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All-round Parth Bhut takes five-for as Saurashtra beat Punjab to enter semi-final | Cricket Information

RAJKOT: Parth Bhut capped off a dream sport with a five-wicket haul after game-changing century and half-century as Saurashtra gained a memorable Ranji Trophy quarter-final towards Punjab by 71 runs on Saturday to arrange a semi-final date with Karnataka.
Needing 252 to win, Punjab began the day at 52 for two and had been all out for 180 in 89.1 overs with veteran Mandeep Singh’s 45 being the very best rating.
Mandeep, a veteran of 13 seasons, failed to indicate any intent and his egocentric, ultra-defensive 128-ball keep put Punjab in a gap.
The match will hang-out Punjab for a very long time as they’d Saurashtra on the mat on the primary day at 147 for 8 earlier than Bhut’s 111 took them to 303. Punjab then scored 431 of their first essay with twin lots of from Naman Dhir and Prabhsimran Singh however allowed Saurashtra to attain 379 in second innings and put up a defendable complete.
As soon as younger Pukhraj Mann was out for 42, trapped leg earlier than by off-spinner Yuvraj Dodiya (2/35 in 18 overs), Mandeep by no means confirmed any aggressive streak as left-arm spin twins Bhut (5/89 in 33 overs) and Dharmendra Jadeja (3/56 in 38.1 overs) choked the run-flow.
He did have a 49-run stand for the sixth wicket with Anmolpreet Singh (26) however the two senior gamers crawled for 21 overs and it was only a matter of 1 wicket.
Anmolpreet was offie Dodiya’s second sufferer caught by Snell Patel.
Mandeep was lastly out when Vishvaraj Jadeja took a close-in catch off a Bhut supply that bounced a tad extra.
As soon as Mandeep was gone, there was no trying again for the 2020-21 champions Saurashtra who had been with out their inspirational skipper Jaydev Unadkat, group’s numero uno batter Cheteshwar Pujara and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
SCA president Jaydev Shah informed PTI that he’ll request BCCI and Indian group administration to launch Unadkat for the semi-final beginning February 8 in Bengaluru in case he isn’t thought of for the taking part in XI of the primary Check towards Australia.
“We had even requested the BCCI for the quarter-final. We are going to request once more for Jaydev however I cannot lose my sleep if we do not get him. Have a look at how our children like Parth shouldered additional accountability. We got here from behind and beat a group like Punjab in an enormous sport,” Shah stated.
Temporary Rating:
Saurashtra 303 and 379.
Punjab 431 and (goal 252) 180 in 89.1 overs (Mandeep Singh 45, Parth Bhut 5/89).
Saurashtra gained by 71 runs.



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