As it Happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Day 5

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

Mumbai opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has been in fine form with the bat.   -  Sudhakara Jain

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates from Monday's action at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.

Our reporters Santadeep Dey from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and Abhishek Mukherjee from the Palam Ground will be sending periodic updates.

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  • Services beats Haryana by five wickets.

  • There's the win. Services has chased down the target of 258 in 47.3 overs with five wickets in hand. Nakul Verma's 118-ball 95 proved pivotal as Services pocket four crucial points.

  • Services cross the 250-run mark and inches towards a win over Haryana.

  • Saurabh Rawat's cameo (60 off 46 balls, 7x4, 2x6) and his partnership with Rajat Bhatia (31 off 50 balls) has helped Uttarakhand beat Nagaland by 6 wickets. Uttarakhand overhauled the target of 207 in 47 overs.

  • Tripura manages 138/9 in its 50 overs as Gujarat triumphs by 74 runs. R.H Bhatt was the star with the bat with 62 while Piyush Chawala with 4/21 made the match turn Gujarat's way.

  • Services is going strong at 237/5 in the 43rd over. It needs 21 runs to beat Haryana.

  • Tripura crawls to 137/9 in 49 overs. Needs 76 runs in one over, an impossible task.

  • Banik departs for 57 (104 balls) and Tripura slides down to 128/9 in 46 overs. Gujarat would love to wrap this up as soon as possible.

  • J.R. Banik (57 off 102 balls) and Rana Dutta (19 off 45 balls) have staged a small recovery act to help Tripura post 128/8 in 45 overs. Tripura needs 85 runs to win in 5 overs against Gujarat.

  • Rajat Bhatia (22 off 29) and Saurabh Rawat (23 off 25) have steadied the Uttarakhand ship. Uttarakhand is 163/4 after 40 overs, needing 44 runs to 10 overs to beat Nagaland.

  • Nakul Verma (95 off 117 balls) and Rajat Paliwal (29 off 21 balls) help Services breach the 200-run mark. At the end of 34 overs, Services 202/2, needing 56 more runs to beat Haryana.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Virat Singh and Saurabh Tiwary see Jharkhand home as it thumps Assam by eight wickets and with 114 balls to spare. Ishan Kishan is the star for his scintillating century.

  • 7 wickets for Meghalaya's Abhay Negi. He traps Song Tacho in front as Arunachal Pradesh folds for 61. Abhya Negi has figures of 6-0-16-7 as Meghalaya wins by 256 runs.

  • 4 wickets for Piyush Chawla. He takes the wicket of Rajib Saha for 2 (5 balls) as Tripura is now 83/8. Chawla has figures of 8.4-3-20-4.

  • Anand Singh follows Ishan Kishan back to the pavilion as Jharkhand loses its second wicket for 204. Anand is caught by Amit Sinha off Mukhtar Hussain for 58, off 63 balls. Jharkhand 204/2, needs 18 more to win.

  • Gurinder Singh sends Techi Neri back to the hut for 7 as Arunachal Pradesh's listless batting just musters 57 for the loss of nine wickets against Meghalaya.

  • Ishan Kishan departs for 139, but not before helping Jharkhand to a very comfortable position. Kishan's 139 has come in just 91 balls with 12 fours and 9 sixes. Jharkhand 200/1 in 26 overs against Assam, needs just 22 runs to win.

  • Harmeet Singh departs for 1 as Tripura slumps to 65/6 against Gujarat.

  • Kishan's opening partner, Anand Singh, also reaches a milestone. He gets to a 50. Jharkhand 169/0.

  • Tripura loses half its side for 63 on the board, against Gujarat. R.A. Dey is out for 11 (18 balls), caught by Urvil Patel off Piyush Chawla.

  • Our reporter from MAC says: Ishan Kishan scores a century in just 74 balls. He has toyed with the Assam bowling attack. What an innings from this young batsman from Patna! Jharkhand cruising at 151/0 in 21.2 overs.

  • 5 wickets for Abhay Negi. Arunachal is in tatters, some listless batting from the unit. Arunachal slips to 37/8 as Negi has figures of 3.2-0-6-5.

  • 4 wickets for Meghalaya's Abhay Negi. Akhilesh Sahani is the man dismissed as Arunachal slips to 37/7 in 10 overs, needing 281 more runs to win. Abhay Negi now has figures of 3-0-6-4.

  • Nakul Verma (63 off 72 balls) and Rahul Singh (33 off 30 balls) have powered Services to 112/1 in the 19th over. It needs 146 more runs to win.

  • Arunachal Pradesh in dire straits. Abhay Negi sends Kamsha Yangfo back for no score as Arunachal lies in tatters at 37/6, chasing Meghalaya's 317.

  • Ishan Kishan slams a half-century, in excess of a 100 strike rate, as Jharkhand races to 103/0 in the 17th over, against Assam.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Jharkhand is off to a good start. Skipper Ishan Kishan and Anand Singh have added 50 runs for the first wicket in 57 balls.

  • One brings two and two brings three! Tripura losing wickets in a flurry. U. Bose departs for a three-ball duck to leave Tripura tottering at 15/3.

  • End Innings: Meghalaya has racked up 317 in 43 overs, Gurinder Singh (35 off 25) and Yogesh Nagar (56 off 46) have propelled Meghalaya to an intimidating total.

  • WICKET! N N Sen Choudhury is out for 2(15) and Tripura has lost its second wicket for 12.

  • Arup Das to start with the ball. Openers Anand Singh and Ishan Kishan walk on to the field.

  • Pawan Suyal wrecks havoc by taking two wickets in three balls as Uttarakhand have got off to a worst possible start against Nagaland. At the end of the first over, Uttarakhand have managed no score, losing two wickets, chasing 207.

  • It looks like it is a day of inclement weather taking the upper hand. Madhya Pradesh and Kerala too have no action as their match is abandoned.

  • One more abandonment. Bihar and Puducherry have to split points as weather takes the upper hand.

  • Haryana finishes its quota of 50 overs scoring 257/8. C.K. Bishnoi 88 off 126 balls and Arun Chaprana has played a small blitz scoring 33 of just 18 balls. The action will resume with Servicess in pursuit of 258. 

  • Two more matches have been abandoned as inclement weather plays spoilsport — Baroda vs Punjab; Goa vs Karnataka. All four teams now share the points.

  • Meghalaya breaches the 250-run mark. It has come in quick time, in 34.6 overs. With just four wickets lost, Meghalaya looks in a formidable position for a mammoth score.

  • End Innings: Nagaland finishes on 206/9, Abrar Kazi leading the way with his 75 off 96.

  • Assam folds its innings at 221/9. Last batsman to go is Jitumoni Kalita 12(15), run out by Virat Singh in the last ball of the match.

  • Lunch break: Gujarat reaches 212/6 in 50 overs Piyush Chawla 16 off 13, and R B Kalaria 11 off 9 providing the needed impetus. Tripura needs 213 to win.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Arup Das goes for a duck as Anukul Roy takes a fine catch at covers. FOW: 206/8, 47.2 overs

  • Lunch break: Haryana has reached 257, thanks  to Bishnoi's 88 off 126. Arun Chaprana 33 off 18 gave the required boost in the rear end of the innings. Services needs 258 to win!

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Nadeem has his revenge- he dismisses Romario Sharma with a simple catch off Aaron's delivery! Sharma who specially chose to target Nadeem goes after his quickfire innings of 42 in 32 balls laced with 3 boundaries and 3 sixes. FOW: 206/7, 46.3 overs

  • Punit Bisht has hammered a 100 off just 77 balls. His innings was studded with 16 hits to the fence. Meghalaya is two down for 179.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Sibsankar Roy departs after putting up a fabulous display of class and patience. He, like Wasiqur, falls just short of his half-century. He makes 46 off 78 balls before falling to a fine catch by Kumar Deobrat at deep cover. FOW: 182/6, 43.6 overs

  • And Pathania grabs a five-for to reduce Haryana to 208/8. This has been a superb spell from the Services medium pacer.

  • 200 up for Haryana. Bishnoi leading the charge with a combative 68. He has leg-spinner Amit Mishra for company at the other end.

  • Abrar Kazi fighting a lone battle as he reaches his 50 in 70 balls. Nagaland is 159/7.

  • Diwesh Gurdev Pathania is having a ball!  Four wickets for him (5.4-2-14-4), as Haryana slips to 184/6.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Wasiqur Rahman goes after making 43 off 64 balls (3x4, 4x6), just when things were starting to look good for Assam — Shukla trapping him in front. Assam 142/5 after 37.4 overs

  • Now, C.K. Bishnoi gets his 50 runs in 95 balls. Haryana 157/5. Can he get them to a fighting total?

  • D. Dhapola is wrecking havoc with the ball here. He picks up his 4th wicket as Nagaland slumps to 121/7 in 34.4 overs. Imliwati is the man dismissed for 2 (9 balls). He is caught by Saurabh Rawat off Dhapola. The bowler now has figures of 6.4-1-14-4.

  • Meghalaya loses its second wicket. S. Rajesh has to walk back after getting a start. He is dismissed by Techi Neri for 29 (36 balls). Meghalaya 102/2 in 14 overs.

  • Meghalaya has brought up its 100 in the 13th over. It is 100/1 now.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: A fifty-run partnership comes up for Wasiqur Rahman and Sibsankar Roy at the end of 33 overs. Meanwhile Utkarsh completes his spell and returns with figures of 10-0-29-2. Assam at 120/4 now

  • Pramod Chandila 57(66) is caught short of his crease! What an unfortunate way to get out. This will further dent Haryana's hopes of putting up a fighting total. Haryana 131/5

  • Our reporter from Palam updates: Both matches have been called off by the umpires due to rain. The steady rain has at last given way to droplets of rainfall in the air, but it's too little too late for any consequence.

    Players were sitting in their dressing rooms all this while, some were playing football when the rain eased a bit, all the while waiting for the official word.

    The teams will be awarded two points each. This corresponds to both contests - UP vs Delhi and Hyderabad vs Andhra.

  • Assam has reached triple digits in 29.4 overs losing four wickets on the way.

  • Pramod Chandila leading Haryana's recovery with a fine half-century off 61 balls. Haryana 119/4

  • CAUGHT! Harmeet Singh with the big wicket of Priyank Panchal! Gujarat's score is 104/3 in 27 overs.

  • Nagaland losing wickets in quick succession. It has now lost half the side for 103, Zhimomi the last man to depart.

  • Update from MAC: An appeal for stumping goes upstairs but is turned down. Wasiqur Rahman survives. He is batting on 1 off 7 balls. Assam- 76/4 after 23 overs.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Arunachal Pradesh has won the toss & elected to field

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: GONE! Saurabh Tiwary, who was at the slips, fumbles initially but manages to hold on to the ball as Assam skipper Amit Sinha becomes Utkarsh's second victim of the match. Sinha departs after making 7 off 21 balls. Score- 71/4, 21.2 overs. New man in- Wasiqur Rahman

  • Jharkhand skipper Ishan Kishan bowling spinners from both ends, for seven overs now. Assam at 68/3 after 20 overs. Sibsankar Roy 7(27) and skipper Amit Sinha 5(15) are at the crease.

  • Gujarat has lost its second wicket; D Patel departs for 14(17). Harmeet Singh with the breakthrough as Gujarat reaches 68/2.

  • After 20 overs, Haryana is 62/4, Pramod Chandila is batting on 7(14) and C.K. Bishnoi on 19(54).

  • Update from MAC: Utkarsh Singh pockets one in his very first over as he traps Aziz before the wicket. Aziz is out for 20 off 39. Assam is 3 down now for 57 after 13.4 overs.

  • Meanwhile, Services is all over Haryana, which has slipped to 49/4, H J Rana the last man to depart. He got out for 12(16).

  • Nagaland has raised its 50 in the 15th over. R. Jonathan and Zhimomi are at the crease. The score is 51/3.

  • More from MAC: And Nadeem gets his first for the day. Gokul Sharma tries to sweep but a thick edge off his willow sees the ball flying to Shukla at square leg. Gokul goes after making 11 off 19 balls. Assam 54/2 after 12.3 overs.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Jharkhand's hero from the last game, Shahbaz Nadeem, has been brought into the attack in the 11th over, and quite sensibly Gokul Sharma decides not to invite trouble. Maiden over. Assam has 48/1 up on the scoreboard.

  • Gujarat off to a slow start against Tripura. 30/0 after 10 overs, P.K. Panchal 12(20) and Parthiv Patel 16(40).

  • Haryana has lost three for just 30, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania causing some serious damage to the Haryana top order here. He has picked up all the three wickets to have fallen this morning.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Kerala has won the toss & elected to field.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Shukla strikes! A fine delivery grazes Parag's bat as he is caught behind. Made 20 runs off 20 balls before heading back to the pavilion. New batsman in is Gokul Sharma. The partnership was 29 runs off 35 balls. Assam 49/1, 5.5

  • Our reporter from Palam updates: Steady showers have delayed toss.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Parviz Aziz survives a scare as Rahul Shukla shakes his head in disappointment! A thick inside edge just misses the wicket to roll on to the boundary. He is batting on 5.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Tripura has won the toss & elected to field

  • WICKET! Elsewhere, Services has drawn first blood. H.V. Patel is trapped in front by Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Haryana 9/1.

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Varun Aaron seems to be in fine touch in the second over as well as he continues to trouble the openers after pocketing a maiden in the first over.

  • WICKET! And Nagaland has lost its first wicket. Sedezhalie departs for a five-ball duck. Nagaland 8/1. Just the start Uttarakhand was looking for.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Haryana has won the toss & elected to bat

  • Our reporter from MAC updates: Openers Riyan Parag and Parviz Aziz to get things going for Assam. Varun Aaron has the new ball.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Uttarakhand has won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Jharkhand won the toss & elected to field

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Sunday's Highlight:  Sai Kishore’s five-wicket haul ensures win for TN

 

Matches scheduled for Monday (all venues in brackets)

Baroda vs Punjab (Alur, Bengaluru)

Goa vs Karnataka (Just Cricket, Bengaluru)

Mumbai vs Vidarbha (KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur)

Andhra Pradesh vs Hyderabad (Palam B Stadium, Delhi)

Delhi vs UP (Palam A Stadium, Delhi)

Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh (Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi)

Assam vs Jharkhand (MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai)

Gujarat vs Tripura (SSN, Chennai)

Haryana vs Services (Murugappa, Chennai)

Arunachal Pradesh vs Meghalaya ( Anand)

Bihar vs Pondicherry (Nadiad)

Nagaland vs Uttarakhand (Vadodara)