Assam rout Haryana Innings victory gives the hosts 7 points
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Assam registered huge one innings and 35 runs victory against Haryana in the Elite group ‘C’ Ranji Trophy tie at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara today. With this victory Assam collected seven points including a bonus and took their points to 14 from four-game.
Haryana, started the day’s proceeding from their overnight score 78-7, surprisingly put solid defense this morning as overnight not out batsmen Chaitanya Bishnoi (78) and Poonish Mehta (70) played nearly each and every balls on merit. The duo bat close to 28 overs in the morning and put 134 runs on 8th wicket partnership. Surprisingly it was the highest partnership in the match.
Captain Amit Sinha rotated the bowlers to break the partnership but both of them were very positive on the wicket and didn’t hesitate to dispatch the bad balls to the fence.
However finally it was young pacer Mukhtar who removed Chaitanya with a nice delivery in the 28th overs of the day and match was over for Haryana. Mukhtar picked up the remaining two wickets in the same over to finish with 4-58. Arup too bagged four wickets in the second innings while Ranjeet Mali collected the other two. Entire Haryana bowled out 178 runs in the second innings.
Chaitanya took 165 balls to score 78 runs with the help of 9 boundaries while Poonish remained not out on 70 (11 boundaries).
Both coach and captain Zakaria Zuffri and Amit Sinha, felt team effort was the key factor of this victory. “ Our players gave equal performance in each and every disciplines. Our batsmen played responsible knocks, bowlers delivered well and even fielding was outstanding in both the innings. So undoubtedly the victory is the result of team efforts,” said the coach.
Captain Amit added: “We didn’t expect that we will win the game so easy. It was only possible because we gave united effort in the match.”
In the next game Assam will face Team Rajasthan in an away tie in Jaipur. The match will begin on December 6.
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