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Parthiv hits maiden hundred

July 10, 2003 22:44 IST

Young wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel scoreda magnificent career-best 129 to place India 'A' in a position from where they canpush for victory against Yorkshirein the three-day daymatch at Headingley, on Thursday.

Patel's maiden first-class hundred enabled India 'A' to declare their first innings on336 for eight, a lead of 90 runs over Yorkshire's 246.

India 'A' had already claimed one wicket in the second innings, with Yorkshire placed at 27 for one at close of thesecond day.

The day undoubtedly belonged to the 18-year-old Patel, who has already played seven Test matches and six one-day internationals for the India senior team.

Coming at the fall of vice-captain Hemang Badani, when the score was 112, Patel played like an experienced batsman, facing 146 balls during his 176-minute stay at the crease. He struck 22 boundaries before falling as the seventh wicket withthe total reading297.

Wasim Jaffer was another batsman to shine for the Indians, scoring most of the runs in the morning session after India 'A' resumed at their overnight 29 for one. Jaffer scored 67 runs, 60 of which came in boundaries.

Amit Mishra also produced a fine effort, making an unbeaten 52 runs, with four fours and a six, in what was only his second half-century in first-class cricket.

Mishra and Patel added 69 runs for the seventh wicket.

Amit Bhandari took the only wicket to fall in Yorkshire's second innings, when he had opener Chris Taylor caught by captain Shiv Sunder Das for 4.


Yorkshire (1st innings): 246

India 'A' (1st innings):

S S Das c Blakey b Bresnan2

W Jaffer lbwBresnan67

G Gambhir run out 26

H Badani run out 17

P Patel c Blakey b Wood 129

R Gavaskar c Fellows b Bresnan 16

M Kartik c Gray b Fellows 13

A Mishra not out 52

L Balaji lbwGray3

I Pathan not out 2

Extras (b-2, lb-6, nb-1) 9

Total (for 8 wkts decl, 93.1 overs) 336

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-91, 3-112, 4-113, 5-173, 6-228, 7-297, 8-310.

Bowling: Thornicroft 14-2-57-0, Bresnan 21.1-4-88-3, Swanepoel 17-5-59-0, Gray 26-8-64-1, Craven 3-0-14-0, Fellows 5-1-21-1, Lumb 1-0-7-0, Wood 6-0-18-1.

Yorkshire (2nd innings):

C R Taylor c Das b Bhandari4

M Wood batting6

V Craven batting 11

Extras (b-4, lb-2)6

Total (for 1 wkt, 11 overs) 27

Fall of wicket: 1-5.

Bowling: Balaji 4-1-8-0, Bhandari 2-0-8-1, Pathan 2-1-4-0, Kartik 2-1-1-0, Mishra 1-1-0-0.

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Sub: Wonderful Parthiv

This is the most wonderful thing that has happened to indian cricket.We have been searching for a wicketkeeper who can bat well and at the ...

Posted by Giridhar

Sub: He is too young

He is too young and his face does not show any maturity. All his One days or Test Matches played as on date does not ...

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Sub: Parthiv's excellent performance

Parthiv has all it takes to be an excellent wicketkeeper and batsman. He is young and experienced with seniors and has lots of opportunities to ...

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Sub: Congrates Parthiv

Finally the quest of india towards wicket keeper batsman ends here. I am sure if Parthiv is given enough international expousure he has ability to ...

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