Perinthalmanna: Helped by medium pacers P Parameswaran (4/55) and Sony Cheruvattur (2/49), Kerala restricted Jammu and Kashmir to 173 (All out) in their first innings in the Ranji trophy Plate league match in Group ‘B’ on the inaugural day at the Perinthalmanna cricket stadium here.
Replying to the paltry 173 runs, Kerala openers did well to score 19 without being separated when the stumps were drawn for the day.
Put into the bat by Kerala after winning the toss, JK began disastrously losing 2 wickets with 4 runs on the board. But Javid Ahamed (31) and Jeelani (41), batted patiently and showed that the two will take the side to safety, but the Kerala pacers struck frequently to put them in a precarious position at 99/6.
DV Mahajan (21), S U Baig (23) and A G Nabi (38) scored some useful runs to take the total to 173 before being all out in 81 overs.
Brief scores: J and K (1st innings) 173 (all out) (J Ahamed 31, A Jeelani 41, A G Nabi 38, S K Cheruvattur 2/49, P Parameswaran 4/55, R Sreejith 2/32).