Medium pacer Sudhakar Ghagh's six-wicket haul helped Services bundle out Goa for 142 and take a vital 70-run first innings lead on the second-day of the four-day Plate 'B' Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Panjim Gymkhana, in Goa on Tuesday.
At close, Services, in their second innings, were 15 for one, with P M S Reddy batting on 8 and Jasbir Singh on 5.
Resuming at their overnight score of 3 for no loss, Goa failed to cash in on the home advantage as their batsmen perished to some incisive bowling by Ghagh.
Openers Sagun Kamat (5), Supnil Asnodkar (3) and Vivek Kolambkar (17) fell cheaply to Ghagh's pace.
Rajesh Naik, who was the top scorer with 36, offered some resistance but fell after tea when he was trapped leg before off Ghagh.
The bowler then removed Faisal Shaikh leg before to finish with six for 34. This is the fifth time Ghagh has taken more than five wickets in an innings in the Ranji Trophy.
Arun Sharma also gave good support at the other end to claim two wickets. Fazal Mohammed and S Mishra took one wicket each.
Services (Ist innings): 212
Goa (Ist innings):
Sagun Kamat c Jasbir b S Ghagh 5
Swapnil Asnodkar lbw S Ghagh 3
Vivek Kolambkar b S Ghagh 17
Shadab Jakati lbw Arun Sharma 18
Mandar Phadke lbw S Mishra 23
Rajesh Naik lbw Ghagh 36
Amit Dani st Reddy b Fazal Mohammed 1
Somshaker Sirguppi not out 24
Faisal Shaikh lbw Ghagh 1
D C Rajesh c Jasbir b Ghagh 0
Avinash Aware lbw Arun Sharma 6
Extras: (lb-4, nb-3, w-1) 8
Total: (all out in 77 overs) 142
Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-15, 3-42, 4-48, 5-93, 6-94, 7-129, 8-135, 9-135
Bowling: Sudhakar Ghagh 28-13-34-6, Fazal Mohammad 16-4-31-1, Arun Sharma 23-6-48-2, S Mishra 8-0-16-1, C D Thomson 2-0-9-0.
Services (2nd innings):
P M S Reddy batting 8
Amit Pal Singh lbw D C Rajesh 0
Jasbir Singh batting 5
Extras: (nb-2) 2
Total: (for one, 16 overs) 15
Fall of wickets: 1-6
Bowling: Avinash Aware 7-4-4-0, D C Rajesh 6-2-5-1, Faisal Shaikh 3-1-6-0.