Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group A, 8th round, 3rd day November 26, 2015

Puneet Yadav's blazing hundred hands Rajasthan first win

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Rajasthan 279 (Menaria 47, M Sharma 5-56) and 161 for 1 (Punnet 107*, Manender 41*) beat Haryana 112 (Pankaj 4-10) and 324 (Saini 146, Hooda 56, Pankaj 5-85) by 9 wickets
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File photo: Puneet Yadav's attacking hundred helped Rajasthan chase down their fourth-innings total of 158 © PTI

Puneet Yadav's unbeaten 107 drove Rajasthan to their first win of the season, over Haryana in Lahli.

Puneet combined with opening batsman Manender Singh to post an undefeated 159-run partnership that helped Rajasthan chase down their fourth-innings target of 158. His century that included 12 fours and two sixes came off 115 balls. Haryana were bowled out for 324 after starting the day at 287 for 6. Pankaj Singh ran through Haryana's tail, ending the second innings with figures of 5 for 85, taking his match tally to nine wickets.

The win lifted Rajasthan from the bottom of the table, while Haryana remain without a victory from their seven matches.

Delhi 301 (Gambhir 75, M Sharma 56) and 290 for 2 (Rana 132*, Shorey 107*) drew with Karnataka 542 (Uthappa 148, Agarwal 118)
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Dhruv Shorey(107*) and Nitish Rana's (132*) unbroken 240-run partnership saved Delhi as they drew with Karnataka in Hubli.

Shorey and Rana batted out the day after the openers Gautam Gambir and Unmukt Chand were dismissed for 15 by Sreenath Arvind. Rana was the more attacking of the two as his hundred comprised off 19 fours and two sixes. The pair batted a little less than 60 overs after their side was asked to follow-on in the second innings. Karnataka picked up three points because of their first-innings lead.

Maharashtra 196 (Tripathi 52, Krishna Das 4-58) and 82 for 3 (Atitkar 40*) drew with Assam 298 (Karthick 130, G Sharma 76, Mundhe 4-67) and 135 (Muthuswamy 4-21, Sanklecha 3-42)
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Assam continued their memorable season, claiming three points against Maharashtra, which took their tally to 25. On a day when as many as 17 wickets tumbled, Arun Karthick's first-innings century on a "dangerous" pitch eventually stood out. Maharashtra managed to add only 36 runs to their overnight total before getting bowled out, giving Assam a first-innings lead of 102 runs. Asam then struggled in their second innings and were wiped out for 135 in 48.2 overs. Domnic Muthusamy and Anupam Sanklecha had combined figures of 7 for 63, setting Maharashtra an improbable target of 238.

Chirag Khurana was trapped in front for a five-ball duck before Swapnil Gugale and Sangram Atitkar put on a 65-run stand to prevent another collapse. Maharashtra were placed at 82 for 3 before stumps were called.

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