Ranji Trophy, J&K vs Pondicherry: Abdul Samad scores blazing fifty

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Ranji Trophy, J&K vs Pondicherry: Abdul Samad scores blazing fifty. Pic/KSW Graphics
Ranji Trophy, J&K vs Pondicherry: Abdul Samad scores blazing fifty. Pic/KSW Graphics

Srinagar , Febuary 19: J&K power-hitting batsman who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL Abdul Samad scored blazing fifty on the third day of the Ranji Trophy tournament match for J&K against Pondicherry in Chennai on Saturday.

Having already made his intentions from the second ball of the inning he faced, Abdul Samad reached to his fifty in 36 delivereis .

His inning included 2 sixes and 9 boundaries .

Samad has been brutal from the second day of the play and hit all bowlers to cleaners. His power hitting J&K inning much needed pace in order to get them in a position to earn an outright win out of the match.

J&K moved to 268/3 in 73.5 overs , trailing Pondicherry by 75 runs.

Samad hit two boundaries to reach his fifty after being on 42 overnight.

Pondicherry had scored 343 runs in its first inning and J&K would like take as much first inning lead as possible and then try to get Pondicherry out cheaply. Samad had also picked up a wicket on first day of play.

Abdul Samad owing to his all-round abilities was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in its squad ahead if IPL Auction 2022 for a price of Rs 4 Crores .

His J&K teammate pacer Umran Malik was also retained by the Franchisee for Rs 4 Crores. Umran made his first class debut during the match and picked up three wickets.

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