Manisankar Murasingh picked five wickets for Tripura © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)

Manisankar Murasingh picked five wickets for Tripura © Getty Images ( Representational Photo)

Guwahati: Dec 8, 2014

Assam took a firm grip over their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match as they registered 275 all out after bundling out Tripura for a paltry 135 on the second day here today.

At stumps, Tripura were two for no loss in four overs, still needing another 138 runs to make the hosts bat again at the Nehru Stadium.  Subhrajit Roy (2) and Bishal Ghosh, who was yet to open his account, were at the crease in their second innings.

Kunal Saikia top-scored for Assam with a patient knock of 64, which came off 111 balls, and included 11 boundaries. J Syed Mohammad made 51 with the help of four boundaries and a six. Tarjinder Singh and Abu Nechim Ahmed contributed 48 and 42 respectively.

Manisankar Murasingh was the most successful bowler for Tripura, returning figures of 5/70.