Sandeep Sharma returned with a five-wicket haul before Manan Vohra and Jiwanjot Singh hit twin half-centuries as Punjab dismissed Uttar Pradesh for 335 and then reached 244-3 at stumps on the second day of their Ranji Triphy Group A match in Hyderabad.
Sandeep dismissed the late order batsmen — Kuldeep Yadav (71), Imtiaz Ahmed (0) and Amit Mishra (7) early today to return with figures of 29.5-4-85-5.
However, Saurabh Kumar dismissed Jiwanjot in the 37th over and then got rid of Vohra in the 41st over. In the 68th over, he removed Uday Kaul (34) as well.
At the draw of stumps, Mandeep Singh (10) and skipper Yuvraj were at the crease with Punjab still trailing by 91 runs in their first innings.
Resuming their first innings at an overnight score of 300-6, Uttar Pradesh could add just another 35 runs with overnight batsman Saurabh Kumar completing his half-century.
Overnight batsman Kuldeep Yadav (71) was the first to be dismissed at the 97th over and Imtiaz Ahmed (0) was then sent packing in the 101th over. Amit Mishra was the last to be dismissed in the 103rd over.
Uttar Pradesh 1st innings: 335 allout in 102.5 overs. Punjab 1st innings: 243/3 in 75 overs (Yuvraj Singh 72 not out; Sourabh Kumar 3/58).