Agartala: Pervez Rasool’s strokeful 130 in the first innings proved decisive as Jammu and Kashmir bagged three points against Tripura in the drawn Group C Ranji Trophy cricket encounter, on Sunday.
Declaring their second innings on their overnight score of 163 for three, the Mithun Manhas-led J&K gave the hosts a 368-run target on the final day. Looking to pick 10 wickets, J&K saw great response from Tripura, who rode on centuries from Arindam Das (106*) and Parvinder Singh (100* ) to finish Day 4 on 243 for two.
But it was the visitors’ 428 in the first innings that set the tone for their domination in the match at the Tripura Institute of Technology Ground.
Man of the Match Parvez’s 195-ball knock, which was laced with 18 fours and 3 sixes, was backed up by Manhas’s 96 and Bandeep Singh’s 63.
The Kaushal Acharjee-led Tripura could only muster 224 in their first innings with J&K pace spearhead Ram Dayal bagging a four-wicket haul.
Jammu and Kashmir 428 and 163/3 dec in 30 overs (Bandeep Singh 51 not out, Ian Dev Singh 40 not out; Rana Dutta 2-24)
Tripura 224 and 243/291.3 overs (Arindam Das 106 not out, Parvinder Singh 100 not out; Pervez Rasool 1-54)