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Ranji Trophy: Kumar Kushagra’s double ton propels Jharkhand

17-year-old wicketkeeper-batter makes the most of a listless Nagaland attack
Kumar Kuhagra
Kumar Kuhagra
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Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 13.03.22, 11:33 PM

Jharkhand made a giant stride towards the Ranji Trophy quarter finals as they posted a mammoth 769 for 9 against a struggling Nagaland on Day II of their knockout match at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

The 17-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Kumar Kushagra made the most of the listless Nagaland attack to steer his side to a huge total after Jharkhand resumed the day at 402 for 5.

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Kushagra, who was 112 not out overnight, kept his onslaught on the Nagaland bowlers to slam 266 from 269 balls (37x4, 2x6) in his third first-class appearance. It was his maiden first class hundred.

The youngster, who was a part of the India U-19 team for 2020 South Africa tour, got to 200 with a boundary off Lemtur just before lunch to complete the milestone in 213 deliveries.

Senior left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem cruised to a career-best 123 not out (223 balls; 14x4, 1x6) as the duo put together 166 runs for the seventh wicket.

Brief scores: Jharkhand 769/9 (Kumar Kushagra 266, Shahbaz Nadeem 123 not out; Khrievitso Lemtur 3/138, Imliwati Lemtur 3/161) vs Nagaland. At stumps, Day II.



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