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Siddharth Verma earns Haryana the lead

January 12, 2006 21:20 IST

Haryana gained a 41-run first innings lead over Services in their Elite Group 'B' Ranji Trophy match at the Palam ground in Delhi on Thursday.

Thanks to a brave show by the lower order batsmen, Haryana put up 282 in reply to the hosts' first innings total of 241.

The 126-run seventh wicket partnership between Siddharth Verma (74 off 170 balls, including seven fours) and Joginder Sharma (38 off 51 balls, 6x4s, 1x6) brought Haryana closer to the Services first innings score.

After that captain Amit Mishra and the tail-enders earned the lead for the visitors.

For Services, Pankaj Kumar and Arun Sharma picked three wickets each.

In the second innings, Services were 182 for 3, with M P Reddy (82) and Jasvir Singh (37) at the crease when stumps were drawn on day 3 of the match.

Scorecard

Services (1st innings): 241

Haryana (1st innings):
S Sharma c Sarabjit Singh b Sharma 25
M Rawat lbw Mohammed 8
D Joon lbw Pankaj Kumar 4
S Khan c Sarabjit Singh b Mohammed 27
S Rana c Sarabjit Singh b Amrinder Singh 59
P Sahu lbw Pankaj Kumar 11
S Verma c Sarabjit Singh b Sharma 74
Joginder Sharma c Amrinder Singh b Pankaj Kumar 38
A Mishra lbw Sharma 13
G Vashisht run out (Reddy) 1
J Malik not out 2
Extras (b 10, lb 4, w 1, nb 5) 20
Total (all out, 99.3 overs, 462 mins) 282

Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-29, 3-68, 4-77, 5-107, 6-163, 7-233, 8-255, 9-260, 10-282

Bowling: Mohammed 23 4 69 2, Pankaj Kumar 26.1 7 67 3 (1w), Sharma 23.3 4 68 3 (5nb), Yashpal Singh 0.5 0 11 0, Mohanty 7 1 17 0, Amrinder Singh 19 7 36 1

Services (2nd innings):
N Singh lbw Joginder Sharma 28
M Reddy not out 82
A Mohanty lbw Rana 10
Y Singh c Rawat b Vashisht 17
J Singh not out 37
Extras (lb 1, nb 7) 8
Total (3 wickets, 69 overs) 182

Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-77, 3-107

Bowling: Joginder Sharma 15 4 58 1, Rana 12 2 45 1, Vashisht 18 7 27 1, Mishra 20 4 46 0 (7nb), Sumit Sharma 2 0 4 0, Sahu 2 1 1 0.

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