Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ishan Kishan hits ton, lifts Jharkhand to big win

Ishan Kishan scores his second century in three days as Jharkhand beats Manipur by 121 runs.

File Photo: Ishan Kishan struck 12 fours and five sixes in his blitzkrieg.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Jharkhand’s Ishan Kishan slammed his second century in three days at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to propel his team to a 121-run win over Manipur at the Mulapadu Cricket Complex here on Sunday.

Batting first, Jharkhand was off to a brisk start. Ishan put on 54 runs with fellow opener Anand Singh. Anand’s dismissal, in the fifth over, didn’t provide any relief to the opposition, as Ishan then combined with Virat Singh (73 n.o., 7X4, 3X6) to add another 165 runs. He finished with an unbeaten 113 (62b, 12X4, 5X6).

AS IT HAPPENED

Manipur was never really in the hunt, in reply. It finished at 98 for nine. Off-spinner Utkarsh Singh and fast bowler Rahul Shukla took three wickets each.

Close win for Delhi

In a far less one-sided contest, Delhi warded off a spirited challenge from Jammu & Kashmir to record a four-wicket win in the final over.

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Chasing 189 for seven, Delhi lost wicket at regular intervals before Lalit Yadav (47 n.o., 28b, 7X4, 1X6) and Pawan Negi (15, 7b, 1X6) joined together. In the last over, it looked as if J&K would pull off an upset win; but Negi hit a six off the penultimate ball of the innings off Manzoor Dar to clinch the contest in Delhi’s favour.

Late in the evening, Kerala notched up an eight-run win over Andhra.

The scores
  • Jharkhand 219 for one in 20 overs (Ishan Kishan 113 n.o.) bt Manipur 98 for nine in 20 overs (Yashpal Singh 40, Utkarsh Singh 3 for 7, Rahul Shukla 3 for 14).
  • Jammu & Kashmir 189 for seven in 20 overs (Jatin Wadhwan 57, Shubham Singh 68, Subodh Bhati 3 for 26) lost to Delhi 191 for six in 19.5 overs (Hiten Dalal 32, Anuj Rawat 45, Lalit Yadav 47 n.o.).
  • Kerala 160 for six in 20 overs (Vishnu Vinod 70, K. B. Arun Karthick 31, Sachin Baby 38) bt Andhra 152 in 19.4 overs (D. B. Prashanth Kumar 57, Sandeep Warrier 3 for 27).