First-innings centurion Yuvraj Singh produced another fine knock before the captain made a sporting declaration to set Madhya Pradesh a target of 307 on the third and penultimate day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match here today. At stumps, Madhya Pradesh were 26 for one in their second innings at the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium. Earlier, Yuvraj, who notched up 177 in the first innings, cracked 76 off 120 balls with the help of eight boundaries and a six. Yuvraj was ably aided by Taruwar Kohli (35) and together they added 94 runs for the fifth wicket before the team declared at 175 for nine in 51.3 overs. For Madhya Pradesh, Ishwar Pandey was the best bowler, returning figures of 3/25 in 14 overs.
There were two wickets apiece for Chandrakant Sakure and Ankit Sharma. Play was called off for the day at the fall of opener Mukul Raghav's (16) wicket to Shubek Gill. Aditya Shrivastava was batting on 2. MP required another 281 runs for victory with nine wickets remaining.
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