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Ranji Group C: Rajasthan thrash Assam by an innings and 43

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

pacer Aniket Choudhary grabbed his second five-wicket haul as the hosts recorded an emphatic innings and 43-run win against in their Elite Group C match here on Saturday.

28-year-old left-arm pacer Choudhary, who had picked up a five-wicket haul in the first innings, shone in the second innings too to return with exceptional figures of 5-40 as bundled out for 174.

Choudhary ended the match with excellent figures of 10-78 (5-38 and 5-40).

This is Rajasthan's fourth win of the season.

After bundling out for 108 in their first essay at the here, had posted 325 in their first essay to take a healthy 217-run first innings lead, with hitting a stroke-filled 133.

Assam, who began the penultimate day at 109 for 3, slumped to 174 all out in their second essay, as Choudhary and other pacers T M Haq (2-44) and Nathu Singh (2-28) wreaked havoc.

For Assam, only Gokul Sharma (77) and wicket-keeper Kunal Saikia (49) delayed the inevitable.

But after the duo fell, it was smooth for the visitors.

Meanwhile, defeated by 6 wickets in Jammu as experienced played a crucial knock of 66 not out in the second innings.

At Agartala, hosts needed another 58 runs for an outright win against with only three wickets in hand.

At Ranchi, Odisha have a task at hand as they need another 179 runs to win with seven wickets in hand against hosts

Brief Scores: At Jaipur: Rajasthan 325 beat Assam 108 and 174 (Gokul Sharma 77, Kunal Saikia 49, Aniket Choudhary 5-40) by an innings and 43 runs.

Rajasthan 7 points, Assam 0 points At Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir 290 and 111 (19, Saurabh Kumar 5-28, Yash Dayal 4-26) lost to 188 and 218/4 (Suresh Raina 66 not out, Rinku Singh 42 not out, Parvez Rasool 2-63 by 6 wickets.

6 points, J&K 0 points At Agartala: 250 and 104/7 (Pratyush Singh 23 not out, A R Rana 4-37) versus 292 and 119 (H J Rana 64, A S Sarkar 3-15).

At Porvorim: Services 184 and 277/5 (94, 81 not out, 2-21) versus 259 (101, Lakshay Garg 50, Diwesh Gurudev Pathania 5-74).

At Ranchi: 172 and 288 (Saurabh Tiwari 132 not out, Ishank Jaggi 35, 4-87) versus Odisha 201 and 81/3 (Anurag Sarangi 41, 2-12).

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 18:35 IST