Jaipur, Nov 15 (UNI) Superb bowling by Munaf Patel (4 for 54) and Sairaj Bahutule (3 for 2) helped Maharashtra bundle out the host Rajasthan for a paltry 105 and then made 155 for 3 on the opening day of their Four-day Ranji Trophy Super League Group A tie at the KL Saini Stadium here today.
Venugopal Rao and Takawale were batting with 26 and 26 runs respectively at the draw of stumps.
Patel discarded from the national team, exploited the green top wicket when he removed both the openers. Former international Gagan Khoda who was caught by Mohan off Patel remained the top scorer with 43. Besides him, Vinit Saxena (10) and Afroz Khan (21 not out) could only reach the double figure.
Veteran Bahutule cut Rajasthan's tail capturing last three wickets in only 2.4 overs conceeding only two runs.
Maharashtra made a solid start with openers VV More and HH Khadiwale putting on 69 runs before More was dismissed by Afroz for 32 (73m, 37b,6x4).
Afroz took another wicket removing Jadhav caught behind for only 8. Venugopal Rao and Takawale had added 19 runs for the fourth wicket at the close of play. Afroz took two for 34 and Pankaj Singh picked up one for 49 for Rajasthan.
The score board:- Rajasthan first innings - R Sharma b Patel 2 G Khoda c Mohan b Patel 43 R Kanwat b Sayyed 6 V Saxena c More b Khadiwale 10 R Bist c Venugopal b Patel 5 R Bishnoi c Mohan b Patel 4 R Jhalani lbw b Khadiwale 5 A Khan not out 21 P Singh b Bahutule 00 M Aslam b Bahutule 3 S Mathur c Takawale b Bahutule 1 Extras (lb 4, nb 1) 5 Total (all out 35.4 over) 105 Fall of wickets - 1-16, 2-31, 3-45, 4-57, 5-67, 6-72, 7-84, 8-85, 9-89, 10-105.
Bowling - M Patel 16-4-54-4, W S Sayyed 7-2-26-1, HH Khadiwale 10-3-19-2, Bahutule 2.4-2-2-3.
Maharashtra first innings - VV More c Saxena b Afroz 32 HH Khadiwale c Bist b Pankaj 57 KM Jahdav c Jhalani b Afroz 8 V Rao batting 26 YV Takawale batting 26 Extras (bye 3, nb 3) 6 Total (for 3 wicekts in 47 overs) 155 Fall of wickets - 1-69, 2-84, 3-113.
Bowling - P Singh 15-4-49-1, S Mathur 11-0-50-0, M Aslam 10-3-13-0, A Khan 10-3-34-2, R Kanwat 1-0-6-0.