SRINAGAR- Railway batter Mohammad Saif was on 161* (263) as his team ended Day 1 of their Ranji Trophy clash against J&K on 322/8 after 85 overs. Railways won the toss on Tuesday morning and opted to bat first at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat, Gujarat.
Saif smacked 23 4’s to give J&K bowlers a tough time on the field. However, J&K kept taking wickets on the other end and will hope to bowl out Railways on Day 2.
Leg spinner Abid Mushtaq was once again the pick of the J&K bowlers, taking 3 important wickets for his team. Umer Nazir and Aquib Nabi took 2 wickets each, while Mohammad Tahir bagged 1 wicket.
A lot will depend on how J&K batters handle their first innings today, but considering the team’s recent batting form, it might just be an uphill struggle.
J&K Playing XI: Shubham Khajuria (c), Fazil Rashid (wk),Vivrant Sharma, Henan Nazir, Suryansh Raina, Abid Mushtaq, Musaif Ajaz, Mohammad Tahir, Auqib Nabi, Sahil Lotra, Umar Nazir.
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