Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, Day 6 highlights: Mumbai beats Pondicherry by 233 runs; Delhi, Saurashtra also register wins

Vijay Hazare Trophy live score, day six updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season, with Mumbai, Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Saurashtra among the teams in action.

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Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in 2018.   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN

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Welcome to the highlights of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled across the six centres in India.

RESULTS

J & K vs Haryana, Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Haryana (308/6) beats J & K (295) by 13 runs

Bengal vs Saurashtra, Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Saurashtra (324/9) beats Bengal (175) by 149 runs

Chandigarh vs Services, Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Chandigarh (224/8) beats Services (219) by five runs

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Maharashtra (277/6) beats Rajasthan (233) by 44 runs

Delhi vs Himachal, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Delhi (252/4) beats Himachal (251/8) by six wickets

Pondicherry vs Mumbai, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Mumbai (457/4) beats Pondicherry (224) by 233 runs

Assam vs Nagaland, Round 3, Plate - Chennai: Assam (294) beats Nagaland (210) by 84 runs

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh, Round 3, Plate - Chennai: Uttarakhand (226/2) beats Arunachal Pradesh (225/6) by eight wickets

Meghalaya vs Mizoram, Round 3, Plate - Chennai: Meghalaya (237/8) beats Mizoram (236/7) by two wickets

Manipur vs Sikkim, Round 3, Plate - Chennai: Sikkim (165/2) beats Manipur (162) by eight wickets

HIGHLIGHTS

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan: Rajasthan's last four succumb to the pressure falling for just eight runs.

J & K vs Haryana: Jammu and Kashmir's resistance comes to an end with Umar Nazir's wicket in the last over.

Delhi vs Himachal: Kshitiz and Lalit make no room for further errors to comfortably see their side home!

Chandigarh vs Services: So Chandigarh wins the race alright, but not without providing some last moment jump scares. The narrowest of margins - five runs - decides the match!

Delhi vs Himachal: With Dhawan gone for nought, Dhruv Shorey took it upon himself to do much of the scoring before falling for 51 in the 26th over. Nitish Rana followed it up with a well-made 42. Kshitiz Sharma and Lalit Yadav, currenty at the crease, still have some distance to cover. Delhi 180/4 in 39.5 overs.

Assam vs Nagaland: Assam finally gets rid of Shrikant Mundhe and that should do it. With not much of batting to come, the side should safely be romping home in a few minutes from now. Nagaland 166/6 in 37 overs.

Bengal vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra sends Bengal's last four men back to the dugout in a matter of a few minutes to wrap up the game. Four points for Jaydev Unadkat and Co.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Mumbai is just one wicket away from a humongous win! Pondicherry 198/9 in 32.4 overs.

Chandigarh vs Services: Services needs 52 runs. Chandigarh requires three wickets. Who wins the race to the finish? Services 173/7 in 37.4 overs.

Meghalaya vs Mizoram: Ravi Teja, who was looking to be in good touch, has now been run out. Meghalaya in a spot of bother now. Meghalaya 121/6 in 30.5 overs

Manipur vs Sikkim: Sikkim, except the one wicket of Nilesh, has trudged on unpertubed, thus far, with Robin Bist having scored a fifty. The side is only 26 runs away from the target. Sikkim 137/1 in 32.1 overs.

Chandigarh vs Services: After the initial scare, the batsmen bounced back well with two fifties from Ravi Chauhan and Mohit Ahlawat. However, three consecutive wickets have put Services on the backfoot again as Devender Lohchab takes strike. Services 151/4 in 28.5 overs.

J & K vs Haryana: Jammu and Kashmir has done well to remain calm under pressure. Pervez Rasool and Bandeep Singh, on an unbeaten 62-run partnership, need to stay till the very end to see the match through. Very, very difficult with the sun beating down on the ground but doable. J & K 111/4 in 22 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh: Opener Kamal Singh scores an unbeaten fifty with captain Kunal Chandela providing him strong support from the other end as Uttarakhand marches on unfazed towards an emphatic victory. Uttarakhand 139/1 in 15.3 overs.

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan: A nightmarish batting collapse for Rajasthan as it loses three consecutive wickets on 23. Openers Manender Singh and Aditya Garhwal and captain Ashok Menaria have all been sent back. Much of the work has now fallen upon the shoulders of Mahipal Lomror and Arjit Gupta. Rajasthan 41/3 in 9.4 overs.

Bengal vs Saurashtra: At the stroke of the first drinks break of this innings at the second Jadavpur University campus ground in Kolkata, Bengal faces a daunting task. The side is three down, with Shreevats, Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee and captain Anustup Majumdar back in the hut. To add to its troubles, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury has retired hurt. Bengal 55/3 in 13.3 overs, needs 270 to win.

Assam vs Nagaland: Two wickets go down in quick succession for Nagaland as Assam looks to build pressure on its opponent. Captain Rongsen Jonathan and Joshua Ozukum will be eyeing a good partnership hereon. Nagaland 41/2 in 10.3 overs.

Meghalaya vs Mizoram: Wanlambok Nongkhlaw and Lerry have both been trapped plumb in front by G Lalbiakvela. DB Ravi Teja comes to the crease. Meghalaya 29/2 in 9.2 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh: Jay Bista falls only four short of his half-century as Arunachal Pradesh's Nabam Tempol bags the first scalp of the Uttarakhand innings. Uttarakhand 61/1 in 5.5 overs.

Delhi vs Himachal: Shikhar Dhawan's struggles continue as he departs for a duck, castled by Vaibhav Arora. Delhi 0/1 in 2.3 overs.

J & K vs Haryana: Jammu and Kashmir in a bit of muck at the Eden Gardens as the side has lost three of its top-order batsmen for just 14 runs. It is still 295 runs away from the target.

Chandigarh vs Services: Early success for Mandeep Singh as he removes Services opener Nakul Verma for 2. Services 3/1 in 1.3 overs.

Bengal vs Saurashtra: Shreevats Goswami walks in the very first over without bothering the scorers. Bengal 0/1 in 0.2 overs.

Manipur vs Sikkim: Sikkim openers Ashish Thapa and Nilesh Lamichaney taking it on nice and easy... After all, it doesn't have to do much to pocket a huge win today in Chennai. Sikkim 32/0 in 6.3 overs.

INNINGS BREAK

Sikkim needs 163 to win vs Manipur

J & K needs 309 to win vs Haryana

Bengal needs 325 to win vs Saurashtra

Services needs 225 to win vs Chandigarh

Rajasthan needs 278 to win vs Maharashtra

Delhi needs 252 to win vs Himachal

Pondicherry needs 458 to win vs Mumbai

Nagaland needs 295 to win vs Assam

Uttarakhand needs 226 to win vs Arunachal Pradesh

Meghalaya needs 237 to win vs Mizoram

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Oh, so close! Mumbai wraps its innings just two runs short of what would have been the highest score ever by an Indian side in List A cricket history. Mumbai 457/4 in 50 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Presently, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep a track of all the records being shattered at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur! Mumbai has now already posted the highest total in the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The side may also zoom past the highest-ever score by an Indian side in List A cricket - 458. Mumbai 438/4 in 48.5 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: This has been an innings to remember from Suryakumar Yadav, who departs while attempting to unleash the helicopter shot. Ashith Rajiv takes a comfortable catch as Mumbai heads towards posting the highest score ever in Vijay Hazare history. Mumbai 412/3 in 47 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: 200 it is for PRITHVI SHAW - his maiden double hundred in List A cricket! He has been an absolute delight to watch and is only a few runs away from surpassing Sanju Samson's record of having scored the most runs in an innings in the history of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

SKY, too, meanwhile reaches his hundred off only 50 deliveries. His knock is studded with 17 fours and two sixes. Mumbai 375/2 in 45.2 overs.

Delhi vs Himachal: Nikhil Gangta is slowly but steadily heading towards triple digits, with Ayush Jamwal providing him able company at the other end. Himachal 197/5 in 41.4 overs.

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan: Kedar, batting on 51, and Satyajeet Bachhav on 11 have done well to bring things back in control for Maharashtra after two successive setbacks. Maharashtra 183/5 in 40.2 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Suryakumar Yadav, who was recently named in India's T20I squad for the England series, scores his 17th List A fifty. He is scoring boundaries at will at the moment. Mumbai 305/2 in 38 overs.

Chandigarh vs Services: A batting collapse for Chandigarh as it loses four wickets for only 15 runs. AK Kaushik, Bipul Sharma, Raman Bishnoi and Uday Kaul are all back in the hut! Chandigarh 147/7 in 36 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Prithvi, meanwhile, reaches his 150 with a mighty pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. Do you think the 21-year-old is headed towards a double? Mumbai 232/2 in 32 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh: Uttarakhand's Iqbal Abdulla snaps up the much-needed wicket of Kamsha Yangfo, who was batting on 58. Arunachal Pradesh 114/2 in 32.2 overs.

Meghalaya vs Mizoram: Seasoned campaigner Taruwar Kohli and captain Pawan KB are being careful with their shots as not much of batting is due to come after this. The duo has done well to keep the scoreboard ticking. Mizoram 120/3 in 33.2 overs.

Assam vs Nagaland: Two crucial partnerships have changed the course of this game - one between Sibsankar Roy and Denish Das worth 66, the other an unbeaten 75-run stand between Roy and skipper Gokul Sharma. Assam 145/2 in 29 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Aditya Tare, promoted up the order today, gets to his 11th List A fifty, repaying the faith shown in him by the management. Mumbai 195/1 in 26.3 overs.

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan: Azim Kazi and Kedar Jadhav, new to the crease following the dismissals of Nahar, Naushad Shaikh and Ruturaj in quick succession, are looking to do some rebuilding. Maharashtra 108/3 in 22.4 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: 6TH LIST A HUNDRED FOR PRITHVI SHAW WITH A GLORIOUS BOUNDARY THROUGH COVER POINT!

This is also his second ton of the season, having slammed the first century against Delhi. He gets to the mark off only 65 balls! Mumbai 158/1 in 19.1 overs.

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Prithvi Shaw's Wagon Wheel   -  BCCI

 

Bengal vs Saurashtra: It's a fifty for Avi Barot! His 68-run stand with Prerak Mankad takes Saurashtra to 116/2 in 22.1 overs.

J & K vs Haryana: After Shivam Chauhan reaches his fifty off 65 balls, Chaitanya Bishnoi falls only five short of his half-century. Pramod Chandila, right-handed bat, comes to the crease. Haryana 102/2 in 22.3 overs.

Manipur vs Sikkim: Sikkim wicketkeeper Ashish Thapa takes a couple of fine catches as Anwesh Sharma removes two well-set batsmen in Langlonyamba M and Johnson Singh in the 13th over. Manipur 54/4 in 12.4 overs.

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan: 50 comes up for Maharashtra in 11.1 overs as openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yash Nahar continue to build on what has been a sedate start to proceedings at the Jaipuria Vidhyalaya Ground.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Sagar Trivedi cunningly alters the length of this delivery as he catches Yashasvi Jaiswal stepping out to go big during his run-up. The left-handed batsman, unable to time the ball well on this occasion, ends up miscuing to Pondicherry skipper Damodaran Rohit at extra cover. Meanwhile, as I type, Prithvi reaches his eighth List A fifty with a glorious boundary. Mumbai 67/1 in 7.2 overs.

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Mumbai batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal in action during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in 2019.   -  The Hindu

 

Bengal vs Saurashtra: Caught and bowled! Vishvarajsinh Jadeja has been sent back to the pavilion by Shahbaz Ahmed. Saurashtra 48/2 in 11.2 overs.

Pondicherry vs Mumbai: Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw, who is also captaining the side today in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, is off to an explosive start as he moves on to an unbeaten 44 off 24 deliveries. Mumbai 54/0 in 6.2 overs.

Delhi vs Himachal: Back-to-back wickets rock Himachal as Nikhil Gangta and captain Rishi Dhawan make their way on to the crease much earlier than expected. Himachal 21/3 in 4.2 overs.

Manipur vs Sikkim: Early blow for Manipur at the IC-Gurunanak College Ground! 'Keeper-batsman Ulenyai Khwairakpam walks. Manipur 29/1 in 4 overs.

J & K vs Haryana: Rana has to go! Mujtaba Yousuf strikes. Haryana 11/1 in 3.4 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh: Samad Fallah snaps Obi in the very first over. Quite the start, this! Arunachal Pradesh 3/1 in 0.4 overs.

Assam vs Nagaland: Stuart Binny strikes with the first ball of the day! Assam's Pallav Kumar Das departs. Assam 0/1 in 0.1 overs.

Delhi vs Himachal: Himachal opener Ravi Thakur has been trapped plumb in front by Simarjeet Singh of Delhi. Himachal 11/1 in 1.4 overs.

Bengal vs Saurashtra: Mukesh Kumar gets an early breakthrough as he sees off Saurashtra's wicketkeeper Snell Patel for 1. Saurashtra 16/1 in 3.1 overs.

Chandigarh vs Services: A bright start to the day for Services as Chandigarh loses its captain Manan Vohra on 10. Chandigarh 22/1 in 2.1 overs.

J & K vs Haryana: Umar Nazir to have a go with the new ball. Himanshu Rana and Chaitanya Bishnoi get things started for Haryana. Haryana 1/0 after 1 over.

PLAYING XI

J & K: Abid Mushtaq, Shubham Khajuria, Shubham Singh Pundir, Vivrant Sharma, Parvez Rasool (C), Suryansh Raina (W), Bandeep Singh, Umar Nazir, Auqib Nabi, Abdul Samad, Mujtaba Yousuf

Haryana: A S Sandhu, A H Hooda, J J Yadav, S R Chauhan, Mohit Sharma (C), R P Sharma (W), C K Bishnoi, Arun Chaprana, Pramod Chandila, H J Rana, S P Kumar

Bengal: A R Easwaran, Akash Deep, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Kaif Ahmad, Anustup Majumdar (C), Shreevats Goswami (W), Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, Arnab Nandi, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz

Saurashtra: A A Barot, A V Vasavada, Chirag Jani, D A Jadeja, K Makwana, Prerak Mankad, Snell Patel (W), J Unadkat (C), Parth Chauhan, Chetan Sakariya, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja

Chandigarh: Gaurav Gambhir, Manan Vohra (C), Arslan Z Khan, Gurinder Singh, A K Kaushik, Bipul Sharma, Uday Kaul (W), Raman Bishnoi, Shivam Bhambri, Mandeep Singh, Jagjit Singh Sandhu

Services: Trivendra Kumar, Varun Choudhary, Rahul Singh Gahlaut, Rajat Paliwal (C), Rahul Singh, Devender Lohchab, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Nakul Verma (W), Pulkit Narang, Mohit Ahlawat, Ravi Chauhan

Maharashtra: Y J Nahar, K M Jadhav, N S Naik (W), A N Kazi, N S Shaikh, P C Dadhe, S S Bachhav, R D Gaikwad (C), R R Nikam, R S Hangargekar, M G Choudhary

Rajasthan: A M Singh, A R Lamba, Aditya N Garhwal, M K Lomror, M N Singh (W), S F Khan, S K Sharma, Ashok Menaria (C), A V Choudhary, A R Gupta, R Bishnoi

Delhi: Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Dhruv Shorey, Pradeep Sangwan (C), Kshitiz Sharma, Shivank Vashisth, Anuj Rawat (W), Simarjeet Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav

Himachal: Vaibhav G Arora, A K Bains (W), D B Rangi, M J Dagar, P P Jaswal, R I Thakur, A S Jamwal, R R Dhawan (C), N R Gangta, P S Chopra, E C Sen

Pondicherry: Ashith, Rohit D (C), Sagar P Udeshi, S Karthik, Santhamoorthy, Pankaj Singh, Sheldon Jackson (W), P K Dogra, Sagar V Trivedi, S Suresh Kumar, M Anton Andrew

Mumbai: Aditya Tare (W), Shardul, Surya, P H Solanki, Prithvi Shaw (C), S N Khan, Akash P, Tushar U Deshpande, Atharva Vinod Ankolekar, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, Shivam Dube

Assam: Gokul Sharma (C), Amlanjyoti Das, Mukhtar Hussain, Saahil Jain, Pallav Kumar Das, Pritam Das, Sibsankar Roy, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Kunal Saikia (W), Abhilash Gogoi, Denish Das

Nagaland: Zhimomi, Khrievitso, S S Mundhe, Stuart Binny, R Jonathan (C), Chetan Bist (W), Sedezhalie, Imliwati, Nagaho, Joshua, Hem

Uttarakhand: Mayank Mishra, Kamal, Madhwal A, D Negi, Ankit, Iqbal Abdulla, S M Fallah, Jay Bista, Saurabh Rawat (W), Arya Sethi, Kunal Chandela (C)

Arunachal Pradesh: Tempol, Myendung Singpho, Nazeeb Saiyed, Obi (C), Rakesh Kumar, Doria, Techi Neri, Rahul Dalal (W), Indiya Toku, Kamsha Yangfo, Akhilesh Sahani

Meghalaya: Dippu, A Singhania, Lerry, W Nongkhlaw, Tiwari, Punit Bisht (C) (W), D B Ravi Teja, Akash Kumar, Rohit Shah, Sanjay, Abhay Negi

Mizoram: Bobby, G Lalbiakvela, Varte Kima, Mikal, Hruaizela, Parvez, Chhuana, Moses, Pawan K B (C) (W), Taruwar Kohli, Pratik Desai

Manipur: Bishworjit, Kishan, TH Kishan, Jayanta,Ajay Singh, Nitesh, Johnson, Rex (C), Langlonyamba M, Priyojit K, Ulenyai Khwairakpam (W)

Sikkim: Palzor, Anureet Singh, Robin Bist (C), Varun Sood, Anwesh, Lee Yong Lepcha, Nitesh Kumar Gupta, Nilesh Lamichaney, Md Saptula, Ashish Thapa (W), Dinesh Kumar Dhobi
 

TOSS UPDATES

- J & K opts to bowl vs Haryana

- Bengal to bowl vs Saurashtra

- Services chose to field vs Chandigarh

- Rajasthan opts to field vs Maharashtra

- Delhi chose to bowl vs Himachal

- Pondicherry to field vs Mumbai

- Assam chose to bat vs Nagaland

- Arunachal Pradesh opts to bat vs Uttarakhand

- Mizoram to bat vs Meghalaya

- Manipur chose to bat vs Sikkim
 

MATCHES TODAY

J & K vs Haryana,
Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Bengal vs Saurashtra, Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Chandigarh vs Services, Round 3, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Maharashtra vs Rajasthan, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Delhi vs Himachal, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Pondicherry vs Mumbai, Round 3, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Assam vs Nagaland, Round 3, Plate - Chennai

Uttarakhand vs Arunachal Pradesh, Round 3, Plate - Chennai

Meghalaya vs Mizoram, Round 3, Plate - Chennai

Manipur vs Sikkim, Round 3, Plate - Chennai


DAY 5 RECAP

Before we kickstart the day's proceedings, let's help you relive all the action from Wednesday as you sip on your morning coffee.

While Baroda continued its winning streak in the tournament after beating Hyderabad by 110 runs in its Elite Group A match, Madhya Pradesh prevailed over Tamil Nadu by 14 runs to register its first win.

Meanwhile, Devdutt Padikkal continued his sizzling form to notch up a List A career-best score of 152 to help defending champion Karnataka register a massive 101-run win over Odisha!

M.D. Nidheesh emerged Kerala’s hero as the southern side pipped Railways by seven runs in a high-scoring Elite Group C game.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Nidheesh stars in Kerala's thrilling win over Railways

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Paddikal scores big as Karnataka clinches win

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu suffers second defeat

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Devdhar ton guides Baroda to win against Hyderabad

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, Day 5 highlights: Shahrukh heroics in vain as MP pips TN; Karnataka, Baroda, Kerala script wins