Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C, 5th round, 1st day October 30, 2015

Unadkat six-for rocks Services

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Saurashtra 19 for 0 trail Services 254 (Paliwal 121, Unadkat 6-80) by 235 runs
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File photo: Rajat Paliwal's 121 laid the foundation of Services' innings © Dainik Dabang Dunia

Rajat Paliwal's first century of the season led Services' batting effort on the first day of their Ranji clash against Saurashtra in Delhi, but a six-wicket haul from Jaydev Unadkat meant the hosts were bowled out for 254. Services, after being inserted, lost three early wickets, but Paliwal and Yashpal Singh stabilised the innings by joining hands for a fourth-wicket stand which yielded 112 runs. Paliwal was eventually dismissed for 121, after striking 19 fours and a six. His wicket sparked a collapse, as Services lost their last seven wickets for just 83 runs. Yashpal remained unbeaten on 55, but no other batsman contributed more than 16, as Unadkat collected 6 for 80 to bundle Services out in 69 overs. Ravindra Jadeja, who had taken six consecutive five-fors coming into this game, finished wicketless from his nine overs. Saurashtra were 19 for 0 in reply when stumps were called.

Jammu & Kashmir 331 for 4 (Manhas 150, Ian Dev 83, Rasool 61*) v Hyderabad
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Mithun Manhas made his 26th first-class hundred to lead Jammu & Kashmir to 331 for 4 against Hyderabad. J&K were 29 for 2 after losing their openers in successive overs before Ian Dev Singh and Manhas came together for a 189-run partnership. Manhas put on another 113 for the fourth wicket with Parvez Rasool after Ian Dev departed for 83. The J&K captain stretched his knock to 150 off 194 balls, with 21 fours and three sixes, till he fell off what proved to be the last ball of the day. Rasool remained unbeaten on 61 off 97 with ten fours.

Tripura 223 for 7 (Bose 95*, Murasingh 44) v Himachal Pradesh
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Udiyan Bose scored an unbeaten 95 to steer a wobbly Tripura line-up to 223 for 7 against Himachal Pradesh. Barring two fifty partnerships for the third and fifth wickets, Tripura were unable to build stable stands. Bose was involved in both, with Parvinder Singh (23) and allrounder Manisankar Murasingh (44). Tripura managed to lose a wicket off the last ball of the day as well, but Bose was around at the other end on 95 off 239, with 12 fours and a six. Akshay Chauhan picked up two wickets for Himachal.

Jharkhand v Goa
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Overnight rain in Jamshedpur meant no play was possible in the Ranji clash between Jharkhand and Goa.

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