Ranji Trophy: Jammu and Kashmir beat Jharkhand for tickets and 27 races

RANCHI: left middle arm pacemaker Abid Mushtaq took five wickets as Jammu and Kashmir hit Jharkhand for one inning and 27 runs in one Ranji Trophy Group 'C' match on Monday.

Resuming 103 overnight for four on the last day, Jharkhand lost six wickets for 52 runs in 26.4 overs to prove his first loss in four games.

The experienced Ishank Jaggi (34, 96 balls, 2 four) defied J&k'sattackonthelastday,buttheothers,includingthetalentedishankishan(8,28balls,1four)andviratsingh(1),didnotliveuptothecircumstances.

mohammedmudhasirprovidedthebreakthroughbyeliminatingviratsingh.kishanandjaggiresistedforeightattacksbeforethetwowerefiredinthespaceofthreeracesbyumarnazirandaquibnabi,respectively.

nabitheneliminatedrahulprasad(6),shahbaznadeem(9)andvarunaaron(0)tofinishthingsoffforjammuandkashmir.

jandkimprovedtheiraccountto20pointsinfourgames,whilejharkhandhas16points.

inanothergame,haryanabeatchhattisgarhfor89racesatraipurtotakehisscoreto21.

odishaconcededthatthefirstentriesleadtotripurainagartala,buttheyareatthetopofgroupcwith22gamepoints.

briefscores:jharkhand259and155alloutin54.4overs(mdnazim37,ishankjaggi34; Aquib Nasbi 5/38) lost to J&k441alloutin87.4overs(abdulsamad128,suryanshraina76,abidmushtaq50; Varun aaron 3/69, Ashish Kumar 3/102) by an innings and 27 runs. J&k:7points,jharkhand:0.

inraipur:haryana123and258allin72.4overs(nrsaini55,srchauhan42; Veer Pratap Singh 4/49, Vishal Singh 3/38) beat Chhattisgarh: 119 all in 35.1 overs (Vishal Singh 45 not out, Jiwanjot Singh 24; AK Chahal 5/25, Harshal V Patel 4/40) and 173 all in 50.5 overs (Avnish Singh 69, Amandeep Khare 38; SP Kumar 3/24) for 89 races. Haryana: 6 points, Chhattisgarh: 0.

In Agartala: Tripura 288 for 6 declared in 82 overs (Milind 105 not out, MB Mura Singh 72, SM Singha 65; Rajesh Mohanty 3/78) drew with Odisha 121 in 40.2 overs (Biplab Samantaray 51; Frog Dutta 5/23, MB Mura Singh 3/36) and 71 for 1 in 22 overs (Govinda Poddar 33 not outside). Tripura: 3 points, Odisha: 1.

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