Rahul Singh Gahlaut and Anshul Gupta slammed unbeaten half-centuries to help Services salvage a draw against Goa in their drawn Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match against Services.
Gahlaut, who scored a career-best 89 in the first innings, continued the impressive run in his maiden first class season as he slammed an unbeaten 70 in the second essay, his third from as many matches, to help Services return with one point.
With Services tottering for 52 for 4, the 21-year-old lefthander showed a lot of composure and put on a match-saving unbroken 136 partnership with Gupta (64 not out).
Goa took home three points on basis of their first innings lead at the DRIEMS Ground in Tangi on the outskirts.
Earlier, Services, resuming on 267 for 7 in reply to Goa’s mammoth 606 for 6 declared, folded with an addition of 11 runs to the overnight total and were enforced a follow-on.
Goa: 606/6 decl
Services: 279 in 107.1 overs (Rahul Singh 89, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 48, Ravi Chauhan 47; Felix Alemao 4/56) & 188/4 in 68 overs (Rahul Singh 70 not out, Anshul Gupta 64 not out).
Points: Goa 3, Services 1.