Sports reporter GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - Assam posted eight-wicket victory against Kerala in the Buchi Babu Invitational Cricket Tournament, organised by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
Pallav Kumar Das (left) and Gokul Sharma.
On the final day of the two-day match played at the IC Gurunanak, Chennai, Assam made a brilliant chase and scored 352 for the loss of two wickets in 67.4 overs in reply to Kerala’s 349 all out in the stipulated 90 overs.
The highlight of the Assam innings was cracking centuries by opener Pallab Kumar Das, 156 (189 balls, 4x16, 6x5) and Gokul Sharma n.o 145 (173 balls, 4x17, 6x5).
Brief scores: Kerala 349 (Akshay Chandran 75, Salman Nizar 62, Mohammed Azharuddeen 52, Athul Diomond Sowri 43, RS Renjith 40, Vinoop S Manoharan 28, Saly Viswanadh 23, Pritam Das 3/44, Bikash Chetry 2/48, Sarupam Purkayastha 2/86, Abu Nechim Ahmed 1/43, Sayed Mohammed 1/54).
Assam 352/2 (Pallav Kr Das 156, Gokul Sharma n.o 145, Sarupam Purkayastha 46).