Jammu & Kashmir are placed at third from the bottom with 9 points from seven matches © Getty Images (Representational Image)
Jammu & Kashmir are placed at third from the bottom with 9 points from seven matches © Getty Images (Representational Image)

Jammu: Pacer Saurya Sanandiya returned with a five-wicket haul as Saurashtra dismissed Jammu and Kashmir for a paltry 138 in their first innings and then raised 150 for two on the opening day of their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday. Sanandiya wrecked havoc on the J & K batsmen, dismissing SP Khajuria (8), Ummar Nissar (0) and Pranav Gupta (8) at the top and skipper Parvez Rasool (21) and lower-order batsman Asif Khan (0). Saurashtra openers Avi Barot (36) and Sagar Jogiyani (41) then returned to produce a 84-run first wicket partnership to give them a good platform. UPDATES: Jammu & Kashmir vs Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C match, Day 1 at Jammu

Once Barot was dismissed by Zahoor Sofi (1/22) in the 17th over and Jogiyani was removed by Sameer Ali (1/50) in the next over, Arpit Vasavada (31) and Sheldon Jackson (35) helped the team grab the first innings lead. Vasavada and Jackson were at the crease at the draw of stumps at the Gandhi Memorial Science College Ground.

Jammu & Kashmir are placed at third from the bottom with 9 points from seven matches having drawn 5 and losing 2 matches. Saurashtra on the other hand at table topper with 29 points winning 4, losing 1 and drawing one match. Jammu & Kashmir in their last match drew with Goa scoring 501 in their first innings. Saurashtra suffered an embarrassing defeat bundling out for 69 chasing 115 on Day 4. Saurashtra are in all likelihood set to qualify from this group C.

Brief scores:

Jammu & Kashmir 138 (Aamir Aziz 32; S Sanandiya 5 for 53) trail Saurashtra 150 for 2 (SD Jogiyani 41; Z Sofi 1 for 22) by 12 runs.