Ranji: UP make quarters after drawing game against Assam
Kanpur, Jan 10 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh became the second side from Group C to make it to the Ranji Trophy quarter- finals after Rajasthan when they drew their final league game against Assam here Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh took the first innings lead in their drawn affair against Assam to snatch three crucial points, while the visitors had to be content with a lone point.
After bundling out Assam for 175 in the first innings UP piled on 619 on the back of centuries from Rinku Singh and Upendra Yadav, to take a massive lead.
However, the Assam batsmen led by Gokul Sharma, who struck an unbeaten hundred, played the final day out as the match ended in a tame draw with Assam reaching at 317 for 4.
Assam opener Rahul Hazarika (63) and Surupam Purkayastha (67), too, hit fifties on the final day.
UP finished second to Rajasthan (51 points) with 41 points and the two teams entered the quarters from this group.
Meanwhile, in their last league game Jharkhand left- arm spinner Shahbaaz Nadeem spun his web around Jammu and Kashmir to guide his side to an innings and 48 runs win.
However, both the teams did not make it to the next round.
Brief Scores: At Kanpur: Assam 175 and 317/4 (Gokul Sharma 100 not out, Surupam Purkayastha, Imtiaz Ahmed 2-73) drew with Uttar Pradesh 619.
Uttar Pradesh 3 points, Assam 1 point.
At Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir 151 and 120 (Rasikh Salam 40, Shubham Khajuria 24, Shahbaaz Nadeem 4-43) lost to Jharkhand 319 for 9 declared (Saurabh Tiwary 134, Kumar Deobrat 74, Parvez Rasool 4-54) by an innings and 48 runs.
Jharkhand 7 points, Jammu and Kashmir 0 points.
Final Group C Standings: 1.
Rajasthan 51 points 2.
Uttar Pradesh 41 3.
Jharkhand 40 4.
Odisha 26 5.
Haryana 22 6 .
Assam 21 7.
Jammu and Kashmir 19 8.
Services 19 9.
Tripura 11 10.