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Punjab in trouble versus MP

Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh looked on course for an outright victory against Punjab after a brilliant show by their pacers.

MP, in fact, enforced follow-on on table toppers Punjab in their Group A Ranji Trophy match, here, on Sunday.

After being bowled out for 148 in their first innings, the visitors were 11 without loss at the close of play on the second day. Ahead of a gruelling third day's play, Punjab trailed Madhya Pradesh by 164 runs with all their wickets intact.

Earlier, resuming at 281 for five, Madhya Pradesh skipper Devendra Bundela struck his 22nd first-class century as the hosts' first innings folded at 323. Yuvraj Singh top scored for Punjab with 39.


Group A

In Bhubaneswar: Railways 405 (P. Madkaikar 86, M. Rawat 52). Rajasthan 56/3

In Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh 323 (D. Bundela 108, S. Sharma 5/92). Punjab 148 (A. Rajan 4/29) & 11/0

In Rajkot: Mumbai 606/5 decl. (A. Tare 222, R. Sharma 166). Saurashtra 42/2

Group B

In Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh 227. Haryana 271/8 (Imtiaz 3/86)

In Mysore: Karnataka 619/8 decl. (L. Rahul 157, C. Gautam 257, S. Binny 85). Vidarbha 48/0

In New Delhi: Maharashtra 196 & 3/0. Delhi 193 (V. Rawal 65, S Fallah 5/67)

In Vadodara: Baroda 208 (Y. Mahesh 5/26). Tamil Nadu 166/6 (B. Aparajith 62, M. Vahora 3/23)

Group C

In Agartala: Kerala 400 (P. Prem 170, T. Chanda 4/77). Tripura 55/4 (U. Manukrishnan 4/20)

In Dhanbad: Jharkhand 257 (S. Tiwary 119, S. Nadeem 51, S. Sahabuddin 4/39, P. Vijaykumar 4/55). Andhra 132/4 (A. Muzumdar 41)

In New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir 85 and 136/6. Services 221 (R. Paliwal 120, R. Dayal 5/71)

In Porvorim: Himachal Pradesh 338 (A. Kumar 86, M. Gawas 4/109). Goa 118/1 (S. Asnodkar 64 batting)

All matches to continue