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Jharkhand beat Assam by 5 wickets in Ranji Trophy

Press Trust of India  |  Vizianagaram 

dished out a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a five-wicket win over on the fourth and final day of their Group B match here today.

thus grabbed six points from their fourth win out of seven games to jump to the top of the group B table with a total of 32 points, while languished at the bottom after their fifth loss.

Rahul Shukla (3/74) and Ashish Kumar (2/49) produced sensational spell of seam bowling to pick up the remaining five wickets as ended their second innings at 299 after resuming at an overnight score of 269-5 in 98.2 overs.

With Assam adding just 30 runs to their overnight score, were left with a victory target of 110 runs at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex.

Opener Anand Singh (30) and I R Jaggi (34) then emerged as the top-scorers as Jharkhand piled up the runs in 20.2 overs, losing half of their side.

Seamers AK Das (3/49) and DS Goswami (2/38) were the pick of the bowlers for Assam.

Earlier, Arun Karthik (4) was the first to be dismissed after he was caught and bowled by Shukla in the 100th over. Overnight batsman Sibsankar Roy (86) was the next to go when he was caught by off Shukla's bowling in his next over.

A N Ahmed (9) was then caught by Jaggi off Ashish in the 103rd over, while Shukla cleaned up AK Das (0) as Assam slipped to 299-9. Ashish then picked up the last wicket Goswami (11) in the next over.

Brief Score:

Jharkhand 1st innings: 316

Jharkhand 2nd innings: 111/5 in 20.2 overs (I R Jaggi (34; AK Das 3/49)

Assam 1st innings 126

Assam 2nd innings: 299 (f/o) in 104.4 overs (S A Roy 86; R Shukla 3/74).

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 13:48 IST