Vijay Hazare Trophy: Hyderabad crashes out, Jharkhand enters quarters

Hyderabad capitulated against a modest Services side to see its chances of qualifying to the knock-out stage disappearing, on the final day of the Vijay Hazare Troophy Group D matches here at the Eden Gardens on Monday.

Diwesh Pathania scalped four wickets for 21 to help Services oust Hyderabad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.   -  Special Arrangement

 

Hyderabad capitulated against a modest Services side to see its chances of qualifying to the knock-out stage disappearing, on the final day of the Vijay Hazare Troophy Group D matches here at the Eden Gardens on Monday.

Needing a win to ensure its passage to the next stage, the Hyderabad batting imploded against a determined pace attack of Services and folded up at the score of 88 in 28.5 overs. Services, which opted to field on winning the toss, overhauled the target of 89 losing five wickets in 20.2 overs to inflict a crushing defeat on the former and ensured its exit from the tournament.

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Hyderabad, after winning its first four matches with a lot of application and resolve, looked almost assured to move into the next stage but poor batting display on a sporty Eden Gardens wicket put paid to its aspirations with two poor loses.

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After falling to the guiles of the Karnakata off-spinner K. Gowtahm in the one-wicket loss against Karnataka in the previous match at the same venue, Hyderabad batting tottered against the pace attack of Services spearheaded by Diwesh Pathania. The Services pacer, in company of his new-ball partner Suraj Yadav, saw the end of the Hyderabad top order by the 11th over when the latter’s score read 25 for five.

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Opener Tanmay Agarwal (16) was the only batsman among the top five to be able to reach double figures while the rest returned with a solitary run to their name. Captain S. Badrinath did the worst among all scoring a duck. C.V. Milind, the Hyderabad left-arm pacer, came up with the only notable performance with the bat with a gritty 32 (43b, 5x4) while sharing a 39-run partnership with B. Sandeep (6) for the sixth wicket. Pathania was the pick of Services bowlers with a haul of four wickets while the other two seamers in the side, Yadav and Sachidanand Pandey shared the other six wickets to complete Hyderabad’s debacle.

Jharkhand enters quarters

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Jharkhand made short work of Jammu and Kashmir in another match of the same group at Kalyani to secure 16 points that tied it in the second spot with Hyderabad behind the leader Karnataka (24 points). Jharkhand pipped Hyderabad on a better net run rate to ensure the second position and moved into the knock-out stage.

Brief scores

At the Eden Gardens: Hyderabad 88 in 28.5 overs (C. V. Milind 32; Diwesh Pathania 4-21, Suraj Yadav 3-36, Sachidanand Pandey 3-22) lost to Services 92-5 in 20.2 overs (Gaurav Kochar 24, Rahul Gahlaut 22).

At Kalyani: Jammu and Kashmir 184 in 43 overs (Owais Shah 59, Parvez Rasool 45; Shahbaz Nadeem 5-42) lost to Jharkhand 185-4 in 35 overs (Kumar Deobrat 78, Shasheem Rathour 36, Saurabh Tiwary 30).

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