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Ranji: Kamat ton helps Goa rally vs Kerala on Day 1

Last updated on: November 24, 2012 21:27 IST

Opener Sagun Kamat scored only his second first-class century as Goa made 281 for four against hosts Kerala at stumps on the opening day of their four-day Ranji Trophy Group C match in Malappuram, Kerala, on Saturday.

Kamat scored his 107 runs off 212 balls during which he struck 13 boundaries and three sixes.

Apart from Kamat, wicket-keeper Manvinder Bisla scored a quick-fire 74 while Ravikant Shukla remained unbeaten on 44.

After opting to bat, Goa lost their first two wickets pretty early.

Kamat and Bisla then shared a 146-run third wicket stand to rally.

While Kamat played the role of a sheet-anchor, Bisla was at his attacking best and raced to his 74 off just 87 balls. Bisla laced his entertaining knock with seven hits to the fence and one six.

Sandeep Warrier, Perumparambath Anthaf, Chovvakkaran Shahid and Rohan Prem picked up a wicket each for the home team.

Brief Scores:

Goa: 281 for four in 85 overs (Sagun Kamat 107, Manvinder Bisla 74; Rohan Prem 1/29).

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Services in command, bowl out Assam for 182

Medium pacer Suraj Yadav scalped four wickets as Services produced a lethal bowling display to bundle out Assam for 182 runs in their first innings at stumps on the opening day of their four-day Ranji Trophy Group C match in New Delhi on Saturday.

Yadav starred with the ball for Services with figures of 4-58, while Nishan Singh (2-34), Shahdab Nazar (2-40) and Yashpal Sinha (2-10) picked up two wickets apiece to spell doom for Assam.

Assam struggled miserably at the Palam ground as none of their batsmen could reach the 30-run mark. Four batsmen of the visiting team got starts but fizzled out in their 20s.

Opener Pallav Kumar Das (27), Tarjinder Singh (29), Rajdeep Das (26) and Dhiraj Goswami (22) all made decent stars but failed to prolong their stays at the crease.

In reply, Services were 11 for no loss with skipper Soomik Chatarjee batting on six while the other opener Praitk Desai retired hurt on four.

Brief Scores:

Assam: 182 all out in 78.3 overs (Tarjinder Singh 29, Pallav Kumar Das 27; Suraj Yadav 4/58).

Services: 11 for no loss (Soomik Chatarjee 6 not out).

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Sahabuddin stars for Andhra on day one against J&K

Syed Sahabuddin (5/53) cleaned up Jammu and Kashmir's middle-order in a five-wicket haul to help Andhra Pradesh take control of their Ranji Trophy Group C match, in Jammu on Saturday.

After inviting J&K to bat, the visitors bundled out the hosts for 153 and then reached 118 for four at the end of opening day's play.

Amol Muzumdar hit an unbeaten 60 and giving him company was skipper AG Pardeep (4).

Bodapati Sumanth also contributed 41 in Andhra's innings.

Brief Scores:

Jammu & Kashmir 1st innings: 153 all out in 50.5 overs

Andhra Pradesh 1st innings: 118 for 4 in 30 overs.

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Jharkhand reach 176/5 against Himachal

A brilliant unbeaten 120-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Saurabh Tiwary and Sunny Gupta helped Jharkhand reach 176 for five in their first innings on the first day against Himachal Pradesh in a group C Ranji Trophy tie in Ranchi on Saturday.

Tiwary (65 not out) and Sunny Gupta (58 not out), who came together when the home team's score read 56 for five, played cautiously before they unleashed some delightful strokes on the newly laid pitch at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium.

While Tiwary hit six boundaries and one six, Gupta's innings was studded with three sixes and four boundaries.

Pacers Rishidhavan (3/32) and Vikramjit Malik (2/28) were the most successful bowlers. All their scalps were taken before the lunch break.

Brief scores:

Jharkhand Ist Innings: S Tiwari 65 not out, Sunny Gupta 58 not out, Kumar Deobrat (17), Rishidhavan (3/32) and Vikramjit Malik (2/28).

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