New kid Deepak Chahar takes 8 for 10 on debut
Deepak Chahar, Rajasthan's 18-year-old medium-pacer, made a dream first-class debut, taking 8 for 10 from 7.3 overs to dismiss Hyderabad for 21, the lowest ever total in Ranji Trophy history, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Opener Akshath Reddy was the first to fall, having made six, which would turn out to be the highest score of the innings. Hyderabad lost their last nine wickets for nine runs, Chahar missing out on a hat-trick, taking three wickets in four balls. Proving there was nothing in the pitch to warrant such an abject capitulation, Rajasthan ended the day on 220 for 2, with former India batsman Hrishikesh Kanitkar finishing unbeaten on 100 and sharing a 149-run partnership with opener Aakash Chopra, who made a patient 65 from 164 balls.
Chahar has been likened to Manoj Prabhakar by the former India opener Aakash Chopra