Indore: Jammu and Kashmir suffered a top-order batting collapse before reaching 175 for 8 as they found themselves in a difficult situation on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match against Madhya Pradesh here on Friday.
In reply to MP's first innings big total of 371 all out, J&K were reduced to 57 for 5 in the 14th over before a half century from Aditya Singh (64) and his 72-run stand with Bandeep Singh (33) saved them from disaster at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.
Aditya hit nine fours and a six in his 102-ball innings.
J&K are still not out of trouble as they trail by 196 runs with just two first innings wickets remaining. They need another 47 runs more to avoid a follow-on.
Ram Dayal was batting on 3 at the draw of stumps.
For MP, Puneet Datey, Ankit Sharma and Mihir Hirwani grabbed two wickets each while Yogesh Rawat and Jalaj Saxena got a wicket apiece.
Earlier, MP resumed the day at 271 for 4 and added exactly 100 runs in 36.2 overs before being bowled out for 371.
Captain Devendra Bundela, who resumed at 62, was out for 79. Puneet Datey remained unbeaten with a superb 103-ball 56.