Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, Day 8 highlights: Dhawan 150 helps Delhi beat Maharashtra; Mumbai, Bengal also post wins

Vijay Hazare Trophy live score, streaming, day 8 updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season with Saurashtra, Haryana, Bengal, Mumbai, Delhi and Maharashtra among the teams in action.

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RESULTS

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh, Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Saurashtra (388/7) beats Chandigarh (326/7) by 62 runs

Haryana vs Services, Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Services (287/5) beats Haryana (175) by 112 runs

Bengal vs J & K, Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata: Bengal (368/4) beats J & K (286) by 82 runs

Himachal vs Pondicherry, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Pondicherry (227/9) beats Himachal (123) by 104 runs

Rajasthan vs Mumbai, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Mumbai (317/7) beats Rajasthan (250) by 67 runs

Delhi vs Maharashtra, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur: Delhi (330/7) beats Maharashtra (328/7) by three wickets

Nagaland vs Manipur, Round 4, Plate - Chennai: Nagaland (257/9) beats Manipur (240/9) by 17 runs

Assam vs Sikkim, Round 4, Plate - Chennai: Assam (249/6) beats Sikkim (245) by four wickets

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram, Round 4, Plate - Chennai: Uttarakhand (118/2) beats Mizoram (117) by eight wickets

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh, Round 4, Plate - Chennai: Meghalaya (157/2) beats Arunachal Pradesh (153) by eight wickets

HIGHLIGHTS

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Oh, no, no... More drama! Rahul Tripathi makes a mess of the woodwork with a direct hit as Shivank Vashisht goes searching for a non-existent single. The batsman wasn't even in the frame and the umpire doesn't even bother going upstairs. Delhi 318/7 in 48.1 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Anuj Rawat commits hara-kiri and slices this straight down Ruturaj Gaikwad's throat at cover! Why would he opt to play a shot like that in the dying moments of a match well under control? Delhi 307/6 in 46 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: "Cometh the hourcometh the man!" Shikhar Dhawan has raced away to a brilliant unbeaten 150 off 115 balls now as Delhi inches closer to victory at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Delhi 294/4 in 43 overs.

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Shikhar Dhawan's 360-degree batting   -  BCCI

 

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh: Uday Kaul and Gaurav Gambhir have done well to put up a resilient show to keep the Saurashtra bowlers at bay since the scoreboard read 247/7 after 40.5 overs. But as they say... "too little, too late!" Chandigarh 299/7 in 47.3 overs.

Nagaland vs Manipur: 21 runs to get for Manipur in four balls. Nagaland needs one wicket. Who wins the race to the finish? Manipur 237/9 in 49.2 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Shikhar Dhawan roars back to form with a century off 87 balls! Delhi 228/3 in 36 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: After Parvez Rasool's fightback came to an abrupt end, Jammu and Kashmir lost Mujtaba Yousuf and Abid Mushtaq a little more than an over apart. Bengal is one wicket away from pocketing four points. J & K 249/9 in 42.4 overs.

Haryana vs Services: May not be too long until Services wraps up the match at the Jadavpur University second campus ground... Haryana 175/9 in 43 overs, needs 113 runs to win.

Nagaland vs Manipur: Hem Chetri has been kept busy on the field today. The 20-year-old takes another catch to send Langlonyamba Meitan Keishangbam back. Kishan Thokchom Singh comes to the crease. Manipur 190/4 in 41.3 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Time for a short drinks break! Shamshuzama Kazi lets out a loud roar as Nitish Rana holes out to substitute fielder Ranjeet Ramesh Nikam at long-on. Delhi 175/3 in 29.4 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Another opportunity of building a strong partnership went abegging after SK Sharma took the long walk back to the dugout. Rajasthan 192/6 in 34.5 overs.

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Partnerships, thus far, in the Rajasthan innings.   -  BCCI

 

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Five wickets for 25 runs see Himachal's hopes of sealing this match all but shattered. Haryana 108/8 in 32 overs, needs 120 runs to win.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: And now Delhi has lost two premier batsmen in the wink of an eye! Satyajeet Bachhav sneaks in a delivery through the gates to strike timber and dismiss Himmat Singh immediately after substitute fielder Yash Kshirsagar takes a fine catch at deep square leg to see the back of Dhruv Shorey. Delhi 137/2 in 23.3 overs.

Assam vs Sikkim: Palzor Tamang has Saahil Jain caught behind as Assam slips further to lose control of the chase. Assam 106/4 in 24.1 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: Oh, the horror! Five balls are what it took for Jammu and Kashmir to go plummeting down from 127/2 to 127/6. Arnab Nandi has struck terror in the heart of the J & K dugout. J & K 127/6 in 24.4 overs.

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UPDATE: Bengal vs J & K innings progression, thus far.   -  BCCI

 

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Dhruv Shorey's promotion has worked and how! He follows Shikhar Dhawan to a half-century - his 13th in List A. Rocks back and slices a good-length delivery from Satyajeet Bachhav through the point region for a boundary. Delhi 113/0 in 17 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: The umpires call for drinks after Shikhar Dhawan gets to his 58th List A fifty with a glorious cover drive that races away to the fence. The boundary also brings up the hundred for Delhi. Delhi 102/0 in 15 overs.

Nagaland vs Manipur: Manipur marches on unfazed - Narsingh Yadav (62, 70b); Nitesh Sedai (42, 56b). Manipur 106/0 in 21 overs.

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh: Opener Rohit Shah moves closer to his fifty as Meghalaya looks to complete the chase successfully without losing any more wickets. Meghalaya 105/2 in 20 overs, needs 49 runs to win.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Ajay Rana and Nikhil Gangta are not looking to take any undue risks, with Himachal having lost two crucial wickets of Prashant Chopra and Amit Kumar. Himachal 47/2 in 15 overs.

Haryana vs Services: Three wickets in quick succession have now pushed Haryana on the back-foot. Both the openers and Pramod Chandila have been sent back to the dressing-room. Haryana 57/3 in 15.5 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: Shahbaz Ahmed and Arnab Nandi pick a wicket apiece to pile pressure on Jammu and Kashmir. J & K 80/2 in 12.5 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Meanwhile, Dhruv Shorey, who normally operates as a middle-order batsman, has been asked to open alongside Shikhar Dhawan today by the team management. He has looked comfortable, thus far. Delhi 27/0 in 3.1 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Dhawal Kulkarni gets the party started for Mumbai, dismissing Yash Kothari in his second over. Rajasthan 11/1 in 2.1 overs.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Prashant Chopra has played one right back to the bowler Ashith Rajiv as Pondicherry brings home the first wicket. Himachal 6/1 in 1.5 overs.

Haryana vs Services: Himanshu Rana and Chitanya Bishnoi get Haryana off to a confident start in the 288-run chase. Haryana 30/0 in 6 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: Shubham Khajuria gets a promotion -he will be opening alongside Aadil Rashid for Jammu and Kashmir today. Bengal's pace spearhead Ishan Porel will start things off with the new ball in hand.

INNINGS BREAK

Uttarakhand needs 118 runs to win vs Mizoram

Haryana needs 288 to win vs Services

J & K needs 369 to win vs Bengal

Himachal needs 228 to win vs Pondicherry

Rajasthan needs 318 to win vs Mumbai

Assam needs 246 to win vs Sikkim

Manipur needs 258 to win vs Nagaland

Chandigarh needs 389 to win vs Saurashtra

Delhi needs 329 to win vs Maharashtra

Meghalaya needs 154 to win vs Arunachal Pradesh

Delhi vs Maharashtra: This game will see a shorter lunch break owing to the painstakingly slow over-rate being maintained by Delhi. With four overs remaining in the contest, the game had already overshot the limit by 10 minutes. Delhi requires 329 when it comes out to bat in a few minutes from now.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Sheldon Jackson's hundred provides Pondicherry some breathing space as it sets a target of 228 for Himachal.

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Sheldon Jackson's 104 (141) vs Himachal   -  BCCI

 

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Dual blow for Pondicherry as Pankaj Jaswal gets rid of Prem and Ashith Rajiv in the same over, mere two balls apart! Pondicherry 211/8 in 47 overs.

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh: Into the 170s goes Prerak Mankad. Will we see another double-hundred today? 16 fours and six sixes for the 26-year-old, thus far! Saurashtra 332/3 in 46 overs. UPDATE: Mankad drops short. Departs for 174 off the third ball of the 47th over.

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UPDATE: Prerak Mankad's wagon wheel.   -  BCCI

 

Delhi vs Maharashtra: If this isn't commentator's curse, don't know what is... Simarjeet Singh sets the perfect trap for Kedar Jadhav with a short delivery. Jadhav goes for the pull shot even as the ball grows big on him. However, a top-edge saw it balloon to captain Pradeep Sangwan at mid-on. Maharashtra 224/4 in 40 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram: Uttarakhand, quite understandably, is in a hurry to finish things off... Although, the side has lost Jay Bista for 1, captain Kunal Chandela and Kamal Singh are striking at a rate of 150-plus. This should be all over in a few minutes from now. Uttarakhand 73/1 in 6.5 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: All-rounder Kedar Jadhav has made the most of the lifeline he was gifted earlier in the innings, courtesy a no-ball from pacer Simarjeet Singh. He has moved into the 70s now. Maharashtra 199/3 in 36 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram: That's a wrap on the first innings at the T I Murugappa Ground. Dikshanshu Negi has been the wrecker-in-chief with six wickets! Mizoram 117 in 38.3 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer brings up his hundred now off 90 deliveries! This has been a classy knock from the Mumbai captain. Mumbai 249/4 in 40 overs.

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UPDATE: All bowlers to Shreyas Iyer in Mumbai innings.   -  BCCI

 

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh: It is a hundred for Prerak Mankad! Saurashtra 223/3 in 36.1 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer closes in on a hundred as Mumbai looks to be eyeing a big total at the K L Saini Stadium in Jaipur. Mumbai 235/3 in 36.2 overs.

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh: Six down for Arunachal Pradesh as Chengkam Sangma goes on to account for three of those dismissals. Arunachal Pradesh 88/6 in 31 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: So close, yet so far! Abhimanyu Easwaran falls, caught behind, on 99. The Bengal batsman must be absolutely gutted. Bengal 231 in 37.5 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram: Mizoram is in quite the muck with six down for less than 100 runs on the board. Mizoram 95/6 in 32.4 overs.

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh: Vishvarajsinh Jadeja and Prerak Mankad score fifties to steady Saurashtra's ship after Jaskarandeep Singh triggered two early setbacks. Saurashtra 166/2 in 28.4 overs.

Nagaland vs Manipur: Three wickets have gone down for 14 runs now as Manipur continues to dominate at the VB Nest Ground. Nagaland 97/5 in 21.3 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan has joined his captain Shreyas Iyer, who has gone past his fifty, in the middle after Yashasvi Jaiswal got trapped plumb in front by SK Sharma. Mumbai 157/2 in 23 overs.

Haryana vs Services: It's a fifty for Services' Shivam Tiwari! Meanwhile, Mohit Ahlawat, who was giving him able company at the other end, has been run out. Services 123/2 in 26 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: After Ritwik Roy Chowdhury falls soon after scoring his fifty, Abhimanyu Easwaran gets a half-century as well. Bengal 120/2 in 21 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: Kshitiz Sharma will be relieved! Having dropped Vishant More earlier at fine leg, he doesn't commit the same error again, holding on to a stunning catch near mid-wicket. Maharashtra 58/2 in 14 overs.

Haryana vs Services: Time for some drinks at Salt Lake! Shivam Tiwari and Mohit Ahlawat have done well to keep rotating the strike since Ravi Chauhan's dismissal in the 14th over. Services 83/1 in 17 overs.

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh: Chengkam Sangma has snapped up the prized scalps of Neelam Obi and Indiya Toku. Arunachal Pradesh 18/2 in 11.2 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: SK Sharma gets the much-needed wicket of Prithvi Shaw. Mahipal Lomror takes a fine catch. Captain Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease. Mumbai 71/1 in 10.4 overs.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Rishi Dhawan is wreaking havoc on the Pondicherry batsmen! Three of the four wickets that have fallen have been marked against his name on the scoresheet. Pondicherry 19/4 in 7 overs.

Assam vs Sikkim: It has been a sedate start to proceedings at the IC-Gurunanak College Ground in Chennai. Shortly after Sikkim opener and wicketkeeper Ashish Thapa got castled by Abhilash Gogoi, Lee Yong Lepcha runs himself out. Sikkim 24/2 in 10 overs.

Rajasthan vs Mumbai: Strong starts have been one of Mumbai's characteristic traits this season. Prithvi Shaw and Yashasvi Jaiswal are off the mark in style again. 10 boundaries in this innings already! Mumbai 60/0 in 7.4 overs.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Another telling blow has been delivered to Pondicherry by Rishi Dhawan. Sukumaran Karthik is the victim on this occasion. Pondicherry 15/2 in 5.1 overs.

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh: Jaskarandeep Singh will be a happy man! Avi Barot, who was looking to be in decent touch today, has been removed for 25. Saurashtra 35/1 in 6.3 overs.

Nagaland vs Manipur: Opener Hokaito Zhimomi goes for duck. Manipur skipper Rex Singh does the honours. Nagaland 3/1 in 2.1 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram: Twin strikes rattle Mizoram as it loses both its openers. Mizoram 8/2 in 3.1 overs.

Delhi vs Maharashtra: That's a huge wicket! Pacer Kulwant Khejroliya has just sent the Maharashtra skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad back to the dressing room. Maharashtra 14/1 in 2.2 overs.

Himachal vs Pondicherry: Captain Rishi Dhawan takes it upon himself to get his side the first breakthrough. He dismisses his Pondicherry counterpart Damodaran Rohit for five. Pondicherry 7/1 in 1.3 overs.

Bengal vs J & K: Mujtaba Yousuf strikes in his very first over! Bengal opener Abhishek Kumar Raman is back in the hut. Bengal 8/1 in 1.4 overs.

PLAYING XI

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, A K Kaushik, Bipul Sharma, Uday Kaul (W), Raman Bishnoi, Shivam Bhambri, Jaskarandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Jagjit Singh Sandhu

Haryana: A S Sandhu, 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, Nitesh Hooda

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

Bengal: A R Easwaran, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Mohammad Kaif, Kaif Ahmad, Anustup Majumdar (C), Arnab Nandi, Abhishek Kumar Raman, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz, Suvankar Bal (W)

J & K: Umran Malik, Abid Mushtaq, Shubham Khajuria, Shubham Singh Pundir, Henan Nazir, Aadil Rashid (W), Parvez Rasool (C), Bandeep Singh, Umar Nazir, Usman Pandit, Mujtaba Yousuf

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

Pondicherry: Ashith, Rohit D (C), Sagar P Udeshi, S Karthik (W), Prem, Sheldon Jackson, P K Dogra, S Ashwath, Sagar V Trivedi, S Suresh Kumar, Vignesh Kannan

Rajasthan: A M Singh, A R Lamba, A A Khan, M K Lomror, M N Singh (W), S F Khan, S K Sharma, Y B Kothari, Ashok Menaria (C), A R Gupta, Rm Bishnoi

Mumbai: Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare (W), Shardul, Surya, P H Solanki, Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, S N Khan, Akash P, Atharva Vinod Ankolekar, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal

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

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

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

Manipur: Denin, Kishan, Narsingh Yadav (W), TH Kishan, Jayanta, CH Ranjan, Nitesh, Gelson, Rex (C), Langlonyamba M, Priyojit K

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

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

Uttarakhand: Mayank Mishra, Sunny, Kamal, Madhwal A, D Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, S M Fallah, Jay Bista, Saurabh Rawat (W), V R Jethi, Kunal Chandela (C)

Mizoram: Bobby, Dara, G Lalbiakvela, Varte Kima, C Lalrinsanga, Jonathan, Moses, Ricky, Pawan K B (C) (W), Taruwar Kohli, Pratik Desai

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

Arunachal Pradesh: Tempol, Nazeeb Saiyed, Obi (C), Rakesh Kumar, Doria, Techi Neri, Vipin Ajay Dhaka, Rahul Dalal (W), Manav Patel, Indiya Toku, Akhilesh Sahani

TOSS UPDATES

- Chandigarh chose to field vs Saurashtra

- Haryana opted to bowl vs Services

- J & K elected to field vs Bengal

- Pondicherry opted to bat vs Himachal

- Mumbai to bat first vs Rajasthan

- Maharashtra chose to bat vs Delhi

- Manipur to field vs Nagaland

- Sikkim elected to bat vs Assam

- Mizoram to bat vs Uttarakhand

- Arunachal Pradesh chose to bat vs Meghalaya

MATCHES TODAY

Saurashtra vs Chandigarh,
Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Haryana vs Services, Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Bengal vs J & K, Round 4, Elite Group E - Kolkata

Himachal vs Pondicherry, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Rajasthan vs Mumbai, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Delhi vs Maharashtra, Round 4, Elite Group D - Jaipur

Nagaland vs Manipur, Round 4, Plate - Chennai

Assam vs Sikkim, Round 4, Plate - Chennai

Uttarakhand vs Mizoram, Round 4, Plate - Chennai

Meghalaya vs Arunachal Pradesh, Round 4, Plate - Chennai


DAY 7 RECAP

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

Skipper Krunal Pandya's unbeaten 133 formed the cornerstone of Baroda's 13-run win over Chhattisgarh in an Elite Group A game, even as Atit Sheth blazed away to a 16-ball 51.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu kept its slim hopes of qualification with a 67-run win over Jharkhand.

Also, Devdutt Padikkal’s unbeaten 126 (138b, 13x4, 2x6) and A. Mithun’s five-wicket haul (5/52) were the highlights as Karnataka came up with yet another power-packed performance to beat Kerala by nine wickets at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Padikkal, Mithun guide Karnataka to win against Kerala

Vijay Hazare Trophy: TN stops Jharkhand's winning streak to keep its hopes alive

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Baroda continues winning run, beats Chhattisgarh

Delhi to host Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout stage

 

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