Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Dalal scores unbeaten fifty as Haryana end Day 1 on 221/5

Rohtak: Rahul Dalal remained unbeaten on 64 as Haryana ended day one on 221 for five against Baroda in a Ranji Trophy Group B match here today.

Dalal faced 117 balls during his half-century knock and hit just five boundaries. He shared 86 runs with Sachin Rana (42) for the fifth wicket to take Haryana forward after the hosts lost their first four batsmen at the score of 96.

Haryana`s scoring rate was relatively slow as the home team batsmen could manage a run-rate of just 2.27 in the 97 overs they faced in the opening day of the match after electing to bat.

Apart from Dalal and Rana, opener Rahul Dewan (48) and Sunny Singh were the other notable run-scorers for Haryana.

At stumps, Sandeep Singh (17 not out) was giving Dalal company at the crease.

Murtuja Vahora and off-spinner Utkarsh Patel picked up two wickets each for Baroda, giving away 46 and 54 runs respectively.

Brief Scores:

Haryana: 221 for five in 97 overs (Rahul Dalal 64 not out, Rahul Dewan 48; Murtuja Vahora (2/46), Utkarsh Patel (2/54).


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