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Services bundled out for partly 225, Ruikar takes five

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A five-wicket haul by slow-left arm orthodox bowler helped bundle out Services for a partly 225 on the opening day of their Group C encounter here.

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, were eight for no loss.

Brief scores:

Services 1st innings: 225 all out in 85.1 overs (Nakul Verma 54, Vikas Hathwala 50; 5/73).

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 at Vadodara

1st innings: 234 for 3 in 90 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 106 batting, 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.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 18:23 IST