Vijay Hazare Trophy | J&K beat Odisha by 5 wickets

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Srinagar: J&K registered its fourth win out of five matches in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament as they beat Odisha by three wickets at Sharad Pawar Cricket Academy, BKC Mumbai on Saturday.

Shubham Khajuria, skipper Shubham Pundir and Sahil Lotra displayed extraordinary batting skills to help J&K chase the target of 269 with 3-wickets in hand.

Earlier, put into bat, Odisha scored 268 runs in the allotted 50 overs for the loss of six wickets. Skipper Abhishek Raut top scored with 75 runs while Rakesh Pattanaik contributed power-packed 53 runs off 31 balls.

For J&K, Yudhvir Singh took three wickets, while Mujtaba Yousuf bagged two wickets. Abid Mushtaq was the pick of the bowlers who though remained wicketless but conceded just 25 runs in his 10 overs.

In reply, J&K chased the target in 48.5 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Shubham Khajuria top scored with 78 runs while Shubham Pundir contributed 57 runs. Sahil Lotra, Vivrant Sharma and Henan Nazir contributed 40, 26 and 25 runs to the total respectively.

For Odisha, Tarani Sa captured three wickets while Abhishek Raut bagged two wickets.

It is the fourth win for the J&K in the tournament out of five matches played so far.

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