Plate roundup Day 2

Puneet Bisht struck a maiden triple century of first-class career to lead Meghalaya to a massive 555/3 at the close of play on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Plate, Round eight clash against Sikkim.

Bisht’s marathon knock has come at an incredible strike-rate of 102.73 during which he has so far struck 48 fours and a six. At the close of play, he was unbeaten on 301 off 293 alongside Yogesh Nagar (30*) with Meghalaya leading by 336 runs on Monday.

Resuming the innings on the second morning, the overnight pair of Bisht and opener Raj Biswa extended their partnership to a record 433 runs 0 the fourth highest in the history of Indian first-class cricket for the third wicket. Biswa struck 175 off 321 with the help of 25 fours.

It was Milind Kumar, who had scored a century on Day 1 to save Sikkim, that broke the mammoth partnership when he pinned Biswa in front.

Sikkim were sent on a leather hunt throughout the day’s play as they managed to pick just one wicket as Meghalaya scored at the rate of 4.74 runs per over.

Brief Score: Meghalaya 555/3 (Puneet Bisht 301*, Raj Biswa 187; Milind Kumar 2/147) lead Sikkim 219 by 336 runs