Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C match between Jammu and Kashmir and Saurashtra at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground in Jammu. Saurashtra are in tremendous form as they are topping the table with 29 points gathered from the 4 won and 1 drawn matches, while Jammu and Kashmir are third from the bottom with 9 points from 4 wins and 5 draws. Jammu and Kashmir drew their last match with Goa while Saurashtra faced a humiliating defeat in their last encounter and are expected to bounce back. With the performance till date, they will likely qualify from group C. Ranji Trophy 2015-16, complete coverage

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 451/9 | Overs 110 | BATTING: Jaydev Unadkat 77(105), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 13(25): In the final session of the day, Saurashtra lead the hosts by 313 runs with one wikcet to spare. Sheldon Jackson who scored 121 in 142 balls still remians the top-scorer for the visitors in the this innings so far. OUT! K R Makwana b Vijay Kumar Dogra 17(70) OUT! Shaurya Sanandia c Mohammed Mudhasir b Vijay Kumar Dogra 0(3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 352/7 | Overs 86 | BATTING: Kamlesh Makvana 3(40), Jaydev Unadkat 7(19): Jammu and Kashmir have managed to make two more breakthroughs. Chirag Jani and Samarth Vyas are the batsmen to get dimissed with the latter one being the latest one to walk back to the pavilion. ZahoorSofi and Sameer Ali were the wicket-takers. The two dismissals happened in the span of six overs. OUT! Samarth Vyas c Ian Chauhan b Sameer Ali 53(69) OUT! Chirag Jani b Zahoor Sofi 36(49)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 288/5 | Overs 66 | BATTING: Samarth Vyas 22(30), Chirag Jani 16(25): From here, the visitors lead Jammu and Kashmir by 151 runs with five wickets to spare. The last dismissal made by the hosts was Sheldon Jackson’s wicket on the first delivery of the 61st over. While Zahoor Sofi bagged two wickets, the other scalps are shared between Sameer Ali, Parvez Rasool and Vijay Kumar Dogra. OUT! Sheldon Jackson c Zahoor Sofi b Vijay Kumar Dogra 121(142)

Live Cricket Score: Saurashtra 220/3 | J&K 138 | Overs 51 | BATTING: Sheldon Jackson 90(114), Jaydev Shah 0(14): Saurashtra lead the hosts by 82 runs with 7 wickets to spare. The last batsman to get dimsissed was A V Vasavada who scored 44 runs in 80 balls before getting bowled by Zahoor Sofi. OUT! A V Vasavada b Zahoor Sofi 44(80) OUT! Sagar Jogiyani c Asif Khan b Sameer Ali 41(51)

Batting first, Jammu and Kashmir could not make any impact as their first innings ended with 138 runs. None of the batsmen could do justice and Amir Sofi emerged as the highest run-getter for their side with 32 runs. From Saurashtra, it was Shaurya Sanandia who took a fifer giving away just 53 runs and remained the most impactful bowler.

Coming out to bat, Saurashtra performed extremely well as they have already got the lead by 12 runs. Opener Sagar Jogiyani missed out on his half century, scoring 41 as his team reached 150 by the end of day one. A V Vasavada and Sheldon Jackson will bat on day 2. Amongst the Jammu and Kashmir bowlers, Sameer Ali and Zahoor Sofi got a wicket each.


Jammu and Kashmir: Shubham Khajuria, Parvez Rasool (c), Ian Chauhan, Asif Khan (wk), Mohammed Mudhasir, Amir Sofi, Pranav Gupta, Umar Nissar, Sameer Ali, Zahoor Sofi, Vijay Kumar Dogra.

Saurashtra: AA Barot, AV Vasavada, Chirag Jani, DA Jadeja, Jaydev Shah (c), KR Makwana, Sagar Jogiyani (wk), Shaurya M Sanandia, Sheldon Jackson, Samarth Vyas, Jaydev Unadkat.