Guwahati: A career-best 175 by Kiran Pawar propelled Assam to a commanding position with a huge 258-run first innings lead on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh here on Monday.
Replying to Uttar Pradesh’s first innings 211, the hosts declared after amassing 469 for nine, thanks to Powar’s knock and a quickfire, unbeaten 80 by Manoj Joglekar.
Resuming at 167 for one, left handed opener Subhrajit Saikia could not last long and was out for 77 to be the first of the six victims of UP skipper Gyanendra Pandey who capitalised on the turning track.
Pawar, however, continued his good form and scored fifth century of his career and second in this Ranji season.
n In Ahmedabad: Orissa 589/5 decl. Gujarat 414/7 (N.Patel 165, K.Damani 74).
n In Guwahati:Uttar Pradesh 211 & 28/0. Assam 469/9 decl. (K.Pawar 175, M.Joglekar 80 n.o.).
n In Jaipur: Mumbai 242 & 95/1. Rajasthan 230 (S. Sharma 51 n.o.; R. Morris 6/39).
n In New Delhi: Hyderabad 297/9decl. Delhi 260/3 (G. Gambhir 140 batting, S. Oberoi 64).
n In New Delhi: Railways 149/1 (A. Pagnis 59 batting, T.P. Singh 60 batting).
n In Mohali: Punjab 233. Tamil Nadu 334/7 (S.Sriram 160 batting, S.Sharath 35; V. Sharma 4/98).