Shukla, Parvinder put UP in strong position


Electing to bat, Uttar Pradesh were off to a disastrous start with opener Tanmay Srivastava (4) and Ali Murtaza (5) back in the pavilion with the score on 13. Their woes increased when captain Mohammad Kaif was out for 14, leaving the team at 51 for three.

Opener Shukla and Parvinder Singh then stitched a 180-run stand for the fourth wicket in 283 balls to take Uttar Pradesh out of the woods. Shukla fell in the post-tea session after hitting 11 fours and three sixes in his 212-ball stay. Parvinder hit 16 fours and two sixes from 206 balls he faced.

Super League scores: Group A: At Ahmedabad: Gujarat: 275/5 in 90 overs (Niraj Patel 36, Parthiv 130 n.o., B Thaker 72; C Ganapathy 2-35, R Aushik Srinivas 2-58) vs Tamil Nadu.
At New Delhi: Railways: 238/4 in 91 overs (Faiz Fazal 29, Sanjay Bangar 34, Tejinderpal Singh 102, Yere Goud 48 n.o.; Sarandeep Singh 4-79) vs Himachal Pradesh.

At Mohali: Punjab: 221 all out in 76.5 overs (Ravi Inder Singh 63, Ankur Kakkar 30; Alfred Absolem 3-56, MP Arjun 6-47) vs Hyderabad: 12/1 in 4 overs.

At Mumbai: Mumbai vs Orissa, day one washed out.

Group B: At Rajkot: Uttar Pradesh: 287/5 in 90 overs (S Shukla 119, Parvinder 120 n.o.; S Jobanputra 2-44, R Dhruv 2-79) vs Saurashtra.

At Kolkata: Baroda: 219/6 in 80 overs (C Williams 30, J Martin 46, Y Pathan 29, I Pathan 42 n.o., Pinal Shah 41 n.o.; Sourav Sarkar 2-50, Laxmi Ratan Shukla 2-38) vs Bengal.

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