Sports Reporter GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - The Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match between Assam and Uttar Pradesh ended in a draw at Kanpur today.
In the second innings, Assam resuming at 102 for no loss, scored 317 for four at the end of the final day.
Former captain Gokul Sharma and Pallav Das remained unbeaten on 100 and 40 respectively. Gokul’s 100 was the only century cracked by an Assam batsman in this season.
The host team today used as many as 10 bowlers but the flat wicket did not help anyone. However, they removed Assam opener Rishav Das before adding any run to his overnight total of 37 while Rahul Hazarika could add seven before being out for 63. Sarupam Purkayastha scored 67 but skipper Amit Sinha was out for nought.
With this match Assam completed its campaign in this year’s Ranji Trophy. They stood at sixth position in the 10-team group with 21 points. Assam won three and lost four.
Assam 1st Innings: 175
Uttar Pradesh 1st Innings: 619
Assam 2nd Innings: RK Das c Yadav b Yash Dayal 37, RG Hazarika lbw b Imtiaz Ahmed 63, Gokul Sharma not out 100, S Purkayastha b Imtiaz Ahmed 67, AS Sinha b Saurabh Kumar 0, Pallav Das not out 40. Extras: (lb 7, nb 3) 10. Total: (For 4 wickets in 103 overs) 317. Fall of wickets: 1-104, 2-110, 3-222, 4-225. Bowling: AS Rajpoot 13-3-51-0, Yash Dayal 16-2-43-1, Imtiaz Ahmed 22-6-73-2, Saurabh Kumar 28-12-52-1, Mohammad Saif 11-0-43-0, RK Singh 1-0-3-0, AD Nath 8-2-20-0, UA Sharma 2-0-6-0, Samarth Singh 1-0-11-0, UD Yadav 1-0-8-0.