Calcutta: Assam are making a steady progress in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy zonal leg, having trounced Tripura by eight wickets, at the Tripura Institute of Technology ground in Agartala, on Tuesday.
Right from the toss, Assam got everything right against an opposition that seems to have no clue on how to get their act together. The start, though, wasn’t too bad for Tripura as they were cruising towards putting up a competitive total on the board, with their scorecard reading 82 for three in the 12th over. Kaushal Acharjee (26) and S. Abbas Ali did their best to put some pressure back on the Assam players.
But just as they were getting ready for an onslaught, all-rounder Gokul Sharma (two for 12) accounted for Abbas before Acharjee was run out. To make matters worse for Tripura, Manisankar Murasingh, who’s capable of unleashing lusty blows at the death, departed the very next ball when Sharma had him caught behind.
A decent start was simply wasted as Tripura somehow laboured their way to 121 for nine.