Ranji Trophy: Odisha Register Narrow Win Over Haryana

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Cuttack: Odisha registered victory over Haryana by one wicket on the fourth and final day of the Group-C Ranji Trophy match at Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium in Rohtak, Haryana, on Tuesday.

Chasing 179 runs for victory, Odisha in their second innings lost 7 wickets for 147 runs on the third day with Rajesh Dhuper and Rajesh Mohanty remaining unbeaten on 29 and 4 runs respectively.

The visiting team lost the wicket of Dhuper (32) early, but Rajesh Mohanty held his nerve and contributed 21 useful runs before getting out.

However, the two tail-enders Basant Mohanty (6) and Pappu Roy (4) managed to hold on and pulled out a thrilling win.

Seamer Suyakant Pradhan was adjudged the Man of the Match for claiming 11 wickets.

With this win, Odisha bagged 6 points and made it to the top of the Group-C.

Brief score: Haryana: 90 and 160; Odisha 160 and 182 for 9.

This was Odisha’s fourth consecutive win in the Ranji Trophy this season. Earlier, Odisha had won by an innings and 3 runs against Chhattisgarh on December 9. It had then trounced Services by an innings and 31 runs on December 17 and Chhattisgarh by 10 wickets on December 28.

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