Prediction of cricbuzz today: Ranji Trophy 2022-23: Parag seal Assam’s thrilling 18-run victory over Hyderabad

Hyderabad resumed overnight with 9 on 228 points and captain Tanmay Agarwal undefeated on 123.

Assam completed the proceedings with just five balls in the first over of the day, with final batsman Karthikeya Kak caught by off-spinner Riyan He caught Parag and rand to Hyderabad in his trophy elite record Group B where he scored 18 runs. won a thrilling victory. The match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Friday.

Unbeaten by captain Tanmay Agarwal on 123 and restarting on 9 on 228 overnight, Hyderabad needed another 22 runs to win the competition.

But Parag had other intentions. Just as Kaku was exposed to bowling, he caught the batter’s pre-wicket, leaving the non-forward Tanmay (126, 158b, 12×4, 1×6) distraught.

Parag returned with an eight-wicket match hole and was primarily responsible for batting regularly to pressure the home team’s batting. It was an inning that should have contributed to the team’s win, but unfortunately Tanmay couldn’t find a player who showed the tendency to stay on the sidelines with the shot picks he wanted.

It was Hyderabad’s second consecutive loss after losing the previous match to Mumbai by an innings behind him, conceding the first innings to Tamil Nadu in his state.

SCORECARD

Assam – 1st innings: 205.

Hyderabad – 1st innings: 208.

Assam – 2nd innings: 252. Hyderabad – 2nd innings: Tanmay Agarwal (not out) 126, K. Rohit Rayudu c Hazarika b Parag 20, M. Samhith Reddy b Sarmah 0, Bhavesh Seth lbw b Sarupam 41, Buddhi Rahul c Mukhtar b Gokul 28, Mickil Jaiswal b Parag 1, T. Ravi Teja c Saikia b Gokul 1, Tanay Thyagarajan c Saikia b Sarupam 0, Bhagath Varma c Rishav b Parag 3, Ajay Goud lbw b Mukhtar 9, Kartikeya Kak lbw b Parag 1. Extras: (nb-1) 1; Total: (all out in 61.5 overs) 231.

Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-47, 3-121, 4-171, 5-172, 6-175, 7-177, 8-182, 9-224, 10-231.

Assam bowling: Mukhtar 7-0-26-1, Sunil 3-2-5-0, Parag 25.5-4-93-4, Akash 3-0-11-0, Sarmah 6-1-24-1, Sarupam 12 1-49-2, Gokul 5-1-23-2.

Result: Assam won by 18 runs.

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