|Assam in sight of victory against Haryana|
GUWAHATI, Nov 9 - Requiring 160 for victory in the second innings, Assam were 122 for the loss of four wickets on the penultimate day of the four-day Group A Ranji Trophy match against Haryana.
At the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Rohtak today, Assam medium pacers Arup Das and Krishna Das yet again showed tremendous courage and skittled out the Haryana team for a paltry 111 in their second innings. Starting at overnight’s 15 for three, the host team could add just 96 runs with remaining seven wickets. Arup came out with six wickets for 39 while Krishna took four for 48. It was Krishna’s third 10-wicket match haul while it was Arup’s sixth fifer in Ranji Trophy.
Chasing the target Assam is in a comfortable position scoring 122 for four with Amit Verma (24 off 70 balls) and skipper Gokul Sharma 10 off 16 balls) are at the crease at the end of the day. KB Arun Karthik (48 off 58 balls) and opener Rahul Hazarika (24 off 42 balls) were the other batsmen who contributed valuable runs on the difficult wicket.
Haryana 1st innings 168
Assam 1st innings 120
Haryana 2nd innings (Overnight 15/3): N Saini b K Das 18, R Dewan c Arun Karthik b AK Das 0, J Yadav b AK Das 0, RP Sharma lbw b K Das 4, HJ Rana c Sharma b AK Das 27, S Rana c Syed Mohammad b K Das 6 , PY Tehlan lbw b AK Das 15, RR Dalal c Sharma b AK Das 0, HV Patel c PP Das b K Das 19, MM Sharma b AK Das 19, AH Hooda not out 0. Extras: (lb 3) 3; Total: (all out; 50.3 overs; 238 mins) 111. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-10, 3-15, 4-26, 5-48, 6-67, 7-67, 8-72, 9-100, 10-111. Bowling: Krishna Das 21-3-48-4, Arup Das 19.3-7-39-6, Dhiraj Goswami 10-3-21-0.
Assam 2nd innings: (Target 160 runs): Pallav Das lbw b Hooda 11, Rahul Hazarika c Dewan b Hooda 24, Tarjinder Singh c S Rana b MM Sharma 0, Amit Verma not out 24, KB Arun Karthik st Dalal b Yadav 48, Gokul Sharma not out 10. Extras: (b 4, w 1) 5. Total: (4 wickets; 38 overs) 122. Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-35, 3-35, 4-111. Bowling: HV Patel 10-2-23-0, AH Hooda 12-1-53-2, MM Sharma 10-3-25-1, S Rana 1-0-9-0, J Yadav 5-1-8-1.