LUCKNOW, Feb. 13 -- Young pacer Aaquib Khan on Wednesday bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in first class cricket to help hosts and former champions Uttar Pradesh off to a fine start against Himachal Pradesh in their four-day Elite Group B Ranji Trophy match here.

Wicket-less in his previous big matches, including an India under-19 game against Afghanistan colts in the Youth ODI in November last at the same venue, and a Ranji Trophy game against Baroda at Kanpur last month, right-arm pacer Khan produced a good swing to take 5/42 as Himachal Pradesh could post 220 in their first innings. Skipper Ankit Rajpoot and Saurabh Kumar shared the remaining five wickets between them.

In reply, Uttar Pradesh were 1/23 in 11 overs at close of stumps....