LAHLI, Dec 16: Riding on a fabulous show by the trio of Umar Nazir Mir,Irfan Pathan and Owaish Shah,Jammu and Kashmir thrashed formidable Haryana by 130 runs in the Ranji trophy group C match at Bansi Lal cricket stadium Lahli here today.
Earlier on day 1,put into bat J&K managed to score 161 runs in first innings on a bowling friendly strip.Obaid Haroon top scored with 26 runs while Ian Dev Singh,Ahmad Omar Banday and Ovais Shah contributed 23, 22 and 21 runs respectively.
From Haryana A K Chahal and Yuzvender Chahal took 3 wickets each while A H Hooda and H V Patel claimed 2 wickets each.
In reply Haryana bundled out for paltry 145 runs to concede a lead of 16 runs to J&K R P Sharma top scored with 41 runs while Himanshu Rana and Ankit Kumar contributed 29 and 27 runs respectively.C K Bishnoi also chipped in with 20 runs.For jammu and Kashmir Umar Nazir was the pick of the bowlers who took five important wickets while Mohammad Mudhasir claimed 4 wickets.
In their second essay Jammu and Kashmir sailed on brilliant innings of 71 of 76 balls by Owais Shah scored good total of 205 runs to set a target of 222 runs for the rivals. Shubam Khujuria and Skipper Parveez Rasool also played good knocks of 34 and 30 runs respectively. Obaid Haroon also contributed valuable 20 runs to the total.For Haryana Yuzvender Chahal took 4important wickets while A k Chahal claimed 3 wickets.Chasing the total of 222 runs to win,Haryana collapsed at 91 runs to lose the match by a match by big total of 130 runs.None of the batsman could do much as Irfan Pathan racked havoc,scalping 5 wickets by conceding just 18 runs in his 13 overs.First innings hero Umar Nazir took 3 wickets while Mohd Mudasar and Aakash Choudary claimed 1 wicket each.
Umar Nazir was adjudged as the man of the match for his brilliant bowling display.
The high light of the match was 5 wicket hauls by Irfan and Umar and fabulous,authoritative knock by Ovais Shah,besides top class mentorship by Irfan Pathan and coaching display by Milap Mewada.
The team is being accompanied by Rajesh Sharma as manager,Milap Mewada as coach,Bilal Shamas as Assistant manager,Mushtaq Rather as fielding coach,Dr Ajaz chillo as physio,Amit bargotra as trainer,Syed Mujtaba as logistics manager and sheikh suhail as video Analyst.
J&K will lock horns against Odissa on DEC 22 at GGM Science collage hostel ground jammu.