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    Ranji Trophy Group C: Tripura Force a Draw After Conceding Lead to Jammu and Kashmir

    Picture for representation purpose only. (Getty Images)

    Picture for representation purpose only. (Getty Images)

    Mumbai: Jammu and Kashmir had to be satisfied with three points from a drawn encounter, courtesy their first innings lead, after failing to bowl out Tripura in the second essay on the final day of a Ranji Trophy Group C game here.

    Having taken a narrow 18-run first innings lead yesterday, J&K scored quick runs before declaring their innings at 318 for four, half an hour before lunch today.

    With enough time to force a victory, J&K bowlers went in at full blast to pack off half the Tripura side for only 86 at the BKC ground here.

    Tripura later slumped to 130 for seven before closing out at 168 for eight in 59 overs to earn a draw and one point.

    Teenager Rajat Dey remained unconquered with a defiant unbeaten 53 off 124 balls.

    Brief scores:

    J&K: 315 & 318 for 4 decl. (Ian Dev Singh 129 not out, Parvez Rasool 67, Aditya Partap not out 51).

    Tripura: 297 & 168 for 8 in 59 overs (Rajat Dey 53 not out; S Beigh 3/30).

    Match drawn. Points: J&K 3, Tripura 1.

    Summarised scores of other Group C matches:

    1) Kerala vs Andhra at Guwahati

    Kerala: 219 & 302/6 decl (Rohan Prem 89, Sachin Baby 60 not out; Paidikalva Vijaykumar 3/67).

    Andhra: 226 & 193/4 in 80.0 overs (Akash Bhandari 73, Hanuma Vihari 53 not out).

    Match drawn. Points: Andhra 3, Kerala 1.

    2) Chhattisgarh vs Hyderabad at Valsad

    Hyderabad: 351 & 122

    Chhattisgarh: 188 & 241 all out in 84.1 overs (Ashutosh Singh 67; M Ravi Kiran 4/60).

    Hyderabad won by 44 runs.

    Points: Hyderabad 6, Chhattisgarh 0.

    3) Goa vs Haryana at Ghaziabad

    Goa: 413 & 152/5 in 58 overs (SP Amonkar 57 not out; Amit Mishra 3/69).

    Haryana: 568 (Nitin Saini 227, Chaitanya Bishnoi 90).

    Match drawn. Points: Haryana 3, Goa 1.

    4) Himachal Pradesh vs Services at Surat

    Services: 401 & 295/9 decl (Anshul Gupta 60, G Rahul Singh 58; Mayank Dagar 4/61).

    HP: 296 & 145/2 in 45 overs (Prashant Chopra 66).

    Match drawn. Points: Services 3, Himachal Pradesh 1.