MS Dhoni among runs as Jharkhand qualify for Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout stage
MS Dhoni put the finishing touches as Jharkhand beat Jammu and Kashmir to qualify for the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout stage.cricket Updated: Mar 06, 2017 19:22 IST
MS Dhoni-led Jharkhand left it late but in the end qualified for the knockout stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a six-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir at the Bengal cricket academy ground in Kalyani on Monday.
The fact that Services registered a win against Hyderabad helped Jharkhand make the last eight stage.
In a low-scoring affair, Services won by five wickets after Hyderabad bundled out for just 88. Services ended 92/5 in 20.2 overs.
Coming to Jharkhand’s tie, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem returned best figures of 5/42 to bowl out Jammu and Kashmir for a paltry 184 in 43 overs.
Owais Shah top-scored for Parvez Rasool led side with a defiant 59 off 106 balls.
In reply, top-order batsman Kumar Deobrat engineered a stroke-filled 78 off 94 deliveries, his innings laced with five fours and four sixes.
Dhoni put the finishing touches with 19 off 17 balls hitting two fours and a six.
In-form Saurabh Tiwary also continued his rich vein of form with the bat with a run-a-ball 30 tonking two huge sixes.