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Assam suffer 10-wkt defeat against Services

By Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 17 - It was yet another big defeat for Assam as Services handed a 10-wicket drubbing to the visiting team in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Palam Air Force Stadium, New Delhi today.

After taking a commendable 185-run first innings lead, Services bowled out Assam for 256 in the second innings. Requiring 71 for an outright victory, Services smacked 75 without losing any wicket in 18.1 overs.

Assam batsmen failed in the second innings too as resuming their innings at 83 for three on the final day of the four-day encounter, the team was all out for 256 in 86 overs. Baring Sarupam Purkayastha (71) and Gokul Sharma (56) other batsmen failed to keep their cool today. Diwesh Pathania was the top Services bowler who picked five Assam batsmen giving away 56 runs.

With this victory Services collected seven points from this match against Assam�s nil.

In the next match Assam will face Goa on home ground from December 22 to 25. Now, after six matches Assam is at sixth place in Group C with 14 points. Assam won two, lost three and drew one.


Assam 1st innings: 211

Services 1st innings: 396

Assam 2nd innings: (overnight 83/3) Rishav Das lbw b Pathania 41, Pallav Das c Ravi Chauhan b Pathania 27, Jitumoni Kalita c & b Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 0, Sib Sankar Roy c Mohit Ahlawat b Pathania 4, Gokul Sharma b Bamal 56, Sarupam Purkayastha lbw b Navneet Singh 74, Amit Sinha lbw b Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 4, Kunal Saikia b Pathania 18, Ranjit Mali c Ravi Chauhan b Bamal 18, Mukhtar Hussain c Verma b Pathania 1, Mrinmoy Dutta not out 0. Extras: (b 2, lb 3, nb 4, w 4) 13; Total: (All out in 86 overs) 256. Fall of wickets: 1-71, 2-72, 3-72, 4-93, 5-171, 6-195, 7-231, 8-237, 9-256, 10-256. Bowling: DG Pathania 20-5-56-5, S Pandey 17-1-74-0, A Bamal 23-4-53-2, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 20-2-57-2, Navneet Singh 6-2-11-1.

Services 2nd innings: Navneet Singh not out 31, RS Paliwal not out 39. Extras: (b 2, lb 3) 5; Total (For no loss in 18.1 overs) 75. Bowling: Mukhtar Hussain 5-2-11-0, Mrinmoy Dutta 4-2-16-0, Gokul Sharma 1-0-3-0, Ranjit Mali 2-0-10-0, JN Kalita 3.1 0-11-0, PP Das 2-0-16-0, AS Sinha 1-0-3-0.

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