Ranji Trophy: Assam beat Saurashtra by 9 wickets; Arup Das shines with twin 5 wkt haul
Posted on: 08-11-2016 , 03:45:PM | DY365 Bureau
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Nov 8, 2016- Assam registered a thumping victory against Saurashtra beating them by nine wickets to record their first Ranji Trophy win this season in Kolkata. Right-arm fast-medium bowler Arup Das returned with another five-wicket haul to finish with match figures of 12 for 70, his best in first-class cricket.
Saurashtra were bundled out for 81 in their second innings, with only three batsmen reaching double figures. The new ball pair of Arup and Krishna Das shared nine wickets between them to trigger a massive collapse that resulted in Saurashtra losing seven wickets for just 30 runs. Needing 66 to win, Assam missed an opportunity to claim a bonus point when Rahul Hazarika was dismissed for 8.