Ranji Trophy, Group A: How Punjab made the QFs

Punjab turned out to be the dark horse of Group A and finished at the top of the table with 32 points. Before the tournament kicked off, nothing much was expected from the inexperienced team but youngsters like Jiwanjot Singh (785 runs at 65.41) and Sandeep Sharma (41 wickets at 17.91) rose to the occasion and churned out superlative performances to help their team notch up outright victories against Hyderabad, Bengal, Saurashtra and Rajasthan respectively. Uday Kaul (501 runs at 62.62) and Siddharth Kaul (34 wickets at 23.44) also made significant contributions.

Despite the defeats in their last two matches, Punjab remained at the top of the heap with 32 points. They will lock horns with Jharkhand at Jamshedpur in the quarter-final which starts from January 6. Read more
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