November 20, 2001

Services in trouble at Faridabad

Staff Reporter

Struggling first to bowl Haryana out early, Services then compounded their bad performance by collapsing to 219/6 by the close of play on Day Two of their Ranji Trophy league match at Faridabad.

Resuming at 275/8, their overnight score, Haryana added 72 vital runs for the loss of the last two wickets, finally being bowled out for 347. Services started off strongly, with PMS Reddy (77) and K Chawda (33) put on 103 runs for the first wicket.

Haryana came back into the game with the help of twin strikes from S Vidyut as he removed first Chawda and Reddy. Amit Mishra and Vidyut took two and three wickets respectively, destroying Services' top order.

By stumps, Services were down six wickets for only 219, with only Sarabjit Singh contributing substantially. CD Thomson and Sachin Nadkarni were unbeaten on 13 and 12 respectively.