Chopra's triple hundred lifts Himachal to 729/8 in Ranji Trophy match
New Delhi, Oct 7 - Rising batsman Prashant Chopra brought up his maiden triple ton to guide Himachal Pradesh to a mammoth 729/8 declared in their first innings against Punjab on the second day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D opener at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday.
Chopra (338) added 61 runs to his tally on the day, clobbering the Punjab bowlers 44 times to the fence and twice over it. Earlier, veteran Paras Dogra (99) missed out on his ton, after falling prey to pacer Sandeep Sharma.
Later, incoming middle order batsman Ankush Bains (80) and Rishi Dhawan (49) played crucial knocks to add to their team's tally. For Punjab, Sharma (4/149) was the most successful bowler of the side.
In reply, Punjab were off to a good start posting 110/1 at stumps with opener Pargat Singh unbeaten on 64.