Sanju Samson displayed elegant strokeplay in his match-defining double ton for Kerala © Getty Images
Sanju Samson displayed elegant strokeplay in his match-defining double ton for Kerala © Getty Images

Kannur: Sanju Samson stroked his way to an aggressive double century as Kerala notched up 483 all out in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Services on Friday.

At close of play on the second day, Services were 85 for three in 32 overs at the Conor Vayal Stadium in Tellicherry. Resuming the day at 273 for four, Services rode on Samson’s 264-ball knock to put up a good total on the board. Samson hit 27 boundaries and four sixes during his 404-minute stay at the crease.

Suraj Yadav was the best bowler for Services, returning figures of 5/94. When the stumps were drawn, Services trailed Kerala by 398 runs with seven wickets remaining in their first innings.

Brief scores

Kerala 483 (Sanju Samson 207, Rohan Prem 45; Suraj Yadav 5 for 94) lead Services 85 for 3 (Rajat Paliwal 45*, Anshul Gupta 17; Amit Verma 2 for 26) by 398 runs.