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