Asom Railways match ended in a draw
Guwahati, Dec 4 (UNI) Patient batting from S Manjrekar (52 not out) and Raja Ali (58 not out) took former champions Railways to a respectable draw against Asom in Ranji Trophy plate group match here at Maligaon NF-RSA Stadium.
After conceding two quick wickets on 12 run on board, the visitors fought back to post 133 for five wickets at lunch. Then Raja Ali and S Manjrekar took the willows with determination and defied Asom's piercing bowling and finally salvaged the match into draw after three long hours batting taht took total 253 runs for 5.
Both of them with mixture of aggression and defence saved Railways from the brink of defeat, before both rival captains deciding to call the match draw just before the mandatory over begins.
Earlier in the day Sujay Tarafdar and Abu Naschim tormented the Railways batsmen. But the Railways consolidated batting taking advantage of two drop catches.
Score Board: Asom: First Innings: 362 runs.
Railways: First Innings: 179 runs Railwas: Second Innings: Bamgpm B Abu Naschim Ahmed 9 A Pagnis C Kunal Saikia B Sujay Tarafdar 7 T P Singh LBW Naschim 0 Sureyas Khanolkar C Arun Kumar B Tarafdar 60 J P Yadav B Tarafdar 48 S Manjrekar notout 52 Raja Ali not out 58 Extras (b=7, lt=7 ,w=3, nb=2) 19 Total 253 for 5 Fall of wickets: 1/9, 2/10, 3/41, 4/130, 5/133 Bowling Analysis: Abu Naschim Ahmed 24-4-68-2 Sujay Tarafdar 18-3-53-3 Parag Das 4-0-11-0 Anand Katti 16-1-53-0 V. Sarvanan 4-1-7-0 Arlen Konwar 15-3-47-0 J Arun Kumar 1-1-0-0.
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