Ranji Trophy: Sanvir Singh century helps Punjab dominate Andhra

22-year-old Sanvir Singh's century and Mayank Markande's 68 helped Punjab scored 414 to compound the misery of Andhra.

Bandaru Ayyappa was the pick of the bowlers for Andhra, picking up 3 wickets for 78 runs.   -  C.V. Subrahmanyam

Sanvir Singh cracked a century on Ranji Trophy debut to help Punjab dominate the second day against Andhra in the four-day Ranji Trophy Group B match at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Friday.

Resuming at its overnight score of 261 for six, Punjab scored a challenging 414 thanks to 22-year-old, all-rounder Sanvir's ton (110, 195b, 4 x 4, 1 x 6) and the team's cause was also helped by a very handy contribution from last IPL edition star Mayank Markande, whose knock (68 not out, 187b, 6 x 4, 1 x 6) propped the total to compound the misery of the home team coming down the order.

In reply, Andhra was struggling at 54 for three at close of play with captain Hanuma Vihari, who went for  a drive away from his body off left-arm pacer Barinder Sran only to be caught in the slip cordon, also back in the pavilion.

 

THE SCORES

Punjab - 1st innings: Jiwanjot Singh c Prashanth b Ayyappa 4, Shubman Gill c Bhui b Vijay Kumar 56, Anmolpreet Singh b Ayyappa 0, Mandeep Singh b Ayyappa 68, Gurkeerat Mann c Vihari b Karn Sharma 41, Sanvir Singh c Sumanth b Shoaib Mohammad 110, Abhishek Gupta c Shoaib b Karn 10, Arpit Pannu c Bharat b Vijay Kumar 18, Mayank Markande not out 68, Siddharth Kaul c Vihari b Shoaib Mohammed 16, Barinder Singh Sran c (sub) Jyothikrishna b Karn Sharma 15.

Extras: (nb-7, lb-1) 8.

Total: (all out in 156.2 overs) 414

Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-4, 3-96, 4-160, 5-186, 6-206, 7-272, 8-349, 9-381, 10-414.

Andhra bowling: Ayyappa Bandaru 30-10-78-3, Vijay Kumar 25-9-42-2, Karthik Raman 2-1-6-0,  Karn Sharma 43.2-7-115-3, Shoaib Mohammad 44-6-140-2, Prashanth 1-0-12-0, Vihari 11-3-20-0.

Andhra - 1st innings: D.B. Prashanth Kumar lbw b Kaul 1, Ashwin Hebbar b Markande 17, Hanuma Vihari c Jiwanjot b Sran 19, Ricky Bhui batting 12, K.S. Bharat batting 2.

Extras: (lb-2, nb-1) 3.

Total: (for three wickets in 26 overs) 54

Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-39, 3-39.

Punjab bowling: Siddharth Kaul 8-3-14-1, Barinder Sran 7-1-21-1, Sanvir Singh 4-2-9-0, Markande 7-3-8-1.