November 20, 2001

Punjab and Jammu fight for upper hand

Staff Reporter

The Ranji Trophy league match between Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab at Jammu see-sawed both ways during the course of Day Two. Punjab, resuming on their overnight score of 269/9, were bowled out for the addition of only seven runs.

The home side's batting effort, however, followed on lines similar to their rivals'. Despite a sizeable 96-run second-wicket partnership between Shabir Kanth (38) and Kavaljit Singh (62), the batting came unstuck after the fall of Kanth with the score on 105.

Ashwani Gupta was the sole battler in Jammu's middle order, making an unbeaten 45. The remaining batsmen aided their side's collapse, and the team ended Day Two on 216/7. For Punjab, Sandeep Sanwal picked three wickets, while Yuvraj Singh picked two.