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Gurinder puts Meghalaya on top, Uttarakhand eye fourth win on trot

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

put up an all-round show as had on the mat in their fixture at the Saltlake Campus ground here Thursday.

Gurinder first excelled with the bat with a fine 55, as three other batsmen -- opener (87) and Puneet Bisht (92) -- struck half centuries to give their side a first innings lead, notching 326.

Left-arm spinner Gurinder then returned with an impressive 5/21 to restrict to 125/8 at close on day two for a slender 10-run lead.

Yashpal Singh waged a lone battle with an unbeaten 69 in Manipur's second innings.

Riding on Kartik Joshi's maiden first-class double century, Plate group leaders Uttarakhand remained on course for a fourth successive win in their match against 'home' team at the in Goalpara in

After bundling out for a paltry 105 on day one, Uttarakhand had the home side at 98/2 at close of play on day two.

still trailed by 267 runs with eight wickets in hand and Uttarakhand will be eyeing a third bonus-point victory.

Playing in his third first-class match, the 22-year-old Joshi slammed an unbeaten 208 from 308 balls (19x4).

struck a brisk 152 not out from 142 balls (17x4, 3x6) as the duo put on an unbroken 244 runs before declaring their first innings for 470/4.

Overnight 99, Joshi showed fine composure to get to his first triple figure before his Bhatia joined the party.

Brief Scores

In Kolkata: 211 and 125/8; 34 overs (Yashpal Singh 69; 5/21).

326; 87.4 overs (Puneet Bisht 92, 87, 55; Kabrambam Meitei 3/27, Nungleppam Singh, Thokchom Singh 2/71, Bishworjit Konthoujam 2/75).

In Goalpara: Arunachal Pradesh 105 and 98/2; 30 overs (Samarth Seth 60). Uttarakhand 470/4 declared; 108.4 overs (Kartik Joshi 208 not out, 152, 59).

In Puducherry: 92. Puducherry 163/3; 33 overs (M Viknesh 79 batting).

In Patna: 288 and 150/4; 48 overs (MD Rahmatullah 66; Milind Kumar 3/39). 81; 39.4 overs (Ashutosh Aman 5/19, 2/14, 2/26).

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:30 IST