Ranji: Punjab completes the formalities

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Chandigarh: Punjab recorded seven-wicket victory over Orissa on the final day of their four-day Ranji Trophy Super League Group-B match at the PCA Stadium, Mohali in Chandigarh on Thursday.

Punjab with this win have increased their tally to13 points and saved themselves from the position of being relegated to the Plate division.

Resuming at the overnight total of 117/2, hosts, batted for 115 minutes this morning to romp home before losing a lone wicket Ravi Inder Singh in the process.

Ravi Inder Singh, overnight 48*, went on to score 74 before he was trapped plumb infront by Niranjan Behera. His 201-ball knock was studded with 10 hits to fence.

Uday Kaul (21) and Ravneet Ricky (13) remained saw their side home.

Brief Scores:

Orissa 323 and 76 lost to Punjab 225 and 175/3 (Ravi Inder Singh 74, Sunny Sohal 44, Uday Kaul 21 n o; Behera 1 for 10, Debasis Mohanty 1 for 17).

Other Super League Group-B tie:

At ACA-VDCA Stadium, Vizag: Andhra Ist innings 469 drew with Baroda 270 all out (Satyajit Gaekwad 91, Connor williams 77, Rakesh Solanki 55; G Shankar Rao 5 for 50, Kalyankrishna 4 for 69) and following on 126/2 (C Williams 53 n o, Rakesh Solanki 52 n o; Kalyankrishna 1 for 6).



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