'Full length balls did trick'

Vinay grabbed five wickets, underlining his status as the leader of the pack, while powering Karnataka to a commanding position against Maharashtra.

The five-wicket haul at the Pune Club has swelled Vinay’s tally to 24 wickets from seven innings, and the Davanagere paceman said bowling according to conditions fashioned his success so far.

 “Today, the wicket offered a bit of spongy bounce, and the key to success here was bowling a rather fullish length to force the batsmen into driving.”
“That’s why I got wickets mainly through caught behind and at slips,” Vinay said after the first day’s play against Maharashtra at the Pune Club grounds.

 ‘Good wickets’
“As a bowler, it is important to understand the prevailing situation, and that is the mantra of success for him. All these four matches I have good wickets to bowl on and it also helped me,” he said.
The pacer also said bowling in tandem with Mithun and left-arm paceman S Arvind has helped him. “They are good bowlers.”

“Today Mithun did not get much from wicket but still he kept things tight at his end, and Arvind also bowled a tight spell. That helped me a lot in getting wickets,” Vinay said.
“It is good to see a lot of young bowlers coming up and doing well for the State,”  added Vinay.

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