December 17, 2013 6:48:09 pm
Pacer Samiullah Beigh grabbed four wickets in an impressive bowling spell on the fourth and final morning to set up Jammu and Kashmir’s nine-wicket victory over Assam in Jammu on Tuesday.
Beigh claimed all the four Assam wickets that fell on Tuesday to end with innings figures of 6 for 42,his first five-for in this Ranji season.
Riding on Beigh’s early onslaught,J&K skittled Assam out for 195 before the home side batsmen chased down the target of 32 runs to give them their fourth win in six games.
Assam began the fourth and final day on a slippery 156 for 6 and they would have hoped to find a way to salvage a draw. Instead,Beigh struck between the 46th and 54th overs to bundle the visiting side out.
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Assam’s second innings lasted just 10.4 overs and they added 39 runs at the expense of four wickets.
J&K achieved the target in 6.2 overs but lost opener Adil Rishi (13),thus wasting their chance of claiming the extra bonus point.
Jammu & Kashmir collected six points from their outright win while Assam got none.
Karnataka register comprehensive win
Gurkeerat Singh’s valiant century went in vain as Karnataka humbled Punjab by 10 wickets to get seven points in their Group A Ranji Trophy match at KSCA Stadium on Tuesday.
Resuming at overnight score of 156 for five,Punjab’s batting collapsed like house of cards after Gurkeerat and Gitansh Khera played a superb knock of 157 and 84,respectively.
The visitors folded their second innings at 361,which left Karnataka to chase a modest target of 31 runs to register an outright victory. Punjab had scored 174 all out in their first innings and Karnataka replied with a big total of 505 for nine declared.
The hosts chased down the motley target in just 4.5 overs with openers Mayank Agarwal and Lokesh Rahul remaining unbeaten on eight and 25,respectively.
Karnataka picked up six points for registering an outright victory and bonus one point for winning it with 10 wickets in hand.
Hyderabad earn three points from draw
Amol Shinde grabbed three wickets as Hyderabad bowled out Goa for 465 and took 49 runs first innings lead to earn three points from their Group C Ranji Trophy match which ended in a draw on the final day in Goa on Tuesday.
Hyderabad took their tally to 15 points from six matches.
Goa,who got one point from Tuesday’s draw,took their tally to 16 points from six matches.
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