Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ricky Bhui, Ishan Kishan slam tons as Andhra, Jharkhand register emphatic wins

While Ricky Bhui's impressive unbeaten hundred helped Andhra record an emphatic 179-run win over Nagaland, Ishan Kishan slammed a belligerent hundred to guide Jharkhand to a convincing nine-wicket win over Jammu & Kashmir.

Ricky Bhui plays a shot en route to his unbeaten hundred against Nagaland on Friday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Ricky Bhui cracked an impressive unbeaten 108 off 42 balls to fashion Andhra's emphatic 179-run win over Nagaland in a Group A match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at Mulapadu Cricket Complex on Friday.

Batting first, Andhra scored 244 for four in 20 overs with Ricky Bhui playing a stroke-filled innings. The other notable contributor was Hanuma Vihari who made an impressive 48.

In reply, Nagaland was blown away for 65 in 13.1 overs.

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Pace bowler K.V. Sasikanth, leg-spinners Karn Sharma and S.K. Ismail picked three wickets apiece.

Ishan Kishan slams ton

In another match, opener Ishan Kishan slammed a belligerent unbeaten century (100, 55b, 8*4, 7*6) to guide Jharkhand to a convincing nine-wicket win over Jammu & Kashmir.

Put into bat, J&K scored a challenging 168 for nine in 20 overs with Jatin Wadhwan, Shubham Khajuria and Manzoor Dar chipping in with useful knocks.

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And, when Jharkhand began the chase it seemed to be in a hurry with opener Anand Singh and Ishan putting on 104 runs in 11.4 overs before the former was dismissed.

This was Jharkhand's second consecutive win.

In another match, Delhi discovered its winning ways with a 10-wicket win over Manipur thanks to half-centuries from the free-stroking openers Unmukt Chand and Hiten Dalal.

The scores:

Andhra 244/4 in 20 Overs (G.H.Vihari 44, Ricky Bhui 108 not out , Girinath Reddy 62) beats Nagaland 65 in 13.1 overs, (R Jonathan 30, KV Sashikanth 3/8, Shaik SK Ismail 3/25, Karn Sharma 3/14)

Manipur 113/6 in 20 overs (Yashpal Singh 50, Subhodh Bhatti 3/15 ) lost to Delhi 119/0 in 11.4 overs (Unmukth Chand 53 not out, Hiten Dalal 56 not out)

J&K 168/9 in 20 overs (Jatin Wadhwan 47, Shubham Kajoriya 31, Manzoor Dar 39, Rahul Shukla 5/36 ) lost to Jharkhand 170/1 in 16.4 overs ( Anand Singh 48, Ishan Kishan 100 not out)