Manoj Singh and Amandeep Khare are at the crease for Chhattisgarh at stumps on Day Three    Getty Images (Representation Image)
Manoj Singh and Amandeep Khare are at the crease for Chhattisgarh at stumps on Day Three Getty Images (Representation Image)

Chhattisgarh finished at the score of 101 for the loss of 1 wicket as they lead Jammu and Kashmir by 229 runs in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Round 9 match. Manoj Singh (45) and Amandeep Khare (17) were at the crease for Chhattisgarh at stumps on Day Three. Jammu and Kashmir bowler Parvez Rasool drew the first blood as he dismissed opener Sahil Gupta for 33. Resuming from the overnight score of 33 for the loss of 2 wickets, Jammu and Kashmir s entire team was bundled out for the score of 242, as Chhattisgarh bowler, Sumit Ruikar took five-for conceding just 59 runs.

Shubham Khajuria and Mohsin Mufti began the proceedings for Jammu and Kashmir on Day Three as they were batting on 22 and 0 runs respectively. But Khajuria could add only 5 runs to his tally as Ajay Mandal trapped him in his pads, while Mufti too was sent back to the dressing room in the similar fashion by Pankaj Rao for 13 runs. Rasool who walked in to bat at No. 6 displayed some gritty batting along with Ian Dev Singh as they both went on to put a very vital 101 runs stand for the 5th wicket. Ian was dismissed by Rao on 48 runs off 99 deliveries while Rasool was still batting resiliently at the other end.

After the loss of Ian, Rasool couldn t find any good partner at the other end as Aditya Singh (10), Samiullah Beigh (16), Amir Aziz (3) and Zahoor Sofi (3) departed in quick succession. Rasool tried to take the maximum strike after the loss of 9th wicket and took the matters in his hand. But he succumbed to the pressure and was dismissed by Ruikar on 92 runs which also saw the end of the Jammu and Kashmir innings on 242 runs as they fell short of the Chhattisgarh total of by 128 runs. Apart from Ruikar, Rao took 3 wickets to restrict the Jammu and Kashmir.

With just the last day of the game remaining, this match has reached at an interesting point as team Chhattisgarh would look to score some runs in the early session and try bowling their opposition out soon.

Brief scores:

Chhattisgarh 370 and 101 for 1 (Sahil Gupta 33, Manoj Singh 45*; Parvez Rasool 1 for 24) lead Jammu and Kashmir 242 (Ian Dev Singh 48, Parveez Rasool 92; Sumit ruikar 5 for 59) by 229 runs.