Put into bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Punjab rode fine fifties from Amitoze Singh (75), Gurkeerat Singh Mann (72) and Harbhajan (51 off 25 balls) to post a respectable 255 for eight in 50 overs.
Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne scored a gutsy century under pressure as West Zone took a vital 43-run first innings lead against East Zone on the second day of the Duleep Trophy quarter-final, here today.
Cheteshwar Pujara would like to continue his good form during a short English county stint as he leads a formidable West Zone side against a gutsy East Zone in the quarter-final of the Duleep Trophy, which incidentally, will be India's domestic season-opener.
Fine centuries from Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer and former Indian keeper Parthiv Patel, playing for Gujarat, lit up the third round of the ongoing Buchi Babu Memorial Cricket tournament here on Thursday.
The Robin Uthappa juggernaut rolled on as he hit a blistering unbeaten 83 off 51 balls to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to the play-offs with a 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here Thursday.
Unbeaten so far, Royal Challengers Bangalore would be eyeing a hat-trick of wins to go to the top of points table even as Kolkata Knight Riders look to shake off their last match`s disappointment when the two sides clash against each other in an IPL match here Thursday.
Parthiv Patel, who won Man of the Match award for his half-century against Mumbai Indians, today showered encomiums on AB de Villiers for calming the roughed up proceedings and guide Rajasthan Royals to a convincing seven-wicket victory.
After splurging a mammoth amount to fetch his services, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya was immensely pleased with Yuvraj Singh for playing a crucial role in beating Delhi Daredevils in their IPL campaign opener.
Gujarat beat Baroda by 73 runs in the West Zone Vijay Hazare trophy tie at the Madhavrao Scindia cricket ground here, on the back of a spectacular half century by Rohit Bhatt and all-round performance by Jesal Karia.
An unbeaten half century by Venugopal Rao and useful contributions from Dhruv Raval and skipper Parthiv Patel helped Gujarat beat Mumbai by four wickets in West Zone Vijay Hazare One-day tournament, here today.
Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel missed out on a double century but the visitors managed to secure a 63-run first innings lead over Jharkhand on the third and penultimate day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match here today.
Skipper Parthiv Patel is set for another big knock as his unbeaten 75 and a 145-run third wicket partnership with Samit Gohil enabled Gujarat reach 168 for two in reply to Jharkhand`s modest first innings score of 289.
Captain Parthiv Patel led from the front with a strokeful 83 as Gujarat made a strong reply to Karnataka`s 306 all out by reaching 216 for five on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match here today.
Wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel will lead Gujarat in their opening Ranji Trophy encounter against Vidarbha at Nagpur to be played from October 27 to October 39, a Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) statement said.