The left-arm spinner did wonders with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 111 off 155 balls aided by 11 fours and four sixes, as well as adding 156 runs off the final two batsmen to lead the team to a respectable score.
Parth Bhut, who entered bat at number nine, scored an unbeaten century as Saurashtra recovered from a poor start to post 303 in his first innings on the opening day against Punjab in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash on Tuesday. As Bhut reached the crease, Saurashtra’s score was 147 for seven and the team also lost the eighth wicket on the same score. The left-arm spinner did wonders with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 111 off 155 balls aided by 11 fours and four sixes, as well as adding 156 runs off the final two batsmen to lead the team to a respectable score.
Bhut shared 61 runs for the ninth wicket with pacer Chetan Sakaria (22) and 95 runs for the tenth wicket with Yuvraj Singh Dodia. For Punjab, spin bowler Mayank Markande took four wickets while fast bowler Baltej Singh took three wickets. Give it to the experienced Siddharth Kaul while Naman Dheer makes a breakthrough. In response, Punjab scored three runs without losing in their first innings to the stumps. Previously, Saurashtra’s decision to opt to bat after winning the toss was not correct.
Opener Snell Patel (70) kept one end in check while the other end kept the team losing wickets. Snell hit 11 fours in his 131-ball innings. In the first over of the innings, Baltej showed Harvik Desai the way to the arena without opening the account. Vishwaraj Jadeja (28) and Sheldon Jackson (18) couldn’t turn good starts into big innings.
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