Late comeback by Assam in Ranji Trophy against Jharkhand at Ranchi
Arup picks up 200th first-class wicket
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Assam made a late comeback in the Ranji Trophy tie against Jharkhand at Ranchi today.
The host was once 300-2 and heading for a huge total but some accurate bowling from Assam forced Jharkhand to finish day II at 397-8 in their first innings.
It may be mentioned here that Assam today used nine bowlers in the first innings. Except for wicketkeeper Kunal Saikia and opener Rishav Das, the others were all seen in action from the bowler's end.
The star performer of the day was Jharkhand’s opener Md Nazim who played a brilliant knock of 173 runs.
Chasing Assam’s first innings total of 162, Jharkhand’s openers added 117 runs for the first wicket. Later Nazim and Utkarsh Singh put another 122 runs for the second wicket which helped Jharkhand to take full control of the game. Nazim played 217 balls to score 173 runs and there were 22 boundaries and one six in his innings. The other opener Kumar Deobrat and Uttkarsh contributed 44 and 58 runs respectively. Jharkhand is now leading by 235 runs.
Meanwhile, Arup Das, today collected his 200th first-class wicket by removing Ishank Jaggi this afternoon. Before the start of the game, the pacer of Assam, who is playing his 56th first-class game, required just two wickets to reach the milestone. Arup collected his first wicket of the day in the form of Saurabh Tiwary. Mukhtar Hussain also bagged two wickets today.
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