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    Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 5, Day 2: Rassol 7-wicket haul puts J&K on top

    Guwahati: Offspinner Parvez Rassol spun a web around Assam batsmen with a sensational seven-wicket haul to put Jammu and Kashmir in the drivers' seat on the second day of their Ranji Trophy group league match. Rassol returned with figures of 23-9-41-7 to trigger Assam's batting collapse as J&K bowled out the home side out for just 165 from 64.3 overs in their first innings in reply to the visitor's 323 all out.

    J&K took a vital 158-run first innings lead. They ended the day at 1 for no loss in their second essay, stretching their overall lead to 159 with all the 10 second innings wickets intact.

    Brief Score:

    Jammu and Kashmir: 323 all out in 109.1 overs (Obaid Haroon 52; Arup Das 6 for 87) and 1 for no loss in one over. Assam: 165 all out in 64.3 overs (Dheeraj Jadhav 69; Parvez Rassol 7 for 41).

    In Visakhapatnam, Duvvarapu Shivkumar scored an unbeaten ton and veteran Amol Muzumdar hit a half-century to steer Andhra to 393 in their first innings against Goa. The hosts then reduced Goa to 72 for 1 at stumps.

    At stumps, Sagun Kamat was batting on 41, while giving him company at the other end was AS Desai on 12.

    Brief scores:

    Andhra 1st inngs: 393 all out in 137.1 overs (Duvvarapu Shivkumar not out 106, Amol Muzumdar 88; Saurabh Bandekar 5 for 107, HH Gadekar 4 for 97). Goa 1st innings: 72 for 1 in 31 overs (Sagun Kamat batting 41; Duvvarapu Shivkumar 1 for 6).

    In Nadaun, Tripura posted a massive 441 and then reduced Himachal Pradesh to 111 for 5 to give the visitors an overwhelming upper hand. Having started the day on 325 for 4, Tripura eventually folded for 440-plus runs. For HP, Rishi Dhawan finished with four for 114.

    In reply, HP were struggling when the stumps were drawn with Aatish Bhalaik unbeaten on 28 and Rishi Dhawan batting on 16. HP got off to a poor start in their first innings as Murasingh dismissed both the openers -- Aakash Chopra (1) and Prashant Chopra (6) -- in consecutive overs.

    Though Varun Sharma (24) and Paras Dogra (23) managed to steady the boat for a while, Rana Dutta struck hard to dismiss the latter and then added new batsman, Amit Kumar's wicket to his kitty in the same over to leave the hosts reeling at 49 for four.

    Brief scores:

    Tripura 1st inngs: 441 all out in 129 overs (Ajay Ratra 56, Abhijit Dey 45; Rishi Dhawan 4 for 114).

    HP 1st innings: 111 for 5 in 37 overs (Varun Sharma 24; Rana Dutta 2 for 25, Manisankar Murasingh 2 for 36).