Bhatia claims 6 wickets as Himachal thrash J

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) Riding on a devastating spell from Vishal Bhatia, Himachal thrased Jammu and Kashmir by 104-runs to win a bonus point in their Ranji Trophy One-Day (North Zone) played at the Harbax Singh stadium here today.

After being put into bat, Himachal lost their both openers cheaply with only 16 runs on the board.

However, a well crafted 77-runs of 117 balls by Paras Dogra and his useful partnerships with Kuldeep Diwan and Sarandeep Singh for the seventh and eigth wickets respectively helped Himachal reach a respectable total of 212 in their allotted 50 overs. Sami-ul-lah Beigh claimed three wickets while Sameer Ali and Vijay Sharma got two wickets each for J and K.

In reply, a fiery spell from Vishal Bhatia for Himachal who claimed six wickets made the task impossible for J&K.

Their batsmen performed poorly with the highest score coming from opener Obiad Ahmed who scored only 26-runs with the help of five boundaries.

Brief score Himachal innings ( Paras dogra 77, Sarandeep Singh 27, Kuldeep Diwan 25, Sami-ul-lah Beigh 3/54, Sameer Ali 2/32, Sameer Khajuria 2/23) J and K innings (Obiad Ahmed 26, Vishal Bhatia 6/15, Kuldeep Diwan 2/24) UNI RKM AB AS2158

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