As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Day 4

Catch all the updates LIVE from Sunday's action at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Maharashtra will take on Himachal Pradesh in Bengaluru. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Maharashtra will take on Himachal Pradesh in Bengaluru. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE) | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

saHello and welcome to Sportstar 's LIVE updates from Sunday's action of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.

Our reporters Ayan Acharya from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Abhishek Mukherjee from the Palam Ground and Dipak Ragav from the Murugappa Ground will be sending periodic updates.



  • Our reporter from the Palam Ground updates: Saurashtra wins by seven wickets via the VJD method. Thanks to the sprightly start given by Robin Uthappa and Sheldon Jackson, Saurashtra waltzed through to its revised target of 110 with seven balls to spare.

    The innings stuttered a bit, with two wickets falling in a single over - the 11th. Samarth Vyas and Uthappa both fell to spinner Mehdi Hasan. At 62/3, the task looked daunting, but Vasavada and Mankad accelerated well to ensure a seven-wicket win.

    Meanwhile, the other contest at the same venue - UP vs Odisha - was called off due to wet outfield.

  • Our reporter from the MAC updates:  Tripura has lost in inexplicable fashion here. Bengal, through the slow nature of the pitch, and some fine bowling from Barman and Vivek Singh have earned a nine-run win. They've now won two in two. SK Patel's unbeaten 135 for Tripura goes in vain.

  • Tripura's hopes ride on the bat of SK Patel (119*) with 32 runs required off 12 balls. Tripura 242/4 in 48 overs.

  • Kerala finishes proceedings at the Feroz Shah Kotla, wins by six wickets against Chhattisgarh. (Jalaj Saxena 58*, Salman Nizar 12*) The Sachin Baby-led side takes four points.

  • S.S. Bachhav picks up five wickets as bowls Maharashtra to a superb win over Punjab. His figures of 9.3-0-54-5 has helped Maharashtra bowl out Punjab for 187, winning by 94 runs.

  • Our reporter from the Palam Ground updates: Play has resumed here. Saurashtra's revised target is 110 from 20 overs. It remains to be seen whether the contest is brought to a conclusion, as there are dark clouds in the horizon. Another spell of rain can force the match to be called off.

  • Punjab is losing steam here. Manpreet Singh Grewal departs for 8 (10) as Punjab goes down further to 173/9, 109 more runs to beat Maharashtra.

  • Kerala slips to 112/4 as Sachin Baby is out for 3 (9). Kerala still needs 27 runs to beat Chhattisgarh.

  • Punjab slips to 169/8 in the 39th over. It still needs 113 runs to win, a tall order. S.S. Bachhav has been the star bowler for Maharashtra with figures of 9-0-47-4.

  • Railways folds for 227. This is a huge win for Mumbai. It wins by 173 runs, after posting 400 on the board. Shreyas Iyer (144), Prithvi Shaw (129), Suryakumar Yadav (67), S.Z. Mulani (3/26) are some of the stars for Mumbai.

  • Jalaj Saxena brings up his 50 (104 balls). Kerala 104/2 vs Chhatisgarh. It needs 35 more runs to win.

  • Our reporter from the MAC updates: Bengal bowlers have slowed down the pace of the game here. Tripura needs 126 to win in 15 overs, the wickets column not a cause of concern yet. Smit Patel holds the key to his chase.

  • It is almost all but over for Railways as it loses its 9th wicket for 227, chasing 401. Amit Mishra is out for 8 (24).

  • Tripura loses its second wicket. U. Bose is caught by Sayan Shekhar Mandal off Ashoke Dinda for 16 (31). Tripura 144/2 in 34.1 overs against Bengal.

  • At the end of 40 overs, Railways is 206/8, still needing a mammoth 195 runs in 60 balls beat Mumbai.

  • Well our reporter from the Palam ground has some bad news. It is raining again, the match has been paused.

  • Our reporter from the MAC updates: Smit Patel brings up his 50, off 75 balls. He has taken up the mantle of farming the strike post Chowshry's dismissal. Tripura 131/1 in 31 overs.

  • Our reporter from the Palam ground updates : 16 overs have been lost in the interim. The target for Saurashtra is now 197 in 29 overs. Sheldon Jackson and Robin Uthappa will resume the chase. Saurashtra 50/0 in 8.5 overs.

  • Yuvraj Singh is dismissed for 6. Punjab loses half its side for 120 on the board. Yuvraj is trapped leg before by S. Bachhav in the 28th over. Punjab needs 162 more runs to win.

  • Railways lose its seventh wicket for 183. Siddesh Lad cleans up Ashish Yadav for 3. Mumbai in complete command, well it was almost in command when it amassed 400 on the board.

  • Railways in a spot of bother. It loses its sixth wicket — Prashant Awasthi out for 41 — for 183 runs on board, chasing a mammoth 401.

  • T. Natarajan edges one through the slip cordon and scampers for a double. Tamil Nadu has made heavy weather of this 134-run target, winning by one wicket. Natarajan (7 off 11 balls) and M. Mohammed (22 off 37 balls) finish the chase.

  • Our reporter from the Murugappa ground adds : Mohammed has taken TN a shot away from a victory. Tamil Nadu needs 4 runs to win 1 wicket in hand versus Rajasthan.

  • At the end of 30 overs, Railways is on 172/4, needs 229 more runs to win in 20 overs. A mammoth task considering the powerful Mumbai bowling line-up. Prashant Awasthi (35 off 30 balls) and A.P. Yadav (23 off 27 balls) in the middle.

  • Tamil Nadu inches closer. It needs 10 more runs to win against Rajasthan.

  • The minnows are doing it the best. Nagaland beats Sikkim by seven wickets . Nagaland has overhauled the target of 122 in just 26.2 overs with Pawan K.B unbeaten on 83.

  • The match between Uttar Pradesh and Odisha has been abandoned due to rain. The teams get 2 points each.

  • Our reporter from the MAC adds : Bengal get a wicket at last. Chowdhry is out for a strokefilled 53 — leg spinner Prayas Barman getting the breakthrough. Tripura loses its first wicket for 101.

  • P.S. Khanduri slams Suyash to the fence as Himachal Pradesh beats Goa by four wickets.

  • Scores level as Himachal is just about to scamper home victorious. Himachal 148/6 in 32 overs.

  • Anirudh departs for 40, leaving Tamil Nadu in tatters at 113/9. It needs 21 more runs to win.

  • Haryana beats Jammu and Kashmir by four wickets. Pramod Chandila and Jayant Yadav have taken Haryana home.

  • Our reporter from the Palam ground updates : The umpires are out inspecting the pitch and outfield after the covers have been removed. It's bright sunshine after a short spell of rain.

  • Punjab crosses the 100-run mark. Abhishek Sharma (22 off 34 balls) and Mandeep Singh (16 off 23 balls) in the middle. Punjab needs 180 runs to win.

  • Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh are nearing their targets against Sikkim and Goa respectively. The teams need 10 runs each to win the match.

  • A run-out puts the brakes on Himachal's scoring. Rishi Dhawan (4 off 6 balls) is run out to leave Himachal Pradesh at 132/5. Himachal needs 14 more runs now to win the match.

  • Our reporter from the MAC adds : Smit and Chowdhry going strong against a rather insipid bowling attack. Both batsmen have driven with freedom. With no imminent threat in the pitch, Bengal needs to look inwards to conjure a dismissal from somewhere. Tripura 71/1 in 15 overs.

  • Our reporter from the Murugappa ground adds : M. Mohammed, who can wield the bat, is with B. Anirudh in the middle. This is the last hope for Tamil Nadu.

  • Tamil Nadu in dire straits. R. Sai Kishore is out for no score. R.D. Chahar takes the wicket. Tamil Nadu 93/8 in 24.3 overs, still needs 40 more runs to win. Rajasthan the favourite here.

  • Rain intervenes the Uttar Pradesh versus Odisha match. Uttar Pradesh is on 95/2 in 15 overs, in a 26-over game.

  • Tamil Nadu struggling 89/6. Shahrukh Khan who looked good , is now dismissed caught behind. Rajasthan making a match out of this helped by TN's poor running.

  • A sharp spell of rainfall has paused the breezy partnership between Robin Uthappa and Sheldon Jackson, the Saurashtra openers.

    The two were slow at the start, but opened up nicely. Uthappa stylishly flicked, cut and late cut the fast bowlers for boundaries. The fourth over was especially expensive. Jackson joined in, hitting an equally imperious square cut.

    Saurashtra 33/0 in 6.2 overs.

  • Pawan K B comes up with his fifty in 49 balls (7x4, 1x6). Nagaland 69/1 now.

  • Porel and Dinda with the new ball for Bengal.  Smit Patel and N. Chowdhry have taken Tripura off to a solid start — Nirupam's straight flick courtesy his strong bottom hand was the highlight of the first 10 overs.  Tripura 41/0

  • Tamil Nadu puts up 53/5 on the scoreboard in 14.2 Overs against Rajasthan.

  • Nagaland which is at 52 now after the tenth over, needs 70 runs to win with nine wickets in hand.

  • The experienced K B Arun Karthick departs! Kerala loses its first man at 21 after 4.1 overs.

  • Yet another needless run out for Tamil Nadu. Kaushik Gandhi run out going for a leg-bye. Tamil Nadu 33/4 now.

  • P S Chopra's fifty runs off 31 balls (6x4, 2x6) takes Himachal to 67/0.

  • After the tenth over, Tamil Nadu which is at at 33/3 now, needs 101 runs to win with Kaushik Gandhi 18(38) and Baba Aparajith 6(16) at the crease.

  • The match to be played between Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur has also been abandoned, awarding the team two points each.

  • Our reporter from Palam updates: "Sandeep and the tail shifted gears in yhe business end to enable Hyderabad to reach 196/9 after 45 overs, a total that seemed improbable when saurashtra's seamers had the top order on a tight leash.

    The acceleration was signalled when Sandeep smacked leg-spinner yuvraj through extra cover for a six and a four, both inside-out strokes.

    Two wickets fell in the next over, bowled by Unadkat, as batsmen attempted belligerence. Ashish Reddy was first dismissed, before the set Sandeep hit a six and then was trapped lbw.

    Ravi Teja and the rest collected a few frantic runs, including fours through mid-wicket and extra cover. Wickets fell like nine pins, too.

    Meanwhile, play has begun at the 'A' ground. Odisha decided to insert UP in in the breezy afternoon conditions. The match is reduced to 26 overs due to the delayed start."

  • Himachal and Uttar Pradesh post their respective fifties.

  • Hyderabad folds at 196/9 in 45 overs.

  • Mumbai folds its innings at a mammoth total of 400/5 against Railways.

  • Jaydev Unadkat gets 4 WICKETS (7.1-1-27-4)! against Hyderabad which has 180/7 up in 43.1 overs.

  • Also, the Mizoram and Puducherry match has been abandoned giving two teams two points each.



  • Meanwhile, Odisha has won the toss and elected to field first.

  • Our reporter from Palam reports: "Kolla and Sandeep have held the innings together, and two caught-behind appeals notwithstanding, have looked in control.

    Legspinner Chudasama Yuvraj has been milked for a few runs, including a few boundaries that has given the batsmen some confidence.

    Saurashtra thought it has its man - Kolla - when the wicketkeeper and the men around the bat appealed frantically. The umpire was unmoved, however, and the fielders seemed so aghast at the decision that the umpire had to wait for a while before the bowler could collect his cap from him.

    In the next over, bowled by jadeja, there was another appeal for caught behind, this time not as desperate. Sandeep, the batsman, responded by hitting the bowler to the deep midwicket boundary via a slog sweep.

    Kolla also joins in, executing a lofted stroke off the leg-spinner to the long on boundary. He is lucky to survive after the bowler induces a snick that travels through the vacant slips region to the third man boundary.

    At 47, he departs, falling to Jadeja, who claims his first wicket. His ally Sandeep has reached a half-century, now batting with the new man Ashish Reddy.

    It's 138/4 after 39 overs.

    Meanwhile, play is set to begin at the 'A' ground, at 1pm. The number of overs will be shortened."

  • Maharashtra wraps up its innings at 281/5. That would be quite some task for Punjab after the lunch break.

  • B Sandeep brings up his half-century against Saurashtra in 66 balls (2x4, 1x6).Hyderabad 126/4

  • Ankeet Bawane raises his bat to the crowd as he goes on to score a century in 138 balls (4x4, 1x6). Maharashtra 277/5 now.

  • Majumdar holding fort at one end but he's running out of partners.  Two wickets in two balls for Dey as Bengal slips to 234/8.

  • Dey finishes his spell. His four for 48 has ensured Bengal doesn't cruise to an insurmountable total.

  • In no time has Tamil Nadu lost three wickets, T M Ul Haq picking two of those. Tamil Nadu 8/3 after 2.2 overs. Skipper B. Indrajith was run out scampering for a needless run off the first ball

  • A S Jamwal picks up four wickets (10.0-0-25-4), Goa 148/10

  • Nirupam Chowdhry is having a nice day out on the field,  he catches Tiwary short of his crease now. The Bengal captain departs for 67 off as many deliveries. Bengal 210/6

  • Kaushal Acharjee drops an easy chance at deep mid-wicket,  A. Majumdar gets a reprieve on 19. 200 up for Bengal in 40.2 overs, Majumdar brings up the team double hundred by carting a full toss over deep square leg for four.

  • Surya goes! He departs after making 67 in 55 balls, victim to Amit Mishra, Mumbai 335/3 now.

  • WICKET! Haryana loses its first. H V Patel walks as Irfan Pathan gets his victim . Haryana 1/1 after 2.4 overs.

  • OUT! Lakshay A Garg falls after scoring just two runs, bowled by A S Jamwal. Goa is at 142/9 after 42.5 overs.

  • Sumanth Kolla and B. Sandeep have provided resistance for Saurashtra after the early setbacks. Both have looked enterprising against the spinners in operation - Makwana and left-arm spinner Devendrasinh Jadeja.

    Amid pushes and nudges for singles, a straight drive for four from Kolla off seamer Prerak seemed an oasis. It was a visual treat - a copybook drive, with an elegant follow through.

    The Hyderabad dressing room is in better spirits now, cheering every run.

    Meanwhile, a pitch inspection on the 'A' ground is scheduled for 12.15 pm. The run up area is still not suitably dry for play to begin, according to the umpires.

  • Sai Kishore with a fifer here! And soon after Rajasthan folds its innings for 133.

  • Bengal losing wickets in quick intervals, miscommunication between Tiwary and Writtick Chatterjee costing the latter his wicket — Nirupam Chowdhury catching Chatterjee short of his crease. Bengal 167/5.

  • Surya too brings up his 50 runs in 46 balls (3x4, 1x6) for Mumbai now which is at 296/2.

  • Jammu and Kashmir folds its innings with just 108 up on the board in 34.3 overs.

  • Shreyas Iyer also brings up his century after Prithvi Shaw in 98 balls (5x4, 6x6). Mumbai is at 282/2 now.

  • CV Varun finally ends Tajinder Singh's innings for 55. Rajasthan 124/8

  • Rajib Saha strikes again, as Bengal loses its fourth. Vivek Singh departs for six, Bengal 153/4.

  • N S Shaikh brings up his half-century in 52 balls (7x4, 1x6). Maharashtra 181/3

  • Ankeet Bawane brings up his 50 runs in 101 balls (1x4, 0x6). Maharashtra 161/3

  • T N Dhillon looking to stabilise the Rajasthan innings. Scores 51 runs in 51 balls (5x4, 3x6). Rajasthan at 113/7 now.

  • Tiwary brings up his 50 off 46 balls , came in with his side in a spot of slight bother but he has put Bengal back in a commanding position. After 30 overs, Bengal are 145/3.

  • Mumbai reaches 250 in 33.6 overs at the loss of two wickets.

  • WICKET! It is the 31st over and Paras Sharma goes for 25 off 68 balls. J & K 82/8 now.

  • Reports Abhishek from Palam: "Hyderabad's top order has crumbled against some accurate bowling by Saurashtra's seamers. An ill-judged run resulted in the run out of Tanmay Agarwal, further exacerbating the batting team's condition.

    Rohit and new man Sumanth Kolla tried to be vigilant, but their six-run partnership was broken when Rohit edged seamer Prerak Mankad to slips in the 13th over.

    After the dominance by pace, spin is introduced for the first time in the contest as Kamlesh Makwana is introduced into the attack.

    It's 32/3 after 15 overs."

  • Meanwhile, Tajinder Singh playing a counter attacking innings has helped Rajasthan get over 100. The right handed batsman has smashed five boundaries and three sixes and is batting on 48 off 45 balls.

  • Rajat Dey breaks the stand, gets Chatterjee caught at point for 44 off 61 balls. Bengal 135/3. The partnership between Tiwary and Chatterjee was 75 off 80 balls

  • Reports our correspondent: "The partnership between Chatterjee and Tiwary is 70 off 70 balls. Tiwary looking in ominous touch,  evidenced by the boundary and six he hit off successive balls in one over of Sarkar. Tripura bowlers feeling the heat, literally and metaphorically."

  • Mumbai reaches 200 with just two batsmen back to the pavilion and in just 27.1 overs.

  • Meanwhile, Hyderabad is scoring at the rate of 1.8 runs per over. At the end of 10 overs, the side is at 18/2 against Saurashtra.

  • R Sai Kishore pockets 4 wickets with C. P. Singh's wicket now (5.2-1-22-4) Rajasthan 66/7 neck deep in trouble now after 21.2 overs.

  • Reports our correspondent from Palam:   "The match is further delayed, at the 'A' ground. The next inspection by the umpires will be at 11.15 am."

  • Prashant Awasthi gets the thorn out of Railways' foot but not before a lot of damage has been done! Prithvi Shaw goes after contributing 129 in 81 balls. What a fine innings! Mumbai 188/2 in the very first ball of the 26th over.

  • Bengal and Maharashtra reach their respective hundreds.

  • Mentor Irfan Pathan departs in the very first ball of the twentieth over. J & K is at 51/6 and in trouble again.

  • Our reporter from Palam says:   "Jaydev Unadkat and Chirag Jani made life difficult for Hyderabad's openers in cloudy conditions. There were numerous plays and misses in the first half hour. The contest is reduced to 45 overs due to the delayed start.

    The wicket finally arrives in the form of Akshath Reddy, who was undone by a short delivery from Unadkat, and was caught.

    K. Rohit Rayudu is the new man.

    Meanwhile, umpires are having a look at the pitch at the 'A' ground again."

  • Bengal are 92/2 after 20 overs. Chatterjee and Tiwary happy to keep the scoreboard ticking with the ones and twos. Tiwary, however, showed signs of aggression against Harmeet Singh when he lofted the left arm spinner over cover for four — first boundary for Bengal in 31 balls —  before launching him over deep mid wicket for a maximum.

  • And Prithvi Shaw scores his century! After narrowly missing out on it on Wednesday against Baroda by two runs, he does it today. And he does it in just 61 balls (12x4, 5x6) . Mumbai 160/1 now.

  • Spinners feasting as Rajasthan has been left reeling at 52/6 by Tamil Nadu now, in 18 overs. Sai Kishore has his third victim in the shape of Ashok Menaria.

  • Shreyas Iyer brings up his half-century too in 52 balls with Prithvi Shaw firing at the other end (3x4, 3x6)

  • Mumbai carries on the fine show, might have just forgotten that this is a 50-over game. 150 runs are up on the scoreboard and it is just 19.3 overs.

  • Jammu and Kashmir loses Parvez Rasool too, cheaply. He was just able to make 3 runs off 8 balls before going back, trapped in the front by Arun Chaprana, J&K 40/4 now after 14.1 overs.

  • Goswami departs for 22 off 40 balls, spinner Rajib Saha getting the breakthrough for Tripura. Bengal are 62/2 as captain Manoj Tiwary walks out to the middle.

  • Meanwhile, Maharashtra has just reached its 50 in 11.2 overs.

  • Mumbai continues to smash bowlers around the park as it marches on to 103 in 15.4 overs.

  • Our reporter Dipak Ragav updates: "Rajasthan crumbling yet again, here in Murugappa ground. Spinners CV Varun and R Sai Kishore have picked three wickets in quick time, for just one run. Rajasthan struggling at 24/4."

  • WICKET! Rajasthan have lost three of its batsmen for 23 now in 11.5 overs, Ankit S Lamba being the last man to go off R Sai Kishore.

  • Our reporter from Palam updates: "Having inspected various portions of the 'A' ground outfield to check for possible dampness, the umpires are seen congregating.

    Meanwhile, play has begun at the 'B' ground after groundsmen added sand on to the damp patches surrounding the pitch.

    Hyderabad, having won the toss, is batting first."

  • Prithvi Shaw brings up his 50 in 36 balls (5x4, 3x6). Mumbai going strong at 92/1 in the 14th over.
  • 50 up for Bengal in 12.2 overs. Goswami batting on 15, Sudip Chatterjee 11.
  • Meanwhile, Hyderabad has won the toss and elected to bat first against Saurashtra.
  • Kashmir loses another in quick succession! Shubham Khajuria goes after 9.2 overs , J & K 33/2.
  • Prithvi Shaw off to an explosive start yet again for Mumbai. Reaches 40 in 30 balls. Mumbai 58/1 after 10 overs.
  • WICKET! In the last ball of the sixth over, Kashmir loses Ahmad Omar Banday for 19(23), trapped by H V Patel in front of the wickets, J & K 27/1.
  • OUT! Chhattisgarh loses its first at the end of 5.4 overs. Basil Thampi strikes! Jatin Sahay Saxena goes leaving Chhattisgarh at 29/1.
  • WICKET! Easwaran is caught behind off Rana. Bengal has lost its first wicket for 32. Easwaran made 20 off 24 balls
  • Easwaran and Goswami have begun solidly after Bengal won the toss and elected to bat first. Easwaran hit two back—to—back boundaries off Abhijit Sarkar,  one over midwicket and another over deep backward -point. Goswami, meanwhile, unfurled a glorious off-drive to take Bengal to 23/0 at the end of five overs.
  • Rajasthan off to a sedate start. 10/1 in five overs. Tamil Nadu has made two changes due to injuries. Pacer K Vignesh has been replaced by M. Mohammed and Vijay Shankar has been replaced by M. Shahrukh Khan.
  • Sikkim and Maharshtra lose another. Sikkim- 6/2 after 4.2 overs and Maharashtra- 18/2 after 4.3 overs.
  • And Ajinkya Rahane goes back too early after a fine show of class in the last game. Mumbai 27/1 after 5.1 overs. Rahane goes, victim to Anureet Singh after making 3 off 11.
  • Our reporter from Palam updates: "There will be a delayed start to proceedings here at the Airforce Complex in Palam. Saturday's rain and the cloudy conditions at present have compelled the umpires to delay the toss.


    The decision corresponds to both matches scheduled at this venue - Hyderabad Vs Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh Vs Odisha.

    Hyderabad and Saurashtra players are warming up under breezy conditions here as we all wait for a verdict."

  • Maharashtra and Sikkim too now. J S Pande and Nilesh Lamichaney fall for Maharashtra and Sikkim respectively. Sikkim- 5/1, 2.6 overs; Maharshtra- 11/1, 2.2 overs.
  • Goa loses one early too! 1/1 reads the score as Sumiran Amonkar goes back to the pavilion. Overs: 1.2
  • WICKET! Rajasthan loses its first wicket with no run up on the scoreboard, two balls into the match. A V Gautam goes for a duck!
  • Tamil Nadu awon the toss and elected to field.
  • Punjab won the toss and elected to field first.
  • Sikkim lost the toss and have been asked to bat first.
  • Jammu and Kashmir won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bengal won the toss and chose to bat first.
  • Mumbai won the toss and asked Railways to field first.
  • Goa won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Kerala won the toss and elected to field.
  • Toss has been delayed at the Airforce Complex Grounds in Palam and Palam-II.


Saturday had been a rest day. Action resumes on Sunday at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.


Matches scheduled for Sunday (all venues in brackets)


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