January 10, 2002

Sukhvinder Singh blazes hundred for Assam

Staff Reporter

Sukhvinder Singh hit a sparkling century to give Assam the decisive upper hand in their Ranji Trophy league match against Tripura at Guwahati on Wednesday.

Unbeaten on 65 overnight, Sukhvinder converted his fifty into a responsible hundred. Putting on 180 runs for the sixth wicket with SR Das (67, 174 balls), Sukhvinder hit 15 fours in his knock of 118 off 199 balls. He was the seventh wicket to fall, with the score on 325.

A fifty (52 off 65 balls) from J Gokulakrishnan and some spirited cameos from the tail saw Assam past the 400-run mark. The home side were bowled out for 411 in 136.2 overs, with J Debnath taking 5-79 for Tripura.

In their second innings, Tripura were 80/1 at the close of play. Opener Rasudeb Dutta was unbeaten on 27, while SD Chowdhury was not out on 4. The lone wicket to fall was that of skipper S Dasgupta, who made 41 off 91 balls.