Srinagar, Nov 29: Musaif Ajaz and skipper Kanhaiya Wadhawan scored brilliant centuries as J&K crushed minnows Sikkim by a huge margin of 294 runs to qualify for the knockout stage in the ongoing U-25 State A Trophy at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot today.
J&K is now just two steps away from writing a new chapter in the cricketing history by winning two important battles at hand and making it to the finals of this prestigious Trophy.
Earlier, batting first, J&K posted a huge total of 394 runs on board as talented middle-order batsman Musaif Ajaz slammed yet another cracking century, while skipper Kanhaiya Wadhawan also scored a magnificent century. Both the batsmen toyed with the rival bowlers to sent them on a leather hunt. Musaif scored 163 runs off 112 balls, studded with 7 fours and 8 sixes, while Kanhaiya contributed 131 runs off 107 balls with 7 boundaries and 2 sixes. Vivrant Sharma (36), Lone Nasir Muzaffar (20*) and Kawal Preet Singh (19) were the other contributors.
For Sikkim, Aadil bagged 3 wickets while Igsho Limbo took two.
In reply, Sikkim bundled out for paltry 100 runs, thus lost the match by a huge margin of 294 runs. Aamir and skipper Arun contributed 28 and 25 runs to the total respectively.
For J&K, Vanshaj Sharma and Manit Jasrotia took 4 wickets each by conceding 23 and 11 runs respectively.