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Ranji Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary put Jharkhand in command against Goa

Riding on Saurabh Tiwary's superb 162, Jharkhand scored 385 all out in their first innings before reducing Goa to 106 for five on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here on Friday.

Ranji Trophy: Saurabh Tiwary put Jharkhand in command against Goa

Porvorim: Riding on Saurabh Tiwary's superb 162, Jharkhand scored 385 all out in their first innings before reducing Goa to 106 for five on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here on Friday.

Resuming on 229 for two, Jharkhand went on to add another 156 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their first essay.

Overnight batsman S P Gautam added just four runs to his score of 72 when he was plumbed leg before wicket by Sagan Naik for 76 (280b, 9X4). He shared 168 runs for the third wicket with Tiwary.

Tiwary, who started the day on 100 not out, then kept the scoreboard moving and along with Ishank Jaggi (35) added 69 runs for the fourth wicket.

Tiwary, whose knock included 14 fours and five sixes in 269 balls, did bulk of the scoring to take the visitors to a commanding position, and was the sixth wicket to have fallen.

Goa's V A Naik (4/67) then wiped off the tail, dismissing Kaushah Singh (19), Shahbaz Nadeem (1), R R Singh (12) and Samar Quadri (1) to become the pick of the bowlers.

Amulya Pandrekar and Darshan Misal took two wickets each. Sagar Naik and Amogh Desai claimed wicket apiece.

In reply, Goa made a disastrous start to their first innings, losing three early wickets for just 61 on board. But opener Amogh Desai (55) scored a half century to steady the boat and take the team past 100-run mark.

Varun Aaron struck the first blow when he had Swapnil Asnodkar caught by Saurabh Tiwary for seven, then R R Singh took two quick wickets to dismiss Sagun Kamat (18) and Rohan Belekar (4).

At stumps, Keenan Vaz (4) and V A Naik (0) were at the crease.

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