Bist, Bishnoi centuries take Rajasthan to strong position

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2013, 20:03 PM IST

New Delhi: Robin Bist and Rajesh Bishnoi slammed centuries as Rajasthan overhauled Services` first total by reaching 345 for three in their first innings on the third day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Services here on Saturday.

Bist (batting on 107) and Bishnoi (117) shared a huge 210-run stand for the third wicket to take Rajasthan to an unbeatable position with one day left in the match.

Services had made 325 all out in their first innings from 105.2 overs.

Rajasthan added 214 runs today after resuming the day at 131 for two and they now have a first innings lead of 20 runs.

Bishnoi, who was the last man out, hit 13 fours and a six from the 267 balls he faced while Bist had so far consumed 344 deliveries in his unbeaten knock of 107 which he made with the help of seven fours and a six.

Pacer Suraj Yadav broke the third-wicket partnership in the final session of the day as he had Bishnoi caught behind by wicketkeeper Nakul Verma.

Captain Ashok Menaria was giving Bist company on four at the draw of stumps.

Services bowlers had to toil hard all day long as they could grab just one wicket -- that of Bishnoi off Suraj Yadav -- at the Model Sports Complex at Palam here.

Brief Scores:

Services 1st innings: 325 all out in 105.2 overs.

Services: 345 for 3 in 162 overs (Rajesh Bishnoi 112, Robin Bist 107 batting; Shadab Nazar 1/58).