The team of Jammu and Kashmir, filled with many explosive batsmen including Abdul Samad, registered a spectacular victory, destroying the deadly fast bowling of Madhya Pradesh.
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In the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team’s journey ended before the final, but on the other hand, the second important tournament of India’s domestic season has started and its beginning has been a bang. The Vijay Hazare Trophy, the country’s top domestic tournament in ODI cricket, began on Saturday, November 12 and it rained runs on the very first day of the tournament. Especially in one match, the current Ranji Trophy champion Madhya Pradesh became the victim of a reversal. Chasing a big target, Jammu and Kashmir beat MP by 2 wickets.
The team of Madhya Pradesh, which won the Ranji Trophy title for the first time in June this year, has some of the best emerging players of the current times, out of which Avesh Khan has played for Team India in ODI and T20 formats this year, while Silver Patidar has also made his place in Team India and will be a part of the team on the Bangladesh tour next month. Apart from these, fast bowler Kuldeep Sen, who made his mark in IPL 2022, is also a part of this team.
Yash Dubey’s brilliant century
Obviously a strong performance was expected from a champion team and a team full of such great stars. At least in batting, MP did the same. In this match of Elite Group D, MP scored a strong score of 342 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs against the relatively less experienced and well-known team of Jammu and Kashmir.
Opener Yash Dubey, who batted well for MP in the last Ranji season, again did wonders and played a tremendous innings of 121 runs. Apart from them, Abhishek Bhandari (74) and Rajat Patidar (62) also made a big contribution.
Jammu and Kashmir team after beating Ranji champions Madhya Pradesh today. J&K chased 342 runs in 49.2 overs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen🌹👍👏👏 pic.twitter.com/XZ78sZfawE
— Vijay Lokapally (@vijaylokapally) November 12, 2022
Samad and Company rained heavily on Avesh
The target for Jammu and Kashmir was not easy at all and MP had two stormy fast bowlers in the form of Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen. Despite this, the batsmen of Jammu and Kashmir showed aggressive style. Opener Vivrant Sharma (69) and No. 3 batsman Henan Nazir (68) made a quick start.
Then the powerful batsman Abdul Samad wreaked havoc in the middle order. Samad, who was recognized for his big shots in the IPL, scored 66 runs in 62 balls and did not let the team’s pace slow down.
After all, Abid Mushtaq’s 42 off 19 balls and Sahil Lotra’s 23 not out in 11 balls helped JK register a victory with 346 for eight in 49.2 overs. Avesh Khan took three wickets for Madhya Pradesh, but JK’s batsmen also did the most in the overs of Avesh (3/86) and Kuldeep (1/70).
(with PTI input)