Sachin Tendulkar throws away good start as Mumbai end Day 1 vs Services on 198/6

Services' military medium trundlers Suraj Yadav, Nishan Singh and Shadab Nazar bowled well within their limitations despite Tendulkar repeatedly enthralling the spectators with some lovely shots.

updated: January 16, 2013 18:39 IST
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New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar failed to convert a good start as favourites Mumbai struggled to score runs on a difficult track against minnows Services, ending the first day's play at 198 for six in their Ranji Trophy semi-final match on Wednesday.

Tendulkar made batting look easy on a pitch, which wasn't exactly conducive for a Ranji Trophy semi-final as he scored 56 off 75 balls, studded with 10 boundaries and a six.

While Mumbai's 'Performer of the season', Abhishek Nayar again top-scored with 70 off 160 balls (8x4), the contrast in approach of two batsmen reflected how difficult conditions were for an average domestic player.

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