GUWAHATI, Dec 23: Assam are in comfort zone at the end of second day�s play in the Group C Ranji Trophy match against Andhra here today.
The hosts at stumps were 166 for two, just 83 runs behind Andhra�s first-innings total of 249 all-out with eight wickets in hand.
The star of the day Sibsankar Roy top-scored for Assam with a knock of 72 while Pallab Kumar Das was unbeaten on 49 when the stumps were drawn at the Nehru Stadium. Amit Sinha on 20 was in the crease with Pallav. For the visitors, Amol Muzumdar struck an unbeaten 108 off 231 balls. The veteran batsman from Mumbai hit 12 fours and a six during his 403-minute stay at the crease.
Muzumdar was batting on 82 when Andhra resumed their innings from overnight 214 for eight. Arup Das was the most successful Assam bowler, finishing with figures of four for 61.
Andhra 1st innings: MUB Sriram b Arup Das 0, DB Prasanth lbw b Arup Das 0, KS Sahabuddin b Arup Das 10, B Sumanth c Goswami b Abu 57, AA Muzumdar not out 108, AG Pradeep lbw b Syed Mohammad 20, D Shivkumar c Rajdeep Das b Abu 0, RV Pawar c Tarjinder Singh b Konwar 37, T Vamsi Krishna c & b Syed Mohammad 3, SM Basha lbw b Goswami 0, DP Vijaykumar lbw b Arup Das 6. Extras: (lb 4, w 2, nb 2) 8. Total: (all out; 89.5 overs) 249. Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-3, 3-26, 4-106, 5-135, 6-136, 7-201, 8-214, 9-219, 10-249. Bowling : Abu Neschim Ahmed 24-6-72-2, Arup Das 26.5-11-61-4, DS Goswami 20.5-3-55-1, J Syed Mohammad 9-3-27-2, A Konwar 7.1-0-19-1, PP Das 2-0-11-0.
Assam 1st innings: Pallab Das c Sriram b Pawar 49, Sibsankar Roy not out 72, Rajdeep Das lbw b Vijaykumar 8, Amit Sinha not out 20. Extras : (b 10, lb 5, nb 2) 17. Total: (2 wickets; 69 overs) 166. Fall of wickets: 1-102, 2-120. Bowling: KS Sahabuddin 11-7-8-0, DP Vijaykumar 20-5-49-1, D Shivkumar 6-1 -28-0, SM Basha 8-2-27-0, RV Pawar 24-8-39-1. � Sports Reporter