Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Himachal Pradesh in commanding position against Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir trail Himachal Pradesh by 262 runs with nine second innings wickets remaining © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Dharamsala: Nov 15, 2013

Paras Dogra led a fine batting display with a sparkling 96 as Himachal Pradesh posted 454 all out in their first innings to place themselves in command of their Group C Ranji Trophy match today.

Besides Dogra, who hit 16 fours from 185 balls, three other Himachal batsmen — captain Rishi Dhawan (50), Bipul Sharma (74) and Akshay Chauhan (53) — scored half centuries to give the home side a huge first innings lead of 276 runs.

The home side added 362 runs today after resuming the day on 92 for one at the HPCA Stadium.

Jammu and Kashmir, who were bundled out for 178 in their first innings, were 14 for one in their second essay at the draw of stumps.

Opener Adil Rishi and Manik Gupta were batting on 12 and one respectively.

The visitors now trail by 262 runs with nine second innings wickets remaining.

Brief Scores:

Jammu and Kashmir 178 and 14 for 1 trail Himachal Pradesh 454 (Paras Dogra 96, Bipul Sharma 74; Ram Dayal 4 for 97) by 262 runs