Railways shot out Rajasthan for 178 in their first innings but themselves collapsed to 150 even though it was enough to set a challenging target of 256 for the hosts on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match here on Saturday.
A resolute unbeaten century by opener Vineet Saxena was the high point for defending champions Rajasthan who finished their Ranji Trophy league engagements with a tame draw against Hyderabad in a Group `A` match here today.
Railways wrested the initiative in the final session to leave Rajasthan struggling at 56 for three in reply to their first innings score of 405 on the second day of the four-day Ranji Trophy Group A match here today.
An intriguing third day is on the cards as hosts Haryana need another 170 runs to win with eight wickets in hand against defending champions Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy semi-final, being played at Bansi Lal Stadium.
Resolute half centuries from Vineet Saxena and skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar propelled defending champions Rajasthan to 209 for three on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Elite division match against Orissa at the Sawai Man Singh stadium on Wednesday.
Riding on superb centuries by Vineet Saxena (127) and Puneet Yadav (108), defending champions Rajasthan reached 369 for seven against Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Elite Division Group A match on Tuesday.