Ranji Trophy: Odisha beat Haryana by 1 wicket


Haryana: Odisha cricket team outclassed Haryana by a wicket in the Ranji Trophy Group C match at Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium in Lahli here on Tuesday.

With this, Odisha topped the Elite Group C with 4 wins and a draw.

Pacer Suryakant Pradhan picked up a total of 11 wickets in the match. Pradhan claimed three wickets in five overs en route to figures of 5/86. Pradhan also ran out the No. 10 Ashish Hooda (0) as Haryana lost five wickets in 12 overs to be bundled out for 248.

Folded for 90 in their first innings, Haryana staged a fightback to see through the second day on 218 for five. But Pradhan’s stupendous bowling ensured that they lost the remaining five wickets for 30 runs inside the first hour, setting a paltry target of 179.

Rajesh Dhuper was unbeaten on 29 with Rajesh Mohanty (four not out) for the company as the group C leaders strived to keep themselves in hunt for a fourth outright win.

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