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Posted on Dec 19, 07:53AM | UNI
Uttar Pradesh was forced to play draw with Haryana in the of group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today even after a chance-less 121 by Eklavya Dwivedi and 64 by Parvinder Singh by the host team in second innings.
UP scored 348 runs in their second innings giving Haryana a target of 300 runs to win the match. But the visiting team made just 106 runs by loosing 3 wickets. The match was played at Babu Banarasi Das Stadium on Faizabad Road here.
Haryana got 3 points for taking a 49 runs first innings lead in the match while UP got just one point. Now the host UP, who were leading the group has 21 points.
In the last season, Haryana knocked out UP from the tournament.
UP skipper Suresh Raina took the match to draw when he refused to declare the second innings early.
Eklavya Dwivedi was the star of the last day of the match when he scored 121 runs in 193 balls with 15 hit to boundaries.
Brief scores: UP 227 and 348 Haryana 276 and 106 for 3