Ranji trophy 2016-17: Punjab get six points after win over Uttar Pradesh

With two wins in five matches, Punjab are currently placed third in the pool, behind Tamil Nadu.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:November 8, 2016 2:41 pm
ranji trophy, ranji trophy 2016, punjab vs up, up vs punjab, punjab cricket, jiwanjot singh, jiwanjot, cricket news, cricket Jiwanjot Singh scored 69 runs off 82 balls to help Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh. (Source: Express file photo)

Riding on Jiwanjot Singh’s 82-ball 69-run knock, Punjab on Tuesday notched up a seven-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh to grab six valuable points in their Ranji Trophy Group A match in Hyderabad.

Chasing 112-run victory target, Punjab resumed their second innings at 61-2 today and overnight batsman Jiwanjot produced his 18th first-class fifty, which was studded with 10 boundaries to seal the win.

He was dismissed in the 28th over with Punjab needing just four more runs to win. Jiwanjot was supported well by overnight batsman Uday Kaul (9 not out), who hit the winning runs with a boundary to seal the win at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

With two wins in five matches, Punjab are currently placed third in the pool, behind Tamil Nadu.

Brief Score: Uttar Pradesh 335 & 95 Punjab 319 & 112/3 in 28.1 overs (Jiwanjot Singh 69; Sourabh Kumar 2/31).