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Vidarbha earned 3 points in the game Getty Images (Representational photo)

The Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Group B match between Vidarbha and Assam ended in a draw on Sunday. Vidarbha walked away from the clash at St Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground, Trivandrum against Assam with 3 points, while their opponents got 1. In the second innings, Assam were 73 for 2, trailing by another 116 runs in their second innings. It was a game that belonged to Vidarbha, who posted a huge total on the board in the first innings and made Assam bat twice. Vidarbha was the one to win the toss and after electing to bat first, they were bowled out for 416 runs with Ganesh Satish scoring a fine century.

Satish scored 105 off 199 balls with 9 boundaries and a six, and there were four other batsmen who scored half-centuries in the game. SR Ramaswamy scored 83 off 196 balls with 10 boundaries, Ravi Lakshmichand Jangid scored 52, Jitesh Sharma scored 53 and Aditya Sarvate managed 53 as well. Vidarbha were bowled out for 416 in 142.2 overs, with Sarupam Purkayastha returning with the figures of 35.2-3-133-5. Arup Das bagged 2 wickets while Syed Mohammed and Amit Verma claimed 1 wicket each.

In their reply, Assam were bowled out for a paltry 227 in 90.1 overs with Purkayastha scoring 56-ball 44 with 3 sixes and 5 boundaries. Sarvate claimed 5 for 72 off his 20 overs, and Vidarbha earned a lead. In their second innings, Rahul Hazarika was on 33 not out and Verma was on 14 not out as Assam were 73 for 2.

Brief scores:

Vidarbha 416 (SR Ramaswamy 83, Ganesh Satish 105, Ravi Lakshmichand Jangid 52, Jitesh Sharma 53, Aditya Sarvate 53; Sarupam Purkayastha 5 for 133) drew with Assam 227 and 73 for 2 (Rahul Hazarika 33*; Aditya Sarvate 1 for 11)