Punjab rode on Harbhajan Singh's two wickets to bowl out Maharashtra for 210    Getty Images
Punjab rode on Harbhajan Singh’s two wickets to bowl out Maharashtra for 210 Getty Images

Pune: Dec 21 , 2014

Punjab produced an impressive bowling show to bundle Maharashtra out for 210 to take the opening day honours in their Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

Pacer Siddarth Kaul led the fine bowling display by Punjab with figures of 3/46 as the home side folded their first innings in 71.4 overs after being put into bat at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

India discard and captain Harbhajan Singh, Sandeep Sharma and Maninder Singh chipped in with two wickets apiece while Yuvraj Singh got one wicket.

For Maharashtra, Rahul Tripathi top-scored with 56 from 110 deliveries while Ankit Bawne contributed 44. The duo stitched 86 runs for the sixth wicket to take the home side score past 200 mark.

In reply, Punjab were 26 for one from 12 overs before the draw of stumps. Opener Jiwanjot Singh and Amitoze Singh were batting on 16 and eight respectively.

The other Punjab opener Uday Kaul fell cheaply in the fifth over for just one, of the bowling of Samad Fallah. Punjab now trail by 184 runs with nine first innings wickets in hand.

Brief Scores:

Maharashtra 210 (Rahul Tripathi 56; Siddarth Kaul 3 for 46, Harbhajan Singh 2 for 37) lead Punjab 26 for 1 (Jivanjot Singh 16*; Samad Fallah 1 for 14) by 184 runs