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Published: Monday, November 5, 2007, 19:45 [IST]
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Delhi: Debutant Karan Sharma scored a fine century (120) and skipper Sanjay Bangar scalped four wickets as former champions Railways inflicted a humiliating innings and 88-run defeat to Jammu and Kashmir with a day to spare in the Group-B Plate League match of the Ranji Trophy tournament here on Monday.

The victory earned Railways five points.

Jammu and Kashmir had scored 194 in their first innings and Railways in reply posted a huge total of 405 before getting all out to take a vital 211-run lead.

Resuming at their overnight score of 307 for seven, Railways added 98 runs to their total in 32.2 overs before being all out.

Karan Sharma, over night 68, made the bulk of scoring for the Railways this morning, contributing 52 runs and in the process earned the distinction of scoring a century on debut.

Sharma's 120 included 17 hits to the fence as he batted for 318 minutes.

Jammu and Kashmir in their second outing were bundled out for paltry 123.

The visitors reply began on a disasterous note as they lost half of their side when the score was reading 39. However, an unbeaten 44 by Sarabjit Singh (5x4s), Vijay Sharma's 19 and S Beigh' 18 helped Jammu and Kashmir to cross the three digit mark.

Former India player Sanjay Bangar took four wickets conceeding 29 runs in his 8.5 overs, while Harvinder Singh claimed two for 36.

Brief Scores (D-3):

Kammu and Kashmir Ist innings 194 all out and 123 all out (Sarabjit Singh 44 n o; Bangar 4 for 29, Harvinder Singh 2 for 36, Saxena 1 for 14) lost to Railways Ist innings 405 all out (Karan Sharma 120, Pagnis 49, Bangar 48, Harvinder 38; Beigh 5 for 115, Inder Singh 2 for 17).


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