Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Railways on top against Rajasthan

Railways are 141-run ahead of Rajasthan © Getty Images

Jaipur: Nov 22, 2013 

Railways‘ tailenders came up with some valuable contributions to help the team make 283 in its first innings before its bowlers reduced Rajasthan to 142 for six on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match.

Overnight 223 for seven, Railways rode on wicketkeeper Mahesh Rawat’s 88-ball 52 and Anureet Singh’s 20 to go past the 250 mark before the innings folded in 99.1 overs.

Rajasthan’s response was off to a disastrous start and they lost their first wicket — opener Siddharth Saraf (2) — with merely two runs on the scoreboard.

Vineet Saxena, unbeaten at 73 after facing 203 balls, was the lone batsman putting up some resistance against the Railways. At stumps, he had Deepak Chahar (1) for company.

Anureet was the wrecker-in-chief for the visiting side, grabbing three for 48 in 26 overs, 11 of which were maidens.

Saxena got little support at the other end with 19 by wicketkeeper Dishant Yagnik being the next best score after his.

Medium pacer Ranjitkumar Mali fetched just one wicket but gave away a meagre 27 runs in 21 overs, 12 of them being maiden.

Brief scores:

Railways 283 (Mahesh Rawat 52; Pankaj Singh 4 for 96) lead Rajasthan 142 for 6 (Vineet Saxena 73*; Anureet Singh 3 for 48) by 141 runs.