Shubham hits superb 90 as J&K makes 205/6 in Ranji
JAMMU: Promising opening batsman Shubham Khajuria batted for 206 minutes and played a patient innings of 90 runs off 238 balls to help J and K to score 205 for six against Andhra Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy Plate group match at Brabourne Stadium Cricket Club of India ground Mumbai today.
Shubham was well supported by dependable Pervaz Rasool, who scored 45 runs off 114 balls in the partnership of 99 runs for the fourth wicket.
Khajuria held one end after his team, inserted in by Andhra captain Hanuma Vihari, lost two quick wickets for only 18 on a track with a tinge of green on it.
The 21-year-old opener struck two sixes and nine fours in his 238-ball vigil as he added 99 runs with Parvez Rasool (45 in 114 balls).
The fourth wicket duo pulled the innings out of the rut it had fallen into at 51 for 3.
Khajuria fell after tea and at stumps J and K had advanced to 205 for 6, with Bandeep Singh (14) and Punit Bisht (12) at the crease.
Khajuria, in his first-class career’s 20th game, missed a second century when his defense was breached by left arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt, who got appreciable turn and bounce from the track to take two wickets.
Earlier Adil Reshi (1), Ian dev Singh (13) and Amir Aziz( 15) were back to the pavilion at the score of 51 runs. Ian was shaping well but he dismissed by speedster Siva Kumar on what looked like to be a doubtful decision. Skipper Mithun Manhas fell for seven runs. Bandeep Singh 14 and Puneet Bist 12 were at the crease when the stumps were drawn today. For Andhra Siva Kumar, medium pacers P Vijay Kumar and Siva Kumar shared the other four wickets equally.
Jammu & Kashmir 1st innings
SP Khajuria b Bhatt 90
Adil Reshi c Ayyappa b Siva Kumar 01
Aamir Aziz b Bhatt 15
ID Singh c †Bharat b Vijaykumar 13
Parvez Rasool c †Bharat b Siva Kumar 45
M Manhas* c Pradeep b Vijaykumar 07
Bandeep Singh not out 14
P Bisht† not out 12