MS Dhoni's hundred helps Jharkhand sink Chhattisgarh in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Posted:Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:37:25 PM

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. Riding on Dhoni 107-ball 129, Jharkhand posted 243/9, and then skittled out Chhattisgarh for 165 in 38.4 overs at the Eden Gardens to pick up their first four points from the tourney.


Jharkhand had gone down to Karnataka by five runs in their tournament opener on Saturday. Dhoni walked in with Jharkhand tottering at 43/4 in the 14th over, and saw two more wickets fall within a short while. At 57/6, Jharkhand seemed to be staring down the barrel, but Shahbaz Nadim teamed up with Dhoni in the middle to put on 151 runs for the seventh wicket and take their team past the 200-run mark. Nadeem (53; 90b, 4x4, 1x6) went back in the 48th over, but Dhoni struck some characteristic sledge hammer blows in the remaining deliveries and was out on only the last ball of the innings. His knock included 10 fours and six sixes.