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LocalVijay Hazare Trophy: J&K registers 3rd consecutive victory, crush Nagaland by 99 runs

Srinagar, Nov 15: Magnificent batting display by wicketkeeper/batsman Fazil Rashid and ace all-rounder Abid Mushtaq guided clinical Jammu and Kashmir to register third consecutive victory by crushing minnows Nagaland in an easy contest by a big margin of 99 runs in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy at DY Patil Cricket Academy, Mumbai today.
Earlier, put into bat, J&K scored a big total of 290 runs in the stipulated 50 overs, losing 9 wickets in the process.
J&K suffered an early collapse as top five batters were sent back to the pavilion for just 80 runs in 22.3 overs. However, Fazil Rashid and Abdul Samad salvaged the sinking ship to take the score to 141 runs in 32.5 overs before the dismissal of Samad (22). Then dangerous Abid Mushtaq alongwith Fazil helped the team to score a good total of 290 runs. Fazil top scored with 85 off 86 balls, studded with 9 fours and 1 six, while Abid Mushtaq contributed power-packed 62 runs off 44 balls, including 7 boundaries and 2 sixes. Opener Shubham Khajuria also contributed 39 runs to the total. Both Fazil and Abid showed stellar grit and tenacity to notch up brilliant half-centuries.
For Nagaland, Hopongkyu took 4 wickets, while Nagaho bagged two. A M Singh and SS Mundhe claimed one wicket each.
In reply, Nagaland managed to score 196 runs in 44.3 overs, thus lost the match by a big margin of 99 runs. Wicketkeeper/batter Chetan Bist top scored with 51 runs off 64 balls including 6 boundaries, while Nagaho contributed 33 runs to the total.
For J&K, Speedster Yudhvir Singh captured 4 wickets by conceding 54 runs in his 10 overs, while Abid Mushtaq and Sahil Lotra bagged 2 wickets each. Auqib Nabi and Shahrukh Ahmed Dar claimed 1 wicket each.
J&K will take on Punjab in the next outing on November 17.

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