Aniket Choudhary grabbed five wickets while his pace colleague Pankaj Singh took four as Rajasthan ripped through Assam second innings batting line-up in a sensational bowling display to register an innings win in their Group B Ranji Trophy match here today. Assam, who had scored 195 all out in their first innings, lasted just 20.2 overs in their second essay as they were bowled out for 69 as Rajasthan won the match by an innings and eight runs. Only three of the Assam batsmen reached double-digit scores and five batsmen were out for duck. The abject surrender of Assam batsmen against the Rajasthan pace duo of Aniket (5/35) and Pankaj (4/26) could be seen as Rashav Das top-scored with 16 while the next best was a 14 by Arup Das. The best partnership for Assam was the 23 for the eighth wicket between Arup Das and Rishav Das. Earlier, Rajasthan first innings folded at 272 after resuming the day at 208 for 3.
Mahipal Lomror top-scored with 89 off 242 balls as he could add just five runs to his overnight 84. Rajasthan collected all the seven points while Assam got none. Brief Scores: Assam: 195 & 69 in 20.2 overs (Aniket Choudhary 5/35, Pankaj Singh 4/26). Rajasthan: 272 all out in 105.4 overs (Mahipal Lomror 89; Arup Das 4/53).