Off-spinner Swarupam Purkayastha single-handedly destroyed Goa in their second innings as well and returned with an impressive six-wicket haul to earn a comfortable 10-wicket win for Assam in a Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here today.
A cracking half-century by Goa skipper Swapnil Asnodkar helped Goa beat Gujarat by four wickets here on Saturday but it was not enough to make the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Uttar Pradesh qualified from Group A on a better run rate.
Middle-order batsman Reagen Pinto remained unbeaten on 85 while opener Swapnil Asnodkar scored a patient 81 to hand Goa the vital first innings lead against Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy Group C match on Monday.
Himachal Pradesh`s lower-order batted resolutely and helped the side put on 338 in their first innings against hosts Goa on the second day of the Group C Ranji Trophy match at the PCA ground here today.
Led by skipper Shahbaz Nadeem`s five-for, Jharkhand are eyeing an outright victory against Goa as they finished the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match here on a strong position after forcing the visitors to follow on.
Led by Swapnil Asnodkar`s well compiled century, Goa were just 50 runs shy off Jammu and Kashmir`s first innings total as they wrapped up the third day of their Group C Ranji trophy encounter here on 288 for two.
Swapnil Asnodkar`s plea for forgiveness after his decision to go for a draw against Maharashta after opposing the advice of the team management and coach, has been accepted by the Goa Cricket Association (GCA), which has decided to lift the ban imposed on him.
Goa Ranji Team`s interim Captain Swapnil Asnodkar may be in for a deeper trouble following a deposition by a fellow player before the Goa Cricket Association claiming that he (Asnodkar) had hinted him to call off the Ranji match between Goa-Maharashtra during the fourth over itself.
The Goa Cricket Selection Committee has decided to drop skipper Swapnil Asnodkar for the team`s next two Ranji Plate division matches following his controversial and unilateral decision to agree for a draw against Maharashtra.