Orissa bowled out Punjab for 177 this morning to take a 106-run lead and then put on 196 for 8 in their second innings. Orissa now leading by 306 runs and would like add few more runs before leaving the final day for their bowlers to try and clinch a victory. Medium pacer Basanth Mohanty took the remaining two wickets of Punjab to finish with 6 for 65.
Pacer Love Ablash took five wickets in Orissa’s second innings but the visitors got enough runs to feel safe thanks to Subhrajit Sahoo’s 62. Ablash has now got 11 wickets in the match.