November 27, 2001

Jammu & Kashmir set a steep target

Staff Reporter

Chasing a nigh-impossible 469 for victory, Jammu & Kashmir found themselves at 128/3 on Day Three of their Ranji Trophy league match against Delhi at the Feroze Shah Kotla grounds in Delhi.

The home side, overnight on 46/1, were propelled to a good total of 316/4, a score that enabled them to declare and push for a win. Skipper Mithun Manhas, batting first with Pradeep Chawla (52) and then with Sohail Rauf (81) made 128 off just 132 balls, with 18 fours and one six.

The Delhi batsmen scored their runs in a hurry, with the 316 coming off 59 overs in just 242 minutes, leaving the visiting bowling hapless. Jammu & Kashmir were, at the close of play, staring down the barrel at 128/3. Kavaljit Singh on 54 and Guru Pratap Singh on 6 were the batsmen at the crease.