New Delhi. Ishan Kishan’s excellent performance continues. He got a chance to play in the final match of the ODI series (IND vs BAN) against Bangladesh. This 24-year-old young batsman also gave the team a big win by scoring a double century. Now after 5 days, in a Ranji Trophy match (Ranji Trophy 2022-23), he scored an excellent century. Ishaan, playing from Jharkhand, did this feat against Kerala. The Kerala team led by Sanju Samson made a huge score of 475 runs in the first innings. In response, 4 wickets of Jharkhand fell soon. After this, Ishaan took the score beyond 300 runs by scoring a century and derailed the bowlers.
On the third day of this match being played in Ranchi, Jharkhand started playing ahead of 87 runs for 3 wickets in the first innings. Saurabh Tiwari was unbeaten on 13 and Virat Singh on 18 runs. Captain Virat could not do anything special on Thursday and got out after scoring 30 runs. Jharkhand’s team was in trouble after falling 4 wickets for 114 runs. Then Ishaan showed aggressive hands and shared an unbeaten 199-run partnership for the 5th wicket with Saurabh. Jharkhand has scored 313 runs for 4 wickets in 98 overs till the news is written. Ishaan is playing after scoring 124 runs off 190 balls. Has hit 9 fours and 7 sixes. At the same time, Saurabh is standing firm after scoring 95 runs on 224 balls.
Sixth century of first class career
This is the sixth century of Ishaan Kishan’s first class career. Before this match, he had scored 2805 runs in 78 innings of 46 matches at an average of 38. Had scored 5 centuries and 16 half-centuries. 273 runs is his biggest score. Although he has not yet got a chance to play a Test match for Team India. On the other hand, talking about 32-year-old Saurabh Tiwari, he had scored 19 centuries in 104 first-class matches before this match. That is, his eyes will be on the 20th century.
Saurabh has scored 7219 runs at an average of 47 and has also scored 30 half-centuries. Both the teams will be eyeing to take the lead in the first innings. This time the Ranji Trophy has been divided into elite and plate groups. There will be champions in both the groups. 32 teams have been included in the elite while 6 teams have been included in the plate.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 15, 2022, 14:19 IST