GUWAHATI, Nov 19 – In reply to Assam’s first innings total of 515, host Chattishgarh were tottering at 252 for five.On the second day of the four-day CK Nayudu Trophy match at Raipur today, resuming their first innings at the overnight total of 35 for no loss, Chattishgarh openers Chhabi Jaikshatri (63) and Imran Khan (51) frustrated Assam bowlers. But a middle order collapse put Assam ahead.
However, PP Roy (45) and V Rajput (36) stemmed the rot with unbeaten knocks. Pritom Das and Soumik Das took two wickets each while Sib Sankar Roy bagged one.
Assam A 1st innings 515/ 9 decl
Chattisgarh A 1st innings: Chhabi Jaikshatri ct SP Barman b SA Das 63, Imran Khan c KN Saikia b SA Das 51, Ajay Mandal c KN Saikia b SA Roy 6, Nitish Rao c RK Das b PN Das 22, VJ Kushwah b PN Das 13, PP Roy not out 45, Vikrant Rajput not out 36. Extras: (1 wd, 5b, 4 lb) 10. Total: (for 5 in 102 overs) 252. Bowling: PN Das 26-10-65-2, CD Sarma 13-2-39-0, SA Das 14-5-34-2, SP Barman 24-5-61-0, SA Roy 17-6-26-1, Anup Ghosh 7-0-18-0.