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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 2:18 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 2:18 AM (IST)RANJI TROPHY

Dhawan, Gangta prop up HP

Dhawan, Gangta prop up HP
A HP batsman plays a shot against Punjab in their Ranji Trophy tie in Mohali on Thursday. Tribune photo

Chandigarh, December 6

Riding on Rishi Dhawan’s and Nikhil Gangta’s half-centuries, Himachal Pradesh scored 244/5 against hosts Punjab on Day 1 of their Group B Ranji Trophy match at PCA Stadium in Mohali. Dhawan scored 61, while Gangta hit 58 runs with the help of eight boundaries. At stumps, Ankit Kalsi (50) and Ekant Sen (0) were at the crease. For Punjab, Sanvir Singh (2/40) and Sandeep Sharma (2/50) were the most successful bolwers.

At Jammu, Uttar Pradesh bowled out hosts Jammu and Kashmir for 290 as slow left-arm orthodox bowler Saurabh Kumar picked up six wickets in their Group C match. In reply, J&K hit back to leave UP reeling at 31/3. 

At Agartala, Rahul Dagar hit a hundred as Haryana ended the day at 258/7 against Tripura in their Group C match.

Brief Scores: Himachal Pradesh: 244/5 in 90 overs (R Dhawan 61, N Gangta 58, A Kalsi 50*; Sanvir Singh 2/40) vs Punjab

Haryana: 258/7 (RM Dagar 114, CK Bishnoi 82; AS Sarkar 3/47, M B Mura Singh 3/54) vs Tripura

Jammu and Kashmir: 290 all out (I Pathan 91, P Rasool 87; S Kumar 6/90); UP: 31/3 (Madhav Kaushik 11*; Mohammed Mudhasir 3/17).  —Agencies 

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