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Services, Kerala tie evenly balanced

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Nov 12, 2011 at 01:21am IST

Kochi: Kerala were struggling at 121 for four in their first innings after restricting Services to 253 on the second day of their Ranji trophy Plate Division Group 'A' match at the Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium here on Friday.

Replying to Services' modest total, Kerala got off to a good start with skipper V A Jagadeesh 50 (7 fours) putting on 54 runs for the opening wicket with A M Hegde (23).

Jagadeesh along with Robert Fernandes (26) added 54 valuable runs for the second wicket to put the hosts in a strong position at 108/2. However, Services soon struck back to dismiss Fernandes and S V Samson (0).

Plate Div: Services, Kerala tie evenly balanced

Kerala were struggling at 121/4 after Services were bowled out for 253.

Earlier, Resuming at their overnight score of 198/5, Services added 55 runs more before being all out for 253.

M Khalid 26 (4x4) and S Yadav 17 (3x4) chipped in with useful runs to steer their side to a respectable total.

For Kerala, Sony Cheruvathur (2/53), Prasanth (3/48) and Rohan Prem (2/18) were the main wicket takers.

Brief scores:

Services first innings: 253 (Yashpal 40, Khalid 26, R Paliwal 73, S M Swain 33, Prashanth 3/48)

Kerala first innings: 121/4 (V A Jagadeesh 50, Nishan Singh 2/15).

PLATE DIVISION

Group A:

At Vijaywada: Andhra 235 all out in 61.5 overs (Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi 52, Syed Sahabuddin 38; Manisankar Murasingh 5 for 74) and 47 for 3 in 19 overs (Y. Venugopala Rao 26 batting, Timir Chand 2 for 13), Tripura 174 in 83.4 overs (Subhrajit Roy 54, Kaushal Acharjee 28, Sahabuddin 2 for 44, Tekkami Atchuti Rao 4 for 78, Paidikalva Vijay Kumar 3 for 27).

At Dharamsala:

Himachal Pradesh 195 in 58.1 overs (Abhinav Bali 52, Varun Sharma 43; Amol Jungade 5 for 67, Sandeep Singh 4 for 50) and 200 (Sridharan Sriram 87, Rishi Dhawan 37, Shrikant Wagh 4 for 76, Sandeep Singh 5 for 41), Vidarbha 142 in 37.5 overs (Ranjit Paradkar 25, Vikramjeet Malik 4 for 62, Rishi Dhawan 5 for 60) and 13 for no loss in two overs.

At Kochi:

Services 253 in 111.3 overs (Rajat Paliwal 73, Soumyaranjan Swain 33, Yashpal Singh 40, Muzaffaruddin Khalid 26, Sony Cheruvathur 2 for 53, Padmanabhan Prasanth 3 for 48, Rohan Prem 2 for18), Kerala 121 for 4 in 65.2 overs (V. A. Jagdeesh 50, Robert Fernandez 26, Nishant Singh 2 for 15).

Group B:

At Guwahati: Assam 195 in 82 overs (Dheeraj Jadhav 73, Gokul Sharma 42; Amit Yadav 3 for 47, Sher Yadav 2 for 28) Goa 277 for 8 in 96 overs (Sher Yadav 39, Reagan Pinto 115 batting, Robin D'Souza 35, Amit Yadav 38 batting, Abu Nechim Ahmed 5 for 84).

At Hyderabad:

Hyderabad 124 in 53 overs (Hanuman Vihari 38, Akshya Darekar 5 for 48, Samad Fallah 2 for 23) and 54 in 34 overs (Akshya Darekar 8 for 20, Nikhil Paradkar 2 for 14), Maharashtra 184 in 63.1 overs (Sangram Atitkar 33, Darerkar 26, Kedar Jadhav 62, Lalith Mohan 2 for 81, Syed Quadri 5 for 28) Maharashtra won by an innings and six runs.

At Srinagar:

Jammu and Kashmir: 59 for no loss (Adil Rishi 36 batting, Ian Dev Singh 19 batting) vs Jharkhand. No play on second day owing to wet outfield.

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