Cooch Behar U-19 Cricket Tournament
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 24: Jammu and Kashmir scored a decent total of 289 runs against Odisha in a rain hit match of Cooch Behar Under-19 Cricket Tournament at Country Cricket Stadium, Gharota, near here.
Earlier, batting first, J&K openers-talented Qamran Iqbal and skipper Jiyaad Magray gave a solid foundation to the team scoring 75 and 79 runs respectively. Then good contributions from Abdul Samad (57) and Vivrant Sharma (49) helped the team to score a total of 289 runs. None of the other batsmen could cross the double figure mark.
Ankitkar Jaiswal was the wrecker-in-chief for Odisha who took 6 important wickets.
It is pertinent to mention here that rain and inclement weather conditions played spoilsport, so only one day’s game was possible to be played in this match.
In reply, Odisha were 18/0 in 16 overs when the umpires called off the play before the mandatory overs.
The match ended in a draw and both the teams shared one point each.
The Jammu and Kashmir team was accompanied by Imtiyaz Shah as manager, Ashiq as assistant manager, Suresh Singh as head coach, Asif Jeelani as batting coach, Anoop Mangotra as bowling coach, Dalbir Singh as trainer and Dr Burhan as physio.