Assam has mountain to climb against Maharashtra on final dayJanuary 22, 2020, Guwahati
Assam needed 285 with all the wickets intact in the second innings to beat Maharashtra in the Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match.
On the final day of the four-day encounter at the ACA Stadium, Barsapara in Guwahati, chasing a target of 296, the hosts were 12 for no loss.
Earlier, Maharashtra declared their second innings at 365 for nine after 113.3 overs of batting. Jay Pandey scored 130 off 272 balls with 13 boundaries. Vishant More added 57.
Assam pacer Ranjit Mali took five wickets giving away 123 runs while Arup Das and Mukhtar Hussain captured two each.
Maharashtra 1st Innings: 175
Assam 1st Innings: 244
Maharashtra 2nd Innings: SM Gugale b Mukhtar Hussain 38, JS Pande c Saikia b Mali 130, YC Kshirsagar c RK Das b AK Das 6, AR Bawne c RK Das b Mukhtar Hussain 38, NS Shaikh c Saikia b Mali 19, AN Kazi c Saikia b Mali 10, VV More c Hazarika b Mali 57, SS Bachhav not out 51, A Palkar lbw b AK Das 0, MD Ingale c Jain b Mali 9, Mukesh Choudhary not out 0. Extras: (lb 6, w 1) 7. Total: (For 9 decl in 113.3 overs) 356. Fall of wickets: 1-80, 2-88, 3-162, 4-197, 5-211, 6-280, 7-330, 8-332, 9-361. Bowling: Arup Das 23-3-69-2, Ranjit Mali 38.3-8-123-5, Mukhtar Hussain 31-4-94-2, Roshan Alam 10-0-47-0, Riyan Parag 9-0-26-0.
Assam 2nd Innings (target: 297 runs): Shivam Mandal not out 7, Rahul Hazarika not out 1. Extras: (