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Haryana edge out Services

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  SAS Nagar, April 03, 2014
First Published: 07:44 IST(3/4/2014) | Last Updated: 07:48 IST(3/4/2014)

In another match at the PCA stadium, Haryana edged out Services by eight runs. It was paceman Ashish Hooda who turned the tide in Haryana's favour with his five-wicket haul.


Haryana put up a competitive 144 for seven after being asked to bat as opener Avi Barot played a superb knock of 78 from 58 balls. Services had a good start as openers Yashpal Singh (18) and Nakul Verma (46) added 60 runs for a strong foundation but they could mange 136 for seven in the end.

Hooda removed both the openers and also scalped Anshul Gupta (6) while Jayant Yadav dismissed Rajat Paliwal (4) to reduce Services to 75 for 4.

Soumya Swain waged a grim battle with an unbeaten 32 from one end but ran short of partners as Hooda got rid of two more batsman to script Haryana's second win in a row.
Brief scores
Match 1: J&K: 119 for 8 in 20 overs (Parvez Rasool 44, Paras Sharma 16no, Varun Sood 3 for 14), Delhi: 123 for 4 in 19 overs (Unmukt Chand 39, Rajat Bhatia 28no, Abid Nabi 2 for 35).
Delhi win by six wickets and get four points.

Match 2: Himachal Pradesh: 154 for 4 in 20 overs (Prashant Chopra 90, Rishi Dhawan 32, Taruwar Kohli 1 for 20, Manpreet Gony 1 for 33), Punjab: 155 for 5 in 19.3 overs (Manpreet Gony 35no, Mandeep Singh 28no, Manan Vohra 35, Bipul Sharma 1 for 13, Gurvinder Singh 1 for 17). Punjab win by five wickets and get four points. 

Match 3: Haryana: 144 for 7 in 20 overs (Avi Barot 78, Rajat Pailwal 2 for 28), Services: 136 for 7 in 20 overs (Soumya Swain 32no, Nakul Verma 46, Ashish Hooda 5 for 22). Haryana beat Services by eight runs and pocket four points.

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