• Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2017-18: Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill equal sixes record for their respective teams

    Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill equalled the record for most sixes in a List A innings of Jharkhand and Punjab respectively.

    Shubman Gill hundred
    Shubman Gill celebrates his hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

    The youngsters are making most in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy as the latest millionaire in the IPL auction Ishan Kishan scoring runs at a consistent basis. The former India U19 team skipper got appointed as the Jharkhand captain for the tournament and is currently the 2nd highest run-getter in the tournament with 290 runs. Shubman Gill, the man of the tournament in the recently concluded U19 CWC, scored a big century on Sunday after a string of low scores.

    The Punjab player took on the Karnataka bowlers in a must-win Group A game as his team lost two of their previous three games in which he aggregated only 37 runs. Against an in-form bowling attack led by an experienced skipper Vinay Kumar, Shubman Gill hit an unbeaten 122-ball 123 in the 42-over match. The right-hander needed 72 balls to bring up his fifty but took only 31 further deliveries to raise his 2nd century in List A cricket.

    Shubman hit eight fours and six sixes during his marathon innings. With those six sixes in this innings, Shubman equalled the record of most sixes for Punjab in a List A innings. The record is jointly shared by Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh; Punjab’s current captain and vice-captain. Harbhajan hit six sixes in his 25-ball 51 against Gujarat in 2014 while Yuvraj hit during his 93-ball 93 against Mumbai in 2015.

    Ishan Kishan surpasses MS Dhoni.

    Ishan Kishan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy
    Ishan Kishan celebrates his hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

    Jharkhand’s young skipper Ishan Kishan too produced breezy innings on Sunday when they faced Saurashtra. Opening the innings, Ishan struck five fours and seven sixes in his 95-ball 93 only to fall short of his 2nd consecutive century by seven runs. With the seven sixes, the 20-year-old equalled Jharkhand’s record of most sixes in a List A innings. Saurabh Tiwary also hit seven sixes during his 104-ball 102 against Hyderabad last year.

    In the previous edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, MS Dhoni hit six sixes during his 129-run knock against Chhattisgarh while Tiwary hit six sixes in his unbeaten 102 against Services. No other player scored more than six sixes in a List A innings for Jharkhand. In the ongoing tournament, Ishan Kishan hit a total of 14 sixes in four innings which are the most for any player.