Part-time offspinner Gurkeerat Singh and left-arm tweaker Rajwinder Singh finished with match-haul of eight wickets each as Punjab progressed into the knockout round by hammering Jharkhand by an innings and 173 runs in a Ranji Trophy Group A match on Wednesday.
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 here on Monday.
Taruwar Kohli scored an unbeaten triple century and shared a 264-run fourth wicket stand with Uday Kaul (113 not out) against Jharkhand on the fifth and final day as Punjab sailed into the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy.
Jiwanjyot Singh (131) and Taruwar Kohli (151 not out) hit centuries to help Punjab take the crucial first-innings lead over Jharkhand and assure themselves of a place in the Ranji Trophy`s last-four stage on the on the fourth and penultimate day here on Wednesday.
Opener Jiwanjyot Singh struck an unbeaten 77 and stitched two valuable partnerships to help Punjab fight back against Jharkhand on the third day of their five-day Ranji Trophy quarter final match here on Tuesday.