Guwahati: Assam took a vital first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra here on Friady.
At stumps on the second day, Assam were 199 for six in their first innings, a lead of 62 runs with four wickets remaining in reply to the visiting side's 137 all out.
It was due to the efforts of Arun Karthik and Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad that hosts Assam managed to gain a handy lead at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
While Arun Karthik got out after scoring 49, Jamaluddin was batting on the same score when the stumps were drawn for the day.
Assam resumed the day at their overnight score of 32 for one.