The 11th career Ranji Trophy ton and third of the season by skipper Parvez Rasool has kept J&K’s hopes alive in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Odisha as J&K finished day three on 272 for the loss of seven wickets at GGM Science College Ground Jammu on Monday.
With the help o Parvez’s inning J&K has been able to reach 272 with seven wickets down at the end of third days’ play. They now have second inning lead of 76 runs with only three wickets in hand. Parvez is still in middle batting on 125 run knock with Amir Aziz on seven.
Earlier third days’ play started with J&K resuming its second inning from 27 run total without any loss of wicket. Opening duo of Qamran Iqbal and Shubham Khajuria gave J&K a steady start reaching 60 run total before Khajuria lost his wicket on 11. The next in batsman Ian Dev could add only four runs and J&K lost its second wicket on the score of 67 runs.
Owais Shah joined Qamran Iqbal in the middle and the duo tried to stabilize the inning and took J&K total past 100-run mark before Iqbal was third wicket to fall in J&K with total on 110 runs. Qamran Iqbal who scored a duck in first inning, got out after scoring 67 runs from 172 balls, bringing in skipper Parvez Rasool in the middle.
Parvez build his inning steadily, forming useful partnership with Irfan Pathan and helped J&K cross 200 run mark. Pathan got out after scoring 15 runs from 50 balls with J&K score on 202 runs. Next in batsman Obaid Haroon, formed a stand of 24 runs with Parvez before getting out on individual score of 2.
After Haroon, Parvez formed another small yet valuable stand with Akaash Chowdhary and in the process, Parvez also completed his third century of the season from 128 balls. Akaash got out after scoring seven runs with J&K total on 247 runs.
Despite losing the partners at regular intervals, Parvez kept the scoreboard ticking at the other end. At close of play, Parvez was batting on 125 from 166 balls while as Amir on seven from 15 balls. For Odisha, Govinda Paddar, Dhiraj Singh Basant Mohanty have taken three wickets each.
Earlier in its first inning J&k had bundled out for 127 run total while as Odisha had scored 323 runs in its first inning.
J&K now have got lead of 76 runs in second inning. They been able to push game into final day of play and have got three wickets in hand. The team would want skipper to continue in same fashion on Tuesday and put decent target on board before inning folds up.
It wouldn’t be easy as J&K tail has not been able to contribute much in the entire season so far.
J&K: 127/10 (Shah 44, Akaash 27, Pradhan 4-wkts, Mohanty 3-wkts)
Odisha: 323/10 ( Raut 116*, Samantray 85, Sarangi 57, Pathan 4-wkts)
J&K: 272/7 (Parvez 125*, Qamran 67, Shah 27, Mohanty 2-wkts) Greater Kashmir