Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Elite C, Round 3, Day 3: Rinku Singh’s 163* takes UP to huge lead

A career-best unbeaten 163 from Rinku Singh and his ninth-wicket stand of 150 with Zeeshan Ansari (76) helped Uttar Pradesh take a lead of 275 over hosts Services  on day three Group C round three 2018-19 Ranji Trophy match at Palam.

At the end of play, Services were 35/1 having lost Aanshul Gupta for 1 to trail by 240 runs.

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Uttar Pradesh added 270 run to their overnight total, with 21-year-old Rinku marching to his second career hundred in the company of the tail. Shivam Mavi (17) and Upendra Yadav (22) chipped in with handy innings but it was Ansari’s role that proved instrumental in helping Rinku take the total to 535/9 declared. The No 10 faced 129 balls and hit 11 fours and Rinku 13 fours and two sixes in his 230-ball hundred.

For Services, Diwesh Pathani was the most successful bowler with 4/104 from 34 overs.

Brief scores: Services 260 & 35/1 trail Uttar Pradesh 535/9 9 dec (Rinku 163*, Ansari 76) by 240 runs