Navneet helps Punjab post massive total
■ CHANDIGARH: A century by Navneet Singh helped Punjab tot up 587 in their Cooch Behar Trophy under-19 match against hosts Hyderabad on Friday.
Punjab, who resumed at an overnight score of 309 for three, lost both the centurions from the previous day in quick succession —Mohit Handa and Sachin Sohal
CHASING A MAMMOTH TOTAL, HYDERABAD CAME UP WITH A STRONG REPLY ENDING THE DAY ON 109 FOR 1
added just five and 13 runs to their personal scores.
But thereafter, Navneet stitched a fruitful partnership for the sixth wicket with Maninder Singh.
The latter was trapped in front by Akash Bhandari but not before he had played a solid knock of 61 off 100 balls, with six hits to the fence.
Meanwhile, Navneet went on to complete a workmanlike century.
Eventually, a mix-up resulted in him being run out for 117 off 155 balls, with two sixes and nine boundaries.
Vinay Chaudhary (41) and Sandeep Sharma (27) helped boost Punjab's total to nearly 600.
For Hyderabad, the main wicket taker was K Sabrish with figures of four for 136.
The home side got off to a disastrous start with the bat, opener Rohit Kilagani castled by medium pacer Kamal Passi for 2.
Hanuma Vihari and Rayan Amuri steadied the ship, and were unbeaten on 59 (98 balls, 12 fours) and 37 (71 balls, four fours, two sixes), respectively, at stumps with Hyderabad's total at 109 for 1. Brief scores: Punjab 587 in 149.4 overs (Manan Vohra 49, Love Kumar 42, Sachin Sohal 119, Mohit Handa 105, Navneet Singh 117, Manender Singh 61, Vinay Chaudhary 41, Sandeep Sharma 27, Vishwajeet Pattnaik 2 for 99, K Sabrish 4 for 136, Akash Bhandari 2 for 152, Rayan Amuri 1 for 54), Hyderabad: 109 for 1 in 30 overs (Rayan Amuri 37no, Hanuma Vihar 59no, Kamal Passi 1 for 18).