Ranji Trophy: Goa's second inning resistance denies Chandigarh six points

POVORIM (Goa): Goa was at his best moment with half a century chased since the first game Sumiran Amonkar & Amulya Pandrekar as their Ranji Trophy The plate group's clash against Chandigarh ended in a draw on Wednesday.

Trailing by 242 runs with eight wickets in hand in their second essay, the overnight duo of Amonkar & Pandrekar showed fine resistance in a 113-run partnership.

Amonkar achieved a 290-ball 64 ball, while Pandrekar came out just before tea with an 183-ball 60, since the duo practically saw the first two sessions to thwart Chandigarh's bet by six points.

In the final session, skipper Amit Verma (9) & Amonkar got out for the addition of just seven runs but Snehal Kauthankar (30 not out) & Suyash Prabhudessai (seven from 60 balls) put up another dogged resistance as Chandigarh had to settle for three points on the basis of their first innings lead.

With one point of the game, Goa fell to second place, three points behind Puducherry. Chandigarh remained in third place with 26 points in six games.

In another match in Sovima, Rongsen Jonathan hit 200 not when Nagaland escaped with a draw against Bihar, who settled for three points under his first inning.

Short scores

At Povorim: Goa 251 & 253/6 from 118 overs ( Sumiran Amonkar 64, Amulya Pandrekar 60, Smit Patel 40) vs. Chandigarh 580/7 declared. Drawn match. Points: Chandigarh 3, Goa 1.

At Sovima: Nagaland 166 & 444/4 from 91.5 overs (Rongsen Jonathan 200 not out, Shrikant Mundhe 94) vs Bihar 509/7 declared. Match drawn. Points: Bihar 3, Nagaland 1.

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