This is the first time in the 80-year history of Ranji Trophy that a team has lost a match by a margin of 1 run. In the match played between Haryana and Services in Elite Group A, the Haryana team had a target of 146 runs to win in the fourth innings, but the entire team got reduced to a score of 144 and they got the lowest score in the history of Ranji Trophy. Had to face defeat by margin. In this entire match, both the teams could not cross the 150-run mark even once. In this victory of Services, Arjun Sharma and Pulkit Narang played important roles with the ball and took 5 wickets each.
Services had a lead of only 5 runs in the first innings.
If we talk about this match, it was a very low-scoring match, in which the bowlers of both the teams were amazing. In this match, Services team was limited to only 108 runs in its first innings whereas Haryana also managed to score only 103 runs. After this, Services managed to reach the score of 140 in their second innings in which captain Rajat Paliwal played an important role with the bat and played an important inning of 86 runs. After this, Haryana team, which came to chase the target, had a very good start in which they lost their first wicket at the score of 51 runs. From here, the sequence of wickets falling at regular intervals was seen, in which the entire team was reduced to a score of 144. While Pulit Narang took a total of 8 wickets for services in this match, Arjun Sharma also managed to take 7 wickets.
With the win, Services reached fifth place in the points table.
After this victory, the Services team included in Elite Group A has reached fifth position in the points table. So far in this Ranji season, the Services team has played 5 matches, out of which they have won 1 and lost 1, while 3 matches ended in a draw, while the team currently has a total of 15 points. Talking about Haryana team, they are at second place in the points table with 17 points, in which out of the 5 matches played so far, they have won 2, lost 1 and 2 matches ended in draw. Have finished.
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