Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra gains three points with draw

A 131-run lead allowed Maharashtra to gain three points in its Ranji Trophy Group C fixture against Rajasthan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, as the match was predictably drawn.

Seamer Nathu Singh pitched in with three wickets as Maharashtra was bowled out for 145 in its second innings.   -  Vivek Bendre

A 131-run lead allowed Maharashtra to gain three points in its Ranji Trophy Group C fixture against Rajasthan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, as the match was predictably drawn. After Rajasthan was bowled out for 330, Maharashtra was bowled out for 145, but that did not matter as there was not enough time left in the match to force any result.

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Stumps were drawn after Rajasthan batted six overs in its final innings to be four without loss.

Earlier, resuming its first innings at an overnight score of 299 for 8, Rajasthan lost No. 9 Pankaj Singh (9) and No. 10 Nathu Singh (4) cheaply within 5 overs. Overnight batsman Chetan Bist (59) was left stranded at the other end.

Rajasthan, then, dished out a disciplined bowling effort with seamer Nathu Singh (3 for 32) emerging as the highest wicket-taker and Pankaj and Tanvir Ul-Haq (2 for 4) claiming two wickets each.

No. 6 batsman Chirag Khurana (36) was the highest scorer in Maharashtra’s second innings.