J&K stormed its manner into the quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare trophy event on Saturday through defeating Kerala by way of 7 wickets in pre-quarterfinal played at Ahmedabad.
Shubham Khajuria become at his first-rate as he smashed strength-packed seventy-six runs and Qamran Iqbal’s gritty live within the center, at the same time as speedsters Auqib Nabi and Yudhvir Singh also starred as J&K thrashed bold Kerala through 7 wickets to seal berth within the historic quarterfinals at Gujarat College Cricket Ground A, Ahmedabad.
First Kerala scored a modest total of 174 runs in 47.4 overs. Vinoop Sheela Manoharan pinnacle scored with 62 runs off 81 balls, studded with 7 fours, while Sijomon Joseph and Akhil Scaria contributed 32 and 23 runs to the entire respectively. Auqib Nabi was the pick of the bowlers for J&K, who captured four vital wickets by means of conceding 39 runs in his 10 overs, at the same time as Yudhvir Singh changed into the most inexpensive bowlers, who conceded just 16 runs in his 7.4 overs and took 2 wickets. Mujtaba Yousuf, Vivrant Sharma, Abid Mushtaq and Sahil Lotra claimed 1 wicket each.
In reply, J&K chased the target easily in 37.5 overs, losing 3 wickets in the process, thus won the match by 7 wickets. Shubham Khajuria and Qamran Iqbal showed stellar grit and tenacity to notch up brilliant half-centuries and make a partnership of 133 runs in a low scoring affair, while Henan Malik and Fazil Rashid completed the formality in style. Shubham was in sublime touch, scoring 76 off 61 deliveries, studded with 5 boundaries and 6 sixes, while otherwise explosive Qamran took 96 balls to make 51 with 7 boundaries. Henan and Fazil made unbeaten 14 and 13 runs respectively while Vivrant contributed 13 runs to the total.