CHENNAI, Sept 24: Skipper Ishan Kishan�s blistering knock of 139 (91 ball), studded with 12 fours and nine sixes, powered Jharkhand to an eight-wicket win over Assam in a Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group C match here on Monday.
The talented southpaw toyed with the rival bowling and smashed the ball to all parts of the MA Chidambaram stadium as the team reached the target of 222 in just 31 overs to boost its net run-rate.
Earlier, sent in to bat, Assam lost wickets at regular intervals to finish at 221 for 9 in 50 overs. Though three of its batsmen got into the 40s, none was able to push for a bigger score as the Jharkhand bowlers kept things under control.
Brief scores: Assam 221 for 9 in 50 overs (Sibshankar Roy 46; Shahbaz Nadeem 3 for 47) lost to Jharkhand 222 for 2 in 31 overs (Ishan Kishan 139, Anand Singh 58). � PTI