Improved performance by both bowling and batting department help Assam to register their first victory of the season. Assam crushed Tripura by One innings and 55 run in their 4th round match of the Ranji Trophy 2013-2014 and bagged a bonus point.
Assam skipper Abu Nechim Ahmed won the toss and elected to bowl first at Agartala. Assam pace attacks bundled out Tripura in a paltry total of 136 run in the first innings. Arup Das accounted 4 wickets costing 34 run in his 16 overs. Skipper Abu Nechim finished with a figure of 3 for 37 run in his 18 overs. Pritam Das scalps other 3 wickets of the Tripura innings.
In reply, Assam batsman piled up a mammoth total of 525 losing 5 wickets. Prolific run getter of domestic season Dheeraj Jadhav missed his double ton by a whisker. He scored 194 run before edging a out swinger of Murasingh to keeper Yogesh Takawale. Dheeraj hit 28 fours and 1 six in his 301 ball long marathon innings. Middle order batsman Tarjinder Singh missed a well deserved century by a single run. He scored 99 run. He scored 10 fours and 3 huge over boundary in his innings. Neeraj Patel and Gokul Sarmah also scored a half century each. Patel scored 66 run before losing his stumps in the bowling of Timir Chandra. Gokul Sarmah scored a unbeaten 70 run and sailed Assam to 525 run and took a huge lead of 389 run.
In the second innings Tripura batsman showed some class but that not enough to avoid a innings defeat. Tripura batsman formed some good partnership but falls of wicket at regular interval bound them to only 334 run. S Singha and K Pawan formed a cetury run partnership at the top and both scored a half century each. S Singha top scored for Tripura with 79 run. K Pawan scored 51 run. Other notable scorer for Tripura was YK Takawale. He scored a patience knock of 68 run. For Asaam skipper Abu Nechim Ahmed took 4 wickets and he finished a haul of 7 wickets in the match. Arup Das, Pritam Das, JL Syed Mohhamad took 2 wickets each.
By this win Assam moves 2nd place of the point table of Group C. Now Assam will face Himachal Pradesh in 5th round of the match.Published 25 Nov 2013, 16:56 IST