GUWAHATI, Nov 8 - Haryana bounced back in style in their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Assam as on the second day of the four-day match at the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Rohtak today, in reply the host�s first innings total of 160 all out, Assam folded their innings at 120.
However, in the second innings Haryana lost three wickets for 15 and left the match in an interesting position.
Haryana resumed their first innings at the overnight total of 140 for seven and could add another 20 runs. Krishna Das today took two more wickets to record his eighth five-wicket haul in Ranji Trophy. Dhiraj Goswami was the other wicket taker.
Assam were in trouble against medium pacers Ashish Harinder Hooda (4/27), Harshal Patel (3/37) and Team India player Mohit Sharma (2/48). Skipper Gokul Sharma was the lone batsman to survive who top scored with 43 off 91 deliveries. Debutant Rahul Hazarika showed his courage and hit a smart 23 off as many balls. Apart from Gokul and Rahul only Amit Verma (20) and Pallav Das (11) could reach double figure. In Haryana�s second innings Arup Das, who went wicketless in the first innings struck double while his Barpeta compatriot bagged one wicket.
Now everything will depend on the batsmen of either sides as the wicket has been proved graveyard for the batters. An outright result is certain on this fast track where the batsmen finding it very difficult to handle the medium pacers.
Haryana 1st innings (overnight 140/7): R Dewan c Sharma b K Das 9, N Saini c Sharma b K Das 1, HJ Rana c Tarjinder Singh b Goswami 56, RP Sharma b K Das 45, J Yadav lbw b Goswami 0, S Rana c Arun Karthik b K Das 1, PY Tehlan b Goswami 1, RR Dalal c Sharma b K Das 17, HV Patel not out 20, MM Sharma c Arun Karthik b Goswami 11, AH Hooda b K Das 0. Extras: (b 4, lb 3) 7; Total: (all out; 70.5 overs) 168. Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-20, 3-93, 4-93, 5-94, 6-99, 7-131, 8-148, 9-167, 10-168. Bowling: Krishna Das 26.5-8-56-6, Arup Das 18-4-46-0, Dhiraj Goswami 20-4-38-4, Pallav Das 2-0-10-0, J Syed Mohammad 3-0-9-0, Amit Verma 1-0-2-0.
Assam 1st innings: Pallav Das c S Rana b Hooda 11, Rahul Hazarika c S Rana b Patel 23, Tarjinder Singh b Hooda 5, Amit Verma c Dalal b MM Sharma 20, KB Arun Karthik c Dalal b Patel 3, Gokul Sharma lbw b Hooda 43, J Syed Mohammad c Saini b Patel 5, Sarupam Purkayastha b S Rana 0, Dhiraj Goswami c Yadav b MM Sharma 6, Arup Das not out 0, Krishna Das c S Rana b Hooda 2. Extras: (lb 1, nb 1) 2; Total: (all out; 52.2 overs) 120. Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-36, 3-39, 4-51, 5-67, 6-91, 7-92, 8-101, 9-118, 10-120. Bowling: Mohtit Sharma 13-3-48-2, HV Patel 19-6-37-3, AH Hooda 13.2-3-27-4, J Yadav 1-0-4-0, S Rana 6-3-3-1.
Haryana 2nd innings: N Saini not out 11, R Dewan c Arun Karthik b Arup Das 0, J Yadav b Arup Das 0, RP Sharma lbw b Krishna Das 4, HJ Rana not out 0. Extras: 0; Total: (3 wickets; 13 overs) 15. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-10, 3-15. Bowling: Krishna Das 5-2-8-1, Arup Das 6-4-5-2, Dhiraj Goswami 2-1-2-0.