Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gujarat, J&K, Bengal post wins

Gujarat thrashed Bihar by seven wickets, while Parvez Rasool starred in Jammu & Kashmir’s five-wicket win over Railways. Abhishek Raman helped Bengal defeat Rajasthan.

Parvez Rasool played a match-winning hand for J&K. File Photo: K. V. S. Giri

Gujarat posted a seven-wicket win over Bihar in a Vijay Hazare Group ‘C’ match here on Thursday. After Bihar was bundled out for 126 in 42.2 overs, Gujarat rattled up the required runs in 19.2 overs to notch up its fifth consecutive win.

AS IT HAPPENED

The Bihar batting collapsed against the face of a disciplined Gujarat attack with Rush Kalaria impressing with a haul of 2 for 22 to be bowled out in the 43rd over. Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal hit some lovely shots as the team coasted home in the 20th over.

In another match, Parvez Rasool hammered an unbeaten 118 (112 balls, 9 fours, four sixes) to power Jammu & Kashmir to a four-wicket win over Railways.

In the third match of the day, Bengal rode on Abhishek Raman’s unbeaten 122 (108 balls, 11 fours) to register a five-wicket win over Rajasthan.

Brief scores
  • Bihar 126 all out in 42.2 overs (Sachin Kumar Singh 44 n.o., Babul Kumar 27, C. T. Gaja 2 for 19, Rush Kalaria 2 for 22) lost to Gujarat 128 for 3 in 19.1 overs (Priyank Panchal 40, Axar Patel 27 n.o., Dhruv Raval 25) by seven wickets. Gujarat: 4 points, Bihar: 0.
  • Railways 285 for 6 in 50 overs (Dinesh Mor 70, Arindam Ghosh 64, Karn Sharma 40, Umar Nazir 3 for 53) lost to Jammu & Kashmir 287 for 6 in 49.1 overs (Parvez Rasool 118 n.o., Shubham Singh Pundir 38, Abdul Samad 36, Ram Dayal 22 n.o., Himanshu Sangwan 3 for 66) by four wickets. J&K: 4 points, Railways: 0.
  • Rajasthan 265 for 4 in 50 overs (Mahipal Lomror 79, A. R. Gupta 56, R. K. Bishnoi 42 n.o., Arnab Nandi 2 for 32) lost to Bengal 266 for 5 in 49 overs (Abhishek Raman 122 n.o., Abhimanyu Easwaran 66, R. M. Bishnoi 3 for 49) by five wickets. Bengal: 4 points, Rajasthan: 0.