Jammu and Kashmir take 1st innings lead against Tripura

PTI| Updated: Jan 01, 2014, 19:30 PM IST

Agartala: Skipper Perveez Rasool scored 83 while opener Adil Rishi and middle-order batsman Hardeep Rishi scored half-centuries as Jammu and Kashmir moved a step closer towards quarter-final qualification of the Ranji Trophy having ensured 45-run first innings lead over Tripura.

In repky to Tripura`s first innings score of 280, Jammu and Kashmir scored 325 with Rasool (83), Adil Rishi (78) and Hardeep Singh (52) being the chief contributors.

In the second innings, Tripura are 103 for two with a lead of 58 runs. If the match ends in a draw, Jammu and Kashmir will get to 28 points. At this point of time, Jammu and Kashmir`s run quotient of +0.977 is slightly less than Goa who are +1.005 having completed their league engagements.

Jammu and Kashmir today ensured the lead mainly because Rasool-Rishi pair added 113 runs for the fourth wicket. Rasool was the attacking of the two striking 11 boundaries in his 92 ball knock. Rishi played 132 balls hitting nine fours for his patient 78.

It was Hardeep Singh (52) along with Samiuallah Beigh (19), who got the lead for Jammu and Kashmir as they added 44 runs for the seventh wicket.

Brief Scores: Tripura 280 & 103/2; Jammu and Kashmir 325 (Perveez Rasool 83, Asil Rishi 78, Hardeep Singh 52).