Punjab in a comfortable position after Jharkhand scores 401

For the visitors, pacer Siddharth Kaul and spinner Sarabjit Singh bagged four wickets apiece while skipper Harbhajan Singh had to content with only one wicket.

updated: January 08, 2013 20:00 IST
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Jamshedpur: Opener Jiwanjot Singh struck an unbeaten 77 and stitched two valuable partnerships to help Punjab fight back against Jharkhand on the third day of their five-day Ranji Trophy quarter final match on Tuesday.

In reply to Jharkhand's first innings total of 401 all out, Punjab were 150 for one at stumps at Keenan Stadium.

Punjab started impressively as Jiwanjot and his opening partner Ravinder Singh scored 75 before the latter misread a rising delivery off Jharkhand skipper and left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and edged a simple catch at first slip for 37.

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