Skipper Saurabh Tiwary (88) and Ishank Jaggi (80 not out) scored half-centuries each as Jharkhand reached 251 for four against Assam on the opening day of a Group B Ranji Trophy match here.
Put in to bat by Assam, Jharkhand lost their top three batsmen below 100 runs before Tiwary and Jaggi steadied the boat.
Tiwary and Jaggi put on a solid 151-run stand together for the fourth wicket to take Jharkhand past 200-run mark.
But just before the close of play, Tiwary was dismissed for a well-made 88 off 174 deliveries that included seven hits to the fence and a six.
At stumps, Jaggi remained unbeaten and Rahul Shukla, who is yet to open his account, was giving him company.
Jharkhand 1st innings: 251 for four in 90 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 88, Ishank Jaggi 80 batting; Abu Nechim 1/28).
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