Riding on Parveez Rasool’s five-wicket haul, Jammu and Kashmir posted a 116-run victory over Goa in a Group C Ranji Trophy match and earn full six points on Saturday.
Goa resumed on 22 for no loss, chasing 412, and openers Darshan Misal (42) and Swapnil Asnodkar (47) gave the team a good start by sharing a solid 87-run stand before medium pacer Samiullah Beigh got the breakthrough. Misal’s dismissal triggered a collapse and Goa were suddenly reeling at 116 for four.
Rasool then ran through the line up to pick up his seventh five-wicket haul; finishing with impressive figures of five for 89. Wicketkeeper Samar Dubhashi put up some resistance with an unbeaten 79, with the last two batsmen — AG Pandrekar (20) and Felix Alemao (22) — giving him company for close to 35 overs, but it was not enough to avoid the defeat in the end.
Brief scores: J&K: 227 & 261 Goa: 77 & 295 all out in 92 overs (Samar Dubhashi 79 not out; Parvez Rasool 5/89).
Himachal beat Kerala by 4 wickets
Himachal Pradesh notched up a six-wicket win over Kerala in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Saturday. Chasing a meagre total for victory, Himachal raced to 103 for the loss of four wickets in 25 overs at the Eden Gardens. Karaparambil Monish picked up 3/31 for Kerala.
For Himachal, Gurvinder Singh was the best bowler, returning impressive figures of 5/37 in 15.5 overs, while Mayank Dagar and Rishi Dhawan had three and two wickets respectively.