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Toothless batting let Assam down
SPORTS REPORTER
 GUWAHATI, Dec 2: After some sloppy fielding yesterday, Assam today put themselves in trouble waters with toothless batting.

In reply to Jammu and Kashmir’s first innings total of 323, Assam were bundled out for a meagre 165 at the Nehru Stadium here. But, the visiting team did not force the host to follow on and at the end of second day’s play they were one for no loss in one over.

J&K resumed their first innings at the overnight total of 240 for 7 and added 83 runs in 122 minutes with some lusty hitting. Assam pacer Arup Das came out with a rich haul of six wickets but the damage was already done as the visitors crossed the 300 mark. Debutants Obaid Haroon and Wasim Raza Paray contributed satisfactorily with 52 and 40 respectively.

Assam openers – Pallav Das and skipper Dheeraj Jadhav – started confidently adding 55 runs. Pallav (28) suddenly missed the line and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Obaid off pacer Md Muddasir Gujree. He should have been more cautious as a 100-run partnership for the opening wicket would have built a solid foundation.

After Pallav’s departure, Gokul Sharma returned to the pavilion cheaply (5). However Sib Sankar Roy and Dheeraj added 60 runs for the third wicket. Dheeraj choose a wrong shot off spinner Parvez Rasool Zargar and offered a simple catch to Ram Dayal Punia at short mid-on.

Dheeraj’s out triggered Assam’s downfall and the remaining batsmen started marching to the pavilion one after another. Finally, the hosts were all out for 165 in 64.3 overs.

Spinner Parvez Rasool was the man responsible for J&K’s success who picked seven wickets giving away just 41 runs.

Assam batsmen panicked against Rasool and virtually surrendered meekly by losing the last 7 wickets for only 39 runs.

SCORECARD

Jammu & Kashmir 1st innings: Adil Rishi lbw b AK Das 11, ID Singh c Saikia b Ahmed 11, Bandeep Singh b AK Das 36, Parvez Rassol c Ahmed b Konwar 67, Hardeep Singh c Saikia b AK Das 39, O Haroon b AK Das 52, M Gupta lbw b AK Das 0, R Dayal run out 23, Waseem Raza c PP Das b AK Das 40, SS Sharma not out 18, M Mudhasir c PP Das b Ahmed 20. Extras: (lb 6) 6. Total: (all out; 109.1 overs) 323. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-35, 3-94, 4-156, 5-183, 6-183, 7-220, 8-274, 9-285, 10-323. Bowling: AN Ahmed 24.1-2-92-2, AK Das 30-10-87-6, PL Das 20-5-49-0, A Konwar 15-3-44-1, J Syed Mohammad 20-10-45-0.

Assam 1st innings: PP Das c Haroon b Mudhasir 28, DS Jadhav c Dayal b Parvez Rassol 69, G Sharma b Parvez Rassol 5, SA Roy c Hardeep Singh b Parvez Rassol 25, Tarjinder Singh c Haroon b Dayal 7, J Syed Mohammad c Dayal b Parvez Rassol 4, KN Saikia c Gupta b Parvez Rassol 2, AN Ahmed c Singh b Gupta 17, PL Das c Waseem Raza b Parvez Rassol 1, AK Das c & b Parvez Rassol 0, A Konwar not out 0. Extras: (b 2, lb 3, nb 2) 7. Total: (all out; 64.3 overs) 165. Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-66, 3-126, 4-133, 5-143, 6-143, 7-151, 8-161, 9-161, 10-165. Bowling: R Dayal 16-5-35-1, M Mudhasir 10-0-24-1, Parvez Rassol 23-9-41-7, SS Sharma 6-1-26-0, Waseem Raza 4-1-16-0, Bandeep Singh 5-1-14-0, M Gupta 0.3-0-4-1.

Jammu & Kashmir 2nd innings: Adil Rishi not out 1, ID Singh not out 0. Extras: 0. Total (0 wickets; 1 overs) 1. Bowling: A Konwar 1-0-1-0.

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