Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 highlights: Mumbai, UP enter semifinals; Saurashtra, Delhi crash out

Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals live score, streaming, updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season with Mumbai, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in action.

Prithvi Shaw

FILE PHOTO: Mumbai's Prithvi Shaw during his record-breaking knock of 227* vs Pondicherry.   -  BCCI

Welcome to the highlights of the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals. This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled at the venues in Delhi.

 

RESULTS

Mumbai (285/1) beats Saurashtra (284/5) by nine wickets

Uttar Pradesh (280/7) beats Delhi (234) by 46 runs

HIGHLIGHTS

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Timber! GAME. SET. MATCH. Uttar Pradesh enters the quarterfinals.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Sangwan goes for a hoick but doesn't get much wood behind the delivery. Sameer sprints quite a few yards to complete an excellent catch. Wait up... Another wicket! There's some hesitation between Simarjeet and Shivank Vashisth before taking a single. Vashisht wasn't even in the frame when Garg uprooted the stumps with a direct hit. Delhi 217/9 in 45.1 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Delhi losing the plot further. Rawat departs three short of his half-century, bowled by Dayal. K.O., this one, is it? Delhi 203/7 in 43.3 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Oh, no, no... "Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties" is a common saying. And this match may be counted among one of the best examples. Every time Delhi has found a footing in this contest, UP has managed to push it off the edge. Lalit holes out to Kaushik at mid-off. Delhi 182/6 in 40.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Lalit brings up his fifty with a boundary. The (game-changing?) 100-run partnership with Rawat is up as well. This contest at the Arun Jaitley stadium is very much alive! Something tells me it is all going down right to the wire. Delhi 178/5 in 40.2 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: And that's it! Mumbai romps home to an emphatic nine-wicket victory with more than eight overs to spare. Into the semis, it goes. Shaw ends with 185*.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: That's the first wicket but well, the damage has been done! Unadkat makes a mess of Jaiswal's furniture. Wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare makes his way into the middle. Mumbai 238/1 in 34.5 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Lalit, with a quality boundary towards deep backward square leg, brings up the 50-run partnership with Rawat off 76 deliveries. Delhi 128/5 in 32.2 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Delhi scoreboard reads 117/5 in 30 overs. UP had been at 144/4 at a similar stage of the game.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: 151 off 100... and Shaw continues to march on. By now, even Saurashtra has let go of all of its semifinal hopes. Mumbai 222/0 in 32.5 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Delhi gets a boundary after 71 deliveries! Almost 12 overs... That kind of narrates the whole story, doesn't it? Delhi 97/5 in 26.3 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Finally, Jaiswal reaches his fifty off 84 deliveries. Meanwhile, Shaw is racing away towards another 150 (or possibly another 200?). Clearly, Mumbai, especially its captain, is in a hurry to finish things off and head home to start preparing for the semis day after! Mumbai 190/0 in 28.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Delhi in a spot of bother now! The well-set Rana departs, while trying to unleash the slog sweep off Shivam Sharma's bowling. Shivam Mavi, at deep backward square leg, is as safe as houses. Delhi 78/5 in 19.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Another one bites the dust! Kshitiz Sharma goes fishing way outside off stump and it is glovesman Upendra who makes short work of the batsman yet again. Delhi 73/4 in 16.3 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Just another day at the office for Shaw! Gets to his stroke-filled century even before his partner at the other end could get to his fifty. 102 off 67 deliveries! Mumbai 151/0 in 22 overs.

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Prithvi Shaw's innings, thus far   -  BCCI

 

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: And just when the Delhi dugout seemed to have calmed down a bit, Aaqib Khan delivers a telling blow! Himmat Singh, looking to nudge a delivery down third man, gets a feather on the ball, which makes a soft landing in Upendra's gloves. Delhi 63/3 in 14.1 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: The Saurashtra bowlers have done little to bother the Mumbai openers so far. Shaw is well set to score yet another ton and Jaiswal seems to be headed towards a fifty as Mumbai enters the triple figures unfazed. Mumbai 101/0 in 17 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: This match is shaping up quite well! Delhi needed a strong partnership and Nitish Rana and Himmat Singh have delivered until now. Delhi 53/2 in 12.1 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: A slight change in plans for Mumbai... Strangely, Jaiswal started farming the strike just when Shaw entered the 40s. However, it was only a matter of time. Shaw gets to his half-century off only 29 balls. Mumbai 72/0 in 9.5 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Dayal has seemed a bit wayward since the first two setbacks. He is resorting to the leg stump line, inducing batsmen to go down the fine leg region. Additionally, he has banged the new ball hard on the deck to bowl one too many short balls. Delhi 23/2 in 6 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Shaw's at it again! He has faced 21 balls, thus far, and has already slammed seven fours and one six to move on to 38. Before I finish typing my sentence he might just score his fifty... Mumbai 41/0 in 5.1 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: My, oh, my... Another wicket goes down and it is Dhruv Shorey, who takes the long walk back to the pavilion. This was another sharp Dayal inswinger and Shorey, looking to work this through the leg-side, sees the middle stump go cart-wheeling, disturbed by a dream delivery of every left-arm pacer ever! Delhi 7/2 in 1.3 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Wicketkeeper-batsman Upendra has not put a foot wrong in the contest today, thus far. Yash Dayal gets one to nip back into the right-hander as Hiten Dalal ends up edging it to Upendra behind the stumps. Gone for nought! Delhi 6/1 in 1.1 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Dhruv Shorey hits the last ball of the first over for a glorious four to get the first legal runs for Delhi up on the board. Hiten Dalal yet to face a delivery. Delhi 5/0 in 1 over.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Captain vs captain to start things off... Prithvi Shaw gets off the mark with a boundary off Jaydev Unadkat with Yashaswi Jaiswal at the non-striker's end. Mumbai 4/0 in 1 over.

INNINGS BREAK

Saurashtra 284/5 (50 overs) vs Mumbai; Run Rate: 5.68

Uttar Pradesh 280/7 (50 overs) vs Delhi; Run Rate: 5.60

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Shivam Sharma perishes, having scored just 1 as he gets a leading edge on a short ball from Simarjeet. Lalit, at midwicket, pouches it comfortably. Uttar Pradesh 273/3 in 49.3 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: "Too little, too late," as they say... Upendra has holed out to Himmat Singh in the deep. Uttar Pradesh 269/6 in 48.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: UPENDRA RAISES HIS BAT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE LOUD ROAR FROM THE DUGOUT AS HE REACHES HIS MAIDEN LIST A HUNDRED! This is only the third ton by a No. 6 batsman in this edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Uttar Pradesh 252/5 in 46.5 overs.

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All Delhi bowlers to Upendra Yadav in the Uttar Pradesh innings.   -  BCCI

 

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: It's a quickfire fifty for Chirag Jani off 34 deliveries! The Vyas-Jani partnership is starting to sting Mumbai. Saurashtra 263/5 in 48 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Sameer Choudhary heaves a sigh of relief as Simarjeet drops a sitter at short fine leg. The dropped opportunity is followed by loud cries of encouragement from the Delhi dugout. Uttar Pradesh 226/5 in 43.3 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Vyas, striking it at a run a ball, reaches his fifty; four boundaries and two maximums in that fine knock. Saurashtra 218/5 in 44.2 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: That's the big fish! Lalit Yadav starts celebrating immediately after Karan misfires this into the skies. Substitute fielder Kunwar Bidhuri calls for it and has all the time in the world to settle comfortably underneath. The 129-run stand comes to a screeching halt; this was the fifth-highest partnership for the fifth wicket in this season of the tournament. Uttar Pradesh 195/5 in 38.4 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: P.H. Solanki joins the party as he dismisses Jadeja moments after he goes past yet another List A fifty. Will this prove to be the final nail to Saurashtra's coffin? Saurashtra 155/5 in 36.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: With the sun beating down on the track, the surface has eased up a bit. The moisture's gone and thus Karan and Upendra almost seem like batting on a different pitch here when compared to the others in the UP lineup. Meanwhile, Upendra has moved on to his fourth List A fifty with a stylish four hammered towards deep midwicket. Uttar Pradesh 158/4 in 32.5 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Vasavada has been caught behind off Tanush Kotian's bowling. Samarth Vyas, new man in, is off the mark with a boundary. Saurashtra 126/4 in 29 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Karan is leading right from the front! He has hammered a delivery on the rise through extra cover for a boundary. That brings up his first-ever fifty in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Uttar Pradesh 118/4 in 26.3 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Karan and Upendra Yadav have exercised added caution when it comes to their shot selection since the last wicket fell around seven overs ago. The fact that UP has not much batting left in the hut would be playing on the duo's minds. Uttar Pradesh 96/4 in 23 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Mulani hits the timber again! And this time, it is Mankad who has to take the long walk back to the stadium. Saurashtra slips further as Arpit Vasavada makes his way into the middle. Saurashtra 85/3 in 19.2 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: A brainfade moment for Nath as he shuffles too far across in his crease to try and work a Simarjeet inswinger down fine leg. However, he has ended up playing this straight to Rawat, who has been having a busy day behind the wickets today. Uttar Pradesh 66/4 in 16.3 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: And gone! Shivam Dube, who has looked to be in fine touch, thus far, removes Barot on 37. In walks Prerak Mankad. A lot depends on him. Saurashtra 71/2 in 16.4 overs.

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FILE PHOTO: Mumbai players celebrate a wicket.   -  Twitter/@BCCIdomestic

 

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Shams Mulani gets the much-needed breakthrough! Wicketkeeper-batsman Snell Patel has been castled. Vishvarajsinh Jadeja comes to the crease. Saurashtra 58/1 in 13.4 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Intelligent batting, this, from Aksh Deep Nath and Karan Sharma. The duo are waiting for the odd loose ball before trying to punch the ball towards glaring gaps on the field. They need to spend time on the surface and build a solid partnership hereon. Uttar Pradesh 47/3 in 12 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Barot and Patel have kept the scoreboard ticking as slowly but steadily Saurashtra reaches its 50 without loss in 11.1 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Priyam Garg walks for nought! This is a big, big wicket for Delhi, which has been outstanding in every department today. Hiten Dalal at short mid-on picks up the ball in no time as Garg scampered towards the non-striker's end, looking for a non-existent single. A direct hit doesn't even find him in the frame. Garg, knowing his fate was sealed, had started walking even before the third umpire took a second look. Uttar Pradesh 25/3 in 8 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Almost an action replay of the first wicket, this... Kulwant Khejroliya bangs it short and Kaushik, who has looked very adept while effecting the pull shot, ends up playing quite late at this as the ball bobs up and settles in the 'keeper's mitts. Uttar Pradesh 24/2 in 6 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Barot and Patel are both striking it at a rate of 72.22, thus far. One of them needs to step up and go for the occasional boundary every now and then. Anything less than 300-320, would be a no-problemo for Mumbai. Saurashtra 26/0 in 6 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Sangwan is all fired up and gives the batsman a 'verbal' send-off! Bowls a shorter delivery to lure Goswami into playing a big shot. The batsman responds with a mistimed pull, which takes the outer edge off the willow and lands safely in Anuj Rawat's gloves. Captain Karan Sharma has to pull off an early shift. Uttar Pradesh 18/1 in 2.5 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: It has been a sedate start to proceedings at the Airforce Complex ground in Palam. Saurashtra 5/0 in 2.5 overs.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Simarjeet Singh is making the new hard ball talk. After an ordinary start from Sangwan, with Goswami beautifully timing a drive to the fence off the very second ball, the 23-year-old has been like a breath of fresh air! Uttar Pradesh 4/0 in 1.3 overs.

Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Saurashtra's Avi Barot and Snell Patel saunter to the middle. Tushar Deshpande will open the bowling.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Abhishek Yadav takes guard. Madhav Kaushik will accompany him at the non-striker's end. Delhi captain Pradeep Sangwan will be bowling with the new ball.

PLAYING XI

Mumbai: Mohit Avasthi, Aditya Tare (W), P H Solanki, Prithvi Shaw (C), S N Khan, S Z Mulani, Tushar U Deshpande, Tanush Kotian, Aman Hakim Khan, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, Shivam Dube

Saurashtra: A A Barot, A V Vasavada, Chirag Jani, D A Jadeja, K Makwana, Prerak Mankad, Snell Patel (W), Samarth Vyas, J Unadkat (C), Chetan Sakariya, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja

Uttar Pradesh: Aaqib Khan, Shivam Sharma, Madhav Kaushik, Priyam Garg, Sameer Choudhary, Abhishek Goswami, Karan Sharma (C), Aksh Deep Nath, Shivam Mavi, Upendra Yadav (W), Yash Dayal

Delhi: Himmat Singh, Nitish Rana, Dhruv Shorey, Pradeep Sangwan (C), Kshitiz Sharma, Hiten Dalal, Shivank Vashisth, Anuj Rawat (W), Simarjeet Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lalit Yadav
 

TOSS UPDATES

- Saurashtra elected to bat vs Mumbai

- Delhi opted to field vs Uttar Pradesh

MATCHES TODAY

Mumbai vs Saurashtra,
Quarterfinal 4 - Delhi

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi, Quarterfinal 3 - Delhi


RECAP

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

Centurions Samarth, Padikkal slam the door on Kerala to enter semis

Much before the result was formalised, Karnataka’s openers firmly shut the door on Kerala and paved the way for an 80-run win and a place in the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare (50-over) tournament at the Air Force Ground, Palam.

Opting to field in perfect batting conditions proved Kerala’s undoing. Nothing went right for Sachin Baby and his men as R. Samarth (192,158b, 22x4, 3x6) and Devdutt Padikkal (101, 119b, 10x4, 2x6) laid a 249-run foundation for a towering total of 338 for three in 50 overs.

In reply, Kerala was never in the hunt. Barring the resistance offered by Vathsal Govind (92, 96b, 6x4, 3x6) and Mohammad Azharudeen (52,34b, 5x4, 6x2) during their sixth-wicket stand of 92 runs, there was no bright spot for Kerala.

Medium pacer Ronit More (5/36) scalped three of the top four Kerala batsmen – Robin Uthappa (2), Rohan Kannumma (0) and a well-set Vathsal - to ensure the chase was never really on. Azharuddeen tried to step up the scoring rate but was stumped in his attempt to have a go at Shreyas Gopal.

Earlier, Samarth and Padikkal dictated the course of the match without taking any undue risks. They maintained a very healthy run-rate by sending the ball across the ropes at regular intervals. Padikkal’s departure soon did not slow down Samarth. In fact, Karnataka moved from 250 to 301 off just 5.5 overs, with Pandey joining the act.

In the penultimate over, Samarth fell in trying to reach his double-century. He holed out at long on off medium pacer N. P. Basil and, four balls later, removed new-man K. Gowtham.

Among the medium pacers, S. Sreesanth (10-1-73-0) and Basil Thampi (7-0-67-0) undid all the good work done early on by new-ball off-spinner Jalaj Saxena (10-1-34-0). Basil (8-0-57-3) was the only successful bowler.

The scores:

Karnataka 338/3 in 50 overs (R. Samarth 192, Devdutt Padikkal 101, Manish Pandey not out 34, N. P. Basil 3/57) beat Kerala 258 in 43.4 overs (Vathsal Vinod 92, Mohammad Azharrudin 52, Ronit More 5/35, Shreyas Gopal 2/64, K. Gowtham 2/73) by 80 runs.

HIGHLIGHTS | Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 quarterfinals highlights: Gujarat, Karnataka enter semifinals; Andhra, Kerala crash out

Panchal packs a punch as Gujarat knocks out Andhra

Gujarat skipper and opener Priyank Panchal showed the way with a masterly 134 and set up his team’s massive 117-run triumph over Andhra Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare (50-over) quarterfinals at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Panchal’s knock off 131 balls was dotted with 10 boundaries and two sixes in a tally of 299 for seven in 50 overs. In response, Andhra lost wickets at regular intervals and its innings folded at 182 in 41.2 overs. Ricky Bhui was the only one to display some resolve to score 67 runs on a batting pitch.

Medium pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla removed Andhra openers and sent back skipper Hanuma Vihari for a duck to keep the rival on the backfoot. Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, who scalped Bhui, finished with three wickets. In fact, the match never really rose as a contest.

Panchal was clearly the hero of the day. Before being the last wicket to fall in the 49th over, he raised 80 runs for the second wicket with Rahul Shah (36, 3x4), 53 for third wicket with Het Patel (28, 2x4) and another 57 with Ripal Patel (35, 2x4, 2x6) to keep Andhra at bay.

The scores:

Gujarat 299 for seven in 50 overs (Priyank Panchal 134, Rahul Shah 36, Ripal Patel 35, Harishankar Reddy 3/60, K. V. Sasikanth 2/55, L. Mohan 2/55) beat Andhra Pradesh 182 in 41.2 overs (Ricky Bhui 67, Naren Reddy 28, K. V. Sasikanth 25, Arzan Nagwaswalla 4/30, Piyush Chawla 3/33) by 117 runs.

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