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Group A clash between Punjab and Railways at Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi is evenly poised Getty Images

The Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Group A clash between Punjab and Railways at Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi is evenly poised at stumps on Day Two. After putting up a competitive 331, Railways removed Punjab openers Manan Vohra and Jiwanjot Singh quickly, and by the time Mandeep Singh and captain Yuvraj Singh joined them in the pavilion, the score read a woeful 44 for 4. Then Gurkeerat Singh Mann joined No. 3 Uday Kaul, and the pair added 110 runs without being separated. Gurkeerat, with a 97-ball 66 (10 fours, 1 six) was the dominant of the two men, while Kaul (59 in 159 balls, 7 fours) was happy to take backseat.

Railways had resumed their day on their overnight score of 257 for 5. Shivakant Shukla (128) and Ashish Yadav (81) took their sixth-wicket stand to exactly 150 before the latter perished to medium-pacer Siddarth Kaul (younger brother of Uday). Shukla followed soon, as did Anureet Singh, but a resolute ninth-wicket partnership between Karn Sharma and Deepak Bansal helped Railways reach 331. Siddarth Kaul finished with 5 for 68 while left-arm spinner Vinay Choudhary got 2 for 59.

Brief scores:

Railways 331 (Shivakant Shukla 128, Ashish Yadav 81; Siddarth Kaul 5 for 68) lead Punjab (Uday Kaul 59*, Gurkeerat Singh 66*) by 177 runs.