Huda's five-wicket haul blows Rajasthan away

Shamshul Huda with was pick of the bowlers for Railways with 5 wickets and conceding 64 runs in Cooch Behar tie against Rajasthan

Jaipur: Jan 5, 2012

A five-wicket haul by medium pacer Shamshul Huda helped Railways shot out Rajasthan for 255 on the opening day of their Under-19 Cooch Bihar Trophy plate group semifinal here at the Sawai Man Singh stadium.

At the close Railways were 19 without loss in seven overs, left in day’s play.

The visitors won the toss and put Rajasthan in to bat on a lively wicket and the decision paid rich dividends as twin strikes by Huda and one each by Dhananjay Singh and Akshat Pandey reduced Rajasthan to 111 for 4 at the lunch break.

The middle-order led by Sourabh Chouhan (86) fought hard. Surya Prakash Suwalka (23), Farhan Khan (29), Sachin Malav (30) and Hardik Sethi (30) resisted for a while but failed to build long innings.

Shamshul Huda with 5 for 64 was pick of the bowlers for Railways while Akshat Pandey (2 for 34) and Dhanraj Singh (2 for 20) were also among wickets. Dhananjay Singh chipped in with 1 for 58. (PTI)