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Ranji Trophy 2023/24

Watch: India discard Venkatesh Iyer bowls cracking inswinger to clean up stumps in Ranji semi-final

Venkatesh Iyer bowled a hooping inswinger in the Ranji Trophy
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: India all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, currently out of national reckoning, bowled a cracking inswinger to clean up Yash Rathod’s stumps during the Madhya Pradesh v Vidarbha Ranji Trophy semi-final match.

Venkatesh, who made a name for himself with his all-round prowess in the IPL, which ultimately propelled him to an India cap, picked up 2-28 as MP restricted Vidarbha to 170 all out.

He first dismissed Atharva Taide, the Vidarbha opener, before cleaning up Rathod with a vicious delivery that moved in sharply and went through the Vidarbha No.5’s defences.

From 101-3, Vidarbha stumbled to 137-8 and then 170 all out.

Iyer, who turns 30 this year, has played two ODIs and nine T20Is for India, and found a spot in the aftermath of the 2021 T20 World Cup, but couldn’t hold onto his spot leading into the 2022 edition of the event.

Watch: Iyer rattles stumps with inswinger

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