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Ranji Trophy, Group C, Round 9: HP take lead in Kerala; Services on top in Tripura

Photo Credit: PTI

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Himachal Pradesh were all out for 163 after bundling out hosts Kerala for 103 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match.

Mallapuram: Himachal Pradesh were all out for 163 after bundling out hosts Kerala for 103 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match here on Tuesday.

Opting to bat, Kerala were off to a disastrous start and kept losing wickets at regular intervals at the Perintalmanna Cricket Stadium.

Left-arm spinner Rahul Singh returned impressive figures of six for 19 for the visitors.

Himachal, too, struggled despite a better start. In the end the visitors were all out in 37.5 overs, but managed to take a first-innings lead of 60 runs.

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Paliwal’s ton helps Services to 282/5 against Tripura

Rajat Paliwal struck a hundred as Services reached 282/5 in their first innings against Tripura on the opening day of their match in Agartala on Tuesday.

Paliwal’s unbeaten 178-ball 147, which was studded with 19 fours and three sixes, was cornerstone of Services innings after a top-order collapse.

Lower down the order, Devender Lochab also added 31 runs to help Services be in a reasonably good position.

For Tripura, Rana Dutta grabbed four wickets for 53 runs in his 20 overs.

Brief Scores:

Services: 282/5 in 76 overs (Rajat Paliwal 147 batting, Rana Dutta 4/53).

Saurashtra grab first innings lead against J&K

Pacer Saurya Sanandiya returned with a five-wicket haul as Saurashtra dismissed Jammu and Kashmir for a paltry 138 in their first innings and then raised 150 for two on the opening day of their match in Jammu on Tuesday.

Sanandiya wrecked havoc on the J & K batsmen, dismissing SP Khajuria (8), Ummar Nissar (0) and Pranav Gupta (8) at the top and skipper Parvez Rasool (21) and lower-order batsman Asif Khan (0).

Saurashtra openers Avi Barot (36) and Sagar Jogiyani (41) then returned to produce a 84-run first wicket partnership to give them a good platform.

Once Barot was dismissed by Zahoor Sofi (1/22) in the 17th over and Jogiyani was removed by Sameer Ali (1/50) in the next over, Arpit Vasavada (31) and Sheldon Jackson (35) helped the team grab the first innings lead.

Vasavada and Jackson were at the crease at the draw of stumps at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground here.

Brief Score:

Jammu & Kashmir 1st innings: 138 allout in 49.1 overs (Aamir Aziz 32; S Sanandiya 5/53)

Saurashtra 1st innings: 150/2 in 31 overs (SD Jogiyani 41; Z Sofi 1/22).

Hyderabad bundle out for 145 against Jharkhand

Jharkhand produced a fine bowling effort to bundle out Hyderabad for a meagre 145 in their first innings on the opening day of their match in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

At stumps, Jharkhand were 31 for one with opener Shiv Gautam unbeaten on 14 and Anand Singh on four.

Electing to field, Jharkhand bowlers in Jaskaran Singh (3 for 32), Shahbaz Nadeem (3 for 33) and Kaushal Singh (3 for 35) took three wickets each to run through the home team’s batting line-up.

BP Sandeep top scored for Hyderabad with 39 runs.

Brief scores:

Hyderabad 1st innings: 145 all out (BP Sandeep 39; Jaskaran Singh 3/32, Shahbaz Nadeem 3/33, Kaushal Singh 3/35).

Jharkhand 1st innings: 31 for one in 11 overs.