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Uttar Pradesh put it across Maharashtra

Published: Saturday, December 25, 2004, 23:47 [IST]
 
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Kolhapur:Chasing a target of 231 runs against Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh made 234 runs in just 66.1overs with five wickets to spare on the fourth and the final day today of Ranji Trophy Elite group B match played at Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium here.

Earlier, resuming on the overnight score of 59 for one Uttar Pradesh skipper Jyoti Yadav, who was on 36 when the stumps were drawn last evening, added 14 runs when he was outleg before.

Other Uttar Pradesh batsmen Rizwan Shamshad made 78 runs in 106 balls with the help of 11 boundaries and remained at crease for 145 minutes. Shivakant Shukla also remained atcrease for 154 minutes and made 40 runs in 104 balls with six boundaries.

Shamshad and Shukla scored 114 runs, the highest for the fourth wicket partnership.

Yesterday, hosts Maharashtra could not (not) capitalise on the advantage of first inning lead of 112 runs and returned to pavelian in just 119 runs in their 2nd innings yesterdaysoon after which Uttar Pradesh started it's second inning.

The Best bowler and best batsman awards -- each Rs 11,000 -- set up by Ichalkaranji-based FIE (Fuel Instruments Engineering) Foundation was bagged by Uttar Pradesh bowler R P Singh and Maharashtra batsman Dhiraj Jadhav.

Winners Uttar Pradesh received cash award of Rs 25,000, also set up by FIE Foundation.

Brief scores: Maharashtra 394 and 119. Uttar Pradesh: 282 and 234/5. (Jyoti Yadav 50, Rizwan Shamshad 78, Shivakant Shukla 40, Ranjit Khirid 2/58).

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