GUWAHATI, Oct 8 - Assam is trailing by 296 runs with 7 wickets in hand on the penultimate day of the Group B Ranji Trophy match at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara today.
Delhi declared their first innings at 589 for eight and thereby took a massive 396-run first innings lead.
In the second innings, Assam were 100 for three. KB Arun Karthik and Amit Verma were at the crease with 17 and 33 respectively.
Delhi resumed their first innings at an overnight total of 241 for three and went on hitting the Assam bowlers. Overnight batsmen Nitish Rana and Rishabh Rajendra Pant continued their dominating form and completed their centuries. While Pant took just 124 balls for his 146, Rana also scored 146 off 222 deliveries. Pant was in tremendous form and hit as many as 13 boundaries and eight sixes.
For Assam, pacer Abu Nechim Ahmed came out with a five-wicket haul giving away 106 runs.
Assam 1st innings: 193
Delhi 1st innings: (overnight 241/3) N Rana c Arun Karthik b Ahmed 146, RR Pant c Amit Verma b Krishna Das 146, Milind Kumar c Arun Karthik b Ahmed 92, Manan Sharma c Arun Karthik b Ahmed 0, Varun Sood c Arun Karthik b Ahmed 4, PJ Sangwan not out 100, P Awana not out 9. Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 3, nb 2) 9; Total (8 wickets decl; 128.1 overs) 589. Fall of wickets: 4-323, 5-423, 6-423, 7-427, 8-552. Bowling: Krishna Das 25-8-85-1, Arup Das 19.1-2-87-0, Abu Nechim Ahmed 25-2-106-5, Gokul Sharma 11.2-1-60-1, Sarupam Purkayastha 1.4-0-5-0, J Syed Mohammad 17-0-101-0, Amit Verma 19-2-75-1, Tarjinder Singh 1-0-9-0, Pallav Das 9-0-57-0.
Assam 2nd innings: Pallav Das c and b Varun Sood 9, Rahul Hazarika c Sangwan b Manan Sharma 40, Gokul Sharma c Pant b Manan Sharma 0, KB Arun Karthik not out 17, Amit Verma not out 33. Extras (nb 1) 1; Total (3 wickets; 37 overs) 100. Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-49 , 3-49. Bowling: P Awana 4-1-5-0, NA Saini 5-2-13-0, Manan Sharma 10-1-45-2, PJ Sangwan 4-1-9-0, Varun Sood 10-4-17-1, Milind Kumar 4-1-11-0.