Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Dhapola stars in Uttarakhand’s fifth win on trot

Deepak Dhapola grabbed 11 wickets to help his side get the better off Meghalaya and secure a fifth win on the trot in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group on Sunday.

Deepak Dhapola, who bagged a six-for in the first innings including a hat-trick, bagged 5-59 for a match haul of 11-111.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Deepak Dhapola is on a roll for Uttarakhand. The pacer grabbed 11 wickets to help his side get the better off Meghalaya by eight wickets and secure a fifth win on the trot in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group on Sunday.

In Dehradun, Dhapola, who bagged a six-for in the first innings including a hat-trick, bagged 5-59 for a match haul of 11-111, as Meghalaya was bundled out for 230 in the final session. Set a target of 51 under fading lights, Uttarakhand knocked it off in 6.1 overs, with Vaibhav Singh Panwar’s 12-ball 32 not out.

Uttarakhand sits pretty on top of the table with 33 points, with a huge 14-point lead over second placed Meghalaya.

In the other match of the day, Puducherry defeated Sikkim by an innings and 159 runs.

Summarised scores

In Dehradun: Meghalaya 311 and 230; 66.2 overs (Gurinder Singh 104, Yogesh Nagar 57; Deepak Dhopola 5/59). Uttarakhand 491/4 declared and 53/2; 6.1 overs. Uttarakhand win by eight wickets. Points Uttarakhand 6. Meghalaya 0.

In Wayanad: Puducherry 647/8 declared. Sikkim 247 and following on 241; 76 overs (Milind Kumar 77 not out, Ashish Thapa 52; Abhishek Nayar 5/76, Pankaj Singh 3/40). Puducherry win by an innings and 159 runs. Points Puducherry 7, Sikkim 0.

(With inputs from PTI)