Wasim Jaffer’s 431-ball 286 helped Vidarbha to 702 for five on Day 3 until bad weather stopped play in Nagpur in the third session. The day was marred by inclement weather. After a delayed start due to rain, only 28 overs of play was possible on Day 3. Apoorv Wankhade was stranded on 99 with A Sarvate on four when play was called off for the day.
After the day’s play commenced in the afternoon, Siddharth Kaul uprooted Jaffer’s off-stump on the 15th delivery of the day. The senior batsmen returned to the pavilion for the addition of just one run to his overnight score; missing out on a much deserving triple century.
Early into the final session of the day, Wadkar departed nicking a Shahbaz Nadeem delivery to the wicket-keeper. Wankhade, then took Vidarbha past the 700-run mark with A Sarvate until play was stopped due to bad light and couldn’t be resumed.