Vijay Hazare Trophy: Vohra hits century in Chandigarh’s big win

Manan Vohra remained not out on 108 as Chandigarh thrashed Arunachal Pradesh to secure its second successive win in the Plate Group of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Skipper Vohra struck eight fours and as many sixes in his unbeaten knock. (File photo)   -  Akhilesh Kumar

Opener Manan Vohra smashed a 64-ball 108 not out as Chandigarh thrashed Arunachal Pradesh by 90 runs to secure its second successive win in the Plate Group of the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament on Wednesday.

Skipper Vohra struck eight fours and as many sixes in his unbeaten knock as Chandigarh posted a massive 207/2 after the match was reduced to 20-over-a-side because of wet outfield at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy here.

In reply, Arunachal Pradesh was restricted to 117/7 with left-arm spinner Gurinder Singh (4/12) once again returning with impressive figures to hand Chandigarh its second win in as many days. For Arunachal Pradesh, Rahul Dalal remained not out on 76 but there was no support at the other end with Gurinder giving regular breakthroughs.

Chandigarh (10 points from three matches) climbed to second spot behind Puducherry who lead the Plate Group table on net run-rate after their 10-wicket win over Mizoram at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here.

Opting to bat, Vohra cruised to his fifty in 35 balls as he and Arjun Azad (23) posted 50 runs in just 37 balls.

Azad could not carry on and lost his wicket two balls later. But there was no stopping Vohra who found a fine ally in Shivam Bhambri (68 from 36 balls; 9x4, 2x6) as the duo toyed Arunachal Pradesh attack in their 142-run stand that came off just 72 balls.

In another match, Puducherry bundled out Mizoram for 67 runs in 33.2 overs with veteran seamer Vinay Kumar (3/14) and Damodaren Rohit (3/2) doing the maximum damage.

In reply, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu (44 not out) and Paras Dogra (24 not out) took just 13.2 overs to seal their 10-wicket win to remain in the lead of the Plate Group standings.

Summarised Scores

At Abhimanyu Cricket Academy: Chandigarh 207/2 frim 20 overs (Manan Vohra 108 not out, Shivam Bhambri 68) beat Arunachal Pradesh 117/7 from 20 overs (Rahul Dalal 76 not out; Gurinder Singh 4/12) by 90 runs. Points: Chandigarh: 4, Arunachal Pradesh: 0.

At Tanush Cricket Academy: Assam 207 from 47.4 overs (Nagaho 5/25) beat Nagaland 137 from 41.4 overs (Rongsen Jonathan 46; Pritam Das 5/22) by 70 runs. Points: Assam: 4, Nagaland: 0.

At Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium: Mizoram 67 from 33.2 overs (M Viknesh 44 not out; Vinay Kumar 3/14, D Rohit 3/2) lost to Puducherry 71 from 13.2 overs by 10 wickets. Points: Puducherry: 4, Mizoram: 0