India pacer Umesh Yadav wreaked havoc with a sensational five-wicket haul as Vidarbha shot out Haryana for just 55 runs on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match, in Rohtak, on Friday.
Yadav led the Vidarbha attack admirably and conceded just 18 runs from his 13 overs. He was ably supported by pace colleague Sandeep Singh, who took four wickets for 11 runs from 10.1 overs.
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Shrikant Wagh claimed the other wicket to fall as the home side was shot out in 37.1 overs in the first innings after Vidarbha won the toss and elected to field at the Bansi Lal Cricket stadium.
Vidarbha then put themselves in the drivers' seat, replying with 78 for two in 37 overs, to take a 23-run lead with eight first innings wickets intact.
Openers Faiz Fazal (33) and Aniruddha Chore (15) were the batsmen out off the bowling of Mohit Sharma and Chanderpal Saini respectively.
At stumps, Shiv Sunder Das was batting on 20 with Shalabh Shrivastava giving him company on one.
It was a pathetic batting display by Haryana's batsmen as only Priyank Tehlan (18) could score in double digits, four of them returning to the dressing room without opening accounts.
The Haryana batsmen looked like competing to get out in a hurry as their innings folded just after lunch. Their total could even have been lower had it not there been 15 runs in extras, the second highest contributor in the Haryana innings.
The home side could not forge any partnership worth the name, the highest being the 14 between Tehlan and Abhimanyu Khod for the fourth wicket.
Haryana (1st innings): 55 in 37.1 overs (Priyank Tehlan 18; Umesh Yadav 5-18, Sandeep Singh 4-11).
Vidarbha (1st innings): 78 for 2 in 37 overs (Faiz Fazal 33).