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Dhapola stars in Uttarakhand's fifth win on trot

151   //    09 Dec 2018, 19:32 IST

Dehradun, Dec 9 (PTI) Uttarakhand pace sensation Deepak Dhapola returned a match haul of 11 wickets to help his side beat Meghalaya by eight wickets and secure a fifth win on the trot in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group here Sunday.

Dhapola, who bagged a six-for in the first innings including a hat-trick, bagged 5/59 for a match haul of 11/111, as Meghalaya were bundled out for 230 in the final session.

Set a target of 51 under fading lights, Uttarakhand knocked it off in 6.1 overs, courtesy Vaibhav Singh Panwar's 12-ball 32 not out (6x4, 1x6).

Uttarakhand sit pretty on top of the table with 33 points, with a huge 14-point lead over second placed Meghalaya.

Such has been the dominance by the Rajat Bhatia-led side that they are the only side in this season's Ranji Trophy yet to lose or draw a match.

The skipper led from the front with three back-to-back centuries, which included a double. But the biggest find for Uttarakhand has been the 28-year-old pacer Dhapola who leads the charts with 37 wickets at a stunning average of 9.89.

Brief Scores:

In Dehradun: Meghalaya 311 and 230; 66.2 overs (Gurinder Singh 104, Yogesh Nagar 57; Deepak Dhopola 5/59). Uttarakhand 491/4 declared and 53/2; 6.1 overs. Uttarakhand win by eight wickets. Points Uttarakhand 6. Meghalaya 0.

In Wayanad: Puducherry 647/8 declared. Sikkim 247 and following on 241; 76 overs (Milind Kumar 77 not out, Ashish Thapa 52; Abhishek Nayar 5/76, Pankaj Singh 3/40). Puducherry win by an innings and 159 runs. Points Puducherry 7, Sikkim 0