Shillong, Feb 6: Odisha took a first innings lead over Meghalaya on the second day of their U-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy match after posting 300-plus.
Resuming play in the morning on 96/5 in response to Meghalaya’s 201 all out, Odisha pulled away from their opponents thanks to a strong sixth wicket partnership of 126 runs that helped them make 332 all out. At the end of play, Meghalaya were precariously placed on 12/3 in their second innings, trailing by 119.
Manish Sharma claimed 4/68 for Meghalaya today, while Anish Charak took 1/47. Ram Gurung (3/71), Mickey Marngar (1/53) and PM Santhosh (1/62) were unable to add to their scalps from yesterday.
Meghalaya had to face 6 overs before stumps and Odisha used the few minutes they had to devastate the top order, with the first three batters out for ducks without a run on the scoreboard. Swastic Chettri (10 not out) and Sharma (2 not out) put a halt to the slide but Meghalaya will have much to do on the third day tomorrow.