GUWAHATI, Nov 26 - With a decent 102-run first innings lead Assam garnered three points against Maharashtra as the their Group A Ranji Trophy match was ended in a draw at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune today.
In reply to Assam�s first innings total of 298, the host team was all out for 196, resuming at the overnight total of 160 for six.
Krishna Das again became star of the match as he added two more wickets today and completed his 10th five-wicket haul in Ranji Trophy. Abu Nechim Ahmed took other two wickets.
Now Krishna became the joint third highest wicket taker in this Ranji season with Karaparambil Monish of Kerala. Both have taken 42 wickets each from seven matches.
But the Assam batsmen failed to hit form in the second innings and were all out for 135. Rahul Hazarika top scored with 31.
Requiring 237 for an outright victory, Maharashtra were 82 for three when the stumps were finally drawn.
Now Assam has 25 points from seven outings and in the last match they will play against Bengal at the Barsapara cricket stadium here from December 1.
Now Assam is at the second spot with 25 points in the nine-team table while Delhi, also 25 points from eight matches, at the top. Three other teams, Bengal (25 points from seven matches), Karnataka (24 points from seven matches) and Vidarbha (22 from seven matches) are in contention for the knock out stage.
While Delhi has completed its engagement, Karnataka will play against Maharashtra and Vidarbha will take on Haryana in their last matches.
Assam 1st innings: 298
Maharashtra 1st Innings (Overnight 160/6): Swapnil Gugale c A Karthik b Krishna Das 27, Chirag Khurana lbw b D Goswami 10, Sangram Atitkar c A Karthik b D Goswami 6, Rahul Tripathi c A Karthik b Krishna Das 52, Ankit Bawne c A Karthik b Krishna Das 0, Kedar Jadhav c G Sharma b Krishna Das 36, Rohit Motwani (c & wk) c A Verma b Krishna Das 20, Shrikant Mundhe c G Sharma b Krishna Das 16, Anupam Sanklecha not out 16, Domnic Joseph b Abu Nechim 1, Samad Fallah b Abu Nechim 0. Extras: (b 4, lb 2, w 5, nb 1, p 0) 12; Total: (all out; 69 overs) 196. Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-33, 3-60, 4-60, 5-127, 6-150, 7-176, 8-195, 9-196, 10-196. Bowling: Krishna Das 30-7-73-6, Dhiraj Goswami 24-4-65-2, Abu Nechim Ahmed 10-3-26-2, Pallav Das 4-1-13-0, Amit Verma 1-0-13-0.
Assam 2nd Innings: Pallav Das lbw b A Sanklecha 8, Rahul Hazarika c SD Atitkar b D Joseph 31, Sib Sankar Roy lbw b S Mundhe 11, Amit Verma c K Jadhav b D Joseph 19, Arun Karthik c K Jadhav b D Joseph 0, Gokul Sharma c Zol b A Sanklecha 9, Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad b S Mundhe 11, Amit Sinha not out 13, Abu Nechim Ahmed lbw b S Fallah 1, Dhiraj Goswami b A Sanklecha 7, Krishna Das c Zol b D Joseph 7. Extras: (b 7, lb 5, w 3, nb 3) 18; Total: (all out; 48.2 overs) 135. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-57, 3-57, 4-57, 5-80, 6-90, 7-110, 8-111, 9-119, 10-135. Bowling: Samad Fallah 10-3-27-1, Anupam Sanklecha 13-3-42-3, Shrikant Mundhe 11-3-33-2, Rahul Tripathi 1-1-0-0, Domnic Joseph 12.2-7-21-4, Chirag Khurana 1-1-0-0.
Maharashtra 2nd innings: Swapnil Gugale c J Mohammad b Krishna Das 30, Chirag Khurana lbw b D Goswami 0, Sangram Atitkar not out 40, Rahul Tripathi c P Das b Abu Nechim Ahmed 7, Ankit Bawne not out 1. Extras: (b 3, lb 0, w 0, nb 1) 4; Total: (3 wkts, 15 overs) 82. Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-71, 3-80. Bowling: Krishna Das 7-0-42-1, Dhiraj Goswami 7-1-36-1, Abu Nechim Ahmed 1-0-1-1.