Dheeraj Jadhav's stiff resistance for Assam went in vain © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Dheeraj Jadhav’s stiff resistance for Assam went in vain © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

 

Dharamsala: Nov 30, 2013

 

Himachal Pradesh trounced Assam by an innings and 221 run after the visiting batsmen collapsed miserably on the third and penultimate day of their Group C Ranji Trophy encounter.

 

After amassing a mammoth 463 for nine in their first innings in response to Assam’s paltry 81 all out, Himachal bowled out the visiting side for 161 to record the huge win.

 

Assam were overnight 97 for six Dheeraj Jadhav put up a stiff resistance to post a half century. His 52—run knock came off 125 deliveries and included six hits to the fence. His was the last Assam wicket to fall in what was otherwise a shambolic batting performance.

 

For Himachal, Rishi Dhawan picked up a five-wicket haul, conceding merely 58 runs in his 18.5 overs. Vikramjeet Malik also chipped in with figures of three for 40 in 20 overs.

 

Brief scores:

 

Himachal Pradesh 463 for 9 decl. beat Assam 81 and 161 (Dheeraj Jadhav 52; Rishi Dhawan 5 for 58) by an innings and 221 runs.