Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the Group C game of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy between Jammu & Kashmir and Services, live from Jammu. Services are in firm control of the match as play resumes on Day Two, having reached 152 for 4 after skittling out Jammu & Kashmir for a paltry 85. The wrecker-in-chief was Raushan Raj, playing only his second First-Class match: he ran through the hosts with remarkable figures of 7 for 38. Yashpal Singh will resume batting today, having scored a solid 47 on Day One. He will be accompanied by Sufiyan Alam, who is on 5. READ: Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Raushan Raj’s 7-wicket haul bundles Jammu & Kashmir for 85

Live Cricket Score Services 18/1 | Overs 4 | Batting: Soumik Chatterjee 10 (9), Ravi Chauhan 1 (3): In an interesting turn of things here, J&K have been bundled for mere 161 and have left Services with just 18 runs to win, which they eventually do it comfortably as they win by nine wickets. Khalid Ahmad’s seven-wicket haul for 61 did it all for Services.

Live Cricket Score J&K 111/4 | Overs 37 | Batting: Parvez Rasool 32 (48), Bandeep Singh 7 (43): Nothing much interesting in the match here as Pervez Rasool is batting comfortably and is playing a good knock, while J7K are struggling as well with four wickets doen in quick succession.

Live Cricket Score J&K 102/4 | Overs 34.2 | Batting: Parvez Rasool 23 (40), Bandeep Singh 7 (35): OOPPSS!!!! Three wickets are down for J&K all of a sudden with just above a 100 runs on the board as they trail Services by just around 50 runs as the tea break is about to kick in.

OUT! Shubham Khajuria lbw Khalid Ahmad 51 (61), Mithun Manhas Run Out Aanshul Gupta 0 (0), Ian Chauhan lbw Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 20 (66)

Live Cricket Score J&K 62/1 | Overs 16 | Batting: Shubham Khajuria 46 (52), Ian Chauhan 16 (42): Services have been bowled out for 2229, while J&K lose their opening wicket in the form of Adil Reshi for an unfortunate duck, as they trail by just 62 runs. Things have indeed started to get interesting in this game.

OUT! Adil Reshi ct Soumik Chatterjee b Raushan Raj 0 (4)

Live Cricket Score Services 174/6 | Overs 54.1 | Batting: Yashpal Singh 51(94), Khalid Ahmad 0(5): At stumps of Day 1, Services were 100 for three with Rajat Paliwal and Yashpal on crease. While the latter continues to frustrate the Jammu and Kashmir bowlers, Paliwal departed early on Day 2. He became Umar Nazir’s second wicket of the match after the bowler dismssed opener Aanshul Gupta in the eighth over yesterday. Paliwal’s wicket was folowed by dismissals of Sufiyan Alam and Shashaank Sharma in the 40th over and 51st over respectively. OUT! Rajat Paliwal c Samad b Umar Nazir 70(78) OUT! Sufiyan Alam b Rohit Sharma 5(28) OUT! Shashaank Sharma LBW Ram Dayal 18(48)

Raj made his debut against Services, helping rout them with 3 for 14 and 1 for 45, scoring 22 not out in between. At the end of the innings his career figures read 11 wickets at a ridiculous 8.82. His new-ball partner Diwesh Pathania (who had 13 for 83 on debut in the same match) had 3 for 38; his numbers now read 19 wickets at 10.89. If these numbers are anything to go by, Services have a potent new-ball attack.

Jammu & Kashmir succumbed meekly, with Shubham Khajuria (24) and Parvez Rasool (24 not out) being the only ones to reach double-figures. In fact, they were 62 for 8 before Rasool gave them some charge before running out of partners. The innings lasted 43 overs.

Services, in response, were reduced to 15 for 2 and then 49 for 3 before Rajat Paliwal decided to counterattack. His 70 came off only 78 balls and included 12 fours, and he added 88 with Yashpal in a mere 101 balls. Services should ideally press for a big lead on Day Two, aiming for an innings victory.

Brief scores:

Jammu & Kashmir 85 (Diwesh Pathania 3 for 37, Raushan Raj 7 for 38) trail Services 152 for 4 (Rajat Paliwal 70, Yashpal Singh 47) by 67 runs.


Jammu & Kashmir: Mithun Manhas (c), Samad Bhat (wk), Parvez Rasool, Shubham Khajuria, Adil Reshi, Waseem Raza, Ian Dev Singh, Bandeep Singh, Ram Dayal, Umar Nazir, Rohit Sharma.

Services: Soumik Chatterjee (c), Shashank Sharma (wk), Anshul Gupta, Ravi Chauhan, Rajat Paliwal, Yashpal Singh, Sufiyan Alam, Raushan Raj, Poonam Poonia, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid, Diwesh Pathania.