Rajasthan set a target of 395 for Jammu and Kashmir Saturday in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy Game here on the third day of the encounter. After putting up 379 in the first innings, Rajasthan bundled out Jammu and Kashmir for 204 and later declared the second innings for 219/4, putting together overall lead of 394.
Jammu and Kashmir started from their overnight score of 186/7 but were able to add only 18 runs to their tally and eventually were bowled out for 204. For Rajasthan, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (5-59) starred with the ball as he picked up a five-wicket haul and spun his web around Jammu and Kashmir at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here.
In their second innings, Rajasthan opener A V Gautam top-scored with 68, while middle-order batsman Robin Bist (44) and Tajinder Singh Dhillon (49 not out) made notable contributions.
However, their first innings hero Chetan Bist, who had scored 159, fell cheaply in the second outing. At stumps on day 3, Jammu and Kashmir were 34/0, but itwill be an arduous task for the visitors who need another 361 runs for outright victory.
Brief Scores: At Jaipur Rajasthan 379 and 219/4 declared (A V Gautam 68) vs Jammu and Kashmir 204 and 34/0. Jammu and Kashmir need 361 runs to win.
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At Agartala: Tripura 360 and 110/0 (U U Bose 64 batting, Bishal Gose 44 batting) vs Services 238 all out (Aanshul Gupta 62, Vikas Hathwala 51). Tripura lead by 232 runs.
At Ranchi: Jharkhand 344 and 44/1 (Ishan Kishan 31 batting) versus Assam 298 all out (Gokul Sharma 92, Sibsankar Roy 70). Jharkhand lead by 90 runs.
At Kanpur: Goa 152 and 123/8 (Snehal Kauthankar 28, Saurabh Kumar 4-31) against Uttar Pradesh 564/4 Declared (Aksh Deep Nath 194, Mohammed Saif 126, Priyam Garg 117 not out). Goa trail by 289 runs.