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BCCI Staff in Mumbai 06 March 2014 - 05:11pm IST

Roundup: Inter-State One-Day League, Day 7

Services, Haryana, Punjab claim victories

After Rajat Paliwal set up the match in Services’ favour with an unbeaten century, a collective effort from the bowlers helped his team overcome DDCA. In another North Zone encounter, Prashant Chopra’s century went in vain as Himachal suffered a loss against Punjab. Meanwhile, bowlers starred in Haryana’s victory over J&K. Here is the roundup for the day:

North Zone

DDCA vs SSCB: Services cantered to a 44-run win against DDCA in Delhi. S C Yadav, Diwesh Pathania, A S Sakuja and AR Singh claimed two wickets apiece, while Shadab Nazar chipped in with one wicket to bowl Delhi out for 213 in 48.2 overs. JS Anand resisted with an 82-ball 69, while the rest of the line-up caved in to the Services attack. Earlier, after being asked to bat first, SSCB were reduced to 36 for three by Sumit Narwak and Vikas Tokas. However, Rajat Paliwal rescued the Services innings with an unbeaten 105 and took the team to 257 for five. He was ably supported by captain Yashpal Singh, who made 75 off 97 balls.

Haryana vs J&K: Bowlers claimed a 44-run victory for Haryana against J&K. Defending 152, J Sharma and Harshal Patel sent back the top four batsmen, to leave J&K on 40 for four. Y Chahal then claimed three, while K Hooda and Rahul Dewan picked one wicket each to bowl J&K out for 108. Earlier, Haryana scored 152 for five after being inserted to bat first in a match that was reduced to 20 overs a side. Rahul Dewan (45) and Nitin Saini (42*) were the top scores for their team in this North Zone match.

Himachal vs Punjab: Chasing 248, Punjab scampered to a two-wicket win against Himachal. Although they lost their top four batsmen for low scores, Gurkeerat Singh and H A Chawala's determined efforts helped rescue the innings. Gurkeerat scored 83, while HA Chawala made a valuable 64-run contribution. GH Khera (14*) then held up one end to take his team across the line with 12 balls to spare. Earlier, Himachal were left reeling on five for the loss of two wickets in two overs after opting to bat first against. Sandeep Sharma and S Kaul sent back Ankush Bains and Paras Dogra for ducks to get Punjab off to a good start. But Prashant Chopra and N Gangta joined forces to revive the innings and took their team to 109 before the latter was removed by Yuvraj Singh. Gangta returned for 63, but Chopra (109*) rallied on to take his team to 247.

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