Iqbal Abdulla ends Ranji Trophy campaign with all-round high

During the course of the season, he surpassed 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in first-class cricket.

Iqbal Abdulla played for Sikkim in Ranji Trophy 2020.Iqbal Abdulla/Twitter

Playing for Sikkim, Iqbal Abdulla stamped his credentials as an effective cricketer after he ended his Ranji Trophy season as one of the top all-rounders of the competition.

His nine matches in the Plate Group saw him scored 673 runs at an average of 48.07 and a healthy strike rate of 78.52, with a century and four fifties. He was only 19 shy of being the top run-getter for his state, a feat he achieved lower down the order and an innings short than the state leader, Yashpal Singh.

But Iqbal Abdulla, an ARCS Andheri mainstay in T20 Mumbai, also managed to scalp 35 wickets, again the second-highest for his team in the Ranji Trophy season, at an average of 24.14, with the help of one five-wicket haul.

Iqbal Abdulla's last match was against Bihar, played in Cuttack, which ended in a draw. He bagged 4/67 in the first innings, pillaring Ishwar Chaudhary's fifer, then scored a run-a-ball 40 to support centurion Yashpal Singh to cap another fine all-round performance.

During the course of the season, he surpassed 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in first-class cricket.

Harmeet ends on a high as well

Harmeet Singh, a SoBo Supersonics player in the augural T20 Mumbai campaign, ended his Ranji Trophy season with career-best figures of 6/110 in the Group C game against Assam.

Playing for Tripura, he even contributed with the bat in the first innings as he scored 41 to forge an 84-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

When he came on to bowl, Harmeet Singh bagged six of the first seven wickets to fall with the other one being a run-out. He took 1/55 in the second innings as the match ended in a draw.

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