As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy

Follow the live updates of all Wednesday's matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Mumbai opening batsman Prithvi Shaw scored 98 against Baroda at Alur.   -  Sudhakara Jain

That is it! Mavi goes in the very first ball of the last over. Uttar Pradesh goes down against Saurashtra by 25 runs.

WICKET! Jaydev Unadkat castles Mohsin Khan. A wicket standing in between Saurashtra and its first win this season now.

Uttar Pradesh needs 50 runs in 18 balls from here. The side has only two wickets in hand. Will Shivam Mavi be able to emerge as the hero again or his hat-trick earlier in the day goes in vain?

And as was expected. V K Galetiya falls! A duck on the scoresheet. Punjab wins by 35 runs. Himachal collapses at 255.

Siddharth Kaul takes 4 WICKETS! (9.4-0-54-4), Himachal 253/9 now. 12 balls, 37 runs, one wicket in hand. Things looking difficult for Himachal from here on.

And it is all over! Hyderabad seals a three-wicket win against Madhya Pradesh. It has been a Tanmay Agarwal show at Palam today.

Hyderabad just two runs away from victory now. Has 20 balls and seven wickets to achieve it.

Maharashtra on the victory stand here at Alur. Wins by five wickets against Goa with three balls to spare.

It has been an exciting day for the Plate sides too. Arunachal Pradesh takes four points home. Wins by four points against Mizoram, cruising on southpaw Samarth's century.

Services marches home, victorious! A seven wicket victory against Tripura by the VJD method.

Bihar has beaten Nagaland by eight wickets. Babul Kumar finished with 121 runs not out off just 119 balls.

And the man holding it all is gone! Nizar goes, handing the victory to Andhra in the very first ball of the last over. Andhra wins its first match this season by seven runs.

Boils down to the last over! Kerala needs 8 off 6 balls against Andhra now. Salman Nizar and Warrier at the crease. On the other hand Andhra just needs one more wicket.

Arunachal Pradesh nine runs short of claiming its debut domestic victory against Mizoram.

Bihar three runs short of claiming its debut domestic victory against Nagaland.

Mumbai wins by 9 wickets sailing on Prithvi Shaw's 98 off 66! Unlucky that the U-19 India skipper missed out on the century. Mumbai lays its hands on the all important four points.

Uttar Pradesh losing its way now. Needs 128 in 90 balls but loses a batsman again. Rinku Singh goes. The KKR lad is run out by substitute Samarth Vyas for a mere 14.

Babul Kumar raises his bat to the crowd. 103 runs in 104 balls (13x4, 1x6) reads his individual score. Bihar 218/2.

After Maharashtra and Bihar, Himachal and Arunachal Pradesh too follow suit. Reach 200.

And in no time Arunachal loses its third wicket too. DUCK! Utsav Madan. Arunachal Pradesh 197/3 after 39.5 overs.

STUMPED! Samarth Seth. It has been a fine start to the tournament for him. Made 107 off 126 before his bails were dislodged by Sailo. Arunachal Pradesh loses it second. Is at 197.

Meanwhile, Mumbai needs 6 runs in 69 balls, nine wickets in hand. Cakewalk right?

Maharashtra and Bihar reach the 200-run mark now.

Shreyas Iyer has reached his half-century in 54 balls (4x4, 2x6). Skipper Rahane and Shreyas looking to finish off things here. Mumbai 220/1.

WICKET! It is the skipper Sachin Baby 57(84)! Kerala 170/4 now after 41.3 overs.

All- rounder Samarth Seth brings up his century against Mizoram in 119 balls. What a fine show from the Delhi southpaw (9x4, 0x6). Arunachal Pradesh 188/1 now.

Kerala skipper Sachin Baby brings up his 50 in 77 balls (5x4, 0x6). Kerala 159/3.

India Blue's Duleep Trophy final hero, Nikhil Gangta fails to impress today. The Himachal guy goes back to the pavilion after making 7 against Punjab. Himachal- 167/3, 32.3 overs.

Mumbai brings up its double hundred against Baroda, 201/1 in 31.3 Overs. Just 38 runs required now to take the all precious 4 points home.

Hyderabad, Himachal, Maharashtra and Bihar have put up 150 on the board now.

BIG WICKET! Suresh Raina departs after making 22 off 22 balls. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja gets what he wanted. Uttar Pradesh 107/3 after 22.4 overs.

Our correspondent from Palam reports: Sachin Baby and V A Jagadeesh have stitched a useful partnership and look at ease in the middle. Baby showed his prowess with a late cut and a drive through the off side for boundaries. Having only lost three wickets, it's Kerala's match to lose from here.

 

Runs required to win now:

Bihar- 116 vs Nagaland

Arunachal Pradesh- 83 vs Mizoram

Services- 61 vs Tripura

Uttar Pradesh- 205 vs Saurashtra

Hyderabad- 110 vs Madhya Pradesh

Kerala- 65 vs Andhra

Himachal- 157 vs Punjab

Maharashtra- 121 vs Goa

Mumbai- 67 vs Baroda

 

Bihar vs Nagaland: WICKET! Vikash Ranjan falls short of his half century. Was three runs away when Imliwati found the woodwork. Score- 124/2 after 24.1 overs.

Bihar reaches its 100 for the loss of one wicket in 21.1 overs. Vikash and Babul building up a good partnership here at Shastri Medan.

Puducherry becomes the first Plate team to win a Vijay Hazare match. Defeats Manipur by eight wickets at Vadodara. Pockets 4 points.

Our correspondent Ashwin Achal reports from Alur: GONE! And very next ball, Shaw is gone. Chips one back to Pandya, caught and bowled. Soft dismissal after a hard-hitting knock notching up 98 off 66.

Our correspondent Ashwin Achal reports  from Alur: Shaw moves to 98 with a monstrous six off Krunal Pandya. Slog sweep sails into the adjacent ground.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports  from Palam: WICKET! Jalaj saxena is caught off guard when off-spinner Shoaib fires a ball down the leg side. He tries to play a sweep but is stumped down the leg side. Kerala well in control in its chase at the moment, it's 89/3 in the 23rd over. Saxena departs for 45.

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Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports  from Palam: It's drinks here at Palam. After a positive start to the chase by the openers, legspinner karn Sharma induced a nick off kB Arun Karthik through to the wicketkeeper. Karthik's departure, however, hasn't dented the team. Saxena and the no. 3 batsman have been milking the Andhra bowlers comfortably for singles. It's 83/1 after 19 overs.

Rana Dutta with a wicket of only the second ball! Gets one through the gates of Nakul Verma. Services 0/1 in chase of 119 against Tripura.

Arunachal's Samarth Seth scores a fifty in 57 balls. Arunachal 82/0 in chase of 235 against Mizoram.

Hyderabad and Himachal loses its opening wicket.  Himachal 57/1 (11.2) and Hyderabad 59/1 (12.1).

Mumbai races to 100 for the loss of no wickets at the end of 14 overs. Prithvi Shaw on 73 off 49 balls.

Himachal, Bihar and Hyderabad reach 50 runs.

Our correspondent Ashwin Achal reports  from Alur: A couple of fans interrupt proceedings by rushing onto the field and taking selfies with Prithvi Shaw and Rahane. Groundstaff is furious, but the two offenders manage to run away

WICKET! K.B. Arun Karthick, who finished with the highest runs in the TNPL departs! Makes 32 off 39. Kerala 72/1 now after 14.2 overs.

Our correspondent Ashwin Achal reports  from Alur: Prithvi Shaw in a belligerent mood. A sweep slog six off left arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt smashed into the scorers' box and breaks the glass panes. The ever-professional scorer somehow retains his presence of mind - he waves a flag to acknowledge the umpire's six signal.

And Damodaran falls! Caught by Akshaykumar off the 22-year-old medium pacer Bishworjit. Puducherry lose its first and is at 57 in 13.1 overs.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports  from Palam: Kerala is off to a bright start to its chase of 191. kB Arun Karthik and jalaj saxena have punished the loose deliveries, and look at ease against both spinners and fast bowlers. It's 59/0 in 12 overs.

Plate team Pondicherry too finding things easy as it has reached 50, no wickets lost in 11.5 overs. Batsmen on the crease are TNPL champion Rohit Damodaran and Shashank Singh.

Arunachal Pradesh has put up 50 on the scoreboard without the loss of any wickets in 8.1 overs.

Tripura folds for 118. A collective bowling effort from Services with Diwesh Pathiana (3), Varun Choudhary (2) and Abhishek (2) making the early inroads.

Saurashtra breaches the 300-run mark before the end of its 50 overs. The 194-run stand between openers Uthappa (97) and Sheldon Jackson (107) set the tone for Saurashtra. Uttar Pradesh will require 304 when it comes out to bat after the break. Shivam Mavi claimed a final-over hat-trick to register a maiden List-A five-wicket haul.

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Madhya Pradesh could manage only 231 as its batsmen failed to convert their starts. Hyderabad's Siraj is the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 42.

At the end of 50 overs, Goa is 266/7. Deepraj Gaonkar's blitz in the end 34 off 12 balls propels Goa past the 250 mark.

Punjab finishes with a commanding total of 290 against Himachal Pradesh in Alur. Opener Shubman Gill starred with the bat (115) for Punjab which also included valuable contributions from Yuvraj Singh (48) and Mandeep Singh (39).

Haryana vs Jharkhand scheduled at the SRMC ground in Chennai is abandoned due to rain.

Baroda is bowled out for 238.  Dhawal Kulkarni gets the last wicket as he finishes with figures of 8.5-2-39-4.

Tripura's day worsens as Harmeet Singh is run-out for 19 by AP Sharma. Tripura 86/7 in 27.3 overs.

Madhya Pradesh loses its seventh wicket for 200. Hyderabad's in-form bowler Mohammed Siraj removes Venkatesh Iyer (44). Madhya Pradesh 200/7.

Nagaland's innings comes to a close as it post 253 for 8 wickets.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: It's been an all round bowling effort by Kerala. Sachin baby and Akshay Chandra have taken two wickets each. Basil thampi, the fast bowler, also claimed two wickets. He was instrumental in setting the tone for his team's dominant showing. However, despite his loose deliveries that prompted Sumanth and Ravi Teja to find momentum, s. Mithun the off-spinner turned out to be the most successful bowler, with three wickets. Had it not been for the recovery act by Sumanth and Ravi Teja, Andhra would have folded quickly. The two added 96 runs for the fifth wicket and just when it seemed they would smartly accelerate towards the end, Sumanth departed in the 46th over.

First innings scorecard from the Andhra Prasheh-Kerala match in Delhi.

 

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: Andhra is shot out for 190. In search of quick runs, the Andhra innings has unravelled quickly. Girinath Reddy and No. 9 Mohammed khan are caught by men stationed at the boundary, while the set Ravi Teja is caught by an infielder as he attempts a big stroke.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: In search of quick runs, the Andhra innings has unravelled quickly. Girinath Reddy and No. 9 Mohammed khan are caught by men stationed at the boundary, while the set Ravi Teja is caught by an infielder as he attempts a big stroke. Andhra 186/8 in 47.2

Mizoram ends its innings on 234 for 8 against Arunachal Pradesh. Who will be the happier of the two first-timers after the midway point of this affair?

Shivam Mavi gets one through the defences of Sheldon Jackson (107 off 108 balls). Cheteshwar Pujara's (31) stay in the middle comes to an end as Saurashtra goes in search of quick runs. Saurashtra 256/3 in 43.5 overs.

Shubman Gill is dismissed for 115 (131) balls by Mayank Dagar. Punjab 235/4 in 43.4 overs.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports:  DB Ravi Teja flick-pulls Basil thampi for a six through long leg. The batsmen are showing more urgency and enterprise now that the innings is getting to a close. That Andhra has not lost another wicket could be attributed to Sumanth's well paced innings and the loose deliveries by Sachin Baby among others that has allowed the batsmen to regain some confidence. In attempting a belligerent stroke, Sumanth perishes. He tries to smash Mithun but gets an outside edge and is caught by the diving gully fielder. Sumanth is out for 78. Karn Sharma and Girinath Reddy follows him immediately after to the bowling off Sachin Baby! Andhra 182/7 in 46.3 overs

Not a great start for Manipur's batsmen as they fold for 120. Puducherry's Rex RK (3 for 7) and Bishworjit (2 for 10) with the standout figures.

Breakthrough for Himachal as the bowling change does the trick. Kaushik dismisses the well-settled Yuvraj Singh for 48 (41) and the 102-run partnership with Shubman comes to an end. Punjab 219/3 in 41 overs.

After 20 overs, Nagaland was 109/0. Bihar has fought back admirably to check the debutant in its track. At the start of the 43rd over, Nagaland is 201/7.

Uthappa's opening partner doesn't miss out, however. Sheldon Jackson completes his 100 in 103 balls. (13x4s 2x6s). Saurashtra 219/1 in 39 overs.

Punjab has 200 on the board inside 39 overs and a third List-A hundred for Shubman Gill! He reaches the mark in 117 balls (6x4s and 3x6s). Punjab 200/2 in 38.1 overs.

Half the side in the hut for Tripura. Abhishek has his second wicket with Services on top here. Tripura 45/5 in 15.3 overs.

Robin Uthappa falls three short off his hundred! The former Karnataka batsman is caught leg before by Akshdeep Nath for 97 (110). Saurashtra is 194/1 in 32.3 overs.

A first-ball duck for K. Acharjee. Abhishek with the wicket as Tripura is struggling at 39/4 inside the 14th over.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: B Sumanth pulls a long hop to the square leg boundary to get to a fifty. The batsman behind the intermittent boundaries scored in the last few overs, his knock has kept Andhra alive. He has looked at ease against all spinners, and has been enterprising against part time spinner Sachin baby and Mithun. His boundaries include a neat deflection to the fine leg boundary, a delightful late cut, and a lofted drive for the only six of the innings. It's 120/4 after 36 overs.

H M Ralte is trapped in front by Myendung Singpho, to leave Team Mizoram tottering at 138/6.

Jackson 82(79) and Robin Uthappa 89(100) are knocking UP into submission. Both batsmen nearing their respective hundreds. Saurashtra 178/0 after 30 overs.

Manipur has lost half its side for 76; Priyojit K 5(36) the last batsman to fall.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: Vihari attempts to play a cut off Chandran and manages a snick through to the wicketkeeper. He was a set batsman who could have pushed the accelerator's button; Andhra will need not only to avoid any potential collapse, but also increase the run rate which has stagnated since the early setbacks in the morning. Andhra 94/4 after 30 overs. Chandran has two scalps now. Vihari out for 27.

Young Shubman Gill has reached 64 off 91 deliveries; he has Yuvraj Singh for his company. Punjab 136/2

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Mumbai has reduced Baroda to four for 107. Swapnil K Singh 11(30) is caught by Aditya Tare off S.Z. Mulani.

Taruwar Kohli leads Mizoram riposte with a fine half-century off 60 balls. Team Mizoram 110/4

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: Vihari and sumanth have steadied the ship for Andhra in the last half hour, carefully churning out singles that are available and playing according to the merit of the ball. A four off a pull through midwicket was the rare boundary scored in this phase of play, by sumanth. Spinners Chandran and jalax saxena bowling in tandem. At the end of 22 overs, it's 61 for 3.

Now Robin Uthappa brings up his 50 in 66 balls (8x4, 1x6). Saurashtra is dominating the proceedings against UP, it is 109/0.

In Chennai, after a delayed start, Tripura has lost its first wicket. It is 9/1, N Sen Choudhury 4(3) is caught by Diwesh Gurdev Pathania. Just the start Services would've hoped for.

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2 WICKETS for 7 runs as Nagaland slips to 116/2, Sedezhalie 35(63) the last man to fall.

Opening for Saurashtra, Sheldon Jackson has brought up his half-century, 52 runs in 52 balls courtesy eight boundaries and a six. Saurashtra 89/0

After 20 overs, Nagaland is 109/0. Sedezhalie 29(55) and Nitesh 78(65) motoring along nicely. Bihar could use a wicket right about now!

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: Ricky Bhui's vigil ends as he falters to left-arm spinner Akshay Chandran. The bowler draws him forward for a drive but has him stumped. Andhra loses its third wicket for 41. B Sumanth is the new man.

Our correspondent Abhishek Mukherjee reports: "It's been a testing initial hour for Andhra against some accurate fast bowling at the palam a ground here. Sandeep warrier and basil thampi have claimed both the wickets to have fallen so far. Ricky Bhui and Hanuma Vihari have weathered the storm well, having also survived some leg-before shouts. As the spinners are introduced, they will look to make hay. Andhra 40/2 in 13 overs."

Puducherry all over Manipur, Hrithik Kanojia 2(11) the last wicket to fall. Manipur 47/3

Team Mizoram's brief resistance has come to an end, as it loses two wickets in quick succession. Akhil R 31(34) and Gaurav Singh departing in a space of just five runs, Mizoram 60/4 .

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Kedar Devdhar 39(43) is run out as Baroda loses its second wicket for 64.

Robin Uthappa 14(27) and Sheldon Jackson 32(33) have put up a 50-run opening stand. Saurashtra is going at five runs an over, UP won't fret, not yet.

Call it a commentator's curse or whatever you want, but Punjab has just lost its first wicket, Manan Vohra 20(28) is caught off R R Dhawan, Punjab 41/1.

Manan Vohra 20(27) and Shubman Gill 16(33) have steered Punjab to 38/0 after 10 overs.

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In the meantime, Nagaland going strong against Bihar.After 10 overs, it is 67/0 Nitesh, 51(41) Sedezhalie 16(19).

WICKET for Hyderabad! Aryaman Birla is out for 7(27) Md Siraj striking the first blow, Madhya Pradesh 27/1.

Baroda is 54/1 in 7.1 Overs, A. Waghmode falling for 2 off as many deliveries. K. Devdhar and K.H. Pandya at the crease.

Andhra loses its second wicket! Ashwin Hebbar 7(13) is trapped in front by Warrier, Andhra 16/2

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Arunachal Pradesh is all over Mizoram at the moment, the latter losing its second wicket with just two runs on the board. Ruata departs for 2(5), out bowled by Akhilesh Sahani. Team Mizoram 2/2

WICKET! Sumiran Amonkar departs for an eight-ball duck, A A Sanklecha drawing first blood. Goa 1/1

WICKET! Andhra has lost its first wicket! K S Bharat departs for 7(11), Basil Thampi getting the breakthrough for Kerala. Andhra 14/1.

Teams in action today:

Baroda vs Mumbai: Baroda Won the Toss & elected to bat

Goa vs Maharashtra: Maharashtra Won the Toss & elected to Field

 

Himachal Pradesh vs Punjab: Himachal won the toss & elected to field

Andhra Pradesh vs Kerala: Andhra Won the Toss & elected to bat

Hyderabad vs Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh Won the Toss & elected to bat

Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Won the Toss & elected to Field

Assam vs Gujarat: Match delayed by Rain

Haryana vs Jharkhand: Match delayed by Rain

Services vs Tripura: Services Won the Toss & elected to Field

Arunachal Pradesh vs Mizoram: Mizoram Won the Toss & elected to bat

Bihar vs Nagaland: Nagaland Won the Toss & elected to bat

 

Manipur vs Pondicherry: Puducherry won the toss & elected to field

Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates of all the matches of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Indian cricket will embark on a journey into the unknown as the one-day championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy starts with 37 teams, including six states from the North East, looking to carve their own identity.

Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim along with Uttarakhand and Puducherry will make their debut in senior representative (List A) cricket.

For Bihar, it will be a comeback into the mainstream after being left in the lurch for 18 years, and the jury is still out on how far-reaching the implications of the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee’s recommendations will be.

All the new teams have been slotted in group D, from which one team will make it to the quarterfinals.