U-25 CK Nayudu Trophy | J&K dominates Day 1 against Sikkim

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Srinagar: Left-arm spinner Vishal Kumar wreaked havoc in the Sikkim batting lineup to bag eight wickets, while opening batter Arya Thakur slammed a century, as J&K dominated the first day of play in the Under-25 Col C.K Nayudu Trophy tournament match against Sikkim at GGM Science College Ground Jammu on Sunday.

J&K bundled out Sikkim for 57/10 in the first inning after having declared their first inning on 384/6 to enforce the follow-on.

Earlier, put into bat, after a delayed start by around an hour, J&K openers- Arya Thakur and Abid Hussain began in style and amassed a partnership of 206 runs in 36.2 overs before Abid was dismissed at his individual score of  65 runs off 118 balls, while Arya was the next man to go, but not before scoring quick-fire 147 runs off 106 balls. Skipper Kanhaiya Wadhawan scored a power-packed 89 runs off 65 balls and Kawal Preet Singh contributed 47 runs off 44 balls. After Shubham Singh Pundir’s 7-ball 20, J&K declared their innings at 384 runs for the loss of six wickets.

For Sikkim, Akash Luitel took three wickets while Rahul Kumar bagged two and Abhishek claimed one.

In reply, Sikkim got bundled out for a mere 57-run total in their first inning with J&K earning a huge first-inning lead of 327 runs. J&K bowler, Vishal Kumar ran through Sikkim’s batting line up taking an eight-wicket haul. None of the batters except Roshan Pd (23) could cross the double-figure mark.

For J&K, Vishal Kumar was the wrecker-in-chief, who took 8 wickets by conceding 10 runs in 6.3 overs, while Mujtaba Yousuf and Ranjot Singh claimed one wicket each.

Following on, Sikkim were 0/0 in 2 overs in the second inning at the end of day play.

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