Ishan Kishan smashed a swashbuckling ton to help Jharkhand register the highest total in the history of Vijay Hazare Trophy - India’s domestic 50-over tournament - against Madhya Pradesh in an Elite Group B match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
After being put in to bat, the Jharkhand captain Ishan today scored 173 off 94 balls as his side posted 422 for 9 in their quota of 50 overs.
Previously, the highest total in Vijay Hazare Trophy was held by Madhya Pradesh when they registered 412 for 6 against Railways in 2010.
Interestingly, Jharkhand’s 422/9 is also the second-highest total in all List A matches, including ODIs played in India.
Ishan slammed five sixes and 12 fours to bring up 102 runs in just 74 balls before unleashing the beast within himself. The Jharkhand skipper scored 71 runs in his next 20 balls to help his side cross the 200-run mark in the 26th over.
Kishan was later dismissed for 173 by Gaurav Yadav in the 28th over, who was the pick of the bowlers for Madhya Pradesh, having finished with figures of four for 73.
Kishan’s breathtaking innings included 11 sixes and 19 fours. This knock of Kishan is now the highest score by a wicket-keeper batsman in the history of the tournament and also the third-highest individual score registered by wicketkeeper-captain in the history of List-A cricket.
Apart from Kishan, Anukul Roy also contributed with a knock of 72 runs while Virat Singh scored 68.
In reply, Madhya Pradesh were bundled out for 98 as Jharkhand recorded a 324-run win in their first match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Varun Aaron was the wrecker-in-chief for Jharkhand as he bagged six wickets for just 37 runs.
Ishan Kishan-led Jharkhand will next take on Punjab at the same venue on February 22.
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