The Goa v Tripura match was a close competition that ended in a draw    Getty Images
The Goa v Tripura match was a close competition that ended in a draw Getty Images

The all exciting close contest between Tripura and Goa in Round 4 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17 bore no results as the teams settled for a draw. Earlier, Tripura had put up 283 in their first innings with the help of Rajat Dey’s 87 and AA Dey’s 58. Goa, in reply, made 269 with Swapnil Asnodkar and Shadab Jakati shining with the bat. In the next innings, Tripura took their run to 328 for 9 while Goa put up the same score for the loss of 8 wickets as both the top and middle-order batsmen performed which handed Tripura 3 crucial points from the draw. LIVE SCORE UPDATES: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 4, Day 4

Goa fell short of a successful chase by 15 runs as Tripura garnered 3 points on the basis of taking the first-innings lead in an exciting Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match. Sent into bat, Tripura managed 283 all out in their first innings, but bowled out Goa for 269 to take a crucial first innings lead of 14 runs at the KIIT Stadium. Tripura batted much better in their second innings, making a sporting declaration at 328/9 to set Goa a target of 343. The Goans nearly pulled off the chase before ending their second innings at 328/8 in 71 overs. Overnight 226/7, Tripura rode on Gurinder Singh’s unbeaten 103 and Rajat Dey’s 82.

In reply, skipper Sagun Kamat (78) and Sumiran Amonkar (41) put on 83 runs for the second wicket to lay the foundation for Goa. After the duo’s departure, Snehal Kauthankar (63), Darshan Misal (59) and Saurabh Bandekar (55) made useful contributions, but in the end their efforts did not prove to be enough for Goa, reported PTI.

Brief Scores:

Tripura 328 for 9 (Rajat Dey 82, Gurinder Singh 103*; Shadab Jakati 5 for 86, RR Singh 8 for 81) and 283 drew with Goa 269 and 328 for 8 (Sagun Kamat 78, Snehal Kauthankar 63; Gurinder Singh 2 for 87, Rana Datta 3 for 89).