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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.