Punjab take 128-run first innings lead against Saurashtra in Ranji quarterfinal

Updated: Feb 2 2023 9:59PM

Rajkot, Feb 2 (PTI) Captain Mandeep Singh struck a patient 91 to hand Punjab a crucial first innings lead of 128 runs on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Saurashtra here on Thursday.

Mandeep added 52 runs to his overnight 39 as Punjab folded at 431 off 124.3 overs, in reply to Saurashtra's 303 all out in their first innings. His 91 came from 206 balls from which he hit nine fours and one six. Anmol Malhotra, who resumed the day along with Mandeep, made 41 from 77 balls as Punjab added 104 runs from 33.4 overs on Thursday.

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja returned with innings figures 5/109 in 41.3 overs as he added three more wickets on Thursday to the two he had on Wednesday.