Patiala, Sep 3 (UNI) Patiala comfortably earned two points against Minor Districts by virtue of first innings lead on the concluding day of the Katoch Shield here at the Dhruv Pandove Stadium.
Overnight 74 for 3 in 18 overs, Patiala went on to score 323 against a depleted and fragile bowling attack before being all out in 92.4 overs in reply to Minor Districts' score of 206.
Patiala lost their star batsman Pankaj Dharmani early this morning, but it had no effect on other batsmen who played reassuringly to overtake Minor Districts modest total.
The main run getters for Patiala were Dharmani (57), Amitoj (59), Ankur Jund (45), Gajender Singh (81) and Beerinder Singh (28).
For Minor Districts, Harkrishan Kali bowled well to bag 5 for 96, Ranjit took 2 for 75.
Patiala's next match is against Amritsar here on September 5 and 6.
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