Srinagar , Jan 10: Jammu and Kashmir were 146/6 against Punjab on day-1 of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group-D match as comeback man Abdul Samad and Vivrant Sharma failed to convert 40s into big scores after doing all the hardwork at IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, PCA, Mohali on Tuesday.
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, J&K lost skipper Shubham Khajuria in the very first over of the match without scoring.
Musaif Ajaz (10) also fell cheaply, before Vivrant and Samad took the score to 83 runs in 14.4 overs when Vivrant was dismissed at his individual score of 41 runs off 48 balls, studded with 8 fours. Samad was the next to go, scoring brisk 46 runs off 29 deliveries with the help of 8 fours and 1 six. The team managed to score 146 runs in 33 overs game as the toss was held after a delayed start at 1:15 pm because of foggy conditions.
Fazil Rashid (26) and Auqib Nabi (6) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn today after bad light stopped play.
Sidharth Kaul was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab, who took 3 wickets by conceding 58 runs in 10 overs, while Baltej Singh bagged 2 wickets by giving away 35 runs in his 10 overs. Mayank Markande also claimed one wicket.