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Ranji: UP make quarters after drawing game against Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

became the second side from Group C to make it to the quarter- finals after when they drew their final league game against here Thursday.

took the first innings lead in their drawn affair against to snatch three crucial points, while the visitors had to be content with a lone point.

After bundling out for 175 in the first innings UP piled on 619 on the back of centuries from Rinku Singh and Upendra Yadav, to take a massive lead.

However, the Assam batsmen led by Gokul Sharma, who struck an unbeaten hundred, played the final day out as the match ended in a tame draw with Assam reaching at 317 for 4.

Assam opener (63) and Surupam Purkayastha (67), too, hit fifties on the final day.

UP finished second to (51 points) with 41 points and the two teams entered the quarters from this group.

Meanwhile, in their last league game left- arm spinner Shahbaaz Nadeem spun his web around Jammu and Kashmir to guide his side to an innings and 48 runs win.

However, both the teams did not make it to the next round.

Brief Scores: At Kanpur: Assam 175 and 317/4 (Gokul Sharma 100 not out, Surupam Purkayastha, Imtiaz Ahmed 2-73) drew with 619.

Uttar Pradesh 3 points, Assam 1 point.

At Jammu: 151 and 120 (Rasikh Salam 40, Shubham Khajuria 24, Shahbaaz Nadeem 4-43) lost to 319 for 9 declared (Saurabh Tiwary 134, Kumar Deobrat 74, Parvez Rasool 4-54) by an innings and 48 runs.

7 points, 0 points.

Final Group C Standings: 1.

51 points 2.

Uttar Pradesh 41 3.

Jharkhand 40 4.

Odisha 26 5.

Haryana 22 6.

Assam 21 7.

19 8.

Services 19 9.

Tripura 11 10.

Goa 6.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 20:15 IST