Assam defeats Bihar by 9 wickets in Ranji Trophy

Assam Ranji Trophy
Victorious Assam team | ACA

Assam clinched their first victory of the 2023-24 Ranji Trophy season with a dominant performance against Bihar at the ACA Stadium in Guwahati on February 12.

In a stellar display, Assam chased down a target of 95 runs in their second innings with ease, securing a 9-wicket win over Bihar. Opener Parvej Musaraf led the charge with an unbeaten 52 off just 41 balls, including a decisive six. Stand-in-captain Denish Das provided solid support, remaining unbeaten on 22.

Earlier in the match, Bihar, after being forced to follow on, managed to put up a total of 292 runs in their second innings, setting Assam a modest target. Rahul Singh emerged as the hero with the ball for Assam, claiming a five-wicket haul, supported by Sarupam Purkayastha and Mukhtar Hussain, who each picked up two wickets.

Looking ahead, Assam will face Mumbai in their upcoming match scheduled for February 16.

Despite this victory, it’s been a challenging season for Assam, as they currently sit just above Bihar at the bottom of the table with 8 points from 6 matches. They faced defeats against Chhattisgarh and Bengal, drew against Kerala, and suffered a loss against Andhra Pradesh. Their match against Uttar Pradesh ended in a draw as well.

As Assam strives to improve their standing in the competition, we salute their resilience and determination on the field.

Brief score:

Assam 1st innings: 405 all out in 121.4 overs.

Bihar 1st innings: 207 all out in 71.5 overs.

Bihar 2nd innings:292 all out in 121 overs (Piyush Kumar Singh 103 in 258 balls, Bipin Saurabh 44 in 70 balls, Ashutosh Aman not out 23 in 77 balls; Rahul Singh 5/49, Mukhtar Hussain 2/44, Sarupam Purkayastha 2/95)

Assam 2nd Innings:100/1 in 14.2 overs (Parvej Musaraf not out 52 in 41 balls, Denish Das not out 22 in 13 balls; Veer Pratap Singh 1/22).

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