Ranji Trophy: HP, J&K Match Ends in Draw

JAMMU: Foggy weather today shattered the dreams of visitors Himachal Pradesh to register a win against the host Jammu and Kashmir when the play was stopped due to poor visibility on the last day of the Group-C Ranji Trophy tie at GGM Science College Hostel ground, here today.

The visitors side was just 45 runs away from the target of 235 runs when the match was stopped. Himachal Pradesh got three points while one point went to the kitty of Jammu and Kashmir after around 105 minutes of play could not take place due to bad weather.

Earlier in the morning, HP side was reluctant to begin their play amidst foggy weather conditions resulting into loss of complete pre-lunch session.

However, when game resumed after lunch, the visitors brought the total to 189 runs for the loss of two wickets in 49 overs at tea.

But, to their dismay, the game could not resume thereafter because of poor visibility.

Both Akash Chopra and Karanveer played confident innings for Himachal Pradesh as Chopra scored 50 off 80 balls and Karanveer remained unbeaten for 88 runs.

P Dogra was other unbeaten batsman with 43 runs in his account. SCORECARD J&K Ist Innings 175 Himachal Pradesh Ist Innings 189 J&K 2nd Innings 248 Himachal Pradesh 2nd innings A Chopra* c AP Singh b Parvez Rassol 50 A Bhalaik b Dayal 01 Karanveer Singh not out 88 P Dogra not out 43 Extras (b 4, nb 3) 07 Total (for two wickets in 49 overs) 189 Fall of Wickets: 1-7 (Bhalaik, 2.5 overs), 2-81 (Chopra, 25.5 overs) Bowling: R Dayal 20-2-68-1; Sameer Ali 13-1-65-0; Parvez Rassol 10-3-24-1; Waseem Raza 4-2-18-0; M Gupta 2-0-10-0. Agencies

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