GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - Hosts Assam completed the formalities on the third day of their Group C Ranji Trophy league match against Haryana with a thumping innings and 35-run victory.
At the ACA Stadium in Barsapara here today, resuming at an overnight total of 78 for seven, Haryana folded their second innings at 178. Chaitanya Bishnoi (76 off 165 balls, 4x9) and Poonish Mehta (70 off 94 balls, 4x11) were the men who frustrated the Assam bowlers today with gritty knocks. They added 134 runs for the eighth wicket partnership in 36.4 overs.
Arup Das and Mukhtar Hussain took four wickets each while Ranjit Mali picked up two wickets. With this innings victory Assam gathered seven points from this match. Arup finished the match with a nine-wicket haul and he was adjudged player of the match. Veteran Cricket Association of Assam congratulated the Assam team for their stupendous victory.
Assam will play their next match against Rajasthan from December 6 to 9 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Assam 1st Innings: 310
Haryana 1st Innings: 97
Haryana 2nd Innings (Overnight 78/7): N Saini c Ahmed b Mukhtar Hussain 4, HV Patel c Mukhtar Hussain b Mali 0, C Bishnoi b Mukhtar Hussain 78, HJ Rana c Saikia b Mali 4, SG Rohilla c RK Das b Arup Das 8, P Vashist c Saikia b Arup Das 0, P Chandila b Arup Das 2, J Yadav c Saikia b Arup Das 0, P Mehta not out 70, AH Hooda c Roy b Mukhtar Hussain 0, T Kundu c G Sharma b Mukhtar Hussain 4. Extras: (b 1, lb 2, nb 5) 8. Total (All out in 52 overs) 178. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-5, 3-9, 4-26, 5-26, 6-32, 7-40, 8-174, 9-174, 10-178. Bowling: Mukhtar Hussain 14-1-58-4, Ranjit Mali 10.4-1-52-2, Rajjakuddin Ahmed 6.2-1-13-0, Arup Das 16-3-37-4, Rahul Singh 3-0-11-0, AS Sinha 1-0-1-0, Gokul Sharma 1-0-3-0.