Raji Trophy 2013-14: Mohit Sharma helps Haryana beat Jharkhand

Mohit Sharma bagged four wickets for 51 runs © AFP (Representational Picture)

Rohtak: Nov 17, 2013

Haryana pacers led by Mohit Sharma (4/51) pulled off an emphatic 30-run victory over Jharkhand in their Ranji Trophy Group B match, on Sunday.

Sharma, who scalped four in the first innings, decimated the Jharkhand batting in company of Joginder Sharma (2/27) and Harshal Patel (3/42) at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.

Resuming the final day on 74/3, Jharkhand were bowled out for 172 in their second innings.

Overnight batsmen Bhavin Thakkar (64) and Ishank Jaggi (53) successfully negotiated the morning spell from Haryana bowlers as they added 30 runs to the total, completing their individual fifties in the process.

But just as when the duo looked threatening for Haryana, Joginder removed Jaggi on 106 to put an end to a fighting 70-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Thakkar’s unfortunate dismissal on 135 started flurry of wickets for Jharkhand. He was run out.

The following Jharkhand batsmen failed to negotiate the Haryana pacers as the hosts wrapped up the match when Rahul Shukla was bowled by Mohit giving his team full six points.

Brief scores:

Haryana 309 and 123 beat Jharkhand 231 and 172 (Bhavin Thakkar 64, Ishank Jaggi 53; Mohit Sharma 4 for 51)

Points Haryana 6, Jharkhand 0.