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Rajasthan in comfort zone against Assam
Sports reporter

 GUWAHATI, Oct 14 - Team Rajasthan took a 13-run lead with seven wickets in hand on the second day of the four-day Group B Ranji Trophy match against Assam.

At the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam today, in reply to Assam’s first innings total of 195, Team Rajasthan scored 208 for the loss of three wickets overpowering the Assam bowlers.

Mahipal Lomror is batting with 84 facing 239 deliveries while Rajat Bhatia is accompanying him with 42-ball 28. Ashok Maneria (44) and Vineet Saxena (30) were the other useful contributors for the Rajasthan team.

Today, the Assam bowlers looked toothless as they hardly could put any impact on the opponent batsmen. While the medium pacers Arup Das (1/31), Abu Nechim Ahmed (1/48) and Pallav Das (1/21) managed to grab one wicket each the spinners went wicket less.


Assam 1st innings: 195

Rajasthan 1st innings: Manender Singh lbw b Arup Das 4, VA Saxena c Arun Karthik b Abu Nechim Ahmed 30, MK Lomror not out 84, AL Menaria lbw b Pallav Das 44, R Bhatia not out 28. Extras (b 17, nb 1) 18; Total (3 wickets; 88 overs) 208; Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-84, 3-159. Bowling: Arup Das 17-6-31-1, Krishna Das 22-12-33-0, Abu Nechim Ahmed 17-4-48-1, Pallav Das 13-5-21-1, J Syed Mohammad 5-0-14-0, Gokul Sharma 8-1-24-0, Amit Verma 6-1-20-0.

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