KOLKATA, Feb 20 (PTI): Dheeraj Jadhav struck an unbeaten 75 to guide Assam to an eight-wicket win with a bonus point against Tripura, in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here today.
Put into bat, Tripura were skittled out for a paltry 180 at the Jadavpur University (second campus) ground. Two half-centuries from the opening duo of Jadhav (75 not out from 111 balls, 6x4) and Pallav Das (52 from 77 balls; 6x4) helped Assam chase the target in 38 overs, ensuring five points. Medium pacer Arup Das scalped the top three Tripura wickets, including a twin strike in the 12th over to reduce them to 61 for four.
Tripura could not recover from the early blow, even as skipper Vinayak Samant played a defiant 56-ball 45 (1x4) to be bundled out in 48.3 overs.
Sujay Tarafdar (2/26) and Tarjinder Singh (2/29) also excelled for Assam in the bowling.
Tripura: Subhrajit Roy c Rajdeep Das b AK Das 21, SM Singha lbw b AK Das 22, NN Sen Chowdhary c Tarafdar b AK Das 0, KK Acharjee c Rajdeep Das b Tarafdar 3, VR Samant c & b Tarafdar 45, Swapan Das run out 22, TS Saha run out 19, UB Patel c Sathish b Tarjinder Singh 9, MB Murasingh c Roy b Tarjinder Singh 1 TK Chanda not out 13, Rana Dutta c & b Goswami 10. Extras: (lb 8, w 6, nb 1) 15. Total: (all out; 48.3 overs) 180. Fall of wickets: 1-37, 2-37, 3-51, 4-61, 5-124, 6-131, 7-151, 8-156, 9-163, 10-180. Bowling: DS Goswami 9.3-1-30-1, S Tarafdar 8-1-26-2, AK Das 10-1-31-3, PP Das 3-0-17-0, Tarjinder Singh 9-0-29-2, BM Mahanta 7-0-31-0, G Sharma 2-0-8-0.
Assam: PP Das lbw b Swapan Das 52, DS Jadhav not out 75, SA Roy c Patel b Murasingh 28, R Sathish not out 12. Extras: (b 1, lb 4, w 5, nb 4) 14. Total: (2 wickets; 38 overs) 181. Fall of wickets: 1-96, 2-161. Bowling: TK Chanda 7-0-46-0, Rana Dutta 8-3-37-0, MB Murasingh 9-0-40-1, UB Patel 9-0-36-0, Swapan Das 5-1-17-1.