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Ranji Group C: Rajasthan reduce Uttar Pradesh to 146/7

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

pacers rose to the occasion and put up a spirited performance as they reduced to 146/7 on the second day of their CRanji Trophy game here Thursday.

In search of their fourth win on the trot, Aniket Choudhary (4-34) and Tanvir Mashrat Ul-Haq (3-39) wreaked havoc on the batsmen as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.

Choudhary, a left-arm medium pacer, ran through the UP top-order as the hosts were reduced to 36-4 at one time.

Experienced (33) and Rinku Singh then tried to steady the ship as they helped their side pass the 100-run mark.

But then Haq bowled Raina to break their fledgling resistance. Haq also sent Rinku Singh and Saurabh Kumar back to the pavilion.

At stumps, Upendra Yadav (21 not out) and Shivam Mavi (9 not out) held fort as the hosts still trailed by 165 runs.

Earlier, rode on Robin Bist's valiant 96 and equally effective 93 by opener Amitkumar Gautam to post a competitive 311/9 in their first innings.

Bist, who retired hurt on 68 Wednesday, resumed his innings Thursday, and added 28 runs to his overnight tally. But the batsman again retired hurt Thursday.

Meanwhile, are in sight of an outright win after they bundled out for a paltry 97 in the first innings and reduced them to 78/7 on follow-on in the second essay after putting a respectable 310 in their first innings.

For Assam, right-arm medium has picked up nine wickets in the match so far.

At Porvorim, trailed by 217 runs, while at Palam in New Delhi, skipper claimed 8 wickets as Services were bundled out for 252 in their first innings.

Rasool was unbeaten on 53 in J&K's second innings, but his side still trailed by 42 runs.

Brief scores: At Kanpur:Rajasthan 311/9 ( 96 retired hurt, A V Gautam 93, Ankit Rajpoot 5-61) versus 146/7(33, Rinku Singh 31, Aniket Choudhary 4-34). by 165 runs.

At Guwahati: 310 (Gokul Sharma 96, Sibsankar Roy 49) verses 97 (Jayant Yadav 30, 5-52) and 78/7 (Chaitanya Bishnoi 39 not out, 4-23). trail by 135 runs.

At Cuttack: Odisha 212 (Biplab Samantaray 89, Subransu Senapati 41, A K Sarkar 3-33) versus 122 and 130/5 (B B Ghosh 48, 3-42). lead by 40 runs.

At (Palam): 95 and 115/6 (53 not out, Diwesh Pathania 3-24) versus Services 252 (Aanshul Gupta 59, Navneet Singh 58, Parvez Rasool 8-85). trail by 42 runs.

At Porvorim: 364 (154, Sumiran Amonkar 95; 3-71) versus 147/2 ( 71, Saurabh Tiwary 39 not out).

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 19:15 IST