Vijay Hazare Trophy: HP triumphs Tripura by 6 wickets

Tripura put up a decent performance to pile up 229 after put to bat by Himachal Pradesh. The hill-side, however, reached the target, with six wickets to spare.

Rishi Dhawan of Himachal Pradesh claimed 3 for 58. (File Photo)   -  AFP

Hosts Himachal Pradesh came up with a fine performance with the bat as it beat Tripura by six wickets in a Group B tie of the ongoing Vijy Hazare Trophy at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala on Monday.

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Tripura put up a decent performance to pile up 229 after put to bat by Himachal Pradesh. The hill-side, however, reached the target, with six wickets to spare. Yashpal Singh was the top scorer with 113 runs. HP’s Pankaj Jaiswal, Vinay Galetiya and Rishi Dhawan claimed three wickets each.

In reply, it was HP’s Amit Kumar, who too struck a ton (101 not out), who took his side to a comfortable six-wicket win.

Brief scores

Tripura 229-9 in 50 overs (Yashpal Singh 113*, Rajat Dey 47; Pankaj Jaiswal 3-36, Vinay Galetiya 3-21) lost to Himachal Pradesh 230-4 in 45.2 overs (Amit Kumar 101*, Sumeet Verma 55; Saurabh Das 2-49) by 6 wickets.

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