Coming back after a shoulder niggle that kept him out for more than six weeks, Harbhajan Singh clobbered eight fours and six sixes in his 80-ball knock before he was out trying to slog sweep opposite number Parveez Rasool over short fine leg. It was a duel between two offies in which Harbhajan clearly emerged as the winner over his talented younger opponent.


Harbhajan in fact punished Rasool hitting him for five sixes in seven balls with a couple that landed outside the Moti Baug ground over deep mid-wicket fence. Two more were hit over sight screen clearing the ground while another was also hit towards the deep end. Rasool had a poor outing with the ball as he went for 64 runs in 13 overs. Later in the day, Harbhajan said that the wicket helped seamers first up, up but after lunch session, Punjab played well and he is happy with their current position in the match.


(With inputs from PTI)