Joginder, Rana script Haryana’s 9-wicket win over UP
Ghaziabad: Medium pacer Joginder Sharma completed a six-wicket haul as Haryana notched up a moral-boosting nine-wicket victory over table-toppers Uttar Pradesh in their Ranji Trophy Super League Group B match here on Friday.
Joginder, who took three wickets yesterday, added three more scalps to his name on Friday to bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 174 in their second innings on the penultimate day of the four-day encounter at the Mohan Meakins Cricket Stadium here.
Haryana openers Nitin Saini (22) and Rahul Dewan (34 not out) then overhauled the 70-run target in 20 overs to bag six valuable points for the visitors and zoom to the top of the table.
Resuming at 68 for three, Tanmay Srivastava (60) notched up a well-made half century enroute to a 65-run fifth wicket partnership with Parvinder Singh (58 not out) before Sachin Rana (3/27) and Joginder brought their downfall.
Chasing 70 for victory, Saini and Dewan had no problems as the duo stitched a 45-run opening partnership before the former was caught by skipper Mohammad Kaif off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 16th over.
Dewan and Sunny Singh (7) then comfortably reached the target without any hiccups.
Uttar Pradesh: 167 and 174 (TM Srivastava 60, Parvinder Singh 58 not out; Joginder Sharma 6/59, Sachin Rana 3/27)
Haryana: 272 and 72 (R Dewan 34 not out; B Kumar 1/20).