Vijay Hazare Trophy: Kedar dazzles as Maharashtra stuns Delhi

Delhi cricket continued to plummet as the team suffered its third loss in as many matches. Maharashtra, propelled by some superb form of its batsman, found a centurion in Kedar Jadhav and won the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the DRIEMS ground on Tuesday by 195 runs.

Kedar Jadhav’s 64-ball 113 helped Maharashtra get the better of Delhi and stay in the fray.   -  Photo: Sandeep Saxena

 

Delhi cricket continued to plummet as the team suffered its third loss in as many matches. Maharashtra, propelled by some superb form of its batsman, found a centurion in Kedar Jadhav and won the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the DRIEMS ground here on Tuesday by 195 runs.

For Maharashtra, this was the third successive win with the stars of the day being Jadhav (113 off 64 balls) and left-arm spinner Jagdish Zope (five for 19).

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Delhi erred in fielding first. The surface was a beauty to bat on and Maharashtra crossed the 300-mark again despite losing in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad (9) in the seventh over of the innings. Ashish Nehra claimed Gaikwad but suffered a groin strain in his seventh over, and his absence had an impact on the overall performance of Delhi.

After Vijay Zol fell at the score of 79, Maharashtra strengthened its position through a third-wicket partnership of 107 runs between Naushad Shaikh (52 off 64 balls with eight fours) and Jadhav (11 fours and eight sixes).

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Jadhav timed the ball flawlessly and fund the gaps at will as Delhi lacked the will to fight. The bowling had been an area of grave concern and skipper Rishabh Pant could only watch helplessly as the ordinary Delhi attack stood exposed against the innovating Jadhav at the crease.