Vital Partnership for the 5th wicket

For the fifth wicket, Paras Dogra was joined by Fabid Ahmed and their partnership was worth 213 runs in. Paras Dogra scored a fluent century with almost run a ball rate to score 139 off 143 balls with 19 fours and one six, who was ably supported by Fabid Ahmed, who scored 88 runs off 132 balls with 9 boundaries. Pankaj Singh also was among runs with a vital 27 off 24 balls, which enabled Puducherry to finish their second innings at 351. For Arunachal Pradesh, Deendayal took 4 for 63 and Techi Neri 3 for 76.

With a target of 406 for a win with more than two days of play left, Arunachal Pradesh started their second innings also disastrously and at one stage were 8 wickets down for 46. In the second innings Pankaj Singh consumed the openers off his first 3 overs, who ultimately returned with figures of 5 for 25 off 9.1 overs. In an unexpected move, skipper Rohit returned with the figures of 4 for 7 off five overs with 4 of which were maiden overs, at an economy rate of 1.40. With the wickets falling regularly, Arunachal Pradesh were all out for 71 and lost the match by a big margin of 334 runs.

With this win, Puducherry has 24 points off 5 matches in the plate group.