Ranji Trophy: J&K thrash Assam by 9 wickets
Jammu: Pacer Samiullah Beigh grabbed four wickets in an impressive bowling spell on the fourth and final morning to set up Jammu and Kashmir`s nine-wicket victory over Assam here on Tuesday.
Beigh claimed all the four Assam wickets that fell today to end with innings figures of 6 for 42, his first five-for in this Ranji season.
Riding on Beigh`s early onslaught, J&K skittled Assam out for 195 before the home side batsmen chased down the target of 32 runs to give them their fourth win in six games.
Assam began the fourth and final day on a slippery 156 for 6 and they would have hoped to find a way to salvage a draw. Instead, Beigh struck between the 46th and 54th overs to bundle the visiting side out.
Assam`s second innings lasted just 10.4 overs today and they added 39 runs at the expense of four wickets.
J&K achieved the target in 6.2 overs but lost opener Adil Rishi (13), thus wasting their chance of claiming the extra bonus point.
Jammu & Kashmir collected six points from their outright win while Assam got none.
Jammu & Kashmir: 427 and 32 for 1 beat Assam 263 and 195 (Abu Nechim Ahmed 50; Samiullah Beigh 6/42) by 9 wickets.
Points: Jammu & Kashmir 6, Assam 0.