As it Happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy

Follow all the LIVE updates from the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.

Delhi will be taking on Madhya Pradesh in an Elite Group B match at the Palam A Stadium.   -  R.V. Moorthy

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

Matches scheduled for Thursday:

Arunachal Pradesh vs Puducherry, Round 10, Plate

Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara

Bihar vs Manipur, Round 10, Plate

GS Patel Stadium, Nadiad

Meghalaya vs Sikkim, Round 10, Plate

Shastri Maidan, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand

Baroda vs Himachal Pradesh, Round 10, Elite Group A

KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur

Goa vs Punjab, Round 10, Elite Group A

KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur

Karnataka vs Railways, Round 10, Elite Group A

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Madhya Pradesh vs Delhi, Round 10, Elite Group B

Palam A Stadium, Delhi

Saurashtra vs Odisha, Round 10, Elite Group B

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Uttar Pradesh vs Kerala, Round 10, Elite Group B

Palam B Stadium, Delhi

 

Our reporter Abhishek Mukherjee will be sending periodic updates from the Palam A Stadium in Delhi.

  • Delhi beats Madhya Pradesh by 75 runs, Madhya Pradesh 209 all out in 42.4 Overs.

  • Kerala beats Uttar Pradesh by one run after Akshay Chandran gets the wicket of Yash Dayal off the penultimate ball of the innings.

  • Meghalaya wins by 149 runs against Sikkim. Sikkim 166/9 in 50 overs.

  • Uttar Pradesh needs six runs of the final 6 balls, one wicket remaining.

  • Madhya Pradesh needs 84 runs off 54 balls, with two wickets in hand.

  • Sikkim 156/9 in 45 overs. J.J. Lamare gets the wicket of Bikash (5 off 42 balls).

  • Odisha beats Saurashtra by 52 runs, Saurashtra 145 all out in 38.4 overs.

  • Uttar Pradesh 199/8 with 30 runs to win, K.C. Vinod sends back Shiva Singh, caught by Vishnu Vinod.

  • Odisha needs one more wicket to win, Saurashtra 138/9 in 37.3 overs.

  • Uttar Pradesh has 50 runs to win with three wickets in hand. 179/7 in 40 overs.

  • Match between Goa and Punjab washed out by rain. The teams share two points each.

  • Lalit Yadav gets four wickets for 25 runs after dismissing Mihir Hirwani. Madhya Pradesh 201/7 in 40.3 overs.

  • Gurinder Singh takes 4-17, Sikkim 137/8 in 37 overs.

  • Saurashtra 107/7 in 30 overs, 91 more to win.

  • Baroda and Himachal get two points each after the match gets washed out after 11.3 overs being bowled in the second innings.

  • Saurabh Kumar caught by Sachin Baby off Vinoop Sheela's bowling. Uttar Pradesh 163/6 in 35.3 overs. 

  • Madhya Pradesh loses the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer (69 off 88 balls) after being bowled by Subodh Bhati. Madhya Pradesh 192/6 in 39.3 overs.

  • K.R. Makwana bowled by Abhishek Raut, Saurashtra 104/7 in 28.2 overs.

  • Aksh Deep Nath is out after a return catch to bowler Jalaj Saxena, Uttar Pradesh 163/5 in 35 overs.

  • Sikkim loses seventh wicket for 129 runs, Lee Yong Lepcha departs for 36 runs off 54 balls.

  • Saurashtra limps to 100/6 in 25.3 overs, 98 more to win with four wickets in hand.

  • After rain interrupts the play, Himachal reaches 41/1 in 11.3 overs chasing a target of 154 against Baroda.

  • Salman Nizar runs out Uttar Pradesh captain Suresh Raina who was on 66 off 69 balls. Uttar Pradesh 152/4 in 32.5 overs.

  • Venkatesh Iyer reaches a patient fifty in 72 balls, guides Madhya Pradesh to 173/5 in 36.3 overs.

  • Saurashtra reeling at 97/6 in 24 overs, after Chirag Jaini is ran out by Rosan Kumar Rao.

  • Uttar Pradesh cruising towards the targer, with Suresh Raina 65 off 67 balls and Aksh Deep Nath 15 off 24 balls scoring freely. Uttar Pradesh 144/3 in 30 overs.

  • Saurashtra loses two wickets of Samarth Vyas and Prerak Mankad and is in trouble at 96/5 in 23.3 overs.

  • Chasing 360, Goa 42/2 in 10 overs with Amit Verma and Amogh Desai at the crease.

  • Sikkim loses half of its the side chasing 316 against Meghalaya, Bibek is caught by Punit Bisht off Dippu's bowling. Sikkim 111/5 in 26.4 overs

  • Babul Kumar reaches 100 off 93 balls to level the scores, Rahmat Ullah scores the winning shot and brings up his 50 in 48 balls, Bihar beats Manipur by 8 wickets.

  • Captain Suresh Raina keeps the chase on for Uttar Pradesh after Samarth Singh is out shortly after the team score crosses 100-run mark. Uttar Pradesh 109/3 in 24.4 overs.

  • Saurashtra loses captain Jaydev Shah for a run out, immediately after Sheldon Jackson departs for 40 runs off 50 balls. Saurashtra 71/3 in 15 overs

  • Goa loses its first wicket for 11 runs as Sidharth Kaul dismisses Sumiran Amonkar in the second over. Goa 22/1 in 5.2 overs.

  • Sikkim loses the wicket of Palzor for 11 runs in Pappu Roy's bowling, Sikkim 74/4 in 17.4 overs

  • Bihar 110/2 in 20 Overs, Rahmat Ullah 30(32) and Babul Kumar out in the middle.

  • Madhya Pradesh 86/4 after 20 overs, Venkatesh Iyer 8(22) and Anshul Tripathi 21(32) at the crease.

  • Bihar looking comfortable in the chase of 173 as Babul Kumar completes his half-century in 47 balls. Bihar 101/2 in 18 overs.

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: "MP took a leaf out of Delhi's book and showed belligerence in the first 10 overs chasing 281. Yet, it is the home side whcih has the advantage. Seamer Lalit Yadav took three quick wickets to derail MP. Rajat Patidar, who struck four fours in his knock of 20, fell to Manan Sharma. A period of recovery beckons but a high run-rate has to be maintained as welll." Madhya Pradesh 72/4 in 16 Overs

  • Uttar Pradesh 50/2 in 10.3 overs, opener Samarth Singh and skipper Suresh Raina score freely despite losing two early wickets.

  • Saurashtra reaches 50/1 in 8.5 overs, Sheldon Jackson and Samarth Vyas at the crease after Robin Uthappa fell after making 7 runs.

  • Madhya Pradesh four down for 57 runs, after Lalit Yadav gets the wicket of Rameez Khan for 8 runs.

  • Sikkim 53/2 in 10 overs, Bijay and Palzor at crease after losing both the openers for 31 runs.

  • Bihar two down for 48 runs in a chase of 173, opener Vikash Ranjan is dismissed for an lbw off Bishworjit's bowling.

  • Madhya Pradesh reaches 50 in 9.3 Overs, but loses Yash Dubey after off-spinner Lalit Yadav takes a return catch.

  • Uttar Pradesh loses its second wicket chasing 229 against Kerala as Priyam Garg departs in M.D. Nidheesh's bowling. Uttar Pradesh 25/2 (6.5 Overs)

  • Puducherry beats Arunachal Pradesh by seven wickets.

  • Rajat Patidar falls for 20 to Manan Sharma, MP 29/2.

  • SAI falls for five to Techi Neri, Puducherry 90/3.

  • Uthappa falls for seven to Suryakant Pradhan, Saurashtra 14/1.

  • Ashish Thapa falls for six to Negi, Sikkim 31/2.

  • Upendra Yadav falls for 14 to Abhishek Mohan, UP 17/1.

  • Naman Ojha falls for eight to Lalit Yadav, MP 29/1.

  • Jaydev Unadkat took three wickets as Saurashtra shot out Odisha for 197.

  • Meghalaya rode on Punit Bisht's 149 to post 315/5 against Sikkim.

  • Yashpal Singh scored an unbeaten 134 but Manipur could muster 172/8 against Bihar.

  • M.J. Dagar picked a five-wicket haul as Baroda folded out for 153.

  • Uttar Pradesh bowl out Kerala for 228.

  • Delhi set Madhya Pradesh a stiff target of 285 runs.

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Employing cuts, sweeps, reverse-sweeps and pulls, Nitish Rana deflated the Madhya Pradesh bowlers and ensured a high run-rate - six per over or more - was maintained all through. Seamer Avesh Khan was especially targeted;  he has given away 46 runs in his six overs. After feasting on the bowlers from the 40th over, he slowed down once his partner Dhruv Shorey fell, attempting a six through long-off but caught by the fielder in the deep. Spinners Mihir Hirwani and Anshul Tripathi couldn't restrain Delhi for too long, though, as Rana continued to attack. He reached his century in the 49th over, off 95 balls. The pursuit of frantic run-making and the arrival of new batsmen allowed Hirwani to take three wickets - he finished with four - but it's made little difference to the total. Delhi 280 for 4 in 50 overs.

  • Puducherry is cruising in chase of 96 and it needs another 42 runs to win.

  • End of Innings: Punjab ride on Anmolpreet Singh's brilliant 141 to post 359/4 against Goa.

  • Dhruv Shorey departs 67. His contribution has been significant as Delhi crosses the 250-run mark. Delhi 252/3 in 46 overs.

  • Mandeep Singh scores a fine fifty as Punjab cross the 300-run mark. Punjab 303/4 in 46.1 overs.

  • Puducherry loses an early wicket in chase of 96 against Arunachal Pradesh. Puducherry 23/1 3.1 overs.

  • Yuvraj Singh fails to fire as Felix Alemao gets the big wicket. However, Punjab is in a strong position - thanks to Anmolpreet Singh's 141. Punjab 274/3 in 43.2 overs.

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: It's a half-century for Dhruv, and a half-century for Rana. After a period of consolidation, they have opened their shoulders. A six through square on the off-side from Rana was followed soon by a boundary straight down the track by Dhruv. On a pitch where teams have struggled to score 200, Delhi has already reached that mark with more than 10 overs to spare. It's 208/2 in the 39th over.

  • Nitish Rana and Dhruv Shorey score fifties as Delhi progress ahead against Madhya Pradesh. Delhi 205/2.

  • Railways is keeping Karnataka in check as Manish Pandey departs. Karnataka 164/4 in 34 overs.

  • Anmolpreet Singh scores a fine century as Punjab is going strong 253 for the loss of just one wicket in 39.4 overs.

  • Akshay Jain picks up a five-wicket haul as Puducherry bundle out Arunachal Pradesh for 95.

  • Baroda is five down against Himachal Pradesh with 110 runs on board in 27 overs.

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: And a wicket in this period would have been the icing on the cake for MP. But an inexplicable not-out decision has understandably incensed the team, especially the captain Naman Ojha, who has been arguing with the umpires for a few minutes now. It involves declared dismissal of left-hander Nitish Rana. A sweep shot played fell in the hands of the fine-leg fielder and the umpire declared Rana out. On the insistence of the batsman, the umpire referred it to the third umpire, who reversed the on-field decision. MP's players spent a considerable time talking with the umpires about the incident. The action resumes only now, Rana is still at the crease and Delhi is still only two down. Delhi 139 for 2 after 29 overs.

  • Shubman Gill and Anmolpreet Singh's make fine half-centuries to drive Punjab against Goa. Although Shubman fell for 73, Anmolpreet is batting well on 70. Punjab 168/1 in 30.3 overs. 

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Runs have dried up, perhaps expectedly so when spinners are in operation on a slow pitch. The right-handed Dhruv Shorey has been especially slow. Delhi 137/2 in 28.2 overs.

  • Manipur is in all sorts of trouble against Bihar as it is six down with just 56 runs on board.

  • Prerak Mankad removes Odisha skipper Govinda Poddar for 33. Odisha 74/3 in 21.2 overs.

  • Saurabh Kumar has ripped through the Kerala top-order by picking three wickets. Kerala is struggling at 78/4 in 22.3 overs.

  • Govinda Poddar and Shantanu Mishra seem to steady Odisha's ship after it lost two early wickets. Odisha 54/2 in 15.1 overs.

  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Unmukt Chand and Gautam Gambhir have dealt in boundaries in a rapid start to Delhi's innings in its Group 'B' contest against Madhya Pradesh. Against the run of play, however, Gambhir departed for 41, lbw to left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh in the 14th over. There were many disdainful strokes in this period, none more so than a stylish late cut for a boundary by Unmukt Chand with minimal movement of the body. He didn't stay long in the crease to make the most of his cavalier spirit, however. He fell to spinner Mihir Hirwani. The two wickets will likely usher in a period of consolidation. It's 97 for 2 in the 17th over. Delhi 97/2 in 17.1 overs.

  • Manjeet Chowdhary and Manish Rao remove Karnataka openers in quick succession as Railways break the opening stand. Karnataka 68/2 in 14.3 overs.

  • Puducherry makes the breakthrough as Samarth Seth departs. Arunachal Pradesh 50/1 in 13.2 overs.

  • Uttar Pradesh's decision to bowl first has worked as the pacers have picked two wickets against Kerala. Kerala 57/2 in 11.2 overs.

  • Aditya Waghmode and Kedar Devdhar are motoring nicely as Baroda is 54/0 at the end of 10 overs.

  • Karnataka openers Abhishek Reddy and M. Naveem are off the blocks quickly and have given a strong start. Karnataka 59/0 in 10.3 overs.

  • Unmukt Chand and Gautam Gambhir give Delhi a fine start and bring up team fifty in 7.1 overs.

  • WICKET: Sikkim strikes early to leave Meghalaya one down. Meghalaya 18/1 in 7.6 overs.

  • WICKET: Manipur is slipping in dramatic style as it loses it's third wicket. Manipur 14/3 at the end of five overs.

  • WICKET: Odisha in early trouble as Jaydev Unadkat castles Ranjit Singh. Odisha 11/2 in 2.3 overs.

  • WICKET: Manipur loses two quick wickets as Bihar makes early inroads. Manipur 4/2 in 2.6 overs.

  • WICKET: Odisha has started on a poor note as Rajesh Dhuper is run-out. Odisha 6/1 in 1.2 overs.

Toss Update: Uttar Pradesh won the toss and elected to field first against Kerala.

Kerala (Playing XI): Jalaj Saxena, Sachin Baby(c), Vasudevan Arundhadi Jagadeesh, Salman Nizar, Daryl Ferrario, Vishnu Vinod(w), Vinoop Manoharan, Akshay Chandran, KC Akshay, MD Nidheesh, Abhishek Mohan.

Uttar Pradesh (Playing XI): Upendra Yadav(w), Samarth Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Suresh Raina(c), Priyam Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Shiva Singh, Yash Dayal, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot.

Toss Update: Odisha won the toss and opted to bat first against Saurashtra.

Saurashtra (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Chudasma Yuvraj, Samarth Vyas, Prerak Mankad, Sheldon Jackson (WK), K.R. Makwana, Jaydev Shah (C), D.A. Jadeja, Chirag Jani, A.V. Vasavada

Odisha (Playing XI): Rajesh Dhuper, Prayas Singh, Shantanu Mishra, Pappu Roy, Abhishek Raut, Ranjit Singh, P. Rosan Kumar Rao (WK), Suryakant Pradhan, Deepak Behera, Biplab Samantray, Gobinda Poddar (C)

Toss Update: Himachal Pradesh won the toss and elected to field first against Baroda.

Himachal Pradesh (Playing XI): Prashant Chopra(c), Sumeet Verma, Kanwar Abhinay Singh, Ankush Bains(w), Mayank Dagar, Rishi Dhawan, Nikhil Gangta, Ekant Sen, Ayush Jamwal, Priyanshu Khanduri, Pankaj Jaiswal.

Baroda (Playing XI): Kedar Devdhar, Lukman Meriwala, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda(c), Krunal Pandya, Pinal Shah(w), Vishnu Solanki, Aditya Waghmode, Babashafi Pathan, Swapnil Singh, Atit Sheth.

Toss Update: Delhi won the toss and opted to bat first against Madhya Pradesh.

Delhi (Playing XI): Himmat Singh, Pranshu Vijayran, Gautam Gambhir(c), Unmukt Chand(w), Nitish Rana, Pawan Negi, Dhruv Shorey, Manan Sharma, Suboth Bhati, Simarjeet Singh, Lalit Yadav.

Madhya Pradesh (Playing XI): Ishwar Pandey, Yash Dubey, Naman Ojha(w/c), Rameez Khan, Mihir Hirwani, Saransh Jain, Rajat Patidar, Avesh Khan, Venkatesh Iyer, Anshul Tripathi, Kumar Kartikeya.

Toss Update: Meghalaya won the toss and opted to bat first against Sikkim.

Meghalaya (Playing XI): Chengkam Sangma, Abhay Negi, Lakhan Singh, Yogesh Nagar, Puneet Bisht(w), Gurinder Singh, Wallambok Nonngkhlaw, Sylvester Mylliempdah, Jason Lamare(c), Bablu Passah, Dipu Sangma.

Sikkim (Playing XI): Ashish Thapa, Nilesh Lamichaney (C), Mandup Bhutia, Lee Yong Lepcha, Padam, Binod Gupta, Bikash, Bijay, Bibek (WK), Amosh Rai, Palzor

Toss Update: Goa won the toss and elected to field first against Punjab.

Punjab (Playing XI): Mandeep Singh(c), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shubman Gill, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Abhishek Gupta(w), Manpreet Gony, Sharad Lumba, Arshdeep Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Mayank Markande.

Goa (Playing XI): Amogh Sunil Desai(c), Felix Alemao, Amit Verma, Sumiran Amonkar, Krishna Das, Rajashekhar Harikant(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Snehal Suhas Kauthankar, Amulya Pandrekar, Darshan Misal, Vishamber Kahlon.

Toss Update: Railways won the toss and opted to field first against Karnataka.

Karnataka (Playing XI): Abhishek Reddy, Naveen MG, Ravikumar Samarth, Mir Kaunain Abbas, Manish Pandey(c), Sharath BR(w), Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Vinay Kumar, Pradeep T, Abhimanyu Mithun.

Railways (Playing XI): Amit Paunikar(w), Saurabh Wakaskar(c), Mrunal Devdhar, Prashant Awasthi, Manish Rao, Avinash Yadav, Madhur Khatri, Karan Sharma, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Manjeet Singh, Chandrakant Sakure.

Toss Update: Arunachal Pradesh won the toss and opted to bat first against Puducherry.

Arunachal Pradesh (Playing XI): Myendung Singpho, Akhilesh Sahani(w), Takar Paja, Kamsha Yangfo(c), Kshitiz Sharma, Samrath Seth, Techi Neri, Techi Doria, Tana David, Sandeep Thakur, Sams Alam.

Puducherry (Playing XI): Abhishek Nayar, P.K. Dogra, Fabid Ahmed, Pankaj Singh, Sai, Akshay Jain, Ranjit. B (WK), Narayanan, M. Viknesh, D. Rohit (C), Prabhakaran Gopalakrishnan.

Toss Update: Manipur won the toss and opted to bat first against Bihar.

Manipur (Playing XI): Lakhan Rawat, Priyojit K Singh, R Rex Singh, Yashpal Singh, Hrithik Kanojia, Prafullomani Singh(w), Sagatpam Jayanta, Homendro Meitei(c), Chingangbam Singh, Sultan Karim, Bishworjit Konthoujam.

Bihar (Playing XI): Anunay Singh, Keshav Kumar(c), Vikash Ranjan(w), Babul Kumar, Ashutosh Aman, Samar Quadri, Rohit Raj, MD Rahmat ullah, Kundan Sharma, Rehan Khan, Kumar Mridul.

 

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