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Goa pacers squeez J

Jammu, Dec 9 (UNI) A spellbound bowling spell by the Goa pacers, crippled the host Jammu and Kashmir, who were struggling at 133 for eight at the close of opening day of the four day Ranji Trophy Plate Group B match being played here.

Goa new ball bowlers, Saurabh Bandekar and Robin D'souza accompanied by Shadab Jakati, shattered the hopes of the Jammu and Kashmir, who still is eyeing for a single Ranji Trophy victory of the season.

However, fog today forced the delay at the start of the match from its scheduled time. Goans won the toss and put J&K to bat first. Openers Ian Dev Singh and Vivek Singh kept their bats moving and rotating the scoreboard as well but the duo failed to stand at the crease for long.

Ian Dev (20) was the first victim of J&K when he was caught at the slip on a delivery from right arm medium pacer Saurabh Bandekar.

Vivek Singh followed him for 28 runs off 82 deliveries with three boundaries while Arshad Bhat remained firm scoring 31 runs. He was sent back to the pavilion by Robin D'souza trapped leg before.

The middle order collapsed quickly and no batsman stayed at the crease and crossed double figure. Tail-ender debutant Pranav Mahajan along with Majid Dar were at the crease when the haze forced umpires to declare end of today's play due to bad light at 1500 hrs.

Scoreboard J&K Ist inning (batting): Ian Dev Singh c Shadab Jakati b Saurabh Bandekar 20 Vivek Singh c Ajay Ratra b Robin D'souza 28 Arshad Bhat LBW Robin D'souza 31 Majid Dar b Saurabh Bandekar 07 Guru Pratap Singh c Ajay Ratra b Saurabh Bandekar 5 Huwaid Hamid b Saurabh Bandekar 7 Vijay Sharma c J Arun Kumar b Shadab 3 Samiullah Beigh st Ajay Ratra b Shadab Jakati 4 Manzoor Dar batting 3 Pranav Mahajan batting 13.

Extras: 12 (b 2, lb 9, w 1).

FOW: 1/43, 2/82, 3/93, 4/97, 5/108, 6/111, 7/115, 8/118.

Goa: (Bowling): Saurabh Bandekar 13-4-46-4, Amit Naik 4-0-17-0, Robin D'souza 14-6-22-2, Sahil Dhuri 9-4-13-0, Shadab Jakati 8-2-10-2, Aditya Angla 5-2-14-0.


Story first published: Sunday, December 9, 2007, 20:04 [IST]
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