Bhubaneswar: The Orissa pacers Basant Mohanty bagged six wickets and bundled out Punjab for 177 runs in the first innings on the third day of the Ranji Trophy match held at Mohali on Thursday. Debashish Mohanty grabbed three wickets and Alok Sahu bagged one wicket. Orissa started the second innings with 106 runs lead and scored 196 in 72 overs for the loss of eight wickets at stumps. Orissa has been fighting with their backs to the wall to remain elite group.
Brief Score: Orissa 283 & 196/8 (72.0 ov)Punjab 177