Spinner Shadab 10-wk haul guides Goa to big win over Jharkhand

Porvorim: Spinner Shadab Jakati, who had rattled Jharkhand in the first innings, once again came good with the ball, taking six wickets to guide Goa to an innings and 127-run win in the Group `A’ Plate Ranji Trophy match at GCA Cricket Academy Ground here on Saturday.

The win saw Goa collect six points, including one bonus, and take their tally to 8 from three matches. Also, they have put themselves in the race for the knock out stage.

Jharkhand, who lost on Saturday, have six points from three matches. The visitors, resuming at overnight second innings score of 14 for no loss, lost wickets at regular interval and were all out for 189 after following on.

Goa had made 583 in the first edition and bundled out Jharkhand for 267 and enforced a follow-on.

Jakati got the first breakthrough when he clean bowled Manish Vardhan for 23. Sachin Prasad perished soon, trapped by Amit Yadav for 28 with the score at 82.

Robin D’Souza scalped the prized wicket of Saurabh Tiwari (12). Yadav captured his second wicket when he bowled Ishak Jaggi, leaving Jharkhand on 101/4 at lunch.

Jakati then dismissed Deepak Chowgule (14), Shiv Gautam (2), Rajiv Kumar (23), Kuldeep Sahrma (4) and Rahul Sharma (3) to complete his six-wicket haul.

Jakati took ten wickets and was declared the man of the match for which he got Rs 25,000. Goa Cricket Association (GCA) also announced Rs 1 lakh cash award for him. Goa will now take on Hyderabad on December 1.