VVS Laxman warmed himself for the Sri Lanka Test Series with a strokeful 55 from 67 balls at Mohali for Hyderabad against Punjab. The Ranji Trophy Super League match finished in a draw with Hyderabad just about managing to hold onto their wickets. Set a target of 336, Hyderabad ended up with 254 for 7 in 95 overs. Apart from Laxman, Arjun Yadav saved the day for Hyderabad with a 141-ball stay to score 57 not out. Arjun Yadav had an unbeaten partnership with tail-ender Alfred Absolom that defied Punjab for around 25 overs.