The match was played at Porvorim © Getty Images
The match was played at Porvorim © Getty Images (representational image)

Porvorim:  Services earned three points by virtue of their first innings lead over Goa in a match that ended in a draw on the fourth and final day of their Ranji Trophy 2015-16 Group C match here today. Services have now taken their tally to nine points from two games, while Goa, having gained just one point from this match, have four points in their kitty from two ties. Replying to Services’ first innings total of 402, Goa resumed at an overnight score of 268 for eight today and could manage to add another 17 runs only. They got all out for 285 in 134.3 overs, conceding 118 runs first-innings lead. Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Services take lead against Goa in 1st innings

Shadab Jakati was first to get out today, caught by Shashank Sharma off PS Poonia’s bowling after adding just two runs to his overnight score of 13. Poonia (5/60) then dismissed last batsman Rituraj Singh (21) to finish with an impressive five-wicket haul. Poonia was the highest wicket taker of the match. Thereafter, Services declared their second innings on 217 for six after first mandatory over was bowled. Soumik Chatterjee top scored with 64 runs. The home team, which needed 535 to win, was three for no loss when both the sides decided to call off the play.

Brief scores:

402 & 217 for six decl in 65.4 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 64, Yashpal Singh not out 59; Amit Yadav 3/40).

285 & three for no loss in six overs.

Services 3, Goa 1.