Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Assam bowl out Tripura for 136

Arup Das baggeed four for 34 for Assam © AFP (Representational Picture)

Agartala: Nov 21, 2013

Assam produced a fine pace bowling display to take the upperhand over hosts Tripura at the end of opening day’s play in a Group C Ranji Trophy match, at Agartala on Thursday.

Opting to field, Assam rode on the exploits of its pace trio of skipper Abu Nechim Ahmed (3/37), Arup Das (4/34) and Pritam Das (3/49) to bundle out a listless Tripura for 136 in 55 overs.

Middle-order batsman Abhijit Dey was the lone bright spot for Tripura, scoring a fine 54 off 131 balls which was decorated with 10 hits to the fence.

At stumps, Assam were 85 for one in 32 overs in their first innings in reply to Tripura’s dismal total.

Dheeraj Jadhav was batting on 40 off 87 balls and giving him company was Sibsankar Roy on 15.

Opener Pallav Kumar Das (19) was the lone wicket to fall for Assam, clean bowled by medium pacer Rana Dutta.

Assam trail Tripura by 51 runs with nine wickets in hand.

Brief Scores:

Tripura: 136 (Abhijit Dey 54; Arup Das 4 for 34, Abu Nechim Ahmed 3 for 37, Pritam Das 3 for 49) vs Assam.