Vijay Hazare Trophy: Meghalaya lose rain-affected game to Jharkhand

Shillong, Nov 27: Meghalaya lost their third Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day match to Jharkhand by 92 runs in a rain-affected game in Jaipur today.

It was the right sort of start for Meghalaya as they won the toss and chose to field first but Jharkhand were happy enough with that as they put up a total of 339/5 in 45 overs. Meghalaya set a revised target of 297 in 37 overs but the innings did not get this far as a final interruption, this time for bad light, saw the match end after 30 overs, with Meghalaya on 127/3. This was 92 runs short of a second revised target of 220.
Jharkhand largely rode on the explosive innings of opening batter Kumar Deobrat, who smashed 164 from 132 balls, with 11 fours and as many sixes, before he was dismissed by Akash Kumar Choudhary (2/49 in 8 overs). The other major contribution was by Indian Premier League player Saurabh Tiwary, who hit 81 from 55 deliveries before getting out to Md Nafees (1/64 in 9). Guest player Rajesh Bishnoi took 2/55 in 9 overs.
In the chase, Raj Biswa (21) and guest player Nakul Verma (42) put on 48 for the opening wicket, with Kishan Lyngdoh (31 not out) and Jaskirat Singh Sachdeva (18 not out) being out in the middle when the match finally ended.
Meghalaya’s next match will be against Maharashtra on Wednesday.


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