Nadeem leads Jharkhand to innings win over J&K

JAMMU - Captain Shahbaz Nadeem spun the web around Jammu & Kashmir batsmen with stunning match figures of 9-104 as Jharkhand scored a comfortable innings and 31 run win over the hosts on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match, here today.

After returning with figures of 3-50 in the first innings, left-arm spinner Nadeem once again starred with the ball and scalped six wickets for 54 runs to bowl out Jammu and Kashmir for 152 runs in their second essay.

In reply to Jammu and Kahsmir's 195, Jharkhand ended their first innings at 377 after resuming at the overnight score of 354 for eight.

Rameez Nemat (75), Saurabh Tiwary (72) and wicket-keeper Shiv Gautam (80) made crucial contributions in the first innings to put Jharkhand in the drivers.

Starting their second essay trailing Jharkhand by 182 runs, Jammu and Kashmir batsmen surrendered in front of Nadeem to be bundled out for 152, thereby losing their Ranji opener by an innings and 31 runs with a complete day's play still remaining in the match.

Apart from Nadeem, pacer Jaskaran Singh (2/15) scalped two wickets, while Shankar Rao and Sunny Gautam acounted for one Jammu and Kashmir batsman each.

For Jammu and Kashmir, Parvez Rasool top-scored in the second innings with 31, while Hardeep Singh made 29. 

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