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Maharashtra force Assam to follow on

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GUWAHATI, Nov 23 - Assam were in deep trouble in their Group B Ranji Trophy match at the Indian Institute of Technology Chempu Ground, Chennai.

On the penultimate day of the match, Assam, after following on were tottering at 116 for the loss of six wickets.

Assam began their first innings at the overnight total of 132 for three and were all out for 256 conceding a first innings lead of 286 runs. Opener Rishav Das was the leading scorer with a gritty 86 off 201 balls. Apart from Rishav, skipper KB Arun Karthik was the only batsman who contributed 47 off 76 deliveries. The last four batsmen even failed to reach double figures.

In the second innings, Assam batsmen again failed to hit form and were reduced to 115 for six. Kunal Saikia (33), KB Arun Karthik (33 batting) and Sib Sankar Roy (25) were the only notable contributors as Maharashtra pacers Anupam Sanklecha and Mohsin Sayyed wrecked the Assam innings with three and two wickets respectively. Assam still need 171 runs to avoid innings defeat.

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Maharashtra 1st innings 542

Assam 1st innings (overnight 132/3): Rishav Das c Bawne b Sanklecha 86, Rahul Hazarika c Shaikh b Sanklecha 5, Sib Sankar Roy b Sanklecha 0, Amit Verma c More b Sanklecha 27, Kunal Saikia c More b Sanklecha 39, KB Arun Karthik c Jadhav b Khurana 47, J Syed Mohammad c More b Sanklecha 15, Sarupam Purkayastha lbw b Sanklecha 5, Abu Nechim Ahmed c Sayyed b Khurana 6, Arup Das b Sanklecha 7, Mrinmoy Dutta not out 4; Extras: (b 4, lb 4, nb 2, pen 5) 15; Total: (all out; 77 overs) 256. Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-13, 3-56, 4-134, 5-219, 6-219, 7-239, 8-240, 9-252, 10-256. Bowling: AA Sanklecha 22-6-73-8, MM Sayyed 11-3-34-0, AA Darekar 14-1-51-0, SS Bachhav 21-5-51-0, CG Khurana 9-2-34-2.

Assam 2nd innings (following on): Rishav Das c More b Sayyed 14, Rahul Hazarika c & b Sanklecha 1, Sib Sankar Roy c Bawne b Khurana 25, Amit Verma c sub (RA Tripathi) b Sayyed 0, Kunal Saikia c More b Sanklecha 33, KB Arun Karthik not out 33, J Syed Mohammad c & b Sanklecha 1, Sarupam Purkayastha not out 7; Extras: (w 1) 1; Total: (6 wickets; 46 overs) 115. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 3-32, 4-51, 5-103, 6-107. Bowling: AA Sanklecha 10-3-37-3, MM Sayyed 10-4-21-2, SS Bachhav 8-1-23-0, CG Khurana 14-1-29-1, AA Darekar 4-2-5-0.

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Maharashtra force Assam to follow on

GUWAHATI, Nov 23 - Assam were in deep trouble in their Group B Ranji Trophy match at the Indian Institute of Technology Chempu Ground, Chennai.

On the penultimate day of the match, Assam, after following on were tottering at 116 for the loss of six wickets.

Assam began their first innings at the overnight total of 132 for three and were all out for 256 conceding a first innings lead of 286 runs. Opener Rishav Das was the leading scorer with a gritty 86 off 201 balls. Apart from Rishav, skipper KB Arun Karthik was the only batsman who contributed 47 off 76 deliveries. The last four batsmen even failed to reach double figures.

In the second innings, Assam batsmen again failed to hit form and were reduced to 115 for six. Kunal Saikia (33), KB Arun Karthik (33 batting) and Sib Sankar Roy (25) were the only notable contributors as Maharashtra pacers Anupam Sanklecha and Mohsin Sayyed wrecked the Assam innings with three and two wickets respectively. Assam still need 171 runs to avoid innings defeat.

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Maharashtra 1st innings 542

Assam 1st innings (overnight 132/3): Rishav Das c Bawne b Sanklecha 86, Rahul Hazarika c Shaikh b Sanklecha 5, Sib Sankar Roy b Sanklecha 0, Amit Verma c More b Sanklecha 27, Kunal Saikia c More b Sanklecha 39, KB Arun Karthik c Jadhav b Khurana 47, J Syed Mohammad c More b Sanklecha 15, Sarupam Purkayastha lbw b Sanklecha 5, Abu Nechim Ahmed c Sayyed b Khurana 6, Arup Das b Sanklecha 7, Mrinmoy Dutta not out 4; Extras: (b 4, lb 4, nb 2, pen 5) 15; Total: (all out; 77 overs) 256. Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-13, 3-56, 4-134, 5-219, 6-219, 7-239, 8-240, 9-252, 10-256. Bowling: AA Sanklecha 22-6-73-8, MM Sayyed 11-3-34-0, AA Darekar 14-1-51-0, SS Bachhav 21-5-51-0, CG Khurana 9-2-34-2.

Assam 2nd innings (following on): Rishav Das c More b Sayyed 14, Rahul Hazarika c & b Sanklecha 1, Sib Sankar Roy c Bawne b Khurana 25, Amit Verma c sub (RA Tripathi) b Sayyed 0, Kunal Saikia c More b Sanklecha 33, KB Arun Karthik not out 33, J Syed Mohammad c & b Sanklecha 1, Sarupam Purkayastha not out 7; Extras: (w 1) 1; Total: (6 wickets; 46 overs) 115. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 3-32, 4-51, 5-103, 6-107. Bowling: AA Sanklecha 10-3-37-3, MM Sayyed 10-4-21-2, SS Bachhav 8-1-23-0, CG Khurana 14-1-29-1, AA Darekar 4-2-5-0.

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