Sports Reporter GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - Assam took a thin but vital 38-run first innings lead against Services in Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match.
On the second day of the four-day encounter at the ACA Stadium in Barsapara here today, in reply to Services’ first innings total of 124, Assam managed to gather 162 in 64.2 overs. Overnight batsmen Gokul Sharma and Riyan Parag stitched a 47-run partnership for the fourth wicket and that was the only fruitful partnership in the Assam innings. Gokul was out for 39 while Riyan added 66 to be the highest scorer. Riyan faced 157 balls and his innings was studded with seven boundaries and two hits over the ropes. Apart from these two, the Assam tailenders surrendered meekly and even failed to reach the double figure mark.
Diwash Pathania was the main wicket taker for the visitors who scalped five giving away 58 runs. Shadab Nazar was the other successful bowler with three wickets for 44.
Services 1st Innings: 124
Assam 1st Innings: Pallav Das c Rahul Singh b Pathania 0, Rishav Das lbw b Nazar 29, Sib Sankar Roy c Qadir b Pathania 1, Gokul Sharma c Verma b Pathania 39, Riyan Parag c Verma b Nazar 66, Sarupam Purkayastha b Nazar 3, Kunal Saikia c Nazar b Pandey 7, Mukhtar Hussain c&b Pandey 1, Roshan Alam b Pathania 6, Ranjit Mali not out 3, Arup Das b Pathania 0. Extras: (lb 7) 7. Total: (All out in 64.2 overs) 162. Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-14, 3-45, 4-92, 5-99, 6-128, 7-130, 8-154, 9-162, 10-162. Bowling: DG Pathania 21.2-3-58-5, S Nazar 18-3-44-3, S Pandey 16-6-37-2, AA Bamal 9-2-16-0.
Services 2nd Innings: NH Verma lbw b AK Das 16, M Qadir st Saikia b Alam 39, Ravi Chauhan lbw b AK Das 4, AA Bamal c Parag b PP Das 25, RS Paliwal not out 36, G Rahul Singh not out 2. Extras: (b 8) 8. Total: (For 4 wickets in 45 overs) 130. Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-44, 3-64, 4-121. Bowling: Arup Das 13-2-27-2, Ranjit Mali 8-0-33-0, Mukhtar Hussain 11-0-31-0, Roshan Alam 6-1-12-1, Riyan Parag 2-1-4-0, Pallav Das 4-0-15-1, Sarupam Purkayastha 1-1-0-0.