Patiala, Oct 12 (UNI) In a four-day tie between host Punjab and unfancied Haryana in Col C K Nayadu (Under-22) North Zone cricket tournament, Haryana bowled out for a modest total of 158 in 60.2 overs on the opening day here at the Dhruve Pandove Cricket Stadium.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Haryana were cheaply bowled out despite Ankit Rawat's brilliant unbeaten 81. He played with tremendous authority and grit. Dhruv Singh was the other batsman who was able to withstand the penetrative Punjab bowling, though he scored only 27 runs. For Punjab, S Kaul bowled well to capture 5 wickets, giving away 42 runs. S S Ladda too bowled superbly to bag 4 for 40.
In reply, Punjab were 108 for 3 in 28 overs at close of play.
Southpaw India A batsman Karan Goyal was out cheaply for 18 runs.
Sunny Sohal scored a fluent 69 to prop up the Punjab innings. At stumps, Naresh was unbeaten on 10 and night watchman S S Ladda is yet to score. For Haryana, S Bhadwar bowled well to take 2 wickets, conceding 37 runs while, P Prateek got 1 for 19.