An excellent rear-guard action by Punjab’s lower order batsmen spearheaded by Sandeep Sharma (78, 78b, 9x4s) and his vital 102-run ninth wicket partnership with Mayank Markande (27,2x4s), combined with excellent batting by skipper Gurkeeret Mann (73, 8x4s, 4x6s), helped Punjab to post a decent total of 309 for nine in 90 overs in their first innings against Mumbai CA in the four-day Group ‘B’ tie of the Dr. (Capt.) K. Thimmappiah Memorial Tournament played at the SDNR Wadiyar Stadium here yesterday.
The Scores: Punjab CA 309 for nine in 90 overs (Sandeep Sharma 78, Gurkeeret Mann 73, Manan Vohra 58, Mayank Markande 27, Arush Subharwal 23, Vijay Gohil three for 91, Minad Manjrekar three for 59, Roystan Dias two for 58) Vs Mumbai CA.
Gujarat CA 252 for six in 90 overs (Manprit Juneja 66, Chirag Gandhi 51, Chintan Gaja 28 n.o., Mehul Patel 27 n.o., Rahul Shah 22, Sandeep S Warrier two for 51, Akshay Chandran two for 77) Vs Kerala CA.