Patiala, Aug 26 (UNI) Mohali batted well after winning the toss to score a healthy total of 260 in 93.4 overs before being all out on the opening day of the 3-day final against the fancied Patiala in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Under-19 for Dhruv Pandove Trophy here today at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium.
On a perfect batting track, Ankit Parsharthi scored a painstaking 76 in extreme humid conditions to consolidate the Mohali innings. He drove and pulled with authority to punish the Patiala bowlers, hitting eight fours.
Yuvraj Singh too played extremely well to score a well-deserved 65 which propped up the Mohali total. Gunjot Singh was unbeaten on 48 and S Chopra scored 35.
For host Patiala, Amaninder Singh was very impressive with the ball, capturing 4 wickets, conceding 74 runs on a wicket which gave little assistance to the bowlers. Bhavish Goyal and H Chawla bagged 2 wickets each, giving away 70 and 38 runs respectively. At the close of play, Patiala were 6 for no loss in 3 overs. Vikramdit (5) and Jeevanjot, yet to score, were at the crease.
Patiala will have to bat well on the penultimate day to overtake Mohali total to be in the game for sure.
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