Fighting Hemang Badani guides Vidarbha to 219 vs Baroda

Many might have forgotten Hemang Badani as the always-on-the-brink-of-Indian-team player and Shalabh Shrivastava might have lost all respect with his 'fixing' allegations but nothing stopped both of them to rescue Vidarbha against Baroda on Day 1.

updated: November 09, 2012 22:40 IST
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Vadodara: Veteran Hemang Badani scored a fighting unbeaten 84 while Shalabh Shrivastava made a sedate 63 to help Vidarbha post 219 for eight against Baroda on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Friday.

Badani's patient 84 came off 221 balls while Shrivastava faced 129 deliveries during his impressive knock.

Badani stitched two crucial partnerships -- first 97 runs with Shrivastava and then 53 with Amol Jungade for the ninth wicket -- to take Vidarbha past the 200-run mark after the visitors' lost their top three batsmen early.

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