GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Hosts Uttar Pradesh amassed a mammoth 619 in their fist innings to secure a 444-run lead against Assam in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match at Kanpur today.
Resuming at an overnight total of 377 for five on the third day of the four-day encounter, the Uttar Pradesh batsmen continued their domination over Assam bowlers and added 242 runs today before losing the remaining five wickets. Overnight unbeaten batsmen Rinku Khanchand Singh, unbeaten on 96 yesterday, smashed 149 while Singh’s unbeaten partner Upendra Diwansingh Yadav (overnight 38) also reached the three figure mark (138). Both added 205 runs for the sixth wicket partnership.
Assam made an encouraging start in the second innings gathering 102 without loss. Rahul Hazarika and Rishav Das were at the crease with 56 and 37 respectively.
Assam 1st Innings: 175
Uttar Pradesh 1st Innings (Overnight 377/5): UA Sharma lbw b Mukhtar Hussain 38, Samarth Singh c KN Saikia b Mali 19, Mohammad Saif lbw b Kalita 58, AD Nath b AK Das 81, PK Garg c KN Saikia b Sharma 44, RK Singh lbw b Mali 149, UD Yadav c Sharma b Kalita 138, Saurabh Kumar c KN Saikia b Sharma 59, Imtiaz Ahmed not out 27, AS Rajpoot b Mali 3, Yash Dayal b Mali 0. Extras: (b 1, nb 1, w 1) 3. Total: (All out in 177.4 overs) 619. Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-79, 3-138, 4-231, 5-259, 6-464, 7-571, 8-606, 9-613, 10-619. Bowling: Arup Das 28-7-83-1, Ranjit Mali 45.4-8-127-4, Mukhtar Hussain 39-4-145-1, Jitumoni Kalita 31-3-136-2, Pallav Das 5-1-19-0, Amit Sinha 6-0-26-0, Gokul Sharma 23-3-82-2.
Assam 2nd Innings: Rishav Das not out 37, Rahul Hazarika not out 56. Extras: (lb 6, nb 3) 9. Total: (For no loss in 28 overs) 102. Bowling: AS Rajpoot 6-1-24-0, Yash Dayal 6-0-22-0, Imtiaz Ahmed 5-1-19-0, Saurabh Kumar 8-3-25-0, Mohammad Saif 3-0-6-0.