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SMAT 2021: Ishan Kishan & Virat Singh shine in Jharkhand’s win

Jharkhand vs Odhisha

In the evening encounter of Day 7, Jharkhand registered a dominant 54-run victory over a struggling Odisha .

Having opted to bat first, Jharkhand opners got off to a great start. Captain Ishan Kishan scored a quickfire 60 from 36 balls and stiched a 76 runs opening partnership with Vikash Vishal. Odisha came back in the match with 2 quick wickets but Virat Singh had other plans. Virat Singh scored 67 (37) with the help of 10 fours & 1 six and propelled Jharkhand to 182 runs. Tarini Sa picked wickets for Odisha.

In reply, Odisha openers started well but once the 65 runs partnership between Gourav Choudhury 35 (23) and Govinda Poddar 28 (27) was broken by a run out, there was no looking back for Jharkhand. Bal Krishna got a 4 fer while Monu Kumar and Shahbaz Nadeem picked 2 wickets each as Odisha got bundled out for just 128 runs.

Tamil Nadu vs Hyderabad

Having opted to bat first, Hyderabad put up 152 runs on the board courtsey of wicket keeper Pragnay Reddy’s 30(21) and Bavanka Sandeep’s 41(36). Baba Aparajith, Sandeep Warrier and Murugan Ashwin scalped 2 wickets each.

In reply, opener Hari Nishanth departed early . But in form N Jagadeesan scored his third fifty and took his team home. N Jagadeesan 78*(51) and Dinesh Karthik 40*( 30) stiched up a 69 run partnership for the table toppers. Ravi Teja and Chama V Milind took one wicket each for Hyderabad.

Brief Scores:

Jharkhand 182-4 in 20 overs
Virat Singh 67 (37)
Tarini Sa 4-0-37-2

Odisha 128 All OUT in 17.5 overs
Gourav Choudhury 35 (23)
Bal Krishna 4-0-21-4

Jharkhand won by 54 runs

Hyderabad 152-7 in 20 overs.

Bavanka Sandeep 41(36) Baba Aparajith 4-0-22-2

Tamil Nadu 156-3 in 19.3 overs
N Jagadeesan 78* (51)
Ravi Teja: 4-0-21-1

Tamil Nadu won by 7 wickets

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