The beginning of the Andhra vs Vidarbha Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match being in Vijayawada was delayed after a snake was found in the ground. Players watched the snake with confusing faces as snake was slithering around in field. The Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic posted a video. Luckily, the match started soon enough. Vidarbha captain Faiz Faizal won the toss and elected to bowl against Andhra, who are being captained by India international Hanuma Vihari.
Watch the video of the snake invading the field and delaying the start of the match on Day 1:
Ranji Trophy, India’s premier domestic tournament, started on Monday for the 86th time. The top five teams from Group A and Group B combined will progress to the knockouts with the top two from Group C and the top team from the plate group joining them.
Faiz Fazal’s skipped Vidarbha are gunning for their third Ranji Trophy title in a row but won’t find the going easy against a strong Andhra side.
Andhra, however, made a poor start after being put into bat.
Vidarbha was 26 for no loss at stumps on day one, trailing Andhra by 185 runs.