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Ranji Trophy 2015, Group C: Services take lead against Hyderabad

Services were struggling at 77/3, overall lead by 158 runs, in their second innings at stumps on Day 3.

Services bowlers led by Diwesh Pathania bundled out Hyderabad for 272 to give their team a healthy 81-run first innings lead on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket tie in New Delhi on Tuesday.

At stumps, however, Services were themselves struggling at 77 for three. But they have managed to extend their overall lead by 158 runs.

Replying to Services’ first innings score of 353, Hyderabad today resumed on 144 for no loss with the openers Tanmay Agarwal, on overnight 47, and Akshath Reddy, on 89, completing their respective half-century and hundred each.

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While Reddy hit a 261-ball 125 studded with 21 fours, Agarwal’s 50 came off 184 deliveries. The duo also put on a crucial 151-run stand for the opening wicket to lay a solid platform for the visitors.

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But the openers’ dismissal triggered a collapse and the last six wickets fell for just 62 runs.

For Services, Pathania chipped in with figures of three for 63, while Raushan Raj (2/65) and Muzzaffaruddin Khalid (2/43) took two wickets each.

In their second essay, Hyderabad got off to a poor start, losing three early wickets.

Brief scores: Services: 353 & 77 for three (Ravi Kiran 2/33). Hyderabad 1st innings: 272 (Akshath Reddy 125, Tanmay Agarwal 50; Diwesh Pathania 3/63)

Kerala post an innings and 83 runs win over Goa

S Sandeep Warrier returned a rich match-haul of nine wickets to help Kerala post an innings and 83 runs win over Goa and earn a bonus point on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match in Porvorim on Tuesday.

Kerala earned seven points from today’s victory and have taken their overall tally to 19 points from seven ties.

Brief scores: Kerala: 441 Goa: 191 (Amogh Desai 38; S Sandeep Warrier 6/44) & 167 (Prasanth Parameswaran 38; Sandeep Warrier 3/31)

Shah’s 96 takes Saurashtra to 261-6 against HP on day 3

Middle-order batsman Jaydev Shah cracked an unbeaten 96 as Saurashtra reached 261 for 6 in their first innings on the third day against Himachal Pradesh in their Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Wednesday.

After HP posted a mammoth first innings total of 551 on Monday, Saurashtra resumed their reply at 21 for no loss with overnight openers Mohsin Dodia and Avi Barot restarting their innings.

Brief Score: Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 551 Saurashtra 1st innings: 261 for six in 99 overs (JN Shah 96 not out; R Dhawan 2/39)

Nadeem’s six for takes Jharkhand close to an innings win

Captain Shahbaz Nadeem captured his second five-wicket haul of the season to leave Jharkhand on the verge of an innings victory over Tripura at the end of third and penultimate day’s play in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, in Agartala on Tuesday.

Jharkhand, who were already at a commanding position on 296 for three when the day began, rode on Ishank Jaggi’s (102 not out) maiden hundred of the season, and his 166-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Kumar Deobrat (63) to amass 394 for four in 113 overs before declaring their first innings.

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Brief Scores: Tripura: 166 & 132 for nine in 49 overs (Manisankar Murasingh 52; Shahbaz Nadeem 6/35). Jharkhand: 394 for four decl in 113 overs (Ishank Jaggi 102 not out, Saurabh Tiwary 94, Anand Singh 91; Manisankar Murasingh 2/89)