Punjab make a comeback as Jiwanjot Singh scores a ton
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A collective effort by Punjab saw them make an impressive comeback in the Ranji Trophy group league encounter against Delhi today with opener Jiwanjot Singh scoring a century on a lively track where his senior colleague Yuvraj Singh came a cropper for the second time.
At stumps, Punjab were 177 for three with Jiwanjot batting on 105 and Mandeep Singh undefeated on 29 with visitors stretching their overall lead to 101, having erased the first innings deficit of 76 runs.
This was after the Punjab bowlers did well to restrict Delhi to 150 after being bowled out for 74 in the first innings.
For Delhi, Virender Sehwag (10) once again failed to get a big score after he was run out failing to beat direct throw from Mandeep.
The star of the day was Jiwanjot, who impressed one and all with his temperament as he batted with a lot of maturity.
He has so far faced 169 balls hitting 15 boundaries in the process. The weather on the day was far better than what it was on the first day but the ball was still doing a fair bit. But the younger opener was a picture of confidence during his seventh first-class century.
This is Jiwanjot's second ton of the season after his double hundred against Vidarbha at Mohali.
The opener was lucky once when Sehwag dropped him at the first slip off Rajat Bhatia's bowling when he was on 40. Otherwise, he looked solid and brought up his century with a square cut off Parvinder Awana's bowling.
Jiwanjot shared a couple of vital partnerships -- 65 for the second wicket with Uday Kaul (21) and unbroken 74-run for the fourth wicket with Mandeep. Yuvraj (4) again was adjudged leg before of Bhatia's bowling and the veteran batsman was again livid with the decision.