A brilliant double ton by A Asnodkar and centuries from A Desai and S Kamat helped Goa to post a mammoth total of 552 runs against the J&K on the second day of the Ranji Trophy tournament match at GGM Science College ground here on Tuesday.
Starting the second day's play on 263 runs for the loss of only one wicket, Goa batsman continued where from they had left on first day. They hammered JK bowlers to all corners of the ground. Goa declared their innings for the 552 runs for the loss of only five wickets. In reply JK were struggling on 43 for the loss of two wickets at the end of second days play.
For Goa overnight unbeaten batsman Asnodkar and Kamat added 213 runs for the second wicket. It was second 200 run plus partnership for the Goa side against JK in the match. In both the partnerships, Asnodkar played the part. The overall inning run rate of 3.91 depicted the misery of JK bowlers and finesse of Goa batsman against helpless JK bowlers. It was easy outing for Goa batting lineup first three players scored the centuries while as Asnodkar scored double among them. He scored 232 runs from 360 deliveries. His inning included 28 boundaries and three sixes. Kamat scored 105 runs from 292 deliveries while as A Desai scored 106. Darshan chipped in with 4. For JK, Parvez Rasool scalped four wickets while as Umer Nazir picked one. In reply after Goa made declaration, JK were struggling on 43 runs for the loss of two wickets. Shubam Khajuria and Abhinav Puri both gave away their wickets cheaply. After their departure, Ian Dev and Pranav Gupta stabilized the inning and batted till the end of days play. Pranav was batting on 25 while as Ian on 13. JK are trailing by 509 runs.
It will tough ask for JK batsman on third day to bat through and surpass the first inning total posted by the Goa.
Pertinently JK who were playing in home condition had won the toss and invited Goa to bat first. The decision backfired as Goa punished JK bowlers.
"We won the toss and invited them to bat first as pitch had some moisture in it. However, our bowlers failed to take advantage of home conditions. The dew in outfield made ball wet and there was no swing for pacers afterwards," JK coach, Abdul Qayoom Bagaw told Greater Kashmir over phone.
"We will try our best to surpass their first inning total we are playing with one extra batsman in this match and have confidence that we can chase it. We lost too early wickets today but after that inning stabilized. They will face similar problem that we faced on third morning and will not able to extract any kind of swing amid dew factor," he added.
Goa: 552/5 (Asnodkar 232, Desai 106, Kamat 105, Parvez 4 wkts)
JK: 43/2 ( Pranav 25*, Ian 13*, Parameswaran 1wkt) trail by 509 runs