November 30, 2000

DP Singh derails Railways

A fine spell from DP Singh sent the Railways packing, on the second day of their Central Zone Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan at the KL Saini stadium, Jaipur.

Railways resumed on an overnight 208 for five. Shortly before lunch the Railways middle order lost its way and were dismissed for 271 off 115.4 overs, adding just 63 runs and losing five wickets in the bargain. DP Singh scalped four wickets at the expense of 25 runs.

In reply, Rajasthan had a shocking start losing opener V Saxena in the third over. One-drop batsman, R Kanwat (61) and N Doru (72 not out) added 118 for the second wicket before Kanwat was caught short of his ground by stumper A Sharma. His innings had two sixes and eight boundaries to its credit. Doru and Gagan Khoda (36 not out) were at the crease at close of play, with Rajasthan at the comfortable position of 197 for two in 62 overs.