With another 68 runs required for the home team to ensure atleast three points, Punjab are in driver's seat at the moment courtesy their skipper's 3/31 which included the wickets of set batsmen Umang Sharma (49) and Akshdeep Nath (35) who had added 50 runs for the fourth wicket.

The senior off-spinner accounted for wicketkeeper-batsman Ekalavya Dwivedi (27) caught by close in fielder Mandeep Singh.
The worst part about UP's batting was that none of their batsmen converted their starts. Whether it was Himanshu Asnora (34) at the top or the trio of Umang, Akshdeep and Elalavya, everyone was guilty of playing to the wrong line.
Left-arm medium pacer Deepak Bansal (2/22) bowled to tight lines while seamer Siddharth Kaul (2/71) also chipped in with useful wickets including the prize wicket of opposition captain Suresh Raina (0), who was clean bowled.

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