Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013: Yuvraj Singh shines with ball as Punjab beat Jammu and Kashmir

Yuvraj Singh picked up three wickets for 19 runs on Sunday © AFP

Dharamsala: Feb 17, 2013

Punjab’s bowlers made up for poor performance by the team’s batsman to beat Jammu and Kashmir by 49 runs in a low-scoring weather-truncated North Zone leg encounter of the Vijay Hazare National One-Day Championship on Sunday .

Restricted to 168 for eight in 23 overs after being put into bat, Punjab bowled out J&K for 120 in 20.4 overs.

It was a spectacular batting collapse as Punjab went from 102 for one to 168 for eight but it didn’t hurt the team much as J&K also crumbled.

Opener Ravinder Singh was the batting star for Punjab with a 41-ball 60, studded with half a dozen fours and a couple of sixes.

His partner Chandan Mohan was the other decent contributor, making 38 off 45 deliveries that comprised four fours.

For J&K, Parveez Rasool and Ramdyal Punia grabbed two wickets apiece in a fine effort. Rasool then came good with the bat as well, striking a 34-ball 33 which included four fours.

But J&K were let down by their other batsmen, who failed miserably.

India star Yuvraj Singh, who made a nought with the bat, more than made up for it with the ball, picking up three wickets in three overs for Punjab.

Brief Scores: Punjab 168 for 8 in 23 overs (Ravinder Singh 60, Parveez Rasool 2 for 28) bt Jammu & Kashmir 120 all out in 20.4 overs (Parveez Rasool 33, Yuvraj Singh 3 for 19) by 48 runs