RANJI TROPHY: GROUP-B- JAMMU & KASHMIR VS Rajasthan-DAY-3
SRINAGAR: Opener batsman Ahmad Omar Banday smashed 102 while skipper Parvez Rasool 97 boosting Jammu and Kashmir to 432 for six in their first innings at the end of third day of their Group -B Ranji Trophy encounter against Rajasthan played at Jaipur.
It was a solid batting performance from the J&K batsmen with five managing substantial contributions that has given their side complete ascendancy when stumps were drawn at the end of the day.
The star of the show was opener Ahmad Omar Banday who hit a refreshing 205-ball 102 and skipper Parvez Rasool who smashed 97 off just 126 deliveries.
The tourists have already pocketed a crucial lead of 102 after its batters in specific- gave them control. J&K would want to add another 100 to the total to completely bat the tourists out of the game.
Banday and Pranav Gupta were instrumental in J&Ks’ strong position as the duo added a vital 90 runs stand for the second wicket
Opener Banday, got his act together to mix solid defensive play with some neat stroke play his 205 ball vigil yielded 17 boundries and one sixes while Gupta’s 51 came off 156 laced with nine fours.
Banday’s knock of 102 runs was cut short when he became the victim of MK Lomror.
His good work was carried forward by Ian Chauhan(79) and Gupta (51) as both added 73 run stand for third wicket.
After Gupta’s departure J&K skipper Parvez Rasool showed yet again stomach for a fighting making sure his side not only overhauled host Rajastan runs but was also in lead at the end of the day’s play.
J&K skipper Parvez Rasool attacked Rajasthan bowlers from the word playing a blistering knock of 97 off just 126 deliveries. He took full advantage of wayward bowling performance of Rajasthan bowlers and smashed them to every corner of the park.
Parvez smashed 11 boundries in his 126 ball knock.
He along with middle order batsman Chauhan stitched a vital 83 run stand and their partnership was broken when Chauhan’s stumps were disturbed by Ashok Maneria. He went for 79.
At stumps Samiullah Beigh (1) and wicket-keeper batman Punit Bisht (2) were at the crease
For hosts T ul-Haq and S Ahmad were the successful bowlers claiming two wickets each.