Ranji Trophy: Assam take upper-hand against Rajasthan

Assam rode on K B Arun Karthik's patient 151-run knock to post a mammoth 422 for nine in their first innings before reducing Rajasthan to 47/3 on day 3 of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match here on Saturday.

PTI| Updated: Oct 10, 2015, 20:26 PM IST
Ranji Trophy: Assam take upper-hand against Rajasthan

Guwahati: Assam rode on K B Arun Karthik's patient 151-run knock to post a mammoth 422 for nine in their first innings before reducing Rajasthan to 47/3 on day 3 of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match here on Saturday.

Resuming at overnight 212/4 in reply to Rajasthan's first innings total of 186, Assam's middle order, spearheaded by Karthik, put up a splendid performance to give the home team complete command of the match.

Karthik shone the brightest among Assam batsmen with his 315-ball 151, which included 12 hits to the fence and three over the boundary.

Later, Swarupam Purkayastha (47) and Kunal Saikia (50 not out) also made noteworthy contributions to pile on the agony for Rajasthan bowlers.

K Ajay Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan with figures of 5/116.

In reply, Rajasthan had their back against the wall after being reduced to 47/3 with Krishna Das scalping two wickets.

Brief Scores:

Assam: 422/9 declared in 151 overs (K B Arun Karthik 151, Swarupam Purkayastha 50, K Ajay Singh 5/116).

Rajasthan: 186 and 47/3 in 15 overs (Ashok Menaria 20 batting, Krishna Das 2/13).