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Delhi inflict innings defeat on Assam

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - Left-arm spinner Manan Sharma wrecked Assam with a five-wicket haul as Delhi posted an innings and 83-run victory in their Ranji Trophy season opener at Vadodara on Sunday.

Delhi took seven points from the match despite resistance from Assam�s middle and lower order. Assam started the final day on 100 for 3, trailing by 296, and scored another 212 from there. Amit Verma added only two to his overnight score of 33 and Arun Karthik went from 17 to 34 before both were dismissed within the space of 18 balls. In trouble at 121 for 5, they were rescued by Syed Mohammad�s 82. Syed forged stands of 78 with Tarjinder Singh (42) for the sixth wicket and 72 with Sarupam Purkayastha (47) for the eighth to take them past 250.

The stands were broken by Manan and Pradeep Sangwan respectively. The duo got rid of the tail too as Manan finished with 5 for 108, his fifth first-class five wicket haul, and Sangwan and Varun Sood took two each.

In the next match Assam will play against Team Rajasthan at Vizag from October 13 to 16.

Brief scores: Assam 1st innings 193

Delhi 1st innings 589 for 8 decl

Assam 2nd innings 312 (J Sayed Mohammad 82, Sarupam Purkayastha 47, Tarjinder Singh 42, Amit Verma 35, Arun Karthik 34; Manan Sharma

5/108).

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Delhi inflict innings defeat on Assam

GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - Left-arm spinner Manan Sharma wrecked Assam with a five-wicket haul as Delhi posted an innings and 83-run victory in their Ranji Trophy season opener at Vadodara on Sunday.

Delhi took seven points from the match despite resistance from Assam�s middle and lower order. Assam started the final day on 100 for 3, trailing by 296, and scored another 212 from there. Amit Verma added only two to his overnight score of 33 and Arun Karthik went from 17 to 34 before both were dismissed within the space of 18 balls. In trouble at 121 for 5, they were rescued by Syed Mohammad�s 82. Syed forged stands of 78 with Tarjinder Singh (42) for the sixth wicket and 72 with Sarupam Purkayastha (47) for the eighth to take them past 250.

The stands were broken by Manan and Pradeep Sangwan respectively. The duo got rid of the tail too as Manan finished with 5 for 108, his fifth first-class five wicket haul, and Sangwan and Varun Sood took two each.

In the next match Assam will play against Team Rajasthan at Vizag from October 13 to 16.

Brief scores: Assam 1st innings 193

Delhi 1st innings 589 for 8 decl

Assam 2nd innings 312 (J Sayed Mohammad 82, Sarupam Purkayastha 47, Tarjinder Singh 42, Amit Verma 35, Arun Karthik 34; Manan Sharma

5/108).