Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19: As it happened

Catch all the live updates of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19 ties being played on Thursday.

J&K (above) is up against Assam.   -  B. Jothi Ramalingam

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates for Thursday's action of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.

Thursday results:

Jammu and Kashmir defeated Assam by 79 runs at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground, Chennai. Irfan Pathan picked up 3 wickets for J&K.

Gujarat bowled out Bengal for 173 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to win by 41 runs.

Jharkhand won by 25 runs against Services at the T.I. Cycles Ground in Chennai.

 

As it Happened:

Our reporter V.S. Aravind will be sending periodic updates from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

  • Anukul Roy picks up his fourth wicket and bowls out Services for 265. Jharkhand wins by 25 runs. 

  • Services loses two quick wickets and is in trouble at 240/7. It needs 47 more runs to win with 5 over left.

  • Update from M.A.C: It's all over! Gujarat has staged a dramatic comeback to bundle out Bengal for 173. Bengal started the chase well but kept losing wickets at key intervals to fall short of the 215-run target. Credit goes to the Gujarat bowlers who kept their team in the hunt after letting Bengal run away in the start.

  • J&K wins by 79 runs, Irfan Pathan wraps up Assam's innings by dismissing Amit Sinha 81(108), who was fighting a lone battle. Assam, who has won just one match from nine games, stays at the bottom of the Elite Group C, with J&K just above Assam with 12 points.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem gets the crucial wicket Rahul Singh Gahlaut 75(92) to bring Jharkhand back into the game. Services needs 80 runs in 69 balls.

  • From being 112/4, Bengal finds itself staring at defeat after losing four wickets in the span of 13 runs. Bengal 169/8 in 41.4 overs.

  • Update from MAC: Roosh Kalaria is bowling a gem of spell as he castles B. Amit to leave Bengal six down. After erring in line upfront, a rejuvenated Kalaria was on the money in his second spell . There is pace and he has found the extra zip to find the back of the batsmen. Gujarat are sniffing a win and suddenly there is a spring in their feet. Bengal 166/6 in 40 overs.

  • Aaron takes his fourth by dismissing Nakul Sharma for 8, caught by Sumit Kumar. Services reaches the 200-run mark in 35.5 overs. Services now needs 91 runs off 84 balls.

  • Update from MAC: Gujarat strikes through Roosh Kalaria as his peach of a delivery castles Sudip Chatterjee. This is a much-needed breakthrough for Gujarat and the left-arm pacer has done exactly what his captain wanted. The match hangs in balance with Bengal having lost five wickets. Bengal 156/5 after 37 overs.

  • Varun Aaron gets the breakthrough by dismissing Rajat Paliwal 68(75b, 7x4) bringing an end to the 133-run stand between Paliwal and Gahlaut. Services needs 98 to win from 95 balls.

  • Assam captain Amit Sinha brings up a hard-fought fifty in 82 balls (5x4, 1x6), but Irfan Pathan bowls Arup Das to bring J&K closer to the victory. Assam 161/9 in 43 overs.

  • Umar Nazir dismisses Abu Nechim 28(27b, 3x4, 2x6) whose carefree batting was becoming dangerous, catch by Ahmad Banday. Assam 145/8 in 40 overs.

  • Update from MAC: Anustup Majumdar and Sudeep Chatterjee have settled in nicely and are driving Bengal towards the target. The duo has steadied the ship after Gujarat staged a fightback by picking wickets. Bengal 144/4 in 33.5 overs.

  • Rajat Paliwal brings up his fifty in 62 balls (5x4), also brings up the 100-run partnership between him and Rahul Singh Gahlaut. Services 161/2 in 29 overs.

  • Abu Nechim 21(18) starts attacking the J&K bowlers from the outset, scoring three boundaries and a six. Assam 131/7 in 36 overs.

  • Rahul Singh Gahlaut reaches his fifty in 55 balls(5x4, 1x6), ably assisted by Rajat Paliwal 34(45b, 3x4). Services 134/2 in 23.5 overs.

  • Anustup Majumdar takes 11 balls to get off the mark, Sudip Chatterjee 21(30) looks set at the other end. Bengal 120/4 in 27 overs.

  • Waseem Raza takes his second wicket. Jitumoni Kalita is caught by Shubham Khajuria for 4(18b). Assam 93/7 after 30 overs.

  • Piyush Chawla strikes! The leggie dismisses Manoj Tiwary 34(54b, 1x4, 1x6), catch by Bhargav Merai. Bengal 112/4 after 24 overs.

  • Services reaches 100 runs in 17.5 overs, Gahlaut and Paliwal look comfortable in the chase having added 52 runs in 61 balls for the third wicket.

  • Waseem Raza removes Parviz Aziz who was trying to get settled in, Irfan Pathan takes the catch. Assam 84/6 in 25.3 overs.

  • Update from MAC: Bengal brings up its team 100 in 19.3 overs. Skipper Manoj Tiwary and Sudeep Chatterjee have denied the Gujarat bowlers any further breakthrough. Gujarat needs a couple of wickets to turn the tide in its favour. Bengal 100/3 after 20 overs, Target 215

  • Rahul Singh Gahlaut 24(30) and Rajat Paliwal 13(18) take Services to 87/2 in 15 overs, Target 291.

  • Karan Patel traps Goswami leg before, Bengal 92/3 after 17 overs.

  • Parvez Rassol removes Romario Sharma for 4, caught by Shubham Singh Pundir. Assam 66/5 after 20 overs, Target 273

  • Assam reaches fifty in 15.1 overs for the loss of 4 wickets, Amit Sinha 8(22) and Romario Sharma 3(7) at the crease.

  • Varun Aaron strikes again, this time bowling Nakul Verma for 15 off 20 balls, captain Rajat Paliwal is the next man in. Services 54/2 in 9 overs.

  • Bengal loses its second wicket as Priyank Panchal takes another catch to dismiss A.R. Easwaran off Karan Patel. Bengal 59/2 in 11 overs

  • Services reaches 50 in 8 overs. One-down batsman Rahul Singh Gahlaut scores two boundaries soon after walking in.

  • Abhishek Thakuri departs for 16 after pacer Aamir Aziz Mir takes return catch, Assam 44/4 in 13 overs

  • Varun Aaron gets the first breakthrough for Jharkhand by bowling Ravi Chauhan. Services 42/1 in 7.1 overs.

  • Bengal reaches 50 in 8.3 overs for the loss of opener Vivek Singh.

  • Captain Amit Sinha is yet to get off the mark after six balls, Abhishek Thakuri batting on 15 off 21 balls. Assam 41/3 after 10 overs, Target 273

  • Services start the chase of 291 at a brisk pace, opener Ravi Chauhan smashes five fours to reach 24 off 17 balls. Services 35/0 in 5 overs

  • Update from MAC: Bengal is off  to a brilliant start in chase of 215 despite losing its opener Vivek Singh early. Gujarat pacers have been punished for bowling erratic lines with Shreevats Goswami playing an attacking role. Skipper Parthiv Patel had a mini conference with both his opening bolwers but the left-arm pacers are struggling to find their rhythm. Bengal 42/1 in 5 overs, Shreevats Goswami 19(15) and A.R. Easwaran 5(6) at the crease.
  • Umar Nazir strikes twice in the same over, sending back Avijit Singha Roy and Rishav Das to dent Assam's chase. Assam 26/3 after 6 overs.
  • Bengal off to a good start chasing 215. A.R. Easwaran and Vivek Singh score at a brisk pace. Roosh Kalaria lands the early blow by dismissing Vivek with the last ball of the 3rd over. Bengal 22/1 after 3 overs.
  • Assam 24/1 after 5 overs, Avijit Singha Roy 12(15) and Rishav Das 9(13) at the crease.
  • Irfan Pathan removes Riyan Parag for a duck in the first over. Assam 4/1 after 1 over, Target 273.
  • Jharkhand end with 291 allout in 50 overs. After the top-order faltered, Saurabh Tiwary and Kumar Doebrat put on a 130-run stand for the fourth wicket to bring the innings back on track. Anukul Roy's whirlwind knock of 58 runs off 43 balls, gave the impetus Jharkhand needed at the end of the innings.
  • Bengal's spinners have done a commendable job in restricting Gujarat to a fairly decent total. Vivek Singh has accounted for five dismissals (four catches, one run out). Gujarat 214/9 in 50 overs.
  • Varun Aaron is out for a duck without facing a ball after being run out by Nakul Sharma. Jharkhand 272/8 in 48 overs.
  • Abhishek gets his second wicket, dismissing Anukul Roy 58(43b, 3x4, 4x6) who has inflicted enough damage at the toe end of the innings. Jharkhand 272/7 in 47.5 overs.
  • Mukesh Kumar gets the wicket of Piyush Chawla 16(20), third catch of the innings for Vivek Singh, who then runs out Roosh Kalaria for a duck. Gujarat 205/8 in 48.3 overs.
  • Anukul Roy races to his fifty in 38 balls (3x4, 3x6), as Jharkhand crosses the 250-run mark in 45.3 overs. Jharkhand 256/6 in 46.3 overs.
  • Rujul Bhatt departs in Ishan Porel's bowling after being caught by Vivek Singh. Three more overs to go. Gujarat 196/6 in 47 overs.
  • Anukul Roy smashes three boundaries and three sixers to compensate for the slowed run rate of the last ten overs, Kumar Deobrat falls for 88 off 112 (5x4, 4x6) which might turn out to be a match-winning innings. Jharkhand 249/6 in 45.2 overs.
  • Update from MAC: Bengal with some fine bowling, has tightened things as Gujarat batsmen are struggling to find boundaries. While the batsmen are attempting wild slogs, the Bengal pacers are mixing their deliveries well to fox the batsmen. Having lost five wickets, the onus is on the lower order to propel Gujarat to a competitive total. Gujarat 192/6 in 45.5 overs
  • J&K gets just one boundary in the final four overs, but Irfran Pathan 25(25) and Fazil Rashid 8(8) run hard between the wickets to keep the scoreboard ticking. Rashid is dismissed with the penultimate ball of the innings by Arup Das, as J&K finishes 272/7 in 50 overs
  • Ishan Porel gets the wicket of Manprit Juneja, catch by Vivek Singh. Gujarat 168/5 in 42.4 overs
  • Jharkhand crosses the 200-run mark in 40.2 overs. Anukul Roy 11(20) and Kumar Deobrat 81(104) at the crease. Jharkhand 204/5 in 41 overs.
  • Abu Nechim dismisses Shubham Singh Pundir, who is caught by Riyan Parag, to slow down J&K's scoring rate further. J&K 251/6 in 47 overs.
  • Jharkhand 196/5 in 40 overs, Anukul Roy walks in to support Kumar Deobrat who is batting on 80 from 101 balls (5x4, 4x6).
  • J&K nears a decent total despite the early acceleration by the openers Ahmad Banday and Shubham Khajuria hinted a huge target. With four over remaining, it will be interesting to see if the team can put up a fighting total.  J&K 246/5 in 46 overs.
  • Gujarat 162/4 in 40 overs, Chirag Gandhi is caught by Manoj Tiwary in Pradipta Pramanik's bowling.
  • Rasool departs for 26(25) after being caught by Romario Sharma in Mrinmoy Dutta's bowling. Irfan Pathan is the next man in. J&K 236/5 in 43 overs.
  • Sumit Kumar departs in Arjun Sharma's bowling, as Jharkhand seems to head towards another collapse after the 130-run stand between Saurabh Tiwary and Kumar Deobrat steadied the innings. Jharkhand 190/5 in 36.4 overs
  • Update from MAC: Bengal has dried up boundaries and managed to keep the pair of Rujul Bhatt and Bhargav Merai quiet. However, both batsmen, with quick running between the wickets, have kept the scorecard ticking. Gujarat need some big overs and either of the batsmen will have to take the risk to up the ante. Gujarat 147/3 in 37 overs.
  • Surabh Tiwary 65(64b, 2x4, 4x6) departs in Abhishek's bowling after beigh caught by Nakul Verma. Jharkhand 188/4 in 35 overs.
  • Jitumoni Kalita runs out Ian Chauhan, as captain Parvez Rasool walk in to bat with the platform set for a huge total. J&K 220/4 in 41.1 overs
  • Update from MAC: Gujarat loses its second wicket against the run of play and  it is Priyank Panchal  who departed soon after his fifty. Left-arm spinner Pradipta Paramanik gets the big wicket as Priyank chips straight into the hands of Abhimanyu Ishwaran. In an attempt to driver the spinner, Priyank ended up giving a simple catch. Gujarat 115/2 in 28 overs.
  • J&K loses its third wicket in the form of Pranav Gupta, who departs in Riyan Parag's bowling, caught by Jitumoni Kalita. J&K 182/3 in 34 overs.
  • Saurabh Tiwary reaches his half-century in 56 balls (2x4, 2x6), Jharkhand's depth in batting is clearly evident, Services bowlers have struck early but the partnership between Tiwary and Deobrat has offered them no respite.
  • Update from MAC: Priyank Panchal brings up his fifty in 63 deliveries and has been in good touch. A chanceless innings laced with four boundaries, Panchal bided time and played to the merit of the ball. With good feet movement, the opener has played shots both the backfoot and frontfoot while also stepping out occasionally  to unsettle the spinners. Gujarat 115/1 at the end of 27 overs.
  • Kumar Deobrat reaches his fifty in 65 balls (1x4, 4x6), which also brings up the 100-run partnership between him and Saurabh Tiwary. Jharkhand 145/3 in 28 overs
  • J&K 166/2 in 29.3 overs as it loses both of its openers in quick succession after a solid 148-run opening stand.
  • Update from MAC: After the fall of Parthiv Patel, Gujarat has avoided any further loss of wickets to bring up its team 100 in 23.2 overs. Priyank Panchal has been solid and is approaching his half-century. The Bengal spinners have been unlucky as few edges have fallen short of the fielders. Gujarat 111/1 in 26 overs
  • Jharkhand 120/3 in 25 overs, Tiwary and Deobrat have extended the partnership to 79 runs in 104 balls.
  • Shubham Khajuria brings up his fifty in 55 balls (3x4, 3x6), J&K 128/0 after 24 overs.
  • Gujarat 83/1 after 20 overs, Bhargav Merai 6(16) and Priyank Panchal 39(52) at the crease.
  • Jharkhand 95/3 in 20 overs, Tiwary and Deobrat also bring up their 50-run partnership in the process.
  • J&K reaches 100 in 19.2 overs without losing a wicket, Shubham Khajuria 42 (46b, 3x4, 2x6) nears his fifty.
  • Update from MAC: Prayas Ray Barman breaks Gujarat's opening stand to provide Bengal the breakthrough. Manoj Tiwari took an excellent catch at slip to send back the Gujarat skipper for 37. The change in bowling worked and the leg-spinner was successful in breaking the 72-run opening stand. Gujarat 73/1 in 17 overs
  • Jharkhand 62/3 after 15 overs, Saurabh Tiwary and Kumar Deobrat have tried to repair the damage to an extent after losing the in-form batsmen early.
  • J&K 87/0 after 15 overs, openers Ahmad Banday and Shubham Khajuria are going at a rate of 5.6 an over and have scored eleven boundaries and two sixers between them.
  • Update from MAC: Parthiv Patel and Priyank Panchal bring up the 50-run partnership in 62 deliveries. Bengal has started to ring in bowling changes as the pair of Ishan Porel and Mukesh Kumar failed to provide an early breakthrough Gujarat 63/1 in 13 overs
  • Ahmed Banday reaches his fifty in 54 balls (8x4, 1x6), J&K 72/0 in 12.4 overs
  • Gujarat 48/0 in 10 overs. Parthiv Patel 25 (35b, 4x4) and Priyank Panchal 23(27b, 3x4) at the crease.
  • Jharkhand loses its third wicket as Diwesh Pathania sends back opener Anand Singh. Jharkhand has often been dependent on its top order's fire power during the tournament. With the top three gone, it will be interesting how Saurabh Tiwary and Kumar Deobrat will guide the innings. Jharkhand 44/2 in 9 overs.
  • J & K off to a good start, Shubham Khajuria 38(39b, 6x4, 1x6) and Ahmed Banday 11(12b, 1x4) take the score to 52/0 in 8 overs.
  • OUT! Jharkhand loses two in quick successions as Virat Singh falls for a mere single to Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Jharkhand 35/2 in seven overs.
  • OUT! Ishan Kishan falls for 21 to Natin Tanwar, Jharkhand 34/1 after 5.3 overs.
  • Update from MAC: Parthiv Patel and Priyank Panchal give Gujarat a decent start after electing to bat first. While Parthiv has been circumspect in his approach, Priyank has played with authority, with a couple of pleasing cover drives. Gujarat 22/0 at the end of five overs.
  • Jammu and Kashmir opts to bat.
  • Services opts to bowl.
  • Gujarat won the toss and elected to bat first.

Teams:

Services: Nakul Harpal Verma (wk), Ravi Chauhan, Gahlaut Rahul Singh, Rajat Paliwal (c), Nakul Sharma, Nitin Tanwar, Diwesh Pathania, Abhishek Tiwari, Trivendra Kumar, Mumtaz Qadir, Arjun Sharma.

Jharkhand: Anand Singh, Ishan Kishan (wk & c), Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, Kumar Deobrat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron, Rahul Shukla, Sumit Kumar, Monu Kumar.

 

Jammu and Kashmir: Fazil Rashid (wk), Irfan Pathan, Pranav Gupta, Aamir Aziz Sofi, Waseem Raza, Umar Nazir Mir, Ian Chauhan, Ahmed Bandy, Parvez Rasool (c), Shubham Pundir, Shubham Khajuria.

Assam: Abu Nechim, Mrinmoy Dutta, Abhishek Thakuri (wk), Romario Sharma, Parvez Aziz, Rishav Das, Arup Das, Riyan Parag, Amit Sinha (c), Jitumoni Kalita, Abhijit Roy.

 

Gujarat: Parthiv Patel (wk & c), Priyank Panchal, Bhargav Merai, Rujul Bhatt, Chirag Gandhi, Karan Patel, Piyush Chawla, Rush Kalaria, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Manprit Juneja, Hardik Patel.

Bengal: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Vivek Singh, Manoj Tiwary (c), Sudip Chatterjee, Anustup Majumdar, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Boddupalli Amit, Prayas Barman, Pradipta Pramanik, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel.