Tripura suffers innings defeat as Kerala bag bonus points

S Sreesanth picked up two wickets giving away 38 runs © Getty Images

Agartala: Dec 18, 2012

Kerala scored an emphatic innings and 77 runs win over Tripura to garner bonus points from their Ranji Trophy Group C match at Agartala on Tuesday.

Resuming at the overnight score of 70 for three after following on, Tripura were bundled our for 196 runs with pacer Sandeep Warrier (5 for 46) returning with a five-wicket haul for Kerala.

Starting the day still trailing Kerala by 203 runs with seven wickets in hand, Tripura batsmen came a cropper in front of Kerala bowlers with tailender Manisankar Murasingh top-scoring with a 79-ball 67.

Apart from Sandeep, left-arm pacer Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan scalped three wickets for 61 runs, while out-of-favour India pacer S Sreesanth picked up two wickets giving away 38 runs.

By virtue of this win, Kerala will take home seven points from the match including two bonus points.

Brief Scores: Kerala 400 bt Tripura 127 & 196 (Manisankar Murasingh 67; Sandeep Warrier 5 for 46)

Points: Kerala 7, Tripura 0.