Ranji Trophy 2012: Assam-Himachal Pradesh tie ends in dull draw

Himachal Pradesh managed to reach 316 for five at the close of play non day four against Assam Getty Images

Guwahati: Dec 11, 2012

Assam and Himachal Pradesh shared a point each as their Group C Ranji Trophy match ended in a tame draw on Tuesday.

Replying to Assam’s first-innings total of 354, Himachal Pradesh were 316 for five when stumps were drawn for the final time at the end of fourth day’s play.

Since the hosts could not bowl out Himachal, Assam had to be content with a point.

Struggling at 173 for five at one stage, Himachal were saved by Rishi Dhawan’s unbeaten knock of 114, and his 143-run sixth-wicket partnership with Aatish Bhalaik, who remained unbeaten on 57 at the Nehru Stadium.

Dhawan slammed 15 fours and a six during his 165-ball knock, while wicketkeeper-batsman Bhalik found the fence eight times.

Brief scores: Assam 354 drew with Himachal Pradesh 316 for five (Dhawan114*).

Points: Assam 1, Himachal 1.