GUAHATI, Jan 4 - Assam posted an innings and 27-run victory against Jharkhand and stormed into the last-four stage of the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy cricket tournament.
On the third day of the four-day quarterfinal match at the Barsapara cricket stadium here today, taking a first innings lead of 105 runs, Assam bundled out the opponent for a meagre 78 in the second innings. Thanks to a devastating spell by Akash Sengupta who claimed six wickets in 14 overs giving away just 33 runs.
Earlier, resuming at the overnight total of 259 for three, the host team crossed the 350 marks. Erik Roy contributed 87 which came off 201 deliveries. He cracked 12 boundaries in his most valuable knock.
Later, the visitors were in trouble from the initial stage losing wickets at regular intervals. Apart from Akash, Mukhtar Hussain and Rahul Singh took two wickets each.
Jharkhand 1st innings: 256
Assam 1st innings: (Overnight 259/3): Subham Mandal c Rahil Reyaz Khan b Shubham Kumar Singh 87, Erik Roy c Amit Pal b Vivekanand Tiwari 87, Jay Singh Yadav c Ayan B Chaudhari b Shubham Kumar Singh 0, Jitumoni Kalita c & b Vivekanand Tiwari 7, Akash Sengupta b Ayan B Chaudhari 5, Hrishikesh Borah lbw b Vivekanand Tiwari 14, Mukhtar Hussain not out 6, Rahul Singh c Amit Pal b Vivekanand Tiwari 4. Extras 24; Total (All out; 132.5 overs) 361. Fall of wickets: 4-264, 5-274, 6-287, 7-303, 8-342, 9-357, 10-361. Bowling: Vivekanand Tiwari 24.5-4-80-4, Shubham Kumar Singh 33-7-91-4, Ayan B Chaudhari 37-18-57-2, Vinayak Vikram 19-4-55-0, Anukul Roy 16-2-49-0, Atul Singh Surwar 2-0-5-0, Utkarsh Singh 1-0-3-0.
Jharkhand 2nd innings: Vivek Kumar b Mukhtar Hussain 4, Utkarsh Singh c Abhishek Thakuri b Akash Sengupta 0, Rahil Reyaz Khan c Abhishek Thakuri b Mukhtar Hussain 4, Mohit Kumar c Subham Mandal b Akash Sengupta 1, Anukul Roy c Abhishek Thakuri b Akash Sengupta 4, Atul Singh Surwar b Akash Sengupta 0, Amit Pal not out 25, Ayan B Chaudhari lbw Akash Sengupta 10, Vivekanand Tiwari c Mukhtar Hussain b Rahul Singh 11, Vinayak Vikram lbw Akash Sengupta 0, Shubham Kumar Singh c Subham Mandal b Rahul Singh 5. Extras: 14; Total (all out; 30.2 overs) 78. Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-7, 3-9, 4-15, 5-16, 6-25, 7-42, 8-53, 9-53, 10-78. Bowling: Mukhtar Hussain 11-4-23-2, Akash Sengupta 14-5-33-6, Rahul Singh 5.2-3-14-2.