Arup touches Arlen as leading wicket-taker in First Class for Assam
Maharashtra bounce back
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Middle-order collapse in Assam’s innings help Maharashtra to come back into the Ranji trophy game here today. Maharashtra were 106-2 at stumps after they bowled out Assam 244 in the first innings. The visitors are now leading by 37 runs with eight wickets in hand.
The host started their innings from 77-1. Rishav Das looked solid in the middle but he didn’t get too much support from the other end as wickets started to fall on regular intervals. Gokul Sarma (13), Riyan Parag (23), Saahil Jain (13), Kunal Saikia (5), no one survived too long.
However, at the end of the innings, the score looked respectable only because of a fantastic knock from Rishav who missed another century today. The batsman was on 94 when he was caught by Palkar on the bowling of Bachhav. He faced 170 balls and there were 11 boundaries and one six in his innings. In the last game also Rishav failed to reach a three-digit score by a single run. Bachhav (4-44) and M Choudhary (3-82) did the most damage in Assam’s innings sharing seven wickets between them.
Maharashtra reached 106-2 in the second innings at stumps on day II. J Pandey remained not out on 52. Arup Das and Ranjeet Mali shard one wicket each that lost Maharashtra today. With this wicket, Arup now became the joint highest wicket-taker for Assam in first-class cricket with Arlen Konwar. Both the bowlers picked up 212 wickets each in the first-class game.
Meanwhile at Mangaldoi Meghalaya defeated Manipur by one innings and 116 runs. In reply to Meghalaya’s first innings total 235 Manipur bowled out paltry 27 runs in the first innings. Not a single batsman was able to score double-figure runs. Once they were 8-18 and close to scoring lowest ever total in Ranji Trophy which is 21. Later following on the side completed their second innings on 92.