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Assam bundled for 108, Rajasthan 153/2
Sports Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - Assam witnessed yet another batting collapse as they were all out for 108 in the first innings against Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy Group C match.

At stumps, Rajasthan were 153 for the loss of two wickets.

At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur today, opting to field first, Rajasthan’s left arm medium pacer Aniket Vinod Choudhary rocked the Assam frontline and removed five scalps in his 11-over spell. He conceded just 38 runs in his 11 overs.

The frontline batsmen miserably failed to handle Aniket and Nathu Bharat Singh (3/33) as eight of the Assam batsmen returned to the pavilion before even reaching double figures. Arup Das (36 n.o.), Ranjit Mali (28) and Kunal Saikia (22) were the only Assam batsmen to reach double figures.

Rajasthan had some initial trouble losing two wickets with the scoreboard reading 27. But an unbeaten 126-run third wicket partnership between skipper Mahipal Krishan Lomro (78) and Robin Bist (47) put Rajasthan back in the track.

Assam bowlers today failed to impress against the table leaders who are at the top position in Group C with 21 points from four outings so far.

SCORECARD

Assam 1st Innings: Rishav Das c CD Bist b Choudhary 3, Parvez Aziz c Ul-Haq b Choudhary 0, Sib Sankar Roy c R Bist b Ul-Haq 5, Gokul Sharma b Choudhary 6, Kunal Saikia c Bishnoi b Singh 22, Amit Sinha b Singh 1, Rajjakuddin Ahmed b Choudhary 0, Jitumoni Kalita c Menaria b Singh 5, Arup Das not out 36, Ranjit Mali c CD Bist b Choudhary 28, Mukhtar Hussain c Bishnoi b RD Chahar 1. Extras: (lb 1) 1. Total: (All out in 28.1 overs) 108. Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-4, 3-14, 4-14, 5-32, 6-37, 7-43, 8-47, 9-93, 10-108. Bowling: A Choudhary 11-4-38-5, TM Ul-Haq 10-4-22-1, NB Singh 6-1-33-3, RD Chahar 1.1-0-14-1.

Rajasthan 1st Innings: AV Gautam b Ranjit Mali 12, CD Bist lbw b Arup Das 10, MK Lomror batting 76, R Bist batting 47. Extras: (b 1, lb 5) 6. Total: (For 2 wickets in 55.4 overs) 151 for 2. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-27. Bowling: Arup Das 10-2-28-1, Ranjit Mali 17-6-23-1, Mukhtar Hussain 11-1-42-0, Rajjakuddin Ahmed 4-1-7-0, Amit Sinha 4.4-1-11-0, Jitumoni Kalita 8-0-33-0, Gokul Sharma 1-0-1-0.

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