Odisha lose to Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Cuttack, Feb 08, 2018 (Team OCA): 

Odisha lost to Punjab by 86 runs in their second Group-A league match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day Tournament at Alur Cricket Stadium-III in Alur today. This was the first defeat in two matches for Odisha, who won their opening match against Railways yesterday.

Chasing a challenging target of 226, Odisha were bowled out for 139 in 41 overs. Though four batsmen from Odisha got decent starts, no one could stay long for a big knock. Earlier put into bat by Odisha captain Govinda Poddar, Punjab were in dire straits, losing four wickets for 46 runs.

But riding on an unbeaten 106 by Gurkeerat Mann, they fought back to make a respectable total of 225. Deepak Behera was most successful Odisha bowler, taking three wickets for 19 runs. Odisha will next meet Assam on February 11.

SCORECARD
PUNJAB: Manan Vohra b D Behera 1, Shubman Gill b Pradhan 4, Mandeep Singh b D Behera 10, Anmolpreet Singh ct & b P Singh 18, Gurkeerat Mann (not out) 106, Abhishek Sharma c Sarangi b J Behera 23, Abhishek Gupta (run out) Patra 9, Siddharth Kaul b Samantaray 22, Manpreet Singh Grewal c Poddar b Pradhan 10, Barinder Singh Sran (run out) Pradhan 14, Mayank Markande c Sarangi b D Behera 2; Extras (nb-1, w-3, b-2) 6
Total (All out; 49.5 overs) 225
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Gill, 0.5 ov), 2-5 (Vohra, 1.6), 3-16 (M Singh, 5.1), 4-46 (A Singh, 14.4), 5-96 (A Sharma, 27.4), 6-112 (A Gupta, 31.2), 7-155 (Kaul, 40.4), 8-169 (Grewal, 42.5), 9-210 (Sran, 47.5), 10-225 (Markande, 49.5)
Bowing: Suryakant Pradhan 10-0-58-2, Deepak Behera 7.5-3-19-3, Prayas Singh 6-0-23-1, Biplab Samantaray 9-0-57-1, Govinda Poddar 7-0-24-0, Jayanta Behera 10-0-42-1.

ODISHA: Anurag Sarangi c Gupta b Sran 20, Ranjit Singh b Grewal 6, Govinda Poddar b Markande 13, Biplab Samantaray c A Gupta b Grewal 9, Arabind Singh lbw Markande 22, Prayas Singh b Grewal 9, Shesdeep Patra b Sran 26, P Rosan Kumar Rao c S Sharma (Sub) b G Mann 3, Deepak Behera c SSharma (Sub) b Sran 22, Suryakant Pradhan c Vohra b Sran 5, Jayanta Behera (not out) 0; Extras (w-3, b-1) 4 Total (All out; 41 overs) 139
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (R Singh, 4.1 ov), 2-39 (Sarangi, 11.3), 3-40 (Poddar, 12.1), 4-70 (A Singh, 18.2), 5-76 (Samantaray, 21.2), 6-88 (P Singh, 25.6), 7-98 (Rao, 31.1), 8-116 (Patra, 36.3), 9-132 (Pradhan, 38.1), 10-139 (D Behera, 40.6)
Bowling: Manpreet Singh Grewal 8-0-25-3, Siddharth Kaul 8-0-28-0, Barinder Singh Sran 8-0-22-4, Mayank Markande 10-0-51-2, Abhishek Sharma 4-0-7-0, Gurkeerat Mann 3-0-5-1.