Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Elite C, Round 4, Day 3: Tense final day ahead after Parvez Rasool’s all-round brilliance

At stumps on day three, Services were 67/5 needing 38 runs to beat Jammu & Kashmir.

Parvez Rasool took 8/85 and scored 115 versus Services at Pala

Parvez Rasool took 8/85 and scored 115 versus Services at Palam. @PTI

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Jammu & Kashmir captain Parvez Rasool continued to carry his team almost single-handedly, following an eight-wicket haul with a century to become the fourth Indian cricket to achieve the milestone, but Services ended the third day needing 38 runs with five wickets in hand.

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Overnight on 53 in this 2018-19 Ranji Trophy Elite Group C round four match at Palam, Rasool moved to his tenth first-class hundred soon after lunch on Friday while crossing 4,000 career runs. This made him the fourth Indian cricketer to take eight wickets in an innings and score a hundred in a first-class match.

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Aamir Aziz (26) and Waseem Raza (30) offered support down the order to help J&K move from 115/6 to 261, which set Services a target of 105. Rasool made 115 from 217 balls, hitting 10 fours and a six.

Rasool shared the new ball and trapped Navneet Singh lbw first ball, and then dismissed Rahul Gahlaut for 9 in the same manner. Two wickets to Mohammed Mudhasir added to Services’ woes as they slipped to 66/5. Skipper Rajat Paliwal is batting on 16.

Brief scores: Services 252 & 67/5 need 38 runs to beat Jammu & Kashmir 95 & 261 (Rasool 115)

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