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Punjab bundled out for 74

New Delhi: Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir’s dogged insistence of playing on a seaming track was vindicated once again as the hosts bowled out Punjab for just 74 runs in on a fog-hit first day of the Ranji Trophy group A encounter here on Sunday.

Yuvraj Singh (0) might have got a debatable lbw when he had plonked his front-foot forward by a fair distance but most of the other batsmen looked incapable of handling the controlled seam bowling from Nehra (4/31).

Meanwhile, Parthiv Patel cracked an unbeaten 109 in 166 balls to power Gujarat to 287 for three in their first innings at stumps against Odisha.

Summarised scores

Group A

In Ahmedabad: Gujarat 287/3 (P. Patel 109 batting) vs Odisha

In Bangalore: Karnataka 228/7 (L. Rahul 120) vs Mumbai

In Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 233/5 (R. Nemat 85) vs Vidarbha

In New Delhi: Punjab 74 (A. Nehra 4/31). Delhi 46/2

Group B

In Chennai: Tamil Nadu 231/5 vs Rajasthan

In Kanpur: UP 250 (E. Dwivedi 80 not out). MP 4/0

In New Delhi: Railways 85/5 (Irfan 2/14) vs Services

In Rajkot: Baroda 348/5 ( S. Wakaskar 128) vs Saurashtra

Group C

In Agartala: Tripura 165/9 (P. Vijaykumar 4/34) vs Andhra

In Porvorim: Kerala 273 (V. Manoharan 87). Goa 11/0

In Pune: Himachal Pradesh 228 (P. Chopra 47). Maharashtra 35/0

All matches to continue