Swarupam Purkayastha spun a web, picking six wickets © Getty Images (representational image)
Swarupam Purkayastha spun a web, picking six wickets © Getty Images (representational image)


Off-spinner Swarupam Purkayastha single-handedly destroyed Goa in their second innings as well and returned with an impressive six-wicket haul to earn a comfortable 10-wicket win for Assam in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here today.

After picking up five wickets for 69 runs in the first innings, Swarupam (6/76) once again spun the web around Goa batsmen to snare six wickets in the second essay and finish with an impressive match figures of 11 for 145.

Goa batsmen had no clue against Swarupam’s guile as Assam bowled the hosts out for 268 in 109.3 overs in their second innings after resuming the day at the overnight score of 82 for no loss.

Openers Amogh Sunil Desai (63) added 21 runs to his overnight score to complete a half-century, while his partner skipper Swapnil Asnodkar, who was batting on 37 overnight, made 46 before becoming Swarupam’s victim.

TherEafter, Swarupam demolished Goa second innings single-handedly, picking up the next five wickets — Sagun Kamat, Reagan Pinto (37), Darshan Misal (15), Keenan Vaz (59) and Deepraj Gaonkar.

Pacer Abu Nechim Ahmed (2/24) also picked up two wickets for the visitors.

Set a target of just nine runs for an outright win, Assam overwhelmed the score in 1.3 overs without losing any wicket, thereby earning bonus points.

Brief Scores

Goa 175 and 268 all out in 109.3 overs (Amogh Sunil Desai 63, Keenan Vaz 59; Swarupam Purkayastha 6/76) lost to Assam 435/8 decl & 12 for no loss in 1.3 overs by 10 wickets

Points: Assam 7; Goa 0