December 9, 2000

Himachal Pradesh coast to seven wicket win

Himachal Pradesh coasted to a seven wicket victory over Services in the North Zone Ranji Trophy one day match at New Delhi on Saturday.

Put in to bat, Services were all out for 166 in 49 overs. Opener MS Reddy top scored with 47. He faced 111 balls and hit two fours and a six. Amit Sharma hastened the end of the innings and finished with three for 34. Himachal, in reply were given a sound start by openers RK Panta (65) and Rajiv Nayyar (51 not out) who put on 112 runs off 24 overs. Panta, easily the more aggressive of the two, faced 80 balls and hit 12 fours and a six. Himachal lost three wickets with the addition of only two runs falling to 114 for three. But Nayyar and Nischal Gaur (31 not out) steered Himachal to victory with 9.5 overs to spare. Nayyar faced 112 balls and hit two boundaries.