GUWAHATI, Nov 10 – Assam took a thin 5-run first innings lead but the host Jharkhand staged a fightback removing two second inning wickets of Assam in the group C Ranji Trophy match at Jamshedpur today.On the second day of the four-day match, in reply to Assam’s first innings total of 179, the host team were all out for 174 resuming at the over night total of 2 for no loss.
Off spinner Arlen Konwar took six wickets to wreck the Jharkhand innings almost single handedly. Other spinner Syed Mohammad and speed star Abu Nechim Ahmed captured two wickets each.
For Jharkhand RN Nemat top scored with 53 off 99 balls while Sourav Tiwary (33) Ishank Jaggi (23) and DA Chougule (22) were the other useful contributors for the team.
Assam lost both the openers Pallav Das (20) and Dheeraj Jadhav (7) in the second innings.
Assam 1st innings: 179
Jharkhand 1st innings: MP Vardhan c RL Das b Abunechim Faizuddin 11, RN Nemat c & b Jsyed J Mohammed 53, IR Jaggi lbw b AG Konwar 23, SS Tiwary c Jsyed J Mohammed b AG Konwar 33, DA Chougule c RL Das b Abunechim Faizuddin 22, SN Gautam c Jsyed J Mohammed b AG Konwar 6, SS Gupta c Pallav Das b AG Konwar 11, SJ Nadeem lbw b Jsyed J Mohammed 14, JN Singh c DS Jadhav b AG Konwar 0, SL Rao ct Abunechim Faizuddin b AG Konwar 0, SS Quadri not out 0. Extras: (0wd, 0b, 1lb) 1. Total: (for all out off 76.1 overs) 174. Bowling: Syed Mohammed 23-10-32-2, Arup Das 6-1-18-0, Abu Nechim Ahmed 17-3-44-2, Pallav Das 3-1-5-0, Arlen Konwar 26.1-7-67-6, Gokul Sharma 1-0-7-0.
Assam 2nd innings: Pallav Das lbw b SJ Nadeem 20, DS Jadhav c DA Chougule b SS Quadri 7, AS Sinha not out 0. Total: (for 2 off 11.5 overs) 27. Bowling: SJ Nadeem 3.5-1-4-1, SS Quadri 2-0-3-1, SL Rao 2-0-7-0, JN Singh 2-1-10-0, SS Gupta 2-0-3-0.