Ranji Trophy: Pankaj Singh-Led Rajasthan Struggle Against Odisha
Pankaj Singh (3/53) and Aniket Choudhary (6/27) helped Rajasthan dismiss Odisha for 151. The home team were then reeling at 28/6 at stumps on Day 1.
Rajasthan were reeling at 28 for six after dismissing Odisha for 151 in their first innings on the opening day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Tuesday. (Read more cricket stories here)
Electing to field, Rajasthan's pace combine Aniket Choudhary (6/27) and Pankaj Singh (3/53) wreaked havoc as Odisha kept losing wickets at regular interval.
Anurag Sarangi top scored for Odisha with 43 runs.
Replying to Odisha's modest total, Rajasthan also had a disastrous start with none of their batsmen reaching the double digits after two openers -- Manender Singh (10) and Vineet Saxena (11) -- got out.
AK Sahoo (4/18) and Basant Mohanty (2/10) did the damage. At stumps, Rajasthan were still trailing by 123 runs with just four wickets remaining.
Brief scores: Odisha 1st innings: 151 (Anurag Sarangi 43; Aniket Choudhary 6/27, Pankaj Singh 3/53). Rajasthan 1st innings: 28 for six 6 in 16 overs (AK Sahoo 4/18)