Two points from two matches. This is what Railways will take with them to Orissa for their third game.
As expected, the loss of play on the final day, due to bad light and wet infield, killed any chance of a first-innings lead for either side, especially Railways who were right on top. Both, the hosts and the visitors, took a point each.
Just 19 overs were bowled and HP added just 20 to their overnight score, losing two wickets — Paras Dogra was runout while Ajay Mannu played forward to wrong a line against Shailendra Gehlot to have his off-stump go cartwheeling. While bad light took away some time, wet areas close to the pitch compounded the matters a bit after light was found fit for play after lunch.
It was learnt that some areas hadn't been fully covered. “We waited for it to dry as a precautionary measure for players,” said referee Bhaskar Pillai.