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Tripura beat Assam by five wickets

February 14, 2006 01:25 IST

Manoj Singh struck a match winning 44 as Tripura posted a five-wicket victory against Assam in a low scoring match of the East Zone Ranji Trophy one-day tournament in Dhanbad on Monday.

Tripura bowlers Vinit Jain (3/33) and Timir Chanda (3/25) fired on all cylinders to wrap up the Assam innings for a paltry 123 in 46.1 overs before Singh played the fulcrum for his side to record their first win in the second match.

Put in to bat, Assam batsmen put up a pathetic show with only three tail-enders managing to reach double digit scores as the Tripura pacers went on the rampage.

Anand Katty scored the highest (29; 89 b, 2x4) in the Assam innings, which survived only 195 minutes.

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In reply, Tripura faced a similar situation until Singh came to the rescue for his team with a patient 44 (102 b, 4x4) to guide to 126/5 in 43.4 overs and pocket a five-wicket win.

Seamer Sujay Tarafdar (10-0-41-4) inflicted early damages to the Tripura innings, but did not get required assistance from his peers.

Tripura, who had suffered a loss against Bengal, bagged four points.

Scorecard:

Assam
C Rawat c A Dey b V Jain               6
P Aziz b T Chanda                      4
A Kumar c R Datta b T Chanda           5
V Sarvanan b V Jain                    6
J Lamare c R Datta b T Chanda          0
G Sharma b V Jain                      5
M J Sharma run out                     5
M Talukdar c S Chowdhury b M Singh    17
A Katty lbw b A Lamba                 29
A Konwar lbw b A Lamba                11
S Tarafdar not out                     4
Extras (lb-8, nb-7, w-16)             31
Total (all out in 46.1 overs)        123

Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-16, 3-25, 4-25, 5-33, 6-40, 7-46, 8-70, 9-95.

Bowling:
V Jain 10-2-33-3, T Chanda 10-3-25-3, M Singh 10-2-27-1, B Das 3-0-5-0, A Lamba 8.1-1-15-2, J Debnath 5-1-10-0.

Tripura
Bappa Das c & b S Tarafdar             13
Angshul Lamba c C Rawat b S Tarafdar    0
Rajesh Banik lbw b S Tarafdar          13
Manoj Singh b S Tarafdar               44
Timir Chanda b A Katty                  8
Subal Chowdhury not out                22
Rajib Datta not out                    14
Extras (b-2, nb-3, w-7)                12
Total (for 5 wickets, in 43.4 overs)  126

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-22, 3-40, 4-76, 5-103

Bowling:
S Tarafdar 10-0-41-4, M Talukdar 7-1-25-0, A Katty 10-3-21-1, V Sarvanan 5-2-12-0, G Sharma 3-1-9-0, A Konwar 8.4-3-16-0.

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