Rajkot: Mandeep Singh struck his maiden hundred century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third ton in a row as Punjab reached 327 for three on day one of the Group B match against Saurashtra here on Sunday.
Yuvraj was batting on 95 alongside Mandeep, who was on 154 off 228 balls. Medium pacer Sudeep Tyagi was the most successful bowler for Saurashtra with figures of two for 51 in 15 overs.
Yuvraj made a statement with another solid knock after not being named among the 30 probables for the 2015 World Cup.
The stylish left-hander smashed 11 boundaries and couple of sixes in his 176-ball effort.
He had scored 59 and 130 in Punjab's tournament opener against Haryana before making 136 in the first innings against Maharashtra in Pune.
Brief scores: Punjab 327 for 3 in 90 overs (Mandeep Singh batting 154, Yuvraj Singh batting 95; Sudeep Tyagi 2/51, Kamlesh Makwana 1/81) against Saurashtra.