Services stun Uttar Pradesh, enter first Ranji Trophy semi final since 1968

Earlier, resuming day on 138 for four, UP were bowled out for 241 in 78 overs. Overnight batsmen Arish Alam and Eklavya Dwivedi added 40 runs before being dismissed. Right-handed Alam (50), however, completed his half-century before getting run out.

updated: January 08, 2013 21:02 IST
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Indore: A spirited Services stunned favourites Uttar Pradesh by five wickets to enter the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy on Tuesday.

Chasing a small target of 113 to win in the second innings, Services were rocked by UP pacer Ankit Rajpoot's fiery spell (5/36) to be reduced 54 for five before skipper Soumik Chatterjee and Rajat Paliwal came to the Armymen's rescue to pocket the five-day match well inside three days.

Services managed to chase the remaining target without further hiccups, courtesy first-innings centurian Rajat Paliwal's unbeaten 32 and injured Chatterjee unconquered 34.

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