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    Ranji Trophy, Group C: Ruikar Takes Five Wickets as Chhattisgarh Bowl Out Services For 225

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    Mumbai: A five-wicket haul by slow-left arm orthodox bowler Sumit Ruikar helped Chhattisgarh bundle out Services for a partly 225 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C encounter on Tuesday.

    Electing to bat at the MCA's Bandra-Kurla Complex ground, Services, who lost to Hyderabad, had a terrible start with skipper and opener Aanshul Gupta getting out on 15 after being trapped leg before by Abhuday Kant Singh.

    Ravi Chauhan (21) and Amit Pachhara (28) though got the start, they failed to convert their scores into big ones.

    Notable contributions came only from stumper Nakul Verma (54 off 167 balls) and Vikas Hathwala (50 off 72 balls) -- both of whom scored contrasting half-centuries.

    Services kept losing wickets at regular interval and their last four wickets fell for just 29 runs.

    For Chhattisgarh, Ruikar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of five for 73 from 33.1 overs. Skipper Abhimanyu Chauhan bagged two wickets, while Pankaj Rao, Abhuday Kant Singh and Shivendra Singh took wicket apiece.

    At stumps, Chhattisgarh were eight for no loss.

    Brief scores: Services 1st innings: 225 all out in 85.1 overs (Nakul Verma 54, Vikas Hathwala 50; Sumit Ruikar 5/73). Chhattisgarh 1st innings: 8 for no loss.

    Summarised scores of other Group C matches:

    1) Andhra v Goa at Dhanbad

    Goa 1st innings: 115 all out in 52.4 overs (SP Amonkar 29; Bhargav Bhatt 6/36, B Siddharth 4/52).

    Andhra 1st innings: 159 all out in 34.3 overs (KS Bharat 68; Shadab Jakati 8/53).

    2) Haryana v Himachal Pradesh at Valsad

    Haryana 1st innings: 237 for 3 in 90 overs (Guntashveer Singh 110 batting; K Abhinay 3/48).

    3) Jammu & Kashmir v Hyderabad at Vadodara

    Hyderabad 1st innings: 234 for 3 in 90 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 106 batting, S Badrinath 47).

    4) Kerala v Tripura at Cuttack

    Tripura 1st innings: 213 all out in 79.5 overs (Yashpal Singh 50; S Sandeep Warrier 3/34, Jalaj Saxena 3/37)

    Kerala 1st innings: 11 for no loss.