Dhanbad: Dec 30, 2013
Manan Vohra cracked a brilliant century, while India’s out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 39 runs as Punjab posted a massive 380 for four on day one of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand .
Manan hit a patient 187 off 273 balls with the help of 24 fours and three sixes, while Jiwanjot Singh scored run-a-ball 78, laced with 15 boundaries as the duo put on an important 138 runs together for the opening wicket to set a solid platform for the team.
Yuvraj took 59 balls for his 39, which he scored with the help of five fours and a six.
For Jharkhand, SS Quadri (2 for 130) took two wickets, while Varun Aaron (1 for 48) and Shahbaz Nadeem (1 for 127) claimed wicket apiece.
Opting to bat, Punjab got off to a great start before Jiwanjot was dismissed off Quadri’s bowling.
But Uday Kaul (25), followed by Yuvraj provided some good support to Manan.
While Manan and Uday shared a 54-run partnership for the second wicket, with Yuvraj, the opener put on another solid 89 runs for the third wicket to take Punjab past 280-run mark.
At stumps, skipper Mandeep Singh was unbeaten on 41 and Siddarth Kaul was yet to open his account.
Punjab 380 for 4 (Manan Vohra 187, Jiwanjot Singh, Yuvraj Singh 39; SS Quadri 2 for 130) vs Jharkhand.
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