Ranji Trophy: Aditya Sarvate’s Remarkable Bowling—Four Wickets, A Six, 53 Dot Balls

- Cricket - January 13, 2024
Ranji Trophy Aditya Sarvate's Remarkable Bowling Four Wickets, A Six, 53 Dot Balls
Ranji Trophy Aditya Sarvate's Remarkable Bowling Four Wickets, A Six, 53 Dot Balls

Aditya Sarvate had an outstanding day in the Ranji Trophy match against Manipur, showcasing what could be his best-ever spell. His bowling figures of 9-8-6-4 may look impressive, but there’s more to the story. Sarvate took four wickets in 54 deliveries, with an incredible 53 dot balls. The only scoring shot was a sixer by Bikash Singh.

Despite Sarvate’s brilliant performance, Aditya Thakare stole the spotlight with a five-wicket haul, helping Vidarbha bundle out Manipur for 75 runs. However, Vidarbha’s batting struggled, finding themselves at 3 for 79. Captain Akshay Wadkar and Shubham Dubey managed to guide Vidarbha to 123 for 4, taking a lead of 48 runs by the end of the day’s play.

The bowlers had a perfect day, starting with Rajneesh Gurbani providing the first breakthrough by dismissing Basir Rahman. Sarvate continued his magic by taking four wickets, conceding only one run in nine overs, with eight of them being maidens. Thakare, on the other hand, picked up a fifer but went for more than 3 runs per over.

Vidarbha’s batting had a solid start with openers Faiz Fazal and Sanjay R putting up a partnership of 57 runs. However, Manipur’s Kishan Singha made a breakthrough by dismissing Sanjay. Vidarbha faced a mini-collapse as Singha stunned them twice more, removing Faiz and Dhruv Shorey with stumping. Shubham Dubey and Akshay Wadkar stabilized the innings to prevent further damage.

In summary, Manipur was bowled out for 75, and Vidarbha ended the day at 123 for 4, holding a lead of 48 runs.


  • Manipur: 75 all out in 34.3 overs (Bikash Singh 13, Rex Rajkumar 12, Johnson Singh 12; Aditya Thakare 5-32, Aditya Sarvate 4-6)
  • Vidarbha: 123 for 4 in 49 overs (Faiz Fazal 29, Sanjay R 28, Shubham Dubey 20*, Akshay Wadkar 10*; Kishan Singha 3-25) trail by 48 runs.
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