Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi, Mumbai enter semis with easy victories

Gautam Gambhir smashed a 72-ball 104 on his 37th birthday to take Delhi to the semis by beating Haryana, while Mumbai reduced Bihar to 69 all out to chase down the target with nine wickets in hand to reach last four.

Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi takes on Haryana in the Vijay Hazare quarterfinal.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Matches Scheduled for Sunday

Mumbai vs Bihar, 1st Quarterfinal, Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bengaluru 

Delhi vs Haryana, 2nd Quarterfinal, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

  • Delhi eases into the semifinals with five wickets to spare. With just four more runs to win, Yuzvendra Chahal removes Nitish Rana 37(28), Manan Sharma adds the finishing touch to take Delhi into the semifinals.
  • Delhi edge towards the target comfortably despite the mini-collapse, Delhi 207/4 in 36 overs, Target 230.
  • Dhruv Shorey reaches his 50 in 81 balls (6x4), Nitish Rana is the new man in after Gambhir's departure.
  • Rahul Tewatia brings an end to Gambhir's masterful innings (104 off 72 balls, 16x4) through a catch by keeper Nitin Saini. The wicket breaks the 118-run partnership between Gambhir and Dhruv Shorey. Delhi  174/2 in 28.4 overs.
  • Hundred for Gautam Gambhir on his  37th birthday. The left-hander reaches his ton in 69 balls (15x4). Delhi 167/1 in 27 overs.
  • Delhi crosses the 150-run mark in 23.2 overs, Gambhir enters 90s, Dhruv Shorey near his fifty.
  • Delhi 127/1 after 20 overs, birthday boy Gambhir batting on 78 off 51 balls, Dhruv Shorey 31 off 53 balls.
  • Delhi reaches 100 in 15.4 overs at the loss of one wicket, with Gautam Gambhir looking comfortable at the crease and Dhruv Shorey offering assistance at the other end, Delhi is cruising towards the target.
  • Gambhir hits fifty: Gautam Gambhir has hit a fine fifty and is looking in good touch. Delhi 77/1.
  • Haryana strike as Arun Chaprana removes Unmukt Chand for 15. Delhi 68/1 at the end of nine overs.
  • Delhi has started the run chase on a positive note with Unmukt Chand and Gautam Gambhir opening the batting. Delhi 20/0 at the end of 2 overs.
  • End of Innings: Kulwant Khejroliya took six wickets as Delhi bowl out Haryana for 229. For Haryana C.K. Bishnoi scored a fine 85 while Pramod Chandila scored a vital 59.
  • Kulwant Khejroliya picks a five-wicket haul to leave Haryana reeling at 210/8 in 45.3 overs.
  • Mumbai enters semifinal: Mumbai has cruised into the semifinal with a comfortable nine-wicket win over Bihar. Chasing 70 runs to win, Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 33 and A Herwadkar scored 34 but it was Tushar Deshpande who was the wrecker-in-chief with five wickets.
  • C. K. Bishnoi and Pramod Chandila have steadied Haryana's innings with Bishnoi playing the sheet anchor role. Haryana 156/3 in 36 overs.
  • Tushar Deshpande took a five wicket haul and S, Mulani took three wickets as Mumbai shot out Bihar for just 69 runs. Mumbai in reply is 21/0 in 3.5 overs.
  • Chaitanya Bishnoi scores a fine fifty as Haryana aims to recover after early loss of wickets. Haryana 90/3 in 24.2 overs.
  • Bihar loses its fifth wicket for just 53 runs on the board as Mumbai is making light work in the quarterfinal. Bihar 53/5 in 19.3 overs.
  • Tushar Deshpande picks up four quick wickets to leave Bihar in all sorts of trouble. Bihar 45/4 in 16 overs.
  • Kulwant Khejroliya has picked his second wicket as Haryana are in early trouble. Haryana 42/3 in 11.2 overs.
  • Kulwant Khejroliya and Navdeep Saini strike early as Haryana loses opener Nitin Saini and Jayant Yadav, who was promoted up the order. Haryana 19/2 in 7.3 overs.

Toss Update: Haryana won the toss and elected to bat first.

Toss Update: Mumbai won the toss and elected to field first.

Mumbai Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare(w), Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivam Dubey, Tushar Deshpande, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane.

Haryana Playing XI: Nitin Saini (wk), Chaitanya Bishnoi, Jayant Yadav, Himanshu Rana, Pramod Chandila, Harshal Patel, Arun Chaprana, Amit Mishra (c), Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Delhi Playing XI: Unmukt Chand (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Dhruv Shorey, Nitish Rana, Pawan Negi, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Pranshu Vijayran, Lalit Yadav, Manan Sharma, Navdeep Saini.

Teams:

Bihar: Vikash Ranjan(w), Kumar Mridul, Babul Kumar, MD Rahmatullah, Keshav Kumar(c), Anunay Singh, Ashutosh Aman, Samar Quadri, Manish Rai, Rohit Raj, Rehan Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Eshaan Ravi, Anshuman Gautam, Kundan Sharma, Ashish Sinha.

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma, Jay Gokul Bista, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dubey, Aditya Tare(w), Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Royston Dias, Shubham Ranjane, Eknath Kerkar, Akash Parkar, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande.

Delhi: Unmukt Chand(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Dhruv Shorey, Nitish Rana, Lakshay Thareja, Suboth Bhati, Manan Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Pawan Negi, Simarjeet Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Hiten Dalal, Gaurav Kumar, Himmat Singh, Navdeep Saini, Pranshu Vijayran.

Haryana: Nitin Saini(w), Chaitanya Bishnoi, Jayant Yadav, Himanshu Rana, Pramod Chandila, Amit Mishra(c), Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Arun Chaprana, Mohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ajit Chahal, Anuj Chaprana, Sanjay Dhull, Amit Rana, Shubham Rohilla, Guntashveer Singh, Treyaksh Bali.