Jammu: Left-handed opening batsman, Abhinav Puri
slammed a masterful century as Jammu and Kashmir scored 241/3 against Tripura at stumps on day-2 at GGM Science College Hostel Ground, here today.
Earlier, resuming from an overnight score of 52/0, J&K rode on magnificent century by Abhinav and superb half-centuries by skipper Shubham Khajuria and promising Vivrant Sharma to score 241/3 in 103 overs before the play was stopped and called off due to bad light around one hour before the scheduled time. Abhinav Puri showed application, patience and character in scoring sedate 121 runs off 316 balls, studded with 11 boundaries. He showed solidity, sublimity and elegance on a track which was on slower side and where some odd balls kept low.
Vivrant Sharma scored 55 runs off 122 balls with 8 boundaries, while skipper Shubham Khajuria contributed 53 runs off 129 balls, studded with 7 fours and one six.
Ian Dev Singh (4 off 50 balls) and Abdul Samad (0 off 1 ball) were on the crease at the draw of stumps.
For Tripura, MB Mura Singh and SS Ghosh were the successful bowlers with one wicket each.
J&K batters played 79 overs today and scored just 189 runs.