth b Vignesh 74, Yusuf Pathan c Abhinav b Vignesh 1, Swapnil Singh c Suryapprakash b Sai Kishore 0, Viraj Bhosale c Vignesh b Aparajith 6, Atit Sheth b Mohammed 70, Anureet Singh c Jagadeesan b Vignesh 13, Babashafi Pathan not out 14
Extras (NB-2, B-12, LB-16, W-1) 30
Total (in 63.Three overs) 259
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-53, 3-53, 4-57 , 5-61, 6-62, 7-119, 8-192, 9-206
TN Bowling: Tanwar 9-4-29-0, Mohammed 11.3-3-31-2, Sai Kishore 17-4-65-2, Vignesh 16-4-62-5, Aparajith 10-0-44-1
Result: TN gained by an innings and 57 runs.
Points: TN 7(19); Baroda 0 (14).