J&K starts Ranji trophy campaign with win over Pondicherry

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir start their Ranji trophy campaign with a victory by trouncing Pondicherry by eight wickets at SSN ground on Sunday.
Veteran spinner Parvez Rasool finished with a six-wicket haul, dismissing the last Pondicherry batsman to star in Jammu and Kashmir’s win.
Parvez for his outstanding bowling performance was adjudged man of the match.
Resuming at the overnight score of 113 for 9, Pondicherry added 11 runs to the score before Sagar Trivedi (37) became Rasool’s sixth victim in the second innings.
Needing 42 runs to begin the season with a win, J&K lost the openers – Qamran Iqbal (8) and Jatin Wadhwan (9) before Shubham Pundir (21 not out) and Ian Dev Singh (6 not out) saw the team home.
Brief Scores:
Pondicherry: 343 & 124 all out in 45.5 overs (Sagar Trivedi 37, Parvez Rasool six for 29) lost to Jammu and Kashmir 426 in 114.1 overs (Qamran Iqbal 96, Abdul Samad 103) and 45 for 2 in 12.4 overs by eight wickets.

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