Deodhar Trophy: Shubman, Mayank hit tons as India C knocks out India A

Catch all the highlights from the Deodhar Trophy match between India C and India A at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Updated : Nov 01, 2019 15:17 IST , CHENNAI

Shubman Gill slammed a fine century against India A. (Getty Images)
Shubman Gill slammed a fine century against India A. (Getty Images)

Shubman Gill slammed a fine century against India A. (Getty Images)

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the Deodhar Trophy match between India C and India A from the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

That's it from our side today. Do tune in tomorrow as India C takes on India B in a dead rubber. Both the teams will once again face off in the 2019 Deodhar Trophy final on Monday.

There's the win as India C beats India A by a massive 232 runs. India A was never in the chase and losing wickets at regular intervals didn't help them either. To gun down 367 needed something extraordinary but Shubman Gill's side was simply spectacular.

  • Jalaj Saxena ends with figures of 7 for 41 in 9.5 overs. Devdutt Padikkal is the top-scorer for India 'A' with 31 runs.
  • Five-wicket haul for Jalaj Saxena and Ishan Kishan departs. In a matter of no time, Jalaj has picked five wickets and India A lose their eighth wicket.
  • Jalaj Saxena picks four wickets as the India A batsmen continue their parade to the dressing room.
  • WICKET - R Ashwin - the last recognised batsman falls and from here on it is all about completing the formalities.
  • Five Down - Jalaj Saxena picks two wickets in quick succession to leave India A five down. The chase if as good as over.
  • 50-run partnership - Devdutt Padikkal and Bhargav Merai steady the ship for India A as they have put together a half century partnership in 73 balls. The team was 17/3 after 3.4 overs.
  • After 10 overs, India C was 44 for no loss.
  • WICKET - Ishan Porel removes Hanuma Vihari for a duck and India A is in deep trouble. Short delivery, Vihari goes for the pull, gets a top-edge and Dinesh Karthik takes a well judged catch.
  • Skipper Hanuma Vihari walks in.
  • WICKET - Another one goes down and this time Abhishek Raman bites the dust. Ishan Porel gets his first wicket and the batsmen had no control over his shot as he gets a leading edge.
  • WICKET - Dhawal Kulkarni strikes and gives India C an early breakthrough. Vishnu Vinod started with a bang but after launching Kulkarni for a six, he misses the straight length delivery to be trapped plumb in front.
  • Vishnu Vinod and Devdutt Padikkal are out in the middle and it will be Dhawal Kulkarni who will start proceedings.
  • 366 for the loss of three wickets - Yes that's the score that India C posted as the top order tore apart the India A bowling attack. Centuries from Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill set the tone and then a brutal attacking knock of 72 off just 29 deliveries from Suryakumar Yadav simply deflated the opposition. The last two overs yielded 45 runs and that sums up the audacious hitting from the India C batsmen. It will be a miraculous chase if India A pulls it off.
  • Fifty for Suryakumar Yadav - Excellent half-century from the Mumbai batsman and he has unleashed some massive hits at the death. Seven boundaries and two sixes and he gets to the landmark in just 24 balls.
  • WICKET - Shubman Gill departs for 143 - his highest score in List A cricket. A classy innings comes to an end that was studded with 10 boundaries and six sixes.
  • Record: Shubman Gill has surpassed his highest List A score of an unbeaten 123 and is on cusp of reaching 150.
  • Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in and he is best suited in this position.
  • WICKET - Priyam Garg perishes while trying to be aggressive as he hits it straight to the fielder at covers. Bishnoi gets his first wicket but India C is ready to take off with skipper Gill playing the role of an aggressor.
  • Century for Shubman Gill - The skipper reaches his century and what a fine knock this has been. He was in complete control right from the start, played some exquisite shots and was severe on the spinners. There was an exhibition of strokeplay with good use of the feet and impeccable timing.
  • WICKET - Hanuma Vihari has finally managed to break the stand as he gets the centurion Mayank Agarwal. Mayank steps out tries to clear long-on but fails to get the distance. A fine knock comes to an end and a mammoth 226 opening run stand comes to an end.

Century for Mayank Agarwal: There it is. It was always on the cards and Agarwal gets to the three figure mark. Simply a dominating innings and the India A bowlers are on a leather hunt.

  • The India A bowling attack has looked completely average or is the class of Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill has made it look like that is something needs to be given a thought. As Gill brings up his fifty and Mayank approaches his century, the bowlers are running out of steam and are leaking runs. The boundaries are coming easily and Hanuma Vihari is running out of options as he has tried six bowlers so far.
  • Ashwin has been erratic so far and has been experimenting too much rather than sticking to his strengths and the batsmen haven't been kind as he has been dispatched to the ropes.
  • Finally Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack.
  • The 100-run partnership between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill is up. This has been terrific. Minimum risks, ground strokes and nothing extraordinary, the duo has quietly kept the India A bowlers at bay. A score in excess of 300 is on the cards.
  • Fifty for Mayank Agarwal - Excellent from the Karnataka batsman and he has continued from where he left. A fifty in the Vijay Hazare final and then now in an important game, Mayanak brings up his half-century. He is feasting on the bowlers and is finding the gaps at ease.

Mayank Agarwal scored a fine fifty against India A. (File Photo)

  • Hanuma Vihari needs to be proactive and cannot afford to drift the game away with Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal comfortably dealing with the pacers. There is India's premier spinner R Ashwin and still he hasn't bowled a single over yet. India C, though, would be happy with the way things are moving.
  • The fifty run partnership between Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal is up and the openers are comfortably dealing with the bowling attack that has failed to make any inroads. A big score looms large.
  • Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal have capitalised on a good start and have played some exquisite shots on both sides of the wicket. India A needs a breakthrough as both batsmen are set and are ticking the scorecard at ease. With better communication, the running between the wickets has been excellent.
  • Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal have given India C a sound start with both openers being watchful against Siddarth Kaul and Jaydev Unadkat. There is a little bit of movement on a slightly chilly morning and with a gully and two slips, India A is trying for an early breakthrough.
  • Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill are in the middle and it will be Jaydev Unadkat who will start proceedings with the new ball. Here we go.

While India A is yet to come to come to terms with a demoralising loss against India B, the Hanuma Vihari-led side is up against a strong India C side led by Shubman Gill.

India C won the toss and opted to bat first.

Stay tuned as the toss is coming up shortly.

Playing XI

India A: Devdutt Padikkal, Abhishek Raman, Vishnu Vinod, Hanuma Vihari (C), Ishan Kishan(WK), Bhargav Merai, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Ravi Bishnoi, Siddarth Kaul, Yarra Prithviraj

India C: Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishan Porel

Deodhar Trophy: India B opens campaign with dominant win over India A

Timely centuries by  Ruturaj Gaikwad  and  Baba Aparajith  provided a solid platform for India ‘B’ to push and achieve a clinical 108–run win over India ‘A’ in the opening match of the 2019  Deodhar Trophy  at the JSCA Stadium here on Thursday.

Put in to bat, India ‘B’ rode on the effort of its two centurions to record 302 for six. The side then went on to restrict India ‘A’, whose last batsman Sandeep Warrier was absent hurt, to 194 for nine in 47.2 overs.

The highlight of the India ‘B’ innings was the knocks of Gaikwad (113) and Aparajith (101). Both the batsmen reached their sixth List ‘A’ hundreds and built the bulk of their side’s total.


Even as his opening partner Priyank Panchal fell cheaply to  Jaydev Unadkat,  Gaikwad showed composure.

The 22-year-old Maharashtra batsman read the pitch well and did not force his way in the morning conditions favouring the seamers.

Gaikwad’s 47-run partnership with promising Mumbai teenager  Yashasvi Jaiswal,  who played an entertaining 34-ball 31, revived India ‘B’ from a spell of sluggishness.

Gaikwad and Aparajith, another level-headed batsman, played deliveries on merit without letting the scoreboard get stagnant.

Gaikwad, who got a life on 86, relied on his excellent footwork to gather eight crispy fours and four sixes.

Aparajith carried forward his Vijay Hazare Trophy form. He worked the ball around to make an equally significant contribution in his 158-run stand, spanning for about 37 overs, with Gaikwad as India ‘A’ bowlers struggled to make an impact.

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