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Asnodkar scores ton in Goa's huge total

November 25, 2012 17:03 IST

Rohit Asnodkar (100) scored second century of the match as Goa rattled up a mammoth 512 for eight before declaring their first innings against Kerala on the second day of their Ranji Group C match, in Malappuram on Sunday.

Goa began the day at comfortable 281 for four and piled on the misery of the hosts with Asnodkar and overnight batsman Ravikant Shukla (87) batting superbly.

In reply to the huge total, Kerala reached 47 for one having lost opener VA Jagadeesh (19).

Sher Yadav had Jagadeesh caught behind.

Abhishek Hegde (26) and (2) P Anthaf (0) will begin Kerala's innings on Monday.

Brief Scores:
Goa 1st innings: 512 for 8 declared. (S Kamat 107, R Asnodkar 100; C Shahid 4/149).
Kerala 1st innings: 47 for 1 in 20 overs.(A Hegde 26 batting; S Yadav 1/6).

Services in command against Assam

Rajat Paliwal struck an unbeaten century as Services build a strong 120-run lead over Assam on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match in New Delhi.

Paliwal's innings was the highlight of the day, which otherwise witnessed wickets tumbling at regular intervals.

The 21-year-old right hander, who came to the crease at the fall of Yashpal Singh (18), showed no signs of nervousness as he compiled his second first-class century to help Services finish the day on 302 for eight in response to Assam's first innings total of 182.

At the draw of stumps, Paliwal was batting on 143 and giving him company was Nishan Singh on eight.

With Services struggling at precarious four for 78, Paliwal mixed caution with aggression at the beginning of his innings. But, once settled, Paliwal took the Assam bowlers to the sword hitting 16 hits to the fence during his unbeaten stay at the wicket.

Starting the day at 11 for no loss, Services lost wickets at regular intervals. The first to go was skipper Soomik Chatarjee (11), edging one to wicketkeeper Rajdeep Das off the bowling of Arup Das.

Anshul Gupta followed suit ten runs later.

Soumya Swain contributed useful 33 runs to the total before he returned to the hut and with Yashpal departing eight runs later, things did not look good for Services. But Paliwal kept the one end going.

The all-rounder added 53 runs for the seventh wicket before summing another 68 for the eighth wicket to help Services reach 302 at the close.

Brief Scores:
Assam 1st innings: 181 all out
Services 1st innings: 302 for eight in 91 overs (Rajat Paliwal batting 143; Arup Das 78/3).

Himachal close in on Jharkhand

Opener Prashant Chopra struck a fluent century to help Himachal Pradesh close in on Jharkhand's first-innings total in their Group C Ranji Trophy match in Ranchi.

At stumps on day two, Himachal were comfortably placed at 201 for four in reply to Jharkhand's 236 at the HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex.

Chopra's 148-ball 101 contained 14 fours and he got good support from Aakash Chopra who scored 61.

The hosts' innings was largely built on Saurabh Tiwary's knock of 102. Resuming on 65 in a team score of 176 for five, Tiwary hit 12 fours and a six while facing 311 balls.

Rishi Dhawan picked up six for 63 for Himachal Pradesh.

Brief scores:
Jharkhand: 236 all out in 109.4 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 102, Sunny Gupta 62; Rishi Dhawan 6/63)
Himachal Pradesh: 201 for four in 67 overs (Prashant Chopra 101, Aakash Chopra 61).

Andhra eyeing outright win against J&K

Andhra will be eyeing an outright win over Jammu and Kashmir after taking an overall lead of 224 runs on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match in Jammu.

Jammu and Kashmir were 13 for no loss in their second essay after Andhra, led by skipper A G Pradeep's 136, posted a total of 390 runs in their first innings.

Both Manish Dogra and Shubham Khajuria were batting at four each when the stumps were drawn.

Resuming the day at 118 for four, Andhra lost veteran Amol Muzumdar without any addition to the total. Hemal Watekar also did not last long as he fell to Rahil Sambyal on eight.

However, Pradeep stitched 124-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Sayed Shahabuddin (55) and then summed another 79-run stand with Rajesh Pawar (52) to take Andhra past 350 mark.

Jammu and Kashmir in their first innings had just managed 153 runs.

Brief Scores:
Jammu and Kashmir: 153 and 13 for no loss (Manish Dogra batting 4, Shubham Khajuria batting 4).
Andhra 1st innings: 390 all out in 112.1 overs (A G Pradeep 136, Amol Muzumdar 60; Ram Dayal 50/5).

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