Porvorim (Goa): Robert Fernandez and Fabid Ahmed hit a century each as Kerala scored 441 all out in the first innings and then reduced Goa to 81 for two on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here today.
Resuming at an overnight score of 224 for five, Kerala lost Akshay Kodoth (35) early. But Robert (109) and Fabid (106) played superb knocks, adding 129 runs together for the seventh wicket to take the team past 360-run mark.
Robert hit eight fours and a six during his innings that came off 261 balls, Fabid played an aggressive knock off 122 deliveries that included seven sixes and eight fours.
For Goa, Amit Yadav was the most successful bowler, claiming four for 119. P Parmeswaran and Shadab Jakati supported him well, taking two wickets each.
In reply, Goa were 81 for two in 32 overs when at close of play with Amogh Desai batting on 38 and Amit Yadav on one.
The hosts have an uphill task as they are still trailing by 360 runs with just eight wickets in hands.
Kerala 1st innings: 441 (Robert Fernandez 109, Fabid Ahmed 106; Amit Yadav 4/119).
Goa 1st innings: 81 for 2 in 32 overs.