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Punjab Rout Haryana, Climb to Top Spot

Punjab Rout Haryana, Climb to Top Spot

Punjab bowlers impressed after a superlative batting effort from Mandeep Singh and Anmol Malhotra to arrange a simple 10-wicket win over Haryana of their Ranji Trophy Elite Group F match right here on Sunday.

Resuming the day on 149 for 4 after following on, Haryana folded their second innings with the addition of simply 54 runs because the trio of Baltej Singh (3/17), Siddharth Kaul (2/75) and Abhishek Sharma (3/15) ran via their batting lineup to set Punjab a simple goal of 42 runs.

In reply, Punjab overhauled the goal in 8.5 overs with Prabhismaran Singh (25 not out) and Abhishek Sharma (20 not out) sealing the win with a bonus level.

After the win, Punjab climbed to the highest of the group F desk with 10 factors, whereas Himachal Pradesh remained second with eight factors.

Earlier, Mandeep Singh struck an unbeaten 159 whereas wicketkeeper-batter Anmol Malhotra (100) additionally slammed a century as Punjab notched a mammoth 444 of their first innings.

Haryana skipper Himanshu Rana slammed 149 to maintain his facet within the sport however Baltej Singh and Siddharth Kaul shared seven wickets between them to bundle them out for 282 as Punjab enforced a follow-on.

Baltej returned with a match haul of seven wickets, whereas Siddharth Kaul completed with 5 wickets.

Brief Scores:

At Arun Jaitley Stadium: Punjab 444 and 45 for no loss in 8.5 overs.

Haryana: 282 and following on 203 all out in 59.5 overs (Nishant Sindhu 57, Yashu Sharma 32; Abhishek Sharma 3/15, Baltej Singh 3/17). Punjab gained by 10 wickets.

Points: Punjab 7, Haryana 0.

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