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December 9, 2013
Goa 406 for 9 dec (Desai 97, Kamat 60) and 50 for 0 (Asnodkar 33*) beat Assam 247 (Jamaluddin 101*, Gadekar 5-33) and 208 (Jamaluddin 67, Yadav 7-69) by ten wickets
Goa offspinner Amit Yadav finished with 7 for 69 in the second innings - his best figures in first-class cricket - to bundle Assam out for 208, and help the visitors to a comprehensive 10-wicket win in Guwahati, by virtue of which they also earned a bonus point. It was the second time in three matches that Yadav had taken seven in an innings, continuing an impressive return after a one-year ban for bringing the game into disrepute.
Assam, who began the day at 31 for 4, needed another 128 runs to avoid an innings defeat, but they suffered an early blow when Niraj Patel was trapped lbw by Yadav for 5 in the 22nd over. Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad, who top scored with 67 after a rearguard first-innings effort of 101*, briefly stopped the slide by putting up stands of 86 and 59 for the next two wickets with Dheeraj Jadhav and Abu Nechim respectively, but once he fell in the 71st over, the team folded for 208. Harshad Hanumant Gadekar and Shadab Jakati chipped in with a wicket each, as they and Yadav ran through an Assam line-up in which seven of their batsmen fell for single digits.
Goa needed just 50 runs for their second successive victory, and they achieved that paltry target inside 10 overs, without losing a wicket. As a result of the win, Goa have now gone ahead of Assam to fifth in Group C, with 15 points from five matches.
Maharashtra 401 (Khadiwale 87, Motwani 84, Mudhasir 5-87) and 126 for 1 (Khadiwale 74*) beat Jammu and Kashmir 85 (Fallah 4-32) and 439 (Haroon 94, Bandeep Singh 79, Mundhe 5-123) by nine wickets
Maharashtra picked up six points and moved to second place in the Group C table after beating Jammu and Kashmir by nine wickets in Pune. J&K added 106 to their overnight 333 for 6, thanks largely to Parvez Rasool's unbeaten 64, and set Maharashtra a target of 124. It took the hosts only 26.2 overs to get there, with the loss of one wicket, as Harshad Khadiwale motored to an unbeaten 74 with 13 fours.
J&K began the day 17 ahead with four wickets in hand, and lost their seventh after adding 16 to their total, Shrikant Mundhe dismissing Samiullah Beigh for 23. The wicket broke a 49-run seventh-wicket stand between Beigh and Ram Dayal that had defied Maharashtra for 29.5 overs. Mundhe struck again in his next over to have Dayal trapped lbw for 32. Waseem Raza then put on 36 with Rasool before Mundhe bowled him to complete his five-for. Last man Mohammed Mudhasir lasted 27 balls and helped extend J&K's lead from 80 to 123 before he was bowled by legspinner Bharatkumar Solanki for 7. Rasool remained unbeaten on a 65-ball 64, having struck seven fours and two sixes.
Tripura 650 for 8 dec (Takawale 212, Murasingh 150, Abbas Ali 132*) drew with Hyderabad 566 for 8 ( Ravi Teja 175, Akshath Reddy 149, Tushar Saha 5-150)
Left-arm spinner Tushar Saha chipped in with wickets at regular intervals during his 57 overs, but Hyderabad's ninth-wicket pair defied Tripura's quest for first-innings points at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium with an unbroken 48-run stand that consumed 30.2 overs. Replying to Tripura's 650, Hyderabad finished on 566 for 8 and the sides took a point each from the drawn match.
Hyderabad started the day 258 for 1, with Akshath Reddy on 138 and Ravi Teja on 90 and added 250 runs for the second wicket. Reddy was stumped for 149, but Hyderabad continued the scoring as Hanuma Vihari put on 131 for the third wicket with Teja before being bowled by offspinner Viki Saha for 55.
Hyderabad, at this stage, were 411 for 3. Over the course of the next 35 overs, they lost five more wickets - including that of Teja for 175 - while adding 107 to their total. Tushar took four of those five wickets, and when he had Alfred Absolem caught by KB Pawan for a duck, Tripura had two wickets in hand and most of the final session to survive.
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