Gwalior: Dec 18, 2012
Skipper Devendra Bundela (100) scored an unbeaten century and shared a match-winning 185-run stand with Jalaj Saxena (72 not out) as Madhya Pradesh spanked Punjab by eight wickets in their Ranji Trophy Group A match, at Gwalior on Tuesday.
Chasing 190, Madhya Pradesh overcame two early jolts to chase down the required runs in 45.3 overs.
Punjab, who were following on, had began the day at 354 for eight at Captain Roop Singh Stadium.
Paceman Sandeep Sharma had Ojha caught behind in the fifth ball of the innings and then he trapped Rajan in his third over.
Saxena and Bundela though batted well to steer the side to a comfortable victory. Bundela’s 100 came off 132 balls with the help of 11 fours and five sixes.
Saxena faced 120 balls in his unbeaten knock and helped himself with 10 boundaries including two sixes.
Brief Scores: Madhya Pradesh 323 and 193 for 2 (D Bundela 100*, J Saxena 72*; S Sharma 2 for 39) beat Punjab 148 and 364 (f/o) by 8 wickets