Srinagar, February 15: A classical unbeaten inning of 75 runs by RP Sharma on Saturday steered Haryana to a nail-biting win against table-toppers J&K in Ranji Trophy.
Resuming on overnight score of 101/5, the tourists were almost thrown out of the game with 7 down on 119 runs. However, a spectacular partnership first between Shrama and Jayant Yadav and then Sharma and Rahul Tewatia changed the course of the match.
The 10th wicket partnership worth 44 runs steered Haryana to a magnificent win. RP Sharma finished with 75 not out while as Tewatia struck important unbeaten 27 runs.
For J&K, skipper Parvez Rasool’s fifer went in vain. It was the first defeat for hosts in the tournament as they have been playing some top-class cricket.
Meanwhile, with the race for quarter-finals going on between J&K, Odhisa and Services, the former two look strong contenders as of now.