GUWAHATI, Nov 4 – Tripura are in neck deep trouble losing six second innings wickets for 168 after following on in the Ranji Trophy match against Assam on the penultimate day of the 4-day match at the Nehru Stadium here today. Tripura still need 137 with four second innings wickets in hand to make Assam bat again.In reply to Assam’s mammoth first innnings total of 450, Tripura, resuming at the over night total of 72 for three, were all out for 145 and conceded a first innings lead of 305.
Abu Nechim Ahmed took four wickets in the first innings and added two more in the second while Arup Das captured three in the opening innings and got one in the second.
Spinner Arlen Konwar also removed three scalps in the first inings and added one more in the second innings. Debutant left arm spinner Syed Mohammad got two second innings wickets.
In Tripura’s first innings, opener Subharajit Roy top scored with 35 while Manishankar M Singh (26), Udit Patel (23) were the other notable contributors.
Ajoy Ratra remained unbeaten on 47 in the second innings. Manishankar is giving him accompany with 41 while Udit Patel added 39 to Tripura’s second innings.
Assam 1st innings: 450
Tripura 1st innings: RH Saha c Rajdeep Das b Ahmed 4, Subhrajit Roy c Rajdeep Das b Ahmed 35, SM Singha c Sharma b AK Das 6, UB Patel c Jadhav b Ahmed 23, S Abbas Ali c Rajdeep Das b AK Das 9, A Ratra lbw b AK Das 0, A Dey c Jadhav b Ahmed 1, MB Murasingh not out 26, TK Chanda c Zhimomi b Konwar 19, Rana Dutta c PP Das b Konwar 0, TS Saha c Zhimomi b Konwar 14. Extras: (b 1, lb 6, nb 1) 8. Total: (all out; 48.2 overs) 145. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-11, 3-53, 4-72, 5-72, 6-80, 7-97, 8-131, 9-131, 10-145. Bowling: AN Ahmed 18-5-61-4, AK Das 17-5-47-3, J Syed Mohammad 9-3-20-0, A Konwar 4.2-0-10-3.
Tripura 2nd innings: Subhrajit Roy c Rajdeep Das b Ahmed 8, SM Singha c Tarjinder Singh b AK Das 2, RH Saha b Ahmed 11, UB Patel lbw b Syed Mohammad 39, S Abbas Ali lbw b Konwar 18, A Ratra not out 47, A Dey c Sharma b Syed Mohammad 0, MB Murasingh not out 41. Extras: (w 2) 2. Total: (6 wickets; 66 overs) 168. Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-10, 3-23, 4-70, 5-92, 6-93. Bowling: AN Ahmed 14-3-37-2, AK Das 10-6-21-1, A Konwar 18-3-44-1, PP Das 2-1-3-0, J Syed Mohammad 16-3-52-2, G Sharma 3-0-6-0, Tarjinder Singh 3-1-5-0.