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The clash between Punjab and Tamil Nadu of Round 7 of the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2016-17 ended in a draw as the latter were placed at 103 for the loss of one wicket at stumps on the final day while chasing 306. Punjab did well as they added 254 runs on the final day and extended their lead to 305. Mandeep Singh made the most of his start and went on to score a much needed ton. Uday Kaul was run out for 65 and was unfortunate as he got good starts in both the innings but was run out on both the occasions. Gurkeerat too played well for his fifty while Manpreet Gony chipped in with 66 runs off 26 deliveries which included eight sixes and three boundaries. Aswin Crist and Krishnamoorthy had couple of wickets to their names each as Punjab declared at 375 for the loss of five wickets. FULL Cricket Score, Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 4, Round 7

Tamil Nadu came out hard in the second innings, opener Abhinav Mukund remained unbeaten on 67 while Kaushik Gandhi played well for his 21 and ensure his side didn’t lose a wicket further. Tamil NAdu gained three points from this encounter while Punjab had just one to their name. Gurkeerat Singh picked the only wicket to have been fallen in the second innings. Punjab batted first and manaed 284 runs in the first innings to which Tami Nadu responded with a solid 354 and took a lead. Kaushik Gandhi scored a scintillating ton in the first innings and helped his side to gain a healthy lead.

Brief scores:

Punjab 284 all out (Manan Vohra 73, Uday Kaul 56; Krishnamoorthy Vignesh 4 for 104) & 375/5 decl (Uday Kaul 65, Mandeep Singh 128) drew against Tamil Nadu 354 all out (Kaushik Gandhi 164, Dinesh Karthik 54; Manpreet Gony 4 for 81) and 103/1 (Abhinav Mukund 67*, Kaushik Gandhi 21).