In the current Ranji Trophy 2022–23 Group C encounter against Kerala, Ishan Kishan scored an outstanding 100 runs. He made 132 runs off 195 balls, including nine fours and eight sixes. Jharkhand’s first innings total of 340/10 was made possible by his knock. The left-handed batsman has kept up his scorching form with the bat five days after scoring the quickest double-century in ODI history against Bangladesh.

When Kishan entered the batting order, Jharkhand was down to 114/4 and in serious trouble. He helped his team out of the difficulty by forming a key 202-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary (97 off 229 balls). When Jharkhand had 329/6, Kishan was fired. Following his removal, the team collapsed like a house of cards, losing the last four wickets, and adding only 11 runs to the total. Kerala amassed a 135-run advantage in the first innings thanks to Jalaj Saxena’s four wickets.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Kerala reached 475/10 thanks to middle-order batsman Akshay Chandran’s 150 off 268 balls and skipper Sanju Samson’s cameo of 72 off 108 balls. Jharkhand’s Shahbaz Nadeem was the standout of the bowling as he removed five hitters.

With his incredible 210 off 131 balls, which included 10 huge sixes and 24 fours in the third One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh, Kishan broke previous records five days before. He was the first player to increase his first century into a double hundred and the youngest player to have smashed a double tonne in ODIs. The left-handed batsman moved up 117 ranks to position 37 in the most recent ICC rankings, which were revealed on Wednesday, after his remarkable hit.