J&K pace battery of Irfan Pathan, Rohit Sharma , Umar Nazir and debutant Rasikh Salam rattled the hosts Assam batting as they got bundled out for 128 run total in first inning in the match of Ranji Trophy at Guwahatti on December 30.
J&K won the toss and chose to field first. J&K side went with three changes in the match, bringing in Rasikh Salam, Kanhaiya Wadhwan, Rohit Sharma and Musaif Aijaz in place of Ian Dev, Oabid Haroon , Pranav Gupta, Amir and Mohammad Mudhasir. Ahmad Banday was also included in place of Aditya Pratap Singh.
Irfan Pathan gave first breakthrough for J&K getting opener Biplab clean bowled in very frst over. Then Rasikh Salam joined act getting two wickets in quick interval. Pathan then bagged his second leaving Assam 24/4. Assam tried to stabilize the inning but then Rohit Sharma and Umar Nazir ran through middle and lower order. Assam were left reeling on 74/9 and looked will fall within 80 run mark. Then stand between Mukhtar Hussain and Mrinmoy Dutta pushed score to 128.
They frustrated J&K as they kept scoreboard ticking. The had stand of 54 runs between them for last wicket and it was finally broken by Umar Nazir.
For J&K Rohit Sharma and Umar Nazir took three each while as Rasikh and Pathan took two each. For Assam Mrinyoy Dutta top scored with 34 while as Mukhtar scored 24.