Guwahati: Pallavkumar Das and Sibsankar Roy struck half centuries as Assam made a solid start to their second innings in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Jharkhand here.
At stumps on the third and penultimate day at the Nehru Stadium, Assam were 157/2 in 63 overs with Das and Roy batting on 75 and 60 respectively.
Earlier, resuming on their overnight score of 196/4, Jharkhand were all out for 217 in 86.3 overs with the team's lower- order batting coming a cropper.
Dhiraj Goswami returned impressive figures of 4/20 for Assam. Assam now lead the visitors by 131 runs with eight wickets in hand.
Assam: 191 and 157 for 2 in 63 overs (Pallavkumar Das 75 not out, Sibsankar Roy 63 not out)
Jharkhand 1st innings: 217 all out in 86.3 overs (Ishan Kishan 60; Dhiraj Goswami 4/20).