Getty Images (Representational photo)
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Jammu & Kashmir trail by 382 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings against Services on Day Two, Round 4 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Earlier, Services captain Soumik Chatterjee won the toss and unhesitatingly decided to bat first on a track that had very little to offer for the batters. All the same, they did not start on a blistering note, for they were 84 for 3. Then came the 216-run partnership between Shamser Yadav and Rahul Singh. The duo pursued conventional brand of cricket and took their time to churn out runs. However, Ram Dayal trapped Yadav in front with an absolute jaffa. LIVE BLOG: Round 4, Ranji Trophy 2016-17

Nonetheless, Rahul Singh continued his swashbuckling batsmanship and scored 182 off 276, inclusive of 21 stunning boundaries. Meanwhile, Vikas Hathwala added crucial 44 runs, taking the team to 477 all-out. On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir’s prolific cricketer Parvez Rasool took a stunning five-wicket haul. In reply, Jammu Kashmir ended Day Two at 96 for 1, looking to take a lead. However, if Service do not make early in roads, the match might end up in a draw. But the modern-day cricket produces unlikeliest of results.

Brief scores:

Services (Rahul Singh 182, Shamser Yadav 72; Parvez Rasool 5 for 117) vs Jammu & Kashmir (Shubham Khajuria 34*, Pranav Gupta 29; Raj Bahadur 1 for 26)