As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2018-19

Here are the highlights of Monday's matches from the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Ishan Kishan will lead Jharkand in its Elite Group C match against Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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

Matches scheduled for Monday:

Chennai (Round 10, Elite group)  

Assam vs Rajasthan

Bengal vs Jharkhand

Jammu and Kashmir vs Services


Our reporter VS Aravind will be sending periodic updates from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.


  • Jharkhand won by 2 runs (VJD Method).

  • A wicket-maiden has left Jharkhand needing four runs off six balls. Varun Aaron and Rahul Shukla in the middle.

  • Jharkhand needs four runs from two overs for a win against Bengal. It is 263/8 after 48 overs. Anukul Roy batting on 34, Varun Aaron giving him company.

  • Jharkhand is 251/8 midway through the 46th over, with Anand Singh the latest to be dismissed. Anukul Roy is still batting has Varun Aaron for company. Jharkhand needs 17 more runs from 27 balls.

  • Five runs come off the 43rd over and Jharkhand moves to 243/7.

  • 10 runs have come off the last two overs, Jharkhand now 238/7. It needs a further 30 runs from eight overs.

  • Jharkhand needs 40 runs off the last 10 overs, left with three wickets in hand. Anand Singh and Anukul Roy in the middle. We have a thrilling finish in our hands here!

  • What an eventful over that! The match has now turned on its head, with Bengal sniffing victory out of nowhere. From 203/4, Jharkhand has slipped to 218/7, losing three for just 15 ! It's a game of nerves now.

  • Jharkhand now just 50 shy of Bengal's total but it has lost its fifth wicket to yet another run-out, Sumit Kumar caught short by Chatterjee. Jharkhand now has three run-outs in the wickets column today! Jharkhand 218/5.

  • Anand Singh retires hurt after scoring 104. Utkarsh Singh is caught short of his crease as Jharkhand loses its fourth wicket. It is 204/4 and needs another 64 to win.

  •  Anand Singh reaches his 100 in 90 balls, Jharkhand loses Saurabh Tiwary to a run out inflicted by Sudip Chatterjee, but moves closer to the target. Jharkhand needs 79 runs in 19 overs.

  • Services beats Jammu and Kashmir by 131 runs. After a brilliant 123 from Nakul Sharma and 63 from Rajat Paliwal, Services has been able to set up a mammoth 323 target which J & K looked nowhere to reach. Apart from Paras Sharma's 66 and Mohammed Mudhasir's explosive cameo at the end, J & K's batting collapsed to a paltry 191 in 39 overs.

  • A.P. Sharma removes Mohamed Mudhasir who added 30 in 14 balls with two fours and three sixers. J & K 162/8 (33 Overs)

  • Jharkhand loses Virat Singh, Amit bowls Virat to have Jharkhand two down chasing 268. Saurabh Tiwary is the next man in. Jharkhand 167/2 (27.4 Overs)

  • Updates from MAC: "Maninder Singh scores a century and Tanveer-ul-Haq takes three wickets as Rajasthan beats Assam by 56 runs. Assam skipper Amit Sinha scored a 70 ball 52, but it was not enough, as Assam collapsed under pressure. Rajasthan has registered its first victory of Vijay Hazare 2018-19."

  • Jharkhand 154 for 1 in 24.4 overs, Anand Singh  and Virat Singh look comfortable in the chase

  • Updates from MAC: "Tanveer-ul-Haq narrowly misses a hat-trick as Rajasthan sniff its first victory." Assam 160/9 (38 Overs)

  • J & K crosses the 150-run mark in 29.1 overs, Mohammed Mudhasir goes all guns blazing smashing three sixers and two boundaries in 11 balls.

  • Assam in deep trouble after losing its sixth wicket in  the form of Romario Sharma, who is trapped lbw by T.M. Haq. Amit Sinha continues his fight, reaching 52 in 69 balls and takes Assam to 151 35 overs.

  • Ishan Kishan departs for 56 off 54 balls, Bijoy Chatterjee gets the first breakthrough for Bengal, catch by Pradipta Pramanik. Jharkhand 119/1 (18.3 Overs)

  • J & K is six down for 120,  Nitin Tanwar dismisses Paras Sharma for 29, caught by H.R. Sethi.

  • Ishan Kishan continues his fine form with the bat, scores yet another half-century in 50 balls. Anand Singh, too, following his skipper's footsteps, gets his 50 in as many balls. Jharkhand 104/0

  • Updates from MAC: Rajasthan, with some tight bowling, has dried up the boundaries as Assam skipper Amit Sinha and Romario Sharma fight it out in the middle. Assam 118/5 after 28 overs.

  • GONE! Parvez Rasool is out for 28(31), as J & K loses half its side for 102.

  • After 20 overs, J & K is 91/4. It needs 232 runs to win, Parvez Rasool batting on 19(26) and Paras Sharma on 25(31).

  • Updates from MAC: WICKET- Assam loses its fifth wicket as Jitumoni Kalita walks back to the pavilion. Rajasthan needs five wickets while Assam requires another 139 runs to win.

  • After 10 overs, Jharkhand is 65/0. It needs 203 runs to win, Ishan Kishan is batting on 28(30) and Anand Singh on 35(30).

  • Updates from MAC: Rajasthan has managed to pack off the dangerous Riyan Parag for 45 and with two new batsmen at the crease, Rajasthan is truly back in this game. Assam 89/4 after 20 overs.

  • WICKET! Ian Chauhan 15(22) is trapped in front by A.P. Sharma, J & K reeling at 47/4.

  • Updates from MAC: WICKET! Gokul Sharma is run-out as Assam loses its second wicket. Rahul Chahar with a direct hit gets Rajasthan the breakthrough. Assam 62/2 in chase of 218.

  • J&K is 2 wickets down for 38 after losing both its openers. Irfan Pathan and Shubham Khajuria fell in quick succession.  Manzoor Das and Ian Chuahan are at the crease now.

  • Anand Singh dispatches Ashoke Dinda and Mukesh Kumar for three boundaries to take Jharkhand 18/0 in 2 overs

  • Updates from MAC: "Rahul Chahar breaks Assam's opening 50-run stand by trapping Abhishek Thakuri. However, Riyan Parag is looking in great touch." Assam 50/1 (8.4 Overs)

  • Updates from MAC: "Assam is off to a good start with Riyan Parag playing the role of an aggressor. Experienced Chahar has leaked 17 runs in his first three overs." Assam 30/0 (5 Overs)

  • End of Innings- Bengal vs Jharkhand: At the end of 50 overs, Bengal scores 267/8.

  • Assam chase begins: The umpires are out in the middle and the Rajasthan team comes out to defend 217. Assam openers Abhishek Thakuri and Riyan Parag are all set for the chase. Deepak Chahar with the new ball starting proceedings from the Pavilion end.

  • AR Easwaran falls a run short of 150. Varun Aaron dismisses him for 149 and Bengal is on 264/7 with one over to go.

  • End of Innings - Jammu and Kashmir vs Services: Services has been bowled out for 322 with one over to go. Nakul Sharma scored a quick-fire 123 and Rajat Paliwal gave him good company, scoring 63 off 66 balls. Parvez Rasool picked up 5 wickets.

  • Services crosses the 300-run mark in 47 overs. Tough mountain for J&K to climb already.

  • Services loses two quick wickets! Parvez Rasool dismisses Nakul Sharma for 123 and right after, he gets Nitin Tanwar's wicket, to bag his fifth omn the day. 295/7 with 4 overs to go.

  • End of innings at MAC: Manender Singh's century and Mahipal Lomror's half-century helped Rajasthan post 217/7 in 50 overs. Assam will fancy its chances but with the pitch assisting spin, it won't be a cakewalk.

  • OUT! Lomror falls for 54 as he fails to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary. But he has done his job. Rajasthan 213/7 in 49.3 overs.

  • WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem gets Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee's wicket. Bengal 212/5 in 42 overs.

  • Updates from MAC: Fifty for Mahipal Lomror - The Rajasthan vice-captain smacks one into the stands to bring up his half-century. He has played his part in reviving Rajasthan's fortunes.

  • WICKET! HR Sethi falls for 21 and Nakul Sharma loses another partner. Parvez Rasool gets his third wicket of the match. Services 271/5 in 44 overs.

  • Nakul Sharma scores a century. In just 86 balls, Nakul Sharma has brought up his hundred, scoring 7 fours and 5 sixes enroute.  Services 261/4 in 42.3 overs.

  • Manender reaches his century in 124 deliveries and what a knock he has played! He kept Rajasthan's batting together. Despite running out of partners, he took on the attack with determined and chanceless batting. Rajasthan 180/6 with 3 overs to go.

  • Anand Singh dismisses Anustup Majumdar for a meagre three runs and Bengal is on 189/4 with 11 overs to go.

  • Updates from MAC: Manender Singh and Mahipal Lomror bring up the 50-run stand for the sixth wicket. Both batsmen are well set and with six overs to go, Rajasthan eyes a strong finish.

  • And AR Easwaran gets to his century off a 119 balls. The Bengal opener has played a fantastic innings so far, scoring 12 boundaries and keeping the scoreboard ticking throughout.

  • Rajasthan brings up its 150 in 41.1 overs with Manender Singh 12 runs just shy of his century.

  • Meanwhile, Nakul Sharma is accelerating despite losing his partner. He's on 83* off 74 balls now.  Services 222/4

  • WICKET! Varun Aaron dismisses Manoj Tiwary for 69, ending his 132-run partnership with Easwaran. Bengal 177/3  after 34 overs.  Anustup Majumdar comes on to the crease bat next.

  • Rajat Paliwal finally falls for 63. And it's Irfan Pathan who puts an end to the 150-run partnership. Services 211/4.

  • Updates from MAC: Manender Singh has started to accelerate as he moves to 80 off 98 deliveries. He needs to bat the complete 50 overs to get Rajasthan to a competitive total. Will be interesting  to see how he bats with the lower order in the final 12 overs. Rajasthan 146/5

  • Services cross the 200-run mark in the 35th over. Rajat Paliwal and Nakul Sharma have accelerated and are marching ahead with a 150-run partnership. Services 205/3

  • Another wicket falls for Rajasthan. This time it's captain Deepak Chahar. It's again spinner Jitumoni Kalita who does the trick. Tossed it up, Chahar goes for an expansive drive only to nick it to first slip. Assam is making regular inroads. Rajasthan is 5 down for 117.

  • Services has crossed the 150-mark with Rajat Paliwal and Nakul Sharma dropping anchor. The duo has crossed the 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Services 165/3 after 30 overs.  

  • AR Easwaran and Manoj Tiwary have stitched together a strong partnership for the thirrd wicket for Bengal. Easwaran is on 85* and Tiwary, 37*. Bengal 137/2 after 28 overs.

  • Updates from MAC: WICKET! Tajinder Singh Dhillon throws his wicket away. He tried to sweep Jitumoni Kalita but instead gets a top edge and Abhishek Thakuri pouches it safely. Dhillon perishes while trying to up the ante. Rajasthan 104/4 at the end of 31 overs.

  • Updates from MAC: Team 100 up for Rajasthan in 28.5 overs. It's innings has been revolving around Manender Singh and with the wicket-keeper batsman set in the crease, Rajasthan would hope to gain momentum.

  • Fifty for Manender Singh. He has dropped anchor and the wicket-keeper holds key for Rajasthan. Even though Assam picked wickets, Manender saw through a tricky period of play and has been solid both on front and backfoot. A 66-ball 50 and he will now look to change gears.

  • Updates from MAC: Against the run of play as Salman Khan falls short of his crease. There wasn't a second run and Wasiqur Rahman with a good throw packs off the right-hander. Rajasthan in need of a partnership. At the end of 23 overs, Rajasthan 76/3. Run rate: 3.30

  • WICKET! Rajasthan loses its third wicket and Assam is pumped up.

  • Nakul Verma falls for 22 after getting trapped in front of the stumps by Parvez Rasool. Rasool gets his second of the match. Services is 60/3 after 15 overs.

  • Updates from MAC: Rajasthan loses its second. Skipper Amit Sinha strikes at the stroke of drinks break. Assam spinners have kept the pressure and eventually Yash Kothari falls for a 47-ball 22. Kothari misread the line completely and was trapped plumb. After 15 overs, Rajasthan 50/2.

  • Rajasthan brings up its team fifty in 14.5 overs.

  • Parvez Rasool dismisses Rahul Singh Gahlaut for 14 and Services is 55/2 in 13.2 overs.

  • Bengal loses its second wicket. Sudip Chatterjee is dismissed for nine runs by Shahbaz Nadeem.  44/2

  • After 9 overs, Rajasthan is 30/1.

  • Spin has been introduced early by Assam and it will be left-arm spinner Rahul Singh. Rajasthan are moving ahead slowly but cautiously.

  • Services loses its first wicket. Ravi Chauhan is caught behind off Mohammed Mudhasir. 28/1 in 8 overs.

  • Updates from MAC: Manender Singh has started with a positive intent and has scored three quick boundaries to release the pressure. Yash Kothari meanwhile, is playing the waiting game as Rajasthan aims to rebuild.

  • Services has started slow against Jammu and Kashmir. 23/0 in 7 overs.

  • Despite losing an early wicket, Bengal has kept the scoring steady. 30/1 in 6 overs. Vivek Singh was run out early.

  • Updates from MAC: Assam strikes early. Mrinmoy Dutta gives an early breakthrough as Abhijeet Tomar departs. It was short and slightly wide, Tomar sees a scoring opportunity but hits straight into the hands of Sib Sankar Roy at cover. Rajasthan 4/1 in 3.2 overs.

  • Rajasthan loses an early wicket.

Playing XI (Assam vs Rajasthan):

Assam: Amit T Sinha (C), Gokul Sharma, Sib Sankar Roy, Romario Sharma, Abhishek Thakur (WK), Riyan Parag, Wasiqur Rahman, Mrinmoy Dutta, Jitu Moni Kalita, Rahul Singh, Arup Das

Rajasthan: Deepak Chahar (C), Mahipal Lomror, Yash Kothari, Abhijeet Tomar, Salman Khow, Mawendsa Singh (WK), Tajindra Singh, Chandrapal Singh, Tanveer-ul-Haq, Rajesh Bishnoi, Rahul Chahar

TOSS UPDATE: Jammu and Kashmir wins the toss and elects to field first.

TOSS UPDATE: Jharkhand wins the toss and elects to field first.

TOSS UPDATE: Assam wins the toss and elects to field first against Rajasthan.


Players of both teams warming up before the start of Assam vs Rajasthan tie.