It was a mixed day for both Vidarbha and Hyderabad on the opening day's play of their Semi-Final Match in the Ranji Plate Leage at the new VCA Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur. With Vidarbha at 225 for 5 in 90 overs, one must say that they have only managed to share the day's honours with Hyderabad equally. The hosts had decided to bat first after their Skipper SairajBahutule had decided to bat first. There were two half centuries coming in from Vidarbha - opener Shiv Sunder Das with 64 (from 157 balls with a dozen fours) and ShalabhSrivastava who top scored with 83 (from 165 balls with 14 fours). Medium pacer PagadalaNaidu bowled well for Hyderabad taking 2 for 47.