Ton-up Virat gives Jharkhand first victory
14th January 2021
Jharkhand registered first victory of Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament thanks to Virat Singh's unbeaten century by beating Assam by 51 runs in an one-sided encounter today at JU Second campus ground in Kolkata today.
Electing to bat first Jharkahnd rode on Virat's 103 not out off 53 balls along with Saurabh Tiwary's 57 to score a mammoth 233/3 while Assam also fought back with Riyan Parag's 38-ball 67 but at the end were restricted to 182/7.
Ealier Jharkhand lost their opener Anand Singh on the second ball of the match while Virat stiched 81 and 114-run partnership with skipper Ishan Kishan (24) and Saurabh to not only arrest the silde but put on a huge total.
Virat smashed 12 boundaries and 3 sixes en route to his hundred while Kumar Deobrat played a quickfire 12-ball 31.
While chasing Assam also lost their opener Rishav Das early while Pallavkumar Das (46) and Riyan fought hard to pull off a shocker but couldn't succeed in front of a disciplined Jharkhand bowling attack.
Monu Kumar bagged 3 wickets for the winning side.
CAB MEDIA DESK