Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Elite C, Round 4, Day 1: Amit Verma, Sumiran Amonkar put Goa ahead

A 204-run partnership between Amit Verma and Sumiran Amonkar has put Goa on course for a big total against Jharkhand in their 2018-19 Ranji Trophy Elite Group C round four match at Porvorim.

At stumps on day one, the hosts were 237/2 with Verma batting on 131 and Amonkar 84 not out.

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The pair was joined at the fall of Goa captain Sagun Kamat for 11 in the 24th over, at which point the score was 33/2. Amonkar batted his way to 84 off 259 balls, hitting 13 fours, while Verma’s hundred spanned 208 balls and featured 18 fours and two sixes.

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This is the 12th first-class hundred for former Karnataka batsman Verma, 31. Amonkar, in his 16th match, is 16 runs short of his third hundred.

Brief scores: Goa 237/2 (Verma 131*, Amonkar 84*) vs Jharkhand