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After scoring 276 for thrree wickets by Services on Day one of Group C, Round 7 match against Himachal Pradesh in Ranji Trophy 2016-17 at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat, they were bundled out for 401. Nakul Verma, who resumed Services’ batting along with Shamsher Yadav, departed early on Day two by adding eight more runs to the scoreboard. Soon Rahul Singh too walked back to pavilion but after that, Vikas Hathwala and Muzzaffaruddin Khalid added 42 runs for seventh wicket stand. Khalid got dismissed for 18 but Hathwala continued scoring from the other end. In between, Services lost two more wickets of Diwesh Pathania and Sachidanand Pandey. FULL Cricket Score, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 2, Round 7

Hathwala ended his innings after scoring 69 and he was the last man to be dismissed from Services side after they posted 401. From Himachal’s bowling department, Rishi Dhawan scalped five-wicket, while Pankaj Jaiswal and Akshay Chauhan grabbed two wickets each, followed by Sumeet Verma, who bagged only one wicket. After bowling out Services for 401, Himachal had a disappointing start as they lost their opener Ankush Bains early in the innings at the score of two. After adding 41 runs more to second wicket stand, Ankit Kalsi also departed and scored 23. From there on, Prashant Chopra and Paras Dogra had a decent partnership as they added 54 runs for third wicket partnership before the former got dismissed for 43. Further, Dogra along with Robin Bist added 81 runs for fourth wicket but missed his another ton by 30 runs. At the end of second day’s play, Himachal scored 182 with the loss of four wickets. Bist and Mayank Dagar will resume Himachal’s batting on third day of the match.

Brief Scores:

Himachal Pradesh 182 for 4 (Paras Dogra 70, Prashant Chopra 47; Anshul Gupta 1 for 3, Diwesh Pathania 1 for 31) trail Services 401 (Nakul Verma 117, Ravi Chauhan 149, Vikash Hathwala 69;Rishi Dhawan 5 for 82) by 219 runs.