Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Assam bag three points over Andhra Pradesh with first innings lead

Assam had amassed 432 runs in reply to 297 from Andhra Pradesh © Getty Images (Representational Picture)

Anantapur: Nov 17, 2013

Andhra Pradesh produced a strong batting display in their second essay on the final day but Assam walked away with three points due to their first innings lead in the drawn Group C Ranji Trophy match on Sunday.

In reply to Assam’s first innings total of 432, Andra, who scored 297 in their first essay, reached 176 for one, courtesy to the opening partnership of 146 between Prasanth and Bharat at Rural Development Trust Stadium.

Prasanth Kumar (73) and Srikar Bharat (90) came up with twin half-centuries after Assam added 80 runs to their overnight score of 352 in their first innings.

Prasanth and MUB Sriram (8) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn for last time.

Brief scores:

Andhra Pradesh 297 (Srikar Bhara 70, Bodapati Sumant 75; Abu Nechim 5 for 62) and 176 for 1 (Srikar Bharat 90*) drew with Assam 432 (Dheeraj Jadhav 158, Duvvarapu Shivkumar 3 for 63)