Goa gain first-innings points after HP draw


Goa gained first-innings points after their Group C Ranji Trophy match ended in a draw against Himachal Pradesh at GCA academy grounds, in Porvorim, Tuesday. The chance of a result seemed unlikely on the third day when Goa edged past Himachal’s 338 and with two innings yet to be completed.
Goa didn’t add to their overnight lead of nine, losing their last two wickets early. Rahul Singh finished with five wickets, while Vikramjeet Malik took 3 for 61. Himachal helped themselves to batting practice, as Paras Dogra scored his fifth century of the Ranji season. Mukesh Sharma made an unbeaten 51. Both teams are yet to register a win in the tournament.
Brief Scores: Himachal Pradesh 338 (Amit 86, Mukesh 73) and 237 for 4 (Dogra 119 , Mukesh 51 ) drew with Goa 347 (Pinto 85, Swapnil Asnodkar 81, Rahul 5-71). [NT]