Even though Services managed to take the first innings in round two of Ranji Trophy 2018-19 against Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday, Rajasthan managed to end the day on a high, with openers AV Gautam and Chetan Bist putting on 95 runs in 45 overs in chase of 357 to win.
Even though Services managed to take the first innings in round two of Ranji Trophy 2018-19 against Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday, Rajasthan managed to end the day on a high, with openers AV Gautam and Chetan Bist putting on 95 runs in 45 overs in chase of 357 to win.

Even though Services managed to take the first innings in round two of Ranji Trophy 2018-19 against Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday, Rajasthan managed to end the day on a high, with openers AV Gautam and Chetan Bist putting on 95 runs in 45 overs in chase of 357 to win.

Services, resuming the day at 127/4, rode on Rahul Singh’s 107 and VU Yadav’s 51 to post 264 in their second innings. After tottering at 87/4, Singh added 59 runs for the fourth wicket with Vikas Hathwala (22) and them compiled a 99-run stand with Yadav, before falling to Rahul Chahar.

Services then had a mini collapse that saw the team lose their last five wickets for just 19 runs. For Rajasthan, Aniket Choudhary took 2/48 while TM Haq returned 2/81. Nathu Singh and Rahul Chahar picked 3/76 and 3/45 respectively.

In reply, chasing 357, Bist and Gautam dropped anchor and played out a slow innings scoring at a strike-rate of just over 30.

Brief Scores: Rajasthan 95/0 (Chetan Bist 39*, AV Gautam 53*) & 136 trail Services 228 & 264 (Rahul Singh 107, VU Yadav 51; Rahul Chahar 3/45) by 262 runs.