Ranji: Punjab off to a sound start against Baroda

Published: Sunday, December 9, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Amritsar: Opener Karan Goel scored his maiden ton to help hosts Punjab score 214/1 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Super League Group-B encounter against Baroda at the Gandhi Grounds here on Sunday.

Sent in to bat, the hosts started off badly losing Ravneet Ricky (4) with just 13 runs on the board. Ricky was trapped leg before by medium pacer Sankalp Vohra.

Thereafter Goel in the company of Ravi Inder Singh took control of the match to put up an unbeaten 201 run partnership for the second wicket in extremely chill conditions. The Baroda bowlers including Yusuf Pathan failed to have any impact on the batsmen.

At the end of the day, Goel was unbeaten on 121 with the help of 16 hits to the fence in 272 balls. On the other hand Ravi Inder remained unbeaten on 84 studded with 13 boundaries.

The match which started 20 minutes behind schedule due to foggy weather conditions was called off ten minutes before the closing time due to bad light.

Brief Score (D-1):

Punjab 214/1 (Karan Goel 121*, Ravi Inder Singh 84*; Sankhalp Vohra 1 for 63) Vs Baroda


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