Hyderabad: Opener K. Rohit Rayudu slammed a century to lead Hyderabad to a 66-run victory over Jharkhand in their Vijay Hazare Trophy Group ‘D’ one-day cricket match here on Tuesday.
After piling 333 for 7, the hosts bowled out the visitors for 267 in 46.5 overs. Decent knocks from Ishan Kishan (51), Saurabh Tiwary (49) and Atul Singh Surwar (58 not out) were not good enough for Jharkhand.
Earlier, Rohit smashed 126 off 135 balls, eight of which were dispatched to the fence and three went sailing over it as he sent the rival bowlers on a leather hunt.
Put in to bat, Hyderabad got off to a rocking start as Rohit and P. Akshath Reddy went after the bowling. They had rattled 139 for the opening wicket before captain Akshath fell after making a 73-ball 75 that included eight boundaries and a six.
Vice-captain B. Sandeep then walked in to join the party. He made 69 in 45 balls, 10 of which disappeared to the boundary as he put on 106 runs for the second wicket with Rohit.
A frustrated Jharkhand captain Ishan Kishan pressed eight bowlers into the attack to stem the run flow but in vain.