Jharkhand v Nagaland

Jharkhand v Nagaland: Epic mismatch or teething troubles?

Jharkhand’s total of 880 in Ranji Trophy pre-quarters reopens debate on north-east teams’ readiness for Elite competition.

The hard number says Jharkhand posted the fourth-highest total in the history of the Ranji Trophy, 

880 all out in the first innings of their pre-quarterfinal game against Nagaland.  

On the face of it, a mountain of runs doesn’t hold the Eden Gardens pitch in a favorable light. 

The scoreboard, though, doesn’t always present the true story. 

Fourteen catches were dropped during Jharkhand’s innings, 

Kumar Kushagra being the beneficiary-in-chief.