GUWAHATI, Nov 20 – Hyderabad inflicted an innings and 78-run defeat on Assam in their Plate Division Ranji Trophy group B match.
On the final day of the match at the Nehru Stadium here today, chasing a target of 247 in the second innings to make the visitors bat again, Assam were bundled out for 169.
Overnight, Assam were zero for one wicket and unbeaten batsmen Dhiraj Jadhav and Sib Sankar Roy started on a confident note in the morning session. They added 69 runs for the second wicket in 28.1 overs before Dhiraj was trapped leg before by left arm spinner Lalit Mohan for 33. After Dhiraj’s departure, Assam batsmen started marching towards the pavilion in quick succession. Sib Sankar was the third batsman out for 33. Later, baring captain Gokul Sharma (38), no Assam batsmen could counter the Hyderabad bowlers, particularly spinner Lalit Mohan who captured five wickets.
Assam 1st innings: 227
Hyderabad 1st innings: 474/6 decl
Assam 2nd innings: AS Sinha c Khaleel b Anwar Ahmed 0, DS Jadhav lbw b Lalith Mohan 33, SA Roy c Vihari b Lalith Mohan 34, Tarjinder Singh c Khaleel b Quadri 8, R Sathish c Reddy b Ravi Teja 14, G Sharma c Khaleel b Suman 38, DS Goswami c Khaleel b Quadri 10, KN Saikia c Khaleel b Lalith Mohan 7, AN Ahmed c Khaleel b Lalith Mohan 19, PL Das c Khaleel b Lalith Mohan 3, RM Alam not out 0. Extras: (b 3) 3. Total: (all out; 73.4 overs) 169. Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-69, 3-70, 4-82, 5-93, 6-121, 7-147, 8-149, 9-166, 10-169. Bowling: Anwar Ahmed 9-3-26-1, DB Ravi Teja 6-3-13-1, TL Suman 13-2- 31-1, A Lalith Mohan 24.4-9-42- 5, PKKK Naidu 6-3-28-0, SA Quadri 15-3-26-2.