November 6, 2000

UP-Railways encounter ends in a draw

The Central Zone Cooch Behar Under-19 Trophy match between Uttar Pradesh and Railways at the Kamala Club ground in Kanpur ended in a draw on Monday with Railways gaining 5 points out of the match since they took the first innings lead. Uttar Pradesh had to be satisfied with three.

Railways who started their second innings on the final day got to score 152 runs in 81 overs, while losing 7 wickets in the bargain. Manoj Srivastava (42) was the top scorer for Railways while the top order chipped in with some sedate performances.

Earlier on the second day Railways managed to take a slender 6 run lead, when the bundled out UP for 179 in their first innings. Apart from the openers Faizan Khan (42) and A Kapoor (56), who added 86 in 37.5 overs, none of the others stayed long enough to forge significant partnerships. Raza Ali with 3 for 26 was the pick of the Railways' bowlers.

Railways who elected to bat on the opening day, were reduced to 185 after a fine 84 run second wicket partnership between Surinder Singh (46) and MS Srivastava (43) which took the score to 101 in 39.2 overs. N Choudhary (3 for 46) was the best bowler for UP.