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Assam in trouble against Services

By Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - Assam in neck-deep trouble in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match against Services.

On the penultimate day of the four-day match at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara here today, requiring 235 for victory in the second innings, Assam were tottering at 74 for the loss of five wickets.

Resuming at the overnight total of 130 for the loss of four wickets, the remaining Services batsmen put up a spirited show as despite some devastating bowling by Arup Das, they gathered 272 in their second knock. Rajat Paliwal was their top scorer with 89 while Vikash Hathwala contributed 51. Devender Lochab added valuable 21.

Assam paceman Arup Das, who took four wickets in the first innings came out heavily in Services� second innings with a five wicket haul.

Assam made a poor start in the second innings losing top five wickets for 74. Sarupam Purkayastha and Kunal Saikia are at the crease with 13 and five respectively. Assam still require 161 with five wickets in hand.

SCORECARD

Services 1st innings 124

Assam 1st innings 162

Services 2nd innings: NH Verma lbw b AK Das 16, M Qadir st Saikia b Alam 39, Ravi Chauhan lbw b AK Das 4, AA Bamal c Parag b PP Das 25, RS Paliwal c Saikia b AK Das 89, G Rahul Singh c Saikia b Mukhtar Hussain 13, VS Hathwala b Purkayastha 51, D Lochab b AK Das 21, DG Pathania b AK Das 5, S Nazar c Sharma b Mukhtar Hussain 0, S Pandey not out 0. Extras: (b 8, lb 1) 9; Total: (all out in 94.1 overs) 272. Fall of wickets:�1-36, 2-44, 3-64, 4-121, 5-144, 6-214, 7-264, 8-274, 9-279, 10-279.

Bowling: AK Das 23.1-5-44-5, RL Mali 17-2-62-0, Mukhtar Hussain 22-3-54-2, RM Alam 12-3-35-1, R Parag 7-1-22-0, PP Das 7-0-23-1, S Purkayastha 6-2-23-1.

Assam 2nd innings: Pallav Das c Verma b Nazar 18, Rishav Das c Verma b Pandey 13, Sib Sankar Roy lbw b Pathania 4, Gokul Sharma b Pathania 3, Riyan Parag st Verma b Pandey 1, Sarupm Purkayastha not out 18, Kunal Saikia not out 5. Extras: (b 6, lb 6) 12; Total: (for five wickets in 31 overs) 74. Fall of wickets:�1-33, 2-37, 3-44, 4-45, 5-57. Bowling DG Pathania 10-3-21-2, S Nazar 12-5-25-1, S Pandey 7-2-12-2, AA Bamal 1-0-1-0, RS Paliwal 1-0-3-0.

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Assam in trouble against Services

GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - Assam in neck-deep trouble in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match against Services.

On the penultimate day of the four-day match at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara here today, requiring 235 for victory in the second innings, Assam were tottering at 74 for the loss of five wickets.

Resuming at the overnight total of 130 for the loss of four wickets, the remaining Services batsmen put up a spirited show as despite some devastating bowling by Arup Das, they gathered 272 in their second knock. Rajat Paliwal was their top scorer with 89 while Vikash Hathwala contributed 51. Devender Lochab added valuable 21.

Assam paceman Arup Das, who took four wickets in the first innings came out heavily in Services� second innings with a five wicket haul.

Assam made a poor start in the second innings losing top five wickets for 74. Sarupam Purkayastha and Kunal Saikia are at the crease with 13 and five respectively. Assam still require 161 with five wickets in hand.

SCORECARD

Services 1st innings 124

Assam 1st innings 162

Services 2nd innings: NH Verma lbw b AK Das 16, M Qadir st Saikia b Alam 39, Ravi Chauhan lbw b AK Das 4, AA Bamal c Parag b PP Das 25, RS Paliwal c Saikia b AK Das 89, G Rahul Singh c Saikia b Mukhtar Hussain 13, VS Hathwala b Purkayastha 51, D Lochab b AK Das 21, DG Pathania b AK Das 5, S Nazar c Sharma b Mukhtar Hussain 0, S Pandey not out 0. Extras: (b 8, lb 1) 9; Total: (all out in 94.1 overs) 272. Fall of wickets:�1-36, 2-44, 3-64, 4-121, 5-144, 6-214, 7-264, 8-274, 9-279, 10-279.

Bowling: AK Das 23.1-5-44-5, RL Mali 17-2-62-0, Mukhtar Hussain 22-3-54-2, RM Alam 12-3-35-1, R Parag 7-1-22-0, PP Das 7-0-23-1, S Purkayastha 6-2-23-1.

Assam 2nd innings: Pallav Das c Verma b Nazar 18, Rishav Das c Verma b Pandey 13, Sib Sankar Roy lbw b Pathania 4, Gokul Sharma b Pathania 3, Riyan Parag st Verma b Pandey 1, Sarupm Purkayastha not out 18, Kunal Saikia not out 5. Extras: (b 6, lb 6) 12; Total: (for five wickets in 31 overs) 74. Fall of wickets:�1-33, 2-37, 3-44, 4-45, 5-57. Bowling DG Pathania 10-3-21-2, S Nazar 12-5-25-1, S Pandey 7-2-12-2, AA Bamal 1-0-1-0, RS Paliwal 1-0-3-0.