JK fight takes match to last day
RANJI TROPHY- DAY 3
Srinagar, Dec 17: The surprise fight back from the JK lower order on the third day of the four day Ranji trophy match against Services made sure that the match goes into last day at Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi on Monday.
Starting third days play on, 136 for the loss of six wickets, JK lower order managed to put a total of 269 runs in their second inning. With this, they set a target of 133 runs for Services in second innings to win match. At the end of days play Services were on 71 for the loss of four wickets. On fourth and last day of the match, Services need 62 to win with six wickets in their hand.
Earlier JK’s stubborn lower order made it sure that match goes into the fourth by putting in strong resistance in front of Services bowling line-up. The second days not out batsmen Manik Gupta playing on 22 and Ram Dayal on nine went on to score fifties and pushed JK total past 200. Manik scored 58 while as Ram Dayal scored 62. Waseem Raza remained unbeaten on 29. It was decent batting show particularly by lower order after a miserable first innings outing in which they were bundled out for meagre 85 runs.
In reply Services second innings had some early hiccups as Ram Dayal jolted them by scalping two openers Pratik Desai and S Chatterjee for the score of 3 and 1 respectively. After that SR Swain and Yashpal Singh stabilised inning and took score 57 runs. Swain fell for 22 runs while Singh was batting on 40 when third days play ended.
Services only need 62 runs to win match with full days play remaining on Tuesday. Only miracle can save JK from the defeat.
In JK were bundled out for 85 runs in first inning while Services replied with 221 runs getting first inning lead of 136 runs.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
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