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Assam take lead

Guwahati, July 21: Assam today took a vital 22-run first-innings lead against Mumbai on the second day of their four-day K. Thimmappiah Trophy Karnataka State Cricket Association cricket tournament in Mysore.

Assam resumed their first innings at overnight 67 for no loss in 23 overs and were all out for 246 in 103.3 overs. Mumbai were eight for no loss in five overs at the end of the day’s play. Mumbai were all out for 224 in the first innings yesterday.

Openers Pallav Das (47, 7x4) and Hrishikesh Tamuli (34, 5x4) shared a partnership of 82 runs while middle order batsman Tajinder Singh topscored for the side with 54 (3x4, 2x6) sharing a 76-run sixth wicket partnership with with wicketkeeper-batsman Rajdeep Das (47, 4x4). Left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdullah ripped apart the Assam innings with a haul of five for 43.

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