With a bonus point, Vid jump to second spot
   Date :16-Dec-2021

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Sports Reporter :
 
Jagjot remains unbeaten on 175, seamer Yatharth snares six wkts in Vidarbha’s innings and 150 runs win over Assam 
 
AFTER two days were lost due to rains and poor ground conditions in their previous two games, Vidarbha boys made sure they made most of the sunny days to shine in their Cooch Behar Trophy Round III - Elite Group A match recording a thumping innings and 150 runs win over Assam on third day of the four-day match that concluded at Veerangan Cricket Academy Ground, Pune, on Wednesday. Now, with a win and two one-pointers, Vidarbha are placed second with nine points behind leaders Jharkhand (15), whom they play next from December 20. In reply to Assam’s first innings score of 175, Vidarbha piled 443 taking a massive 268 runs lead. In the remaining part of the day, the bowlers led by seamer Yatharth Javery (16-13-9-6) bundled Assam out for 118 in 53.1 overs for a crushing win. Starting from their overnight score of 396 for nine, Vidarbha added 47 more runs on the morrow with all-rounder Jagjot Singh Sasan remaining unbeaten on a cracking 175.
 
The young batter sent the cherry to the ropes on 15 occasions and as many as nine times over it. Last man Sanyog Shyam Bhagwat, who contributed one from 19 balls, gave Sasan some valuable support. Assam had a poor start as they lost opener Nihar Narah, clean bowled by Yatharth Javery for a five-ball duck with scorecard reading one in third over of the innings. Centurion Jagjot then delivered a double blow in 13th over of the match. The lanky bowler accounted for opener Parvej Musaraf (26) and new man Rohan Hazarika (0) with his off-spin. Assam were reeling at 41-3. Yatharth then took four wickets in a row in a span of five runs dismissing Saurav Dey, Saurav Mousum Dihingia, Roshan Topno and Mayukh Hazarika to complete his five-wicket haul. He went on to pick one more to complete an excellent figures. Sanyog picked one and when skipper Tejas Soni ended Ronit Akhter’s (32; 62b, 6x4) resistance, it was all over for Assam.