November 19, 2001

Shafiq Khan props up Haryana

Staff Reporter

Largely thanks to Shafiq Khan's gritty innings of 95, Haryana reached a total of 275/8 by the close of play on the first day of their Ranji Trophy league match against Services at Faridabad.

Winning the toss, Haryana's captain Parender Sharma opted to bat. Three wickets fell for 59 before opener Chetan Sharma (73) and Shafiq stabilised the innings. Sharma departed with the score on 124, but Shafiq put up solid stands with Ajay Ratra and S Vidyut, falling finally with the score on 270.

At stumps, Haryana were 275/8, with Sumit Narwal and Amit Mishra unbeaten on three and one respectively.

For Services, Sudhakar Ghag picked up four wickets for 72 runs, bowling a marathon 35 overs in the day. Hari Prasad took 3-101.