Goa in comfortable position
Goa is in a comfortable position in the first day with a score of 281/4 against hosts Kerala in the Ranji Trophy Group-C match at KCA Ground at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram. Goa won the toss and opted to bat.
Goa Opening batsman S K Kamat scored 107 in 212 balls with 13 fours and three sixes, while Manvinder Bisla also scored valuable 74 runs in 87 balls with 7 fours and one six.
At the end of the first day, R U Shukla and Regan Pinto were batting with 44 and 15 respectively. Goa's first wicket Asnodkar fell in 5.3 overs for 17 runs and second for 55 in 24.5 overs. But the partnership between Bisla and Kamat of 146 runs helped the visitors very well. For hosts Kerala, Sandeep Warrier, P u Anthaf, Rohan Prem and C P Shahid took one wicket each. Kerala has only managed to secure 2 points while Goa took 4 points, both from two matches.
Score board: Goa S K Kamat C Fernadez B Rohan Prem 107 S A Asnodkar C Fernadez B Sandeep Warrier 6 A S Desai C Kodoth B Anthaf 15 M Bisla bowled Shahid 74 R S Shukla not out 44 R J Pinto not out 15 Extras 20 Total 281/4 in 85 overs.
FOW:- 1/17 (Asnodkar), 2/55 (Desai), 3/201 (Bisla), 4/241 (Kamat) Bowling Analysis -Kerala Sony Cheruvathur 12-3-44-0 Sandeep warrier 13-3-39-1 Anthaf 14-2-53-1 Shahid 27-4-92-1 Fernadez 2-0-10-0 Rohan Prem 17-5-29-1