Odisha thrash Goa by 276 runs
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (PTI) Hosts Odisha thrashed Goa by 276 runs in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy game here Wednesday.
Odisha bundled out Goa for a paltry 111 to register this comprehensive win.
And again the pace duo of Rajesh Mohanty (5-49) and Basant Mohanty (4-21) wreaked havoc as the Goa batsmen faltered for the second time in three days.
For Goa, only Amogh Desai (28) showed resistance, but others failed miserably.
Odisha had posted a healthy 352 in their first innings and then bundled out Goa for 116 in the first essay.
Though Odisha were bowled out for 151 in their second innings, their first innings lead meant that Goa had a competitive score to chase.
But Odisha bowlers made their captain's job easy.
Meanwhile, at Rohtak hosts Haryana defeated Services by 6 wickets.
At Jammu, Jharkhand clinched the crucial first innings lead, courtesy a stunning 134 by Saurabh Tiwary.
And at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh grabbed a huge first innings lead against Assam, with centuries from Rinku Singh and Upendra Yadav. Assam are fighting back in the second essay.
Brief scores: At Rohtak: Services 170 and 79 lost to Haryana 149 and 104/4 (Ankit Kumar 72 not out, R M Dagar 12 not out) by six wickets.
Haryana 6 points, Services 0 points.
At Bhubaneswar: Odisha 352 and 151 (Sujit Lenka 39, Debasish Samantaray 31, Lakshay Garg 5-75) won against Goa 116 and 111 (Amogh Desai 28, Rajesh Mohanty 5-49, Basant Mohanty 4-21) by 286 runs.
At Kanpur: Assam 175 and 102/0 (Rahul Hazarika 56 not out, Rishav Das 37 not out) versus Uttar Pradesh 619 (Rinku Singh 149, Upendra Yadav 138; Ranjeet Mali 4-127).
Assam trail by 342 runs.
At Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir 151 and 24/0 versus Jharkhand 319/9 declared (Saurabh Tiwary 134, Kumar Deobrat 74, Parvez Rasool 4-98). Jammu and Kashmir trail by 144 runs