Yuvi, Manan hit tons
Riding on India discard Yuvraj Singh and Manan Vohra’s centuries, Punjab took a solid first innings lead and earned three points from the drawn encounter against Gujarat in their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match here on Sunday.
In reply to Gujarat’s first innings total of 467, Punjab scored 608 all out with skipper Yuvraj being the top scorer with 187 runs off 233 balls, including 14 boundaries and seven sixes. Despite spinner Rujul Bhatt finishing with impressive figures of eight for 151, Gujarat failed to stop the hosts from taking the upper hand. Resuming on 434 for five, overnight batsman Yuvraj, starting the day on 85, added 102 more runs to his personal score, while his unbeaten partner Siddarth Kaul also chipped in with crucial 43. On Saturday, Vohra had scored 104 off 229 deliveries. Gujarat, in their second innings, reached 135 for four before the stumps were drawn on the final day.
Mumbai edge past TN
Ranji giants Mumbai pulled off a thrilling one-wicket win over Tamil Nadu despite visiting skipper <g data-gr-id="27">Diensh</g> Karthik’s brilliant 167 in the first innings of the Group B league encounter. Chasing 236 for a win at Bandra Kurla Complex, the hosts saw fighting fifties from Shreyas Iyer (83) and Suryakumar Yadav (58) but could not save the regular fall of <g data-gr-id="29">wicket</g> to bag only six points by the skin of their teeth. Mumbai were looking well-placed at 202 for five, but Yadav’s wicket spelt trouble for the hosts even as Rahil Shah (4-78) and Malolan Rangarajan (3-44) got down to business.