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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rishi Dhawan’s all-round performance helps Himachal Pradesh overcome Jammu and Kashmir

Rishi Dhawan top scored with 44 runs and took two wickets for Himachal helping his team overcome J&K © Getty Images
Rishi Dhawan top-scored with 44 runs and took two wickets for Himachal Pradesh © IANS (File Photo)

Chandigarh: Apr 4, 2014

In their crucial North Zone encounter, Himachal Pradesh defeated Jammu and Kashmir by 17 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali to register their second win in the tournament.

Sent in to bat, Himachal could only muster 127 for eight before coming out with am impressive bowling display to bundle out J&K for 110 in 19.3 overs.

Rishi Dhawan top-scored for Himachal with 44 off 40 balls. For J&K, left-arm spinner Waseem Raza (three for 21) scalped three wickets while skipper Parveez Rasool (two for 10) picked up two.

Chasing the paltry target, J&K batsmen crumbled in front of the pace trio of Akshay Chauhan (four for 16), Rishi Dhawan (two for 24) and Vikramjeet Malik (two for 28) to slump to their fourth consecutive defeat in the event.

Abid Nabi (39) and Pranav Gupta (28) provided some sort of resistance for J&K but it was not enough to sail them home.

Brief scores:

Himachal Pradesh 127 for eight in 20 overs (Rishi Dhawan 44; Waseem Raza 3 for 21) bat Jammu and Kashmir 110 all out in 19.3 overs (Abid Nabi 39, Pranav Gupta 28; Akshay Chauhan 4 for 16) by 17 runs.

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