Yuvraj hits ton; Bengal win

Published: Dec 18, 2012, 08:01 IST | IANS |

Dropped from the Test side, Yuvraj Singh sent a strong message to the selectors hitting a fine 131 for Punjab while Bengal wrapped up their Group 'A' match against Hyderabad in three days in their Ranji Trophy encounter yesterday

In a Group ‘A’ match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Bengal pacer Shami Ahmed finished with a match haul of 10 for 107 runs as the home side beat Hyderabad by four wickets. Resuming at 172-7, Hyderabad were bowled out for 181. Skipper Akshath Reddy fell one short of 50 while Ashish Reddy made 42 down the order.

Yuvraj Singh

Half-centuries from Rohan Banerjee (56) and Wriddhiman Saha (52 not out) helped Bengal, chasing a target of 181, make 183 with four wickets in hand.

Mumbai on top
In Rajkot, Saurashtra were 248 for eight in reply to Mumbai’s mammoth 606-5 declared. The match is heading for a draw with Mumbai claiming three points by virtue of first innings lead.

In another Group ‘A’ match, Madhya Pradesh enforced the follow-on on Punjab, who were bowled out for 148 in reply to the hosts 323 in Gwalior.

But fine centuries by Yuvraj and Jiwanjot Singh (103) took Punjab to 354 for eight in the second innings.

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