Jammu and Kashmir`s dream run in the Ranji Trophy came to an end after Punjab defeated them by a 100 runs to enter the semifinals of the premier domestic event on the fourth day of their last-eight stage match here on Saturday.
Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh made a superb return to competitive cricket as he smashed 92 off only 80 balls to rescue his team from a precarious position against an impressive Jammu and Kashmir bowling attack on the first day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final here Wednesday.
Opener Adil Rishi led Jammu and Kashmir to a good start in their first innings after pacer Samiullah Beigh captured five wickets to bowl out Tripura for 280 in their Ranji Trophy Group C match here today.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah today expressed anguish and dismay over the reported midnight search by police in a Jammu hotel where the state Ranji squad was lodged and said that he has taken up the issue with people concerned.
Jammu and Kashmir find itself in a tight corner after Hyderabad reduced the hosts to 198 for six in their first innings in reply to the visiting team`s mammoth 514 for eight declared at stumps on the third and penultimate day of a Group C Ranji Trophy match, here on Tuesday.
Ian Dev Singh`s unbeaten 94 and his 130-run partnership with Samiullah Beigh for the sixth-wicket helped Jammu and Kashmir took a crucial first-innings lead against Assam in their Ranji Trophy Group `C` match, on Sunday.