Jharkhand’s wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan becomes the second Indian cricketer after Unmukt Chand to score two consecutive centuries in T20 cricket. Ishan achieved this feat in a match against Manipur in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
The Jharkhand captain scored 113 runs from just 62 balls with 12 fours and five sixes at a strike rate of 182.25. His partner Virat Singh also scored an unbeaten 46-ball 73. Jharkhand posted 219 runs on board as Kishan and Virat shared an unbeaten partnership of 165 runs.
With this win, Jharkhand registered three consecutive wins in the domestic T20 tournament. Ishan also registered an unbeaten 55-ball 100 versus Jammu and Kashmir.
Chasing the formidable target of 220, Manipur folded up for 98 for 9 in 20 overs with Yashpal Singh (40) alone offering some resistance as the Jharkhand bowlers emerged on top, capitalising on the good show by their batsmen. Jharkhand moved to the top of Group 'A' standings with their third straight win.
Ishan Kishan was the leading run-scorer for Jharkhand in 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 405 runs in nine matches, he was also the highest run-scorer for Jharkhand in 2017-18 Ranji Trophy with 484 runs in six matches. Ishan plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League as a wicket-keeper batsman.