Jharkhand has made it to the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy on the basis of their brilliant batting. Jharkhand made it to the quarterfinals by taking a record-breaking lead of 1008 runs in this match.
the team scored 880 runs in the first innings. In this innings of the team, Kumar Kushagra scored 266, Shahbaz Nadeem 171, Virat Singh scored 107 and 11th number batsman Rahul Shukla scored 86 runs. This was the best innings of Nadeem’s career, he scored a century for the first time in first-class cricket.
Kumar Kushagra created history
This was the first double century for Kushagra. He hit 37 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. He has now become the second batsman in terms of the highest score for Jharkhand. Ishan Kishan is at number one, who scored 273 runs against Delhi in 2016. Kushagra also scored 89 in the second innings.
Nagaland’s innings were reduced to 289
In response, when the team of Nagaland came out to bat, except Chetan Bisht’s 122 runs, no batsman could play big innings. The entire team was all out after scoring 289 runs. Shahbaz Nadeem took 3 and Sushant Mishra and Anukul Rai took 2 wickets each.
Jharkhand’s team also played brilliantly in the second innings and scored 417 runs for 6 wickets till the end of the game. The hero of the batting in the second innings was Anukul Rai who scored 153 runs while Kumar Kushagra made 89 and Utkarsh Singh scored 73 runs. The match ended in a draw, but on the basis of a big lead in the first innings, Jharkhand’s team made it to the quarter-finals. The ‘Player of the Match’ title given to Kumar Kushagra, who scored a double century.