December 10, 2001

Uttar Pradesh win by three wickets

Staff Reporter
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Uttar Pradesh won their Ranji Trophy one-day match against Vidarbhy by three wickets at Udaipur on Saturday.

Opting to bat first, Vidarbha put 230 runs on the board. The runs were made largely by Ulhas Gandhe and Harshal Shitoot, two batsmen who have displayed remarkable consistency lower down the order for Vidarbha. Gandhe made 46 off 71, with one four and one six, while Shitoot scored 57 off 47, with seven fours.

Needing 231 to win, Uttar Pradesh were never pressed for run-rate, with Mohammad Kaif hitting 65 off 61 balls and a number of other batsmen made quick runs. Kaif fell at 183/6, however, giving Vidarbha a sniff at victory. The seventh wicket fell at 207, but Parvinder Singh (27 off 38) steered his side to a win by three wickets.