Ranji Trophy: Another Humiliation For J&K Team

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JAMMU – In yet another humiliation, Jammu and Kashmir today suffered an innings defeat against Andhra Pradesh on the third day of the playin the Ranji Trophy Group-C tie played at GGM Science College Hostel ground here. The hosts surrendered before the calculatedbowling off the visitors and the entire side was bowled out for 222 runs in the post tea session.

With today’s win, AP secured a maximum of seven points. However, the spectators at the venue had some moments to enjoy when talenders, Ram Dayal and Sahil Sharma hit a couple of shots overthe fence. The youngsters, likewise their batting in the first innings thus salvaged some pride for the team through their resistance to the AP bowlers, which forced them to push some of the fielders towards the boundary line.

While Ram Dayal made 47 runs with the help of seven boundaries and a six, Sahil remained unbeaten at 44, including two sixes and four boundaries. Earlier, skipper, Ian Dev (65), who came on number three but could only do well amidst totalcollapse of the batting line-up. The middle order of Jammu and Kashmir collapsed with Hardeep Singh and Anoop Magotra (run out) going back to pavilion for naught and R S Sambyal (1), Manik Gupta (3) and R B Bhat (2) were other poorperformers. The Jammu and Kashmir earlier, resumed their innings from overnight score of 13 without loss.

After some resistance from the openers to the pacers in the opening spell, wickets tumbled like cycles in a row.SCORECARD J&K Ist Innings 153 Andhra Pradesh Ist Inninigs 390 J&K 2nd Innings: MK Dogra lbw b Basha 13 SP Khajuria c Krishna b Vijay kumar 12 ID Singh c Prasanth b Vijaykumar 65 R B Bhat c Vamsi Krishna b Atchuta Rao 2 Hardeep Singh lbw b Atchuta Rao 0 Manik Gupta b Basha 3 Aditya Partap Singh b Basha 25 R Dayal b Rao 47 A Mangotra run out 0 SS Sharma not out 44 R S Sambyal b Vijay kumar 1 Extras: (b3, lb5, nb2) 10 Total: (in 77 overs) 222 all outFall of Wickets: 1-22, 2-39, 3-55, 4-55, 5-66, 6-129, 7-129, 8-135, 9-194, 10-222 Bowling: KS Sahabuddin 13-3-41-0, DP Vijaykumar 18-9-33-3, T Atchuta Rao 17-7-40-3, SM Basha 22-7-79-3, RV Pawar 7-2-21-0. Agencies

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