Amogh Desai top-scored for Goa with a knock of 75 from 114 balls © Getty Images (Representational Picture)
Amogh Desai top-scored for Goa with a knock of 75 from 114 balls © Getty Images (Representational Picture)

Wayanad: Dec 7, 2014

Half-centuries from Amogh Desai, Darshan Misal and Saurabh Bandekar enabled Goa finish day one of their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Kerala on a commanding 313 for six at Wayanad on Sunday. At stumps, Misal was unbeaten on 67 and giving him company at the other end was Amit Yadav on eight.

Put in to bat, opener Desai hit a superb 75 off 114 balls studded with 11 fours to provide a solid platform to Goa. During his knock, he also put on 92 runs for the opening wicket with skipper Swapnil Asnodkar (14). No. 3 batsman Sagun Kamat (41) also chipped in with important runs.

Although Goa lost a couple of quick wickets in between, Misal along with Bandekar (60) consolidated the innings as the duo shared a partnership of 108 runs for the sixth wicket to give the visitors an upper hand. For Kerala, Basil Thampi (three for 97) and Nizar Niyas (two for 60) shared five wickets between them.

Brief scores:

Goa 313 for 6 (Amogh Desai 75, Darshan Misal 67*, Saurabh Bandekar 60; Basil Thampi 3 for 97) vs Kerala.