Ranji Trophy 2012: Haryana dismiss Uttar Pradesh for 227

Haryana bowler Mohit Sharma picked up five wickets to restrict Uttar Pradesh to 227 Getty Images

Lucknow: Dec 15, 2012

Mohit Sharma took five for 47 to help Haryana bundle out hosts Uttar Pradesh for a meagre 227 and then themselves reach 32 for one at the end of the opening day’s play in their Ranji Trophy Group B match at Lucknow on Saturday.

After putting UP in to bat, Haryana bowlers wrecked havoc as they dismissed the hosts for less than 230 runs on the board.

Arish Alam top scored with 52, while Suresh Raina (49), Mukul Dagar (38) and Parvinder Singh (32) chipped in with important runs for Uttar Pradesh.

But wickets at regular interval did not help the hosts’ cause at all.

While Mohit ended with a five-wicket haul, Harshal Patel (2/42) claimed two wickets.

In reply to UP’s modest first innings total, the visitors lost opener Abhimanyu Khod (8) early, but thereafter Rahul Dewan and Sunny Singh made sure that they do not lose any more wickets on the day.

At stumps, Rahul was unbeaten on 13, while Sunny was not out on 10.

Brief scores: Uttar Pradesh 227 (Arish Alam 52, Suresh Raina 49, Mukul Dagar 38; Mohit Sharma 5 for 47) vs Haryana 32 for 1 (Rahul Dewan 13* ; Ankit Rajpoot 1 for 15) lead by 195 runs