Punjab, Jharkhand make knock-out stage

Ranchi: Punjab and Jharkhand made the knock-out stage of the Cooch Behar Trophy elite division after playing out a draw in their Group A match here on Tuesday.

In reply to Punjab’s huge 611 for eight declared, Jharkhand were bundled out for 330 with G T Oshan claiming 5/76 to concede a 281-run first innings lead.

R M Raj scored 109 for Jharkhand as they settled for one point to finish with 10 points -- behind Punjab (18) – to make the next round.

At stumps on the final day of the match, Punjab were 238 for one in their second essay.

The other team in the group, Tamil Nadu, finished on nine points from four matches.

Brief Scores:

Punjab 611/8 declared and 238/1; 41 overs (M S Vohra 100 not out, P G Singh 109). Jharkhand 330; 126.4 overs (R M Raj 109; G T Osahan 5/76).