Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has displayed a commendable form for his state in the ongoing tenth campaign of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019. Having started the season on a low against Delhi, where he scored a zero, Kishan put his foot on the gas to register a solid comeback. He knocked a 55-ball 100 versus Jammu and Kashmir, following which he knocked another stunning 62-ball 113 for his Jharkhand side in the clash against Manipur.
Earlier, he notched up an impressive 74 runs just in boundaries with eight fours and seven sixes. In the match against Manipur, he knocked 12 fours and 5 sixes (78 runs in boundaries).
With this performance, Kishan has joined the elite company of renown names such as David Warner (Australia), Kevin Pietersen (England), Luke Wright (England), Reeza Hendricks (South Africa) among others to have knocked consecutive tons in the twenty over format.
Aided by Kishan’s performance, Jharkhand defeated Manipur by a 121 run in what was a dominant display at Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground, Mulapadu, Vijayawada.
Jharkhand batted first and was off to a good start as openers Kishan and Anand Singh knocked a 50-run partnership.
Jharkhand are currently at the top of the proceedings of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Warner was the first to record this feat in 2011, followed by Wright in 2014, then Michael Klinger and Pietersen attained the same in 2015