Published:Oct 8, 2017 9:12 pm
Wicket-keeper Abhishek Gupta struck an unbeaten century on debut as Punjab reached 484 for 6 in reply to Himachal Pradesh’s mammoth 729 for eight declared on the 3rd day of a Group D Ranji Trophy match.
Gupta manufactured a quickfire 129 not out off 116 balls with the enable of 16 boundaries and 4 sixes to held the fort for Punjab in the firm of his identify sake and a different debutant Abhishek Sharma (81 not out).
Himachal Pradesh will go into day 4 needing 4 much more wickets to safe a initially-innings lead but for that to happen the home group bowlers will have to break the 210-run seventh-wicket partnership concerning Gupta and Sharma.
The two batsmen, both on their initially-course debut, arrived to their side’s rescue after Punjab were down at 274 for 6 at 1 stage.
The duo then stretched Punjab to 484 for 6 by stumps on the 3rd day.
Resuming the day at the right away rating of 110 for 1, Punjab captain Jiwanjot Singh (59) and No. 4 batsman Anmolpreet Singh (50) manufactured fifties, right before off-spinner Gurvinder Singh (5/118) accounted for both the batsman.
Elsewhere in a different Group D match in New Delhi, a 5-for from off-spinner Aamir Gani served Bengal safe a initially-innings lead of 193 around Expert services.
Bengal opted not to enforce the follow-on and stretched their lead to 270 by stumps on the 3rd day.
Expert services opener Navneet Singh, who was unbeaten on 44 right away, went on to rating 121 on initially-course debut, while Ravi Chauhan (53), Rahul Singh (43) and Shamsher Yadav (38) manufactured good contributions.
Nevertheless, not like Bengal, who had 5 half-centurions in
their initially innings to support Sudip Chatterjee’s hundred, Services’ batsman unsuccessful to create on their commences.
Appropriate-arm off-break bowler Aamir Gani’s remarkable 5 for 109 determine spell was accountable for proscribing in Expert services.
At stumps, Bengal were batting on 77 for no decline in their 2nd innings.
Abhishek Raman was unbeaten on 40 while Abhimanyu Easwaran was on 31.
Transient Scores (Group D):
Himachal Pradesh 729/8 dec (Prashant Chopra 338, Paras Dogra 99 Sandeep Sharma 4/149) vs Punjab 484/6 (Abhishek Gupta 129 not out, Abhishek Sharma 81 Gurvinder Singh 5/118).
Bengal 552/9 decl & 77 for no decline (Abhsiehk Raman 40 not out vs Expert services 359 all out (Navneet Singh 121 Aamir Gani 5/109).
Chattisgarh 458 all out (Manoj Singh 125, Mohammed Kaif 61, Jatin Saxena 82) vs Goa 223/4 (Sumiran Amonkar 79).