Manan Vohra cracked a brilliant century,while India’s out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh chipped in with 39 runs as Punjab posted a massive 380 for four on day one of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand in Dhanbad on Monday.
Manan hit a patient 187 off 273 balls with the help of 24 fours and three sixes,while Jiwanjot Singh scored run-a-ball 78,laced with 15 boundaries as the duo put on an important 138 runs together for the opening wicket to set a solid platform for the team.
Yuvraj took 59 balls for his 39,which he scored with the help of five fours and a six.
For Jharkhand,SS Quadri (2/130) took two wickets,while Varun Aaron (1/48) and Shahbaz Nadeem (1/127) claimed wicket apiece.
Opting to bat,Punjab got off to a great start before Jiwanjot was dismissed off Quadri’s bowling.
But Uday Kaul (25),followed by Yuvraj provided some good support to Manan.
While Manan and Uday shared a 54-run partnership for the second wicket,with Yuvraj,the opener put on another solid 89 runs for the third wicket to take Punjab past 280-run mark.
At stumps,skipper Mandeep Singh was unbeaten on 41 and Siddarth Kaul was yet to open his account.