Karnataka 14/2 as bad light plays spoilsport

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 20: Karnataka were struggling at 14 for 2 at stumps as J&K’s young new ball duo of Auqib Nabi and Mujtaba Yousuf did the trick after only six overs were possible due to bad light and slight drizzle on the opening day of Ranji Trophy quarterfinal, being played at GGM Science College Hostel ground, here.
Overcast skies meant the light alternated between poor to border-line for most part of the day.
The play started after tea and only six overs were possible during which Karnataka struggled against Jammu and Kashmir new ball pair of Aquib (1/6) and Mujtaba (1/5).
Karnataka lost both their openers- Ravikumar Samarth (5) and Devdutt Padikkal (2).
At the close of play, skipper Karun Nair was batting on four in the company of Krishnamurthy Siddharth, who is yet to open his account.
It is pertinent to mention here that it for the third time only in J&K’s cricketing history that JKCA’s senior team has qualified for the Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals.
First time it was Test cricketer Ajay Jadeja who was instrumental in helping J&K to seal berth in last eight stage, then it was legendary Bishen Singh Bedi and now iconic Irfan Pathan doing the job for the Union Territory.