Jharkhand cricket team on Saturday posted the highest-ever total in the history of Vijay Hazare Trophy against Madhya Pradesh. Opener Ishan Kishan wreaked havoc with his 94-ball 173 runs and powered Jharkhand to a mammoth total of 422/9 in 50 overs.
Kishan’s innings were studded by 19 boundaries and 11 sixes and maintained a healthy strike-rate of 184.04 which is considered way par even in the T20 format. Leading Jharkhand this season, Kishan also registered his personal best in the limited-overs format, also bettered his previous best of 139 runs. He also registered the third-highest individual score by a wicket-keeper batsman in the history of List A cricket.
Jharkhand also beat the previous highest total of 412/6 by Madhya Pradesh back in 2010 against the Railways team.
Virat Singh (68 runs), Sumit Kumar (52 runs) and Anukul Roy (72 runs) also contributed significantly in the massive total.
In response, Madhya Pradesh is 74/5 after 10 overs, with Varun Aaron already chipped in with four wickets. He dismantled Madhya Pradesh’s middle order by removing Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Srivastava and skipper Parth Sahani cheaply.
Vijay Hazare Trophy kicked off today with the round 1 matches of the teams of Elite A, B & C. Players like Shreyas Iyer and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are featuring in this year’s tournament.