Lucknow, Dec 23 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh reduced Tripura to 33/4 after piling up 552/7 declared in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy match here Sunday.
Choosing to bat at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekna Cricket Stadium, Uttar Pradesh rode on a double century by middle order batsman Priyam Garg (206).
Garg hammered a listless Tripura attack all over the park as he stuck 23 boundaries and one six in his 371-ball knock, which helped the hosts pile up a mammoth first innings total.
Uttar Pradesh skipper Aksh Deep Nath (106) and Rinku Singh (149) also struck hundreds as the hosts dominated the second day of the four-day match.
Nath stuck 12 fours and two sixes, while Rinku Singh hit 17 boundaries and 1 six as Tripura bowlers were hit all round the park.
Upendra Yadav (25) and Saurabh Kumar (27) also chipped in with valuable scores as the hosts declared at 552/7 in 149 overs.
For the visitors, Saurabh Das (4-164) was the pick of the bowlers.
But in their first innings, Tripura had a disastrous start with their openers B B Ghosh (7) and J R Banik (9) falling cheaply.
From 2-16, they were struggling at 4-33 as another two wickets fell in quick succession.
Tripura have a mountain to climb as they are still 519 runs and Uttar Pradesh will eye an innings victory.
At Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh 552/7 Declared (Priyam Garg 206, Rinku Singh 149, Aksh Deep Nath 106, Saurabh Das 4-164) versus Tripura 33/4 (Pratyush Singh 10, Ankit Rajpoot 2-20).
At Guwahati : Assam 175 and 119/4 (Rishav Das 51 not out, Krishna Das 4-42) versus Goa 193 (Snehal Kauthankar 69, Sumiran Amonkar 35, Mukthar Hussain 3-67).
At Ranchi: Jharkhand 193 (Ishan Kishan 68, Kumar Deobrat 48, A A Bamal 4-37) and 49/1 (Md Nazim 34, Sachidanand Pandey 1-5) versus Services 267 (Rajat Paliwal 79, Ravi Chauhan 67, A A Bamal 46, Anukul Roy 4-66).
At Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir 127 and 27/0 (Qamran Iqbal 17 not out) versus Odisha 323 (Abhishek Raut 116 not out , Debasish Samantray 85, Irfan Pathan 4-52).
At Jaipur: Haryana 118 versus Rajasthan 443/5 (Robin Bist 121 not out, M K Lomror 106, Yuzvendra Chahal 3-91).
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