Agartala: A superb bowling by Shankar Rao (5 for 36) and Ajay Yadav (4 for 29) helped Jharkhand register a resounding seven-wicket win over Tripura to earn six points in a low-scoring Group C Ranji Trophy match on day two on Sunday.
For Jharkhand, Saurabh Tiwary top scored with 58 off 116 balls which included eight boundaries, while Ishank Jaggi chipped in with a valuable 72-ball 43. For Tripura, pacer Timir Chanda took 6 for 44 and young Manisankar Murasingh finished with four for 51.
Brief scores: Tripura: 106 and 86 all out (Abhijit Dey 24, Shankar Rao 5 for 36) vs Jharkhand 139 and 55 for 3 (Saurabh Tiwary 58, Timir Chanda 6 for 44)
In Porvorim, riding on two centuries by captain Soumik Chatterjee and Yashpal Singh, Services posted a massive 473 in their first innings and then reduced Goa to 64 for 1 on the second day. Having started the day on 284 for 4, overnight batsman Yashpal Singh, scored an unbeaten ton to take the team past 470-run mark. For Goa, Shadab Jakati was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 100.
Brief scores: Services: 473 all out (Yashpal Singh 166 not out, Soumik Chatterjee 103; Shadab Jakati 4 for 100) vs Goa 64 for 1 (Sagun Kamat 28; Avishek Sinha 1 for 10)
In Guwahati, Himachal Pradesh were 62 for no loss in reply to Assam's 354 in their Group C Ranji Trophy match. Aakash Chopra was batting on 24 and Varun Sharma was unbeaten on 34 at the end of second day's play. For Assam, Pallavkumar top-scored with a 90-run knock, while Amit Sinha made 53. Rishi Dhawan was the pick of the bowlers for Himachal with figures of 4 for 60.
Brief scores: Assam 354 all out (P Das 90, Rishi Dhawan 4 for 60) vs Himachal Pradesh 62 for 0
In Mallapuram, after bowling out Kerala for 163, J&K took an unassailable 115-run lead. At stumps, J&K were 68 for 3 with IR Singh (34) and MS Gupta (5) unbeaten at the crease. For Kerala, Sreejith took 2 for 32 while Prasanth claimed one.
Brief scores: J&K 215 and 68 for 3 (IR Singh 34 not out, Sreejith 2 for 34) vs Kerala 163 (Fernandez 48, MG Gujree 3 for 15)