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Ranji Trophy: Assam bundle out Andhra for 137

Assam skittled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in the Ranji Trophy.

By: Press Trust of India |
Updated: January 29, 2015 7:44:21 pm
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Assam skittled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match in Guwahati on Thursday.

When stumps were drawn on the first day that saw only 73 overs bowled out of 90, Assam were 32 for one in their first innings. Arun Karthik was batting on 11 while Sibsankar Roy was yet to open his account.

Earlier, after the hosts opted to bowl, Das vindicated the decision by taking removing the top half of Andhra batting line-up. He had figures of 4/24 while off-spinner Swarupam Purkayastha took three wickets for 35 runs.

Andhra skipper Mohammad Kaif was the top scorer for the visitors with a knock of 60 off 146 balls. The former India player hit eight boundaries and a six.

Assam trailed by 105 runs with nine wickets remaining in the first innings at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

Brief scores:

Andhra 1st innings: 137 all out in 61.5 overs (Mohammad Kaif 60; Arup Das 4/24, Swarupam Purkayastha 3/35) Assam 1st innings: 32 for one in 11 overs

Dogra strikes unbeaten ton as Himachal dominate day one

Paras Dogra (106) hit an unbeaten century as hosts Himachal Pradesh reached a commanding 314 for four against Tripura on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match in Agartala on Thursday.

Rishi Dhawan was unbeaten on 64 and with Dogra he raised an unconquered 117-run stand for the fifth wicket after their team was struggling at 122 for three.

Brief Scores:

Himachal Pradesh 1st innings: 314 for 4 in 90 overs (Paras Dogra 106 batting, Rishi Dhawan 64 batting; Manisankar Murasingh 2/58)

Samson hits unbeaten ton for Kerala

An unbeaten century from Sanju Samson, his first of the season, helped Kerala reach to a solid 273 for 4 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy match against Services.

Two quick wickets from Suraj Yadav in the middle session had left Kerala in a bit of a bother at 158 for 4, but Samson (143 batting) and Rohan Prem (42 batting) saw the day through with an unbroken stand of 115 for the fifth wicket after Services put the home side in after winning the toss.

Brief Scores: Kerala: 273 for 4 in 90 overs (Sanju Samson 143 batting, Rohan Prem 42 batting’ Suraj Yadav 2/55).

Saurabh Tiwary hits ton as Jharkhand make 229/2 on day one

Saurabh Tiwary hit a century besides sharing an unbeaten 159 run stand with Shiv Gautam to help Jharkhand score 229 for two on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match in Porvorim on Thursday.

At stumps, Gautam and Tiwary were in the middle on 72 and 100 respectively.

Tiwary scored his century with a six. His 168-ball ton came with the help of nine fours and three sixes.

Brief scores:

Jharkhand 229/2 in 90 overs (Shiv Gautam 72 batting, Saurabh Tiwary 100 batting).

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