Railways in command seat, pile up 307 for 7

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New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) An unbeaten 68 by debutant Karan Sharma and good batting performances by the top order enabled former champion Railways pile up 307 for 7 in their first innings and take a commanding 113 runs lead over Jammu and Kashmir on the second day of the Plate league match the Ranji Trophy here today.

Jammu and Kashmir had made 194 in their first essay.Resuming at their overnight score of 39 for no loss, Railways lost opener Siddharth Joshi(27) with the addition of only eight runs to their total.

However, Amit Pagnis and skipper Sanjay Bangar frustrated the J and K bowlers' effort for another quick breakthrough as they put on 69 runs for the second wicket.

Pagnis was the second batsman to be trapped leg before by S Malik.

He made 49.J and K bowlers then managed to grab three more wickets to reduce Railways to 169 for 5. This included Bangar's wicket also who contributed a valuable(48).

S Sanyal and Karan Sharma then got together and they tailored the innings with a 6th wicket partnership of 73 runs. Sanyal made 46 before being caught by wicket keeper Sarabjit Singh off S Beigh.

At stumps, Karan Sharma was batting on 68(10x4). Giving him company was Harvinder Singh palying at 11 (2x4).

S Beigh was pick of the J and K bowlers. He bowled well to take four wickets for 83 runs.

Score board Jammu and Kashmir (first Innings) 194 all out Railways (first innings) Siddharth Joshi b Vijay Sharma 27 AA Pagnis lbw b Malik 49 SB Bangar c Sarabjit b Beigh 48 HD Rawle c ID Singh b Beigh 15 S Sanyal c Sarabjit b Beigh 46 M Rawat c Malik b Beigh 0 Karan Sharma batting 68 MA Khote c Vijay Sharma b I Singh 9 Harvinder Singh batting 11 Extras (b 21, lb 3, w 4, nb 6) 34 Total (in 94.2 overs) 307 for 7 Fall of wickets: 1/47 , 2/116, 3/146, 4/169, 5/169, 6/242, 7/279 Bowling: Vijay Sharma 17 -2 -44 -1 S Beigh 31.2 -7 -83 -4 S Khajuria 12 -2 -43 -0 S Malik 15 -0 -59 -1 Jagtar Singh 13 -4 -36 -0 M Dhar 4 -1 - 9 -0 I Singh 2 -0 - 9 -1 UNI

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