Bidhuri and Baroka restrict Punjab to 266 by 8 after the Shubman Gill controversy
Mohali, January 3 () Veteran Kunwar Bidhuri of Delhi and Texas leg kicker Baroka restricted the Punjab to 266 by eight after Shubman Gill grabbed the headlines for arguing with a referee at the Ranji Trophy here on Friday.
Bidhuri (3/62 in 13 overs) and Baroka (2/34 in 10 overs) put the brakes on the score on the opening day of the Group A match. The thorough Skipper Mandeep Singh (81 of 181 balls) was the only grace Savior for the hosts.
The morning was marred by the Gill incident that led to the match stopping for about 10 minutes after India. A white ball referee was judged caught by referee Mohammed Rafi when he was 10 years old. The bowler was a slow and medium bowler. .
However, Gill had an argument with Rafi and the referee, after consulting the square-legged referee Paschim Pathak, reversed the decision. This did not go well with Delhi's vice captain, Nitish Rana, who asked the referees why the decision was changed.
The Delhi players were upset and after the intervention of the match referee, the game started again. Gill (23 of 41 balls) did not last long since he beat one of Simarjeet Singh (1/64 in 15 overs) to Anuj Rawat behind the stumps.
Gurkeerat Mann (65 of 50 balls) was entertained for a while while hitting 12 limits on his innings before a delivery of the spinner of the left arm Vikas Mishra (1/52 in 29 overs), whose job was to throw the wicket to the wicket and keep one Finish tight, punished him
Mandeep and Anmolpreet Singh (45) had a 64-race stand before Bidhuri got one to keep his line and catch Anmol lead in the front.
Sharad Lumba (0) returned the capture to Baroka, who also eliminated Anmol Malhotra, captured by Captain Dhruv Shorey.
With 223 for six, Mandeep didn't have the option of attacking since Bidhuru hit the old ball twice, rooting Mayank Markande and then causing Mandeep to be caught by substitute fielder Vaibhav Kandpal.
In Mohali: Punjab 266/8 (Mandeep Singh 81, Gurkeerat Mann 62, Kunwar Bidhuri 3/64) vs Delhi.
In Calcutta: Bengal vs Gujarat. The first day of play vanished.
In Hyderabad: Kerala 126/7 (Salman Nozar 37, M Ravi Kiran 3/24. Mohammed Siraj 2/36). In Jaipur: Rajasthan 151 (Ashok Menaria 74, CV Stephen 4/67, KV Shashikanth 4/50). KHS KHS AH AH