Goa take 78-run 1st innings lead over Tripura in Ranji Trophy

PTI| Updated: Nov 29, 2013, 23:06 PM IST

Porvorim (Goa): Riding on a disciplined bowling display, Goa bundled out Tripura for a paltry 174 and took vital 78-run first innings lead in a Group C Ranji Trophy match, here on Friday.

The hosts, resuming their overnight first innings at 231/8, added 23 runs before being all out for 252 at the Academy Ground here.

At stumps, Goa were 8 for no loss in their second essay.

Medium pacer Rana Dutta was the pick of Tripura bowlers, claiming five wickets. He was well supported by Sanjay Majumder and M B Mura Singh, who took three and two wickets, respectively.

In reply, Tripura batsmen failed against a disciplined bowling effort by the Goans and were all out for 174 in 68.3 overs thereby conceding 78-run first innings lead.

Tripura`s wickets fell at regular intervals with only Syed Abbas Ali (60) putting up a resolute fight for the tourists.

For Goa, Harshad Gadekar, Shadab Jakati and Amit Yadav claimed three wickets each, while Buddhadev Mangaldas took one.

Brief Score: Goa 1st Innings 252 (Amogh Desai 102, Swapnil Asnodkar 75, Rana Dutta 5/55) & 8 for no loss.

Tripura 1st Innings 174 (S Abbas Ali 60, Harshad Gadekar 3/28).