Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj blasts 164* as Punjab post record Day 1 score

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 21:45 hrs
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Out-of-favour India batsman, Yuvraj Singh, smashed his 25th first-class century as Punjab posted a record opening day score of 347/3 in 89 overs at Lahli (surpassing Haryana's 339/7 against Rajasthan during last edition) during his team's second match of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season against Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

Yuvraj's innings (164 not out) came under immense pressure as he was at the crease with Punjab struggling at 15 for 2 after losing Manan Vohra (2) and Uday Kaul (6).

Yuvi added 180 runs for third wicket with opener Jiwanjot Singh and another unbeaten 152 runs for the fourth wicket with Gurkeerat Singh.

The conditions in Lahli has always been challenging for batsmen and with this effort Yuvraj has made his claim for yet another comeback to the national squad.

Brief Scores: Punjab 347/3 in 89 overs (Yuvraj Singh 164 no, Gurkeerat Singh 101 batting, Jiwanjot Singh 61, Ishwar Pandey 2/95) vs Madhya Pradesh.

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