GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Tripura in a comfortable position against Services on the third day of the four-day Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Barsapara stadium here today.
Tripura took a decent 322-run overall lead with nine second innings wickets in hand.
In reply to Tripura�s first innings total of 275, Services were all out for 233. Shamsher Yadav was their top scorer with an unbeaten 101 which came off 197 balls.
In the second innings Tripura batsmen Udayan Bose and Smit Patel were in devastating form and remained unbeaten on 152 and 104 respectively. Udayan in particular was in nice form and hit 13 boundaries and three sixes from 250 balls. The pair yielded 266 runs for the unbroken second wicket partnership.
Tripura 1st innings: 275
Services 1st innings (overnight 202/9): SU Yadav not out 101, P Raj Bahadur b Murasingh 4. Extras: (b 1, lb 10, w 1, nb 2) 14. Total (all out; 82.5 overs): 233. Fall of wickets: 10-233. Bowling: MB Murasingh 21.5-5-58-3, Rana Dutta 17-4-48-3, AK Sarkar 12-1-31-1, Gurinder Singh 15-2-53-2, A Dey 17-3-32-1.
Tripura 2nd innings: BB Ghosh lbw b Pathania 14, UU Bose not out 152 , SK Patel not out 104. Extras: (b 2, lb 5, nb 3) 10. Total (1 wicket; 79 overs): 280. Fall of wickets: 1-14. Bowling: DG Pathania 8-1-37-1, RR Raj 14-4-46-0, P Raj Bahadur 11-0-40-0, VU Yadav 23-3-63-0, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid 22-2-83-0, AH Gupta 1-0-4-0.