As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19

Here are the highlights from Wednesday's matches at the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Tamil Nadu takes on Tripura in an Elite Group C match at Chemplast Ground.   -  R Senthil Kumar

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

Results

  • Chirag Gandhi's vigilant rearguard goes in vain as Haryana beats Gujarat by 44 runs to strengthen its chances of making it to the playoffs.

  • J & K beats Rajasthan by 3 wickets, Khajuria and Chauhan getting their respective fifties as their team picks up four points.  (VJD Method) 

  • Abhinav Mukund strikes a 100-ball 131 as Tamil Nadu humbles Tripura by eight wickets.

 

 

Matches scheduled for Wednesday:

Chennai, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, (Round 11, Elite Group C)

Gujarat vs Haryana

Chennai, IIT Chemplast Ground, (Round 11, Elite Group C )

Tamil Nadu vs Tripura

Chennai, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground, (Round 11, Elite Group C)

Jammu and Kashmir vs Rajasthan

 

Our reporters Amal John and S. Dipak Ragav will be sending periodic updates from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and IIT Chemplast Ground in Chennai.

  • Update from MAC: Haryana wins by 44 runs! There's only so much Chirag Gandhi could do. He is the last man to depart. Haryana now has a mathematical advantage over Gujarat in the race to reach the quarters.

  • WICKET! Paras Sharma 16(22) is clean bowled by Rahul Chahar, J & K 173/7

  • After 40 overs, Gujarat are 164/8. They need 84 runs to win. Gujarat in all sorts here as it loses its seventh wicket for 145, Hemang Patel is out for 10 leaving the Parthiv Patel-side reeling at 145/7.

  • WICKET! Ian Chauhan 51(56) departs after a well-crafted half-century. J & K 113/2

  • Update from MAC: Gujarat loses back-to-back wickets! After the set batsman MC Juneja was run out by Himanshu Rana, Jayant Yadav dismisses Piyush Chawla on the very next ball. 126/6. It seems like there's only one way this could go now. Hemang Patel joins Chirag Gandhi at the crease.

  • Update from MAC: Amit Mishra and Yuzvendra Chahal have slowed down the scoring rate. The wrist-spin duo has picked up a wicket each and kept Juneja and Chirag Gandhi at bay, and they've had help with some good work in the field. Bowling change after 30, as Mohit Sharma begins his second spell. At the end of 30 overs, 123/4.

  • Abhinav Mukund goes one better this time, gets to his 100 in 82 balls, courtesy 10 boundaries and four sixes. Tamil Nadu 158/2

  • Update from MAC: Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first wicket and waves goodbye to Parthiv Patel. Patel, who tried to sweep the fourth ball of Chahal's first over, completely missed it, and was given leg before as a 55-run partnership came to an end. At the end of the 15th over, Gujarat 66/3.

  • A wicket against the run of play! Jagadeesan departs for 40 as Tamil Nadu loses its first wicket for 135.

  • Update from M.A.C: "It looked like things would come crashing down soon for Gujarat. But with Parthiv Patel and Rujul Bhatt in the middle, it can heave a sigh of relief, at least temporarily.

     

    The duo have seen out spells from Mohit Sharma and Harshal Patel and have effectively dealt with Arun Chaprana and Jayant Yadav so far. They've been able to hover around the required run rate and avoid doing anything foolish." Gujarat 58/2 in 12.3 overs

  • After losing two quick wickets, Parthiv Patel and Rujul Bhatt guide Gujarat to 44/2 in 10 overs.

  • Abhinav Mukund races to his half-century in 39 balls, the left-hander dispatched eight boundaries and a six to raise his bat in what is turning out to be an easy chase for Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu 85 (11.4 Overs)

  • Gujarat struggling at 32/2 after 8 overs, captain Parthiv Patel and Rujul Bhatt in the middle.

  • Tamil Nadu 74/0 after 10 overs. Abhinav Mukund is just a run away from his fifty as Tamil Nadu looks comfortable in its chase of 197.

  • Update from M.A.C: "Gujarat's innings has so far looked identical to Haryana's, after losing two wickets. Mohit Sharma dismissed the dangerous Priyank Panchal with the third ball of the innings. Bhargav Merai was next to follow when he edged Harshal Patel's delivery to Amit Mishra. Parthiv Patel and Rujul Bhatt do not comfortable with Harshal Patel and Mohit Sharma threatening the off stump." Gujarat 24/2 (6 Overs)

  • Tamil Nadu reaches fifty in 41 balls without a loss of wicket. Mukund 37 off 27 balls , N. Jagadeesan 16 off 17 balls.

  • N Jagadeesan and Abhinav Mukund give Tamil Nadu a strong start in chase of 197. Tamil Nadu 28/0 in 4.1 overs.

  • WICKET: Gujarat loses its second wicket as H Patel gets B Merai. Skipper Parthiv Patel holds key. Gujarat 12/2 in 2.2 overs.

  • WICKET: Mohit Sharma strikes to remove Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal. Gujarat lose an early wicket in chase of 248. Gujarat 3/1.

  • Update from M.A.C: Haryana ends the innings in a strong position. After a late flurry in the final 10 overs by Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra, Haryana finish with 247/7. Both of them let loose after the wicket of Himanshu Rana. Jayant made an unbeaten 47 off 45 deliveries.

  • End of 50 overs: Haryana 247/7

  • End of 50 overs:  Rajasthan 218/8

  • Update from IIT Chemplast: Tripura all out for 196. Good effort by Tamil Nadu bowlers but they would have wanted to finish it earlier after having Tripura at 150/8.

  • Rajasthan, Tripura and Haryana are losing wickets in the final overs. The batsmen are going for wild slogs but are not able to find boundaries.

  • WICKET: Rajasthan loses its fifth wicket as Waseem Raza removes skipper Deepak Chahar. Rajasthan 170/5 in 42.3 overs.

  • Update from IIT Chemplast: After Smith Patel's 60 at the top of the order, none of the Tripura batsmen have made a decent score. TN spinners did a very good job in the middle overs picking wickets at regular intervals. Debutant Athisiyaraj Davidson has been imprressive picking three wickets.

  • Update from M.A.C: Rahul Bhatt put an end to Himanshu Rana's valiant knock. Rana's aggressive strokeplay had kept Gujarat on it's toes and pushed Haryana to the possibility of a par score. On 178/6 at the beginning of the slog overs, and Jayant Yadav and Amit Mishra at the crease, they can still get there.

  • Tamil Nadu on top of Tripura. Electing to bat first, Tripura 163/8 in 40 overs.

  • WICKET: Athisayaraj Davidson is on a hat-trick as Tamil Nadu is calling the shots against Tripura. Tripura 150/8 in 38.4 overs.

  • While Haryana has crossed the 170-run mark, Tripura and Rajasthan have brought their team 150 at the end of 40 overs.

  • WICKET: Tripura loses its sixth wicket as Tamil Nadu takes complete control. Tripura 139/6 in 36.4 overs.

  • WICKET: Washington Sundar picks up his second wicket as Ninad Kadam departs. Tripura 138/5 after 36.1 overs.

  • WICKET: Rasikh Salam picks up a wicket as Rajasthan loses in-form batsman M Lomror. Rajasthan 134/4 after 35 overs.

  • Update from M.A.C: Pramod Chandila departs for 34 and that's another partnership that was broken at its peak. Chandila and Rana were looking strong and had almost turned dominant. Haryana has lost five and Jayant Yadav comes in to bat. Rana is batting on 46.

  • WICKET: Piyush Chawla picks up a wicket as Pramod Chandila departs. Haryana 133/5 in 33 overs.

  • Update from M.A.C: Haryana breaches the 100-run mark. The next fifty came faster, courtesy Himanshu Rana's attacking intent right from the start. His mindset was evident as he walked up to Hemang Patel's deliveries and smashed them to the boundary and lifted Piyush Chawla for a six. But just as new partnerships seem to blossom for Haryana, Gujarat nips it in the bud. Shubham Rohilla lost his off-stump to a beauty from Hemang Patel. Pramod Chandila who walked in after has not shied away from giving it to the bowlers, taking Haryana to 116/4 in 29 overs.

  • WICKET: Setback for Rajasthan as M.N. Singh departs. Against the run of play, Singh gets involved in a run-out as Rajasthan loses its third wicket. Jammu and Kashmir would be happy to see the back of Singh. Rajasthan 103/3 in 27.2 overs.

  • Fifty for M.N. Singh: Rajasthan batsman M.N. Singh scores a fine fifty as Rajasthan cross the 100-run mark. Rajasthan 102/2 in 26.2 overs.

  • WICKET: Washington Sundar strikes as he removes Bravish to push Tripura on the backfoot. Tripura 99/3 after 25 overs.

  • WICKET: Hemang Patel ends opener S.G. Rohilla's vigil as Gujarat is picking wickets at regular intervals. Haryana 71/4 at the end of 21 overs.

  • WICKET: Varun gets the in-form S.K. Patel as Tripura loses its second wicket. Patel departs for a fine 60. Tripura 85/2 in 20.2 overs.

  • WICKET: Rajasthan loses its second wicket as Waseem Raza strikes to remove Abhijeet Tomar. Rajasthan 66/2 after 18 overs.

  • Update from M.A.C: Haryana brings up its 50, finally. It took 15 overs and three wickets to get there. Shubham Rohilla and Nitin Saini weathered Gaja and Kalaria's opening spell and looked like they had managed to steady the ship after losing early wickets. But, just as the partnership started to gain momentum, Saini edged Hemang Patel's delivery to the keeper. 20-year-old Himanshu Ranu walked and started off with a boundary. Rohilla took the inspiration and scored two more boundaries as they accelerated the scoring pace. After 16 overs, Haryana 50/3.

  • WICKET: Haryana loses its third wicket as Nitin Saini departs. Hemang Patel finds the outside edge and Parthiv Patel pouches it as Saini walks back. Haryana 39/3 in 13 overs.

  • At the end of 10 overs, Tripura 37/1.

  • At the end of 10 overs, Haryana 23/2.

  • Rajasthan has recovered well after losing an early wicket with Abhijeet Kothari and M.N. Singh doing the repair job. Rajasthan 46/1 in 11.3 overs.

  • Update from M.A.C: Haryana may not have begun the innings thinking of a quick start on a slow wicket under clear hot skies. But it couldn't have foreseen the loss of two wickets before even a run was scored. Harshal Patel threw his wicket away first, hitting Chintan Gaja straight to point. Gaja struck again on the last ball of the over when Chaitanya Bishnoi, who just came in, mistimed a shot and skied it. Piyush Chawla got right under it. With left-arm Roosh Kalaria's disciplined bowling, Haryana has been struggling to keep the scorecard at work. A boundary had to wait till the 7th over. 20/2 at the end of 8 overs.

  • M Mohammed strikes as Tripura loses its first wicket. He has been rewarded for his consistency as opener BB Ghosh departs. Tripura 22/1 after 7 overs.

  • Tamil Nadu has started proceedings well as M Mohammed bowls two maiden overs. They have managed to keep the Tripura batsmen quiet. Tripura 12/0 after 3 overs.

  • Double blow for Haryana as Chintan Gaja strikes early. He removes Harshal Patel and Chaitanya Bishnoi as both batsmen failed to open their account. Haryana 4/2 in 1.4 overs.

  • Irfan Pathan strikes early as Rajasthan loses its first wicket. Rajasthan 0/1 in 0.4 overs.

  • Update from M.A.C: Rooosh Kalaria opens the atttack.

Toss Update from M.A.C:: Gujarat won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Gujarat Playing XI: CT Gaja, RB Kalaria, RH Bhatt, HP Patel, BH Merai, PK Panchal, Chirag J Gandhi, MC Juneja, Piyush Chawla, Parthiv Patel (C, WK), Hemang Patel.

Haryana Playing XI: NR Saini (WK), SG Rohilla, HJ Rana, Pramod Chandila, Arun Chaprana, CK Bishnoi, AR Mishra (C), Mohit Sharma, JJ Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, HV Patel.

Toss Update: Tripura won the toss & elected to bat first against Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Playing XI: Athisayaraj Davidson, Varun, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith, M Mohammed, Rahil Shah, Vijay Shankar (C), M Vijay, N Jagadeesan (WK), MS Washington Sundar.

Tripura Playing XI: BB Ghosh (C), Rana Datta, AK Sarkar, NN Sen (WK), Rajib H Saha, SK Patel, Bravish, BB Debnath, AA Chakraborty, Harmeet Singh, Ninad Kadam.

Toss Update: Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat first against Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajasthan Playing XI: Abhijeet Tomar, TN Dhillon, CP Singh, TM Haq, DL Chahar (C), AV Choudhary, RD Chahr, YB Kothari, SF Khan, MN Singh (WK), MK Lomror.

Jammu and Kashmir Playing XI: Rasikh Salam, Fazil Rashid (WK), Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Mudhasir, Waseem Raza, Ian Chauhan, Ahmad Omar Banday, Parvez Rasool (C), Shubham Singh Pundir, Shubham Khajuria, Paras Sharma.

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