Tripura make steady start in reply to Himachal's massive total on day two

Resuming at the overnight score of 347 for two, Himachal Pradesh rode on a fine batting display to post the giant total of 531 runs

Agartala: Nov 4, 2011

Skipper Timir Chanda set a new record for Tripura by bagging eight wickets in the Ranji Trophy plate league match against Himachal Pradesh, which posted a massive 531 in their first innings.

In the second day at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Stadium here, Himachal’s Paras Dogra (205) smashed a double century.

Chanda’s gave away 127 runs for his eight wickets. He had taken seven wickets for 116 runs against Goa last year.

His statemate Vinit Jain had also scalped seven wickets for 29 runs against Himachal Pradesh in 2006.

Resuming at the overnight score of 347 for two, Himachal rode on a fine batting display to post the giant total.

Dogra, who was unbeaten on 174 in day one, faced 324 balls and struck 26 fours en route his double century innings.

Besides Dogra, experienced middle-order batsmen S Sriram (54) and Rishi Dhawan (55) made useful runs today.

In reply, Tripura were 91 for one at stumps on day two.

Opener Shubhrajit Ray (39) and Gopesh Bhowmik (9) were unbeaten at the crease at the close of play.

Rajib Saha was the lone Tripura wicket to fall for 33. (PTI)