As it happened: Kerala completes win, Puducherry beats Meghalaya

Kerala beat Saurashtra by 46 runs, while Puducherry secured a more comprehensive win over another new team, Meghalaya.

Andhra takes on Madhya Pradesh at the Palam A Stadium in New Delhi.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

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

Matches scheduled for Monday:

Delhi vs Chhattisgarh, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh vs Uttarakhand, Round 12, Plate

GS Patel Stadium, Nadiad

Bihar vs Mizoram, Round 12, Plate

Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara

Meghalaya vs Puducherry, Round 12, Plate

Shastri Maidan, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand

Baroda vs Maharashtra, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Alur

Goa vs Vidarbha, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur

Karnataka vs Punjab, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Madhya Pradesh vs Andhra, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

Palam A Stadium, Delhi

Saurashtra vs Kerala, Round 12, Elite Group A and B

Palam B Stadium, Delhi

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

  • Kerala wins by 46 runs, bowling Saurashtra out for 270 runs in 49.3 overs, after posting 316 batting first.
  • End of Innings: Puducherry beats Meghalaya by  74 runs, efforts by Gurinder Singh 72(71) and Yogesh Nagar 109* (113) in vain.
  • Meghalaya needs 81 runs off the last over, Yogesh Nagar (106 off 110 balls) fighting a lost cause.
  • End of Innings: Kerala has cornered Saurashtra which needs 94 runs off 30 balls with 1 wicket remaining. Samarth Vyas batting on 52 off 72 balls.
  • End of Innings: Yuvraj Singh departs for 38 off 60 balls with Punjab tied on scores at 296. Gurkeerat Mann and Mandeep Singh add the finishing touch to win the match by six wickets.
  • End of Innings: Vidarbha beats Goa by 1 run in a thriller, Suyash Prabhudessai 39(41) and Amit Verma 45(54) contributed but Goa kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
  • End of Innings: Maharashtra beats Baroda by five wickets, Naushad Shaikh 76* (77b 10x4, 1x6) and Rohit Motwani 59(78b, 7x4) top score.
  • Meghalaya needs 109 runs off 40 balls, P. Gopalakrishnan dismisses J.J. Lamare for 4 runs.
  • End of Innings: Saurashtra needs 128 runs off the last 10 overs with 2 wickets remaining, A.C. Ayachi and Samarth Vyas (27 off 54 balls) at the crease.
  • End of Innings: Uttarakhand wins by 108 runs against Arunachal Pradesh which manages 156/9 in 50 overs.
  • Goa needs 19 runs off 16 balls with one wicket remaining.
  • M. Viknesh puts a break on the Gurinder Singh's innings (72 off 71 balls), Meghalaya needs 117 to win from 58 balls
  • End of Innings: Chhattisgarh 201 all out. Delhi wins by 44 runs, Kulwant Khejroliya the pick of the bowlers with 6-0-27-4
  • Suyash Prabhudessai is bowled by Akshay Wakhare, Goa 184/6 in 44.1 overs.
  • Mayank Mishra dismisses Song Tacho, while Rajat Bhatia sends back Techi Neri for a duck as Arunachal loses two wickets in the space of five runs. Arunachal Pradesh needs 123 runs to win in 28 balls.
  • Gurinder Singh reaches his fifty in 52 deliveries stretching his partnership for the fourth wicket with Yogesh Nagar to 128 runs, Meghalaya needs 133 runs to win off 69 balls.
  • Krunal Pandya gets the crucial breakthrough by getting the wicket of Rohit Motwani (59 off 78 balls). Maharashtra needs 42 runs off 81 balls with six wickets in hand.
  • Arunachal Pradesh 132/5 in 40 overs, Momari Ori (1 off 15 balls) and Song Tacho (16 off 49 balls) at the crease.
  • Basil Thampi strikes twice in the same over to dismiss Jayadev Unadkat and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja. Saurashtra 154/7 in 33 overs.
  • Naushad Shaikh 50 runs and 46 balls, Maharashtra 159/3 in 35 overs.
  • Chhattisgarh needs 87 runs in 60 balls with 2 wickets in hand. Shakeeb Ahmed (19 off 28 balls), Shivendra Singh (10 off 8 balls) at the crease.
  • Arunachal loses its fifth wicket in the form of Akhilesh Sahani (41 of 57 balls), Arunachal Pradesh 126/5 in 36.4 overs.
  • Meghalaya 150/3 in 31.3 overs, Yogesh Nagar (75 off 75 balls) and Gurinder Singh (44 off 46 balls) add 77 runs for the fourth wicket.
  • Sumit Raikar walks back after presenting Lalit Yadav with a return catch. Chhattisgarh 139/8 in 37 overs
  • Goa five down chasing a target of 219, Atharva Thaide removes Darshan Misal for 8 runs. Goa 152/5 in 38 overs.
  • Keeper-batsman Rohit Motwani reaches his fifty in 61 balls (6x4), Maharashtra 139/3 in 30.2 overs.
  • Shubman Gill (77 off 93 balls) is out for an lbw off K. Gowtham's bowling, bringing an end to the 198-run opening stand with Anmolpreet Singh. Yuvraj Singh is the next batsman. Punjab 200/1 in 32 overs.
  • Pawan Negi strikes again, this time gets the wicket of Ajay Mandal who was looking good at 40 off 41 balls. Chhattisgarsh 113/7 in 31.4 overs.
  • Maharashtra reaches hundred in the 25th over, Naushad Shaikh and Rohit Motwani at the crease. Maharashtra 100/3 25 overs
  • Yogesh Nagar 50 in 53 balls, Meghalaya 122/3 in 27 overs, Target 325.
  • Arunachal Pradesh 86/4 in 30 overs, Song Tacho (7 off 29 balls) and Akhilesh Sahani (5 off 32 balls) at the crease.
  • Pawan Negi traps Aishwary Marya leg before, Chattisgarh 104/6 in 30 overs.
  • Anmolpreet Singh reaches his 100 in 83 balls (9x4, 3x6), Punjab 164/0 in 27 overs
  • Saurashtra loses half of its side before reaching the 100-run mark. Arpit Vasavada and Jay Chauhan fall in quick succession. Saurashtra 99/5 in 21.4 overs
  • Goa reaches 100 for the loss of 3 wickets in 26 overs, Snehal Kauthankar and Darshan Misal at the crease.
  • Ankeet Bawane and R.H. Motwane take Maharashtra to 69/3 in 20 overs.
  • Andhra beats Madhya Pradesh by 7 wickets to qualify for the play-offs, Ricky Bhui (56 off 74 balls 4x4, 2x6) and B. Sumanth (46 off 60 ballls 5x4, 1x6) remain not out to finish the match. Andhra now has 26 points now, and even if all teams on 22 points win their matches, it still has a spot in the top five, which is enough.
  • Shubman Gill completes his fifty in 61 balls (4x4, 1x6), Punjab needs 159 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand
  • Vishamber Kahlon is run out by S.R. Ramaswamy. Goa 90/3 in 23 overs.
  • Babloo Passah is ran out by Fabid Ahmed to leave Meghalaya 73/3 in 17.5 overs.
  • Chhattisgarh 68/4 after 21 overs, Amandeep Khare and Ajay Mandal at the crease.
  • Mayank Mishra takes a catch off Malolan Rangarajan's bowling to dismiss Kshitij Sharma (4 off 16 balls) Arunachal Pradesh 70/3 in 18.1 overs
  • Saurashtra three down as Avi Barot (24 off 29 balls) departs in Akash Chandran's bowling, caught by Sachin Baby. Saurashtra 81/3 in 15 overs
  • Amit Verma and V.G. Kahlon guide Goa to 80/2 in 20 overs.
  • Anmolpreet Singh completes his fifty in 55 balls (7x4, 1x6). Punjab 106/0 in 19 overs
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: After surviving the tough periods, Ricky Bhui and B. Sumanth are finding singles easier to get. Sumanth has also entertained with some attractive strokes for boundaries. He has four fours and a six in his short stay at the crease so far, including a delightful drive straight down the ground. Victory and a playoff spot in within reach now. Andhra 119/3 in 31 overs.
  • Anmolpreet Singh and Shubman Gill have given Punjab a fine start in chase of 297. Punjab 59/0 in 10.4 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Madhya Pradesh's spinners, in particular left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh, has the Andhra batsmen struggling. The fielding side looks a refreshed outfit after the lunch break. The fielders are encouraging their bowlers and reacting loudly to good deliveries. With the set Ashwin dismissed bowled - he misjudged the length of a good-length delivery, looking to play it off the back-foot and paying the price - and with the spinners bowling well, Ricky Bhui and the rest of the middle-order are under pressure. Numerous appeals for the dismissal of Bhui were turned out by the umpire. To release the pressure a bit, he stepped down the track to off-spinner Saransh Jain to hit an inside-out stroke over extra-cover for four. He hit a six later on as well. It's 78/3 in the 22nd over. Target - 156
  • At the end of 20 overs, Andhra 67/3 needing another 89 runs to win.
  • Chhattisgarh loses its second wicket as Ashutosh Singh departs for 6. Chhattisgarh 23/1 in 6.1 overs.
  • Darshan Nalkande takes Goa's first wicket, Amogh Desai departs for 7 runs. Goa 17/1 in 7.3 overs.
  • Basil Thampi strikes again, this time to dismiss in-form batsman Sheldon Jackson through a catch by Salman Nazir. Saurashtra 33/2 in 4 overs.
  • Deepak Dhapola traps Samarth Seth in front to dent Arunachal Pradesh's chase. Arunachal Pradesh 31/1 in 4.2 overs
  • Kumar Kartikeya Singh looks in fine form as he castles Ashwin Hebbar to claim his third wicket of the innings. Andhra 53/3 in 15.2 overs
  • Opening batsmen R.R. Biswa departs in the second over by Pankaj Singh. Meghalaya 10/1 in 3 overs
  • Saurashtra loses Robin Uthappa's wicket early after a catch by V.A. Jagadeesh in Basil Thampi's bowling. Saurashtra 24/1 in 2.5 overs
  • Andhra loses its second wicket, Indian international Hanuma Vihari is bowled by Kumar Karthikeya Singh. Andhra 48/2 in 12 overs
  • Rishabh Tiwari and Ashutosh Singh open for Chhattisgarh to chase a target of 246 runs set by Delhi.
  • End of Innings: Baroda - 206/8 in 50 overs.
  • End of Innings: Kerala - 316/7 in 50 overs
  • P.K. Dogra scored a brilliant unbeaten 136 as Puducherry amassed a mammoth 324/5 against Meghalaya.
  • End of Innings: Vidarbha - 218/10 in 48.2 overs
  • Update from Palam: Ashwin Hebbar has given MP a positive start to its chase of 156 with a few exquisite strokes. His three boundaries include a cut, a pull and a clean, lofted strike straight down the ground off left-arm spinner Kumar Kartikeya Singh. His opening partner K. S. Bharat was dismissed for 18; Kartikeya's delivery snuck through his defences and had him bowled. Andhra 45/1 in 10 overs at lunch break. Target 156.
  • Keshav Kumar took four wickets and Vikash Ranjan made an unbeaten 59 as Bihar beats Mizoram by nine wickets.
  • Manish Pandey is playing a crucial knock as Karnataka aim to cross the 300-run mark. At the end of 45 overs, Karnataka 270/5 with Pandey unbeaten on 65. 
  • Bihar is cruising at 45/0 and needs another 39 runs to beat Team Mizoram.
  • Update from Palam A Ground: MP is bowled out for 155, in the 42nd over. Last batsman to be dismissed was Avesh Khan, who became Shoaib's fourth victim.
  • Sachin Baby scores a brilliant half-century and holds the key for Kerala as it is about to enter the final 10 overs. Kerala 201/3 in 38.6 overs. Kerala 201/3 in 38.6 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Ground: Madhya Pradesh is on the verge of being bowled out. The key wicket was that of Anand, who fell to left-arm spinner Manish Golamaru. He smashed a short ball from the spinner straight to K. V. Sasikanth at extra cover. The batting team unravelled after that. Shoaib took two wickets in this period; he induced an edge off the bat of Mihir Hirwani, and Sasikanth took a diving catch at mid-wicket. He dismissed Ankit Singh lbw, trapping him via a short, fast delivery. Sarash Jain attempted a slog-sweep and got an edge, Ricky Bhui making no mistake at mid-wicket. MP 155/9 in the 42nd over.
  • WICKET: Shoaib Mohammed Khan picks three wickets as Madhya Pradesh continues to struggle at 142/8 at the end of 39 overs.
  • WICKET: Siddharth Kaul castles Karun Nair as Manish Pandey holds key. Karnataka 174/3 in 31.4 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Interestingly, of all the spinners, Karn is yet to get one wicket. Batsmen continue to play him vigilantly. Anand Bais struck a rare boundary in this period, capitalising on a full toss bowled by Vihari after a short drinks interval. MP 122/5 in 33 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Spinners continue to trouble the batsmen in the middle, and wickets tumble quickly. After off-spinner Shoaib dismissed Yash Dubey in the 22nd over, part-time spinner Hanuma Vihari made further holes in the MP batting, getting rid of Anshul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer. Tripathi attempted a drive off a full delivery and edged behind, while Iyer was caught and bowled. All eyes on Anand from the perspective of MP. Can he stay till the end and shepherd the tail?
  • End of Innings: Keshav Kumar picks four wickets as Bihar bundles out Mizoram for 83 in 27.3 overs.
  • WICKET: Ajay Mandal picks another wicket to leave Delhi five down. Delhi 87/5 in 24.5 overs.
  • WICKET: Unmukt Chand falls for 32 as Ajay Mandal provides the breakthrough. Delhi 77/4 in 22.3 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Sporadic singles are being taken by middle-order batsmen Anand Singh Bais and Yash Dubey against the spinners in operation. One of the batsmen was lucky to have survived in the 20th over, bowled by off-spinner Mohammad Shoaib. The ball jumped on the batsman after pitching and he missed it; so did the keeper as the ball went racing down to the boundary behind him. In the 21st over, Anand Singh Bais played a rare lofted stroke; Ricky Bhui at long-on spilled the straightforward catch. MP 75/3 in the 22nd over.
  • R. Samarth and B.R. Sharath hit fluent half-centuries to give Karnataka a fine start. Karnataka 115/0 in 19 overs.
  • Vidarbha and Kerala bring up their team fifty in 13.5 overs and 11.5 overs respectively. While Vidharbha has lost a wicket, the Kerala openers have been solid.
  • WICKET: Uttarakhand finds itself in a spot of bother as it loses its fourth wicket for just 56 runs on the board in 13.1 overs.
  • Update from Palam A Stadium: Seamer K. V. Sasikanth has pegged Madhya Pradesh back early in Andhra's Group 'B' clash at the Palam 'A' Ground. After having chosen to bat, MP was reduced to 12 for 2 in the fourth over, both openers Naman Ojha and Ankush Singh dismissed leg-before-wicket by Sasikanth. Anand Singh Bais and Yash Dubey have hit four fours between them in a partnership of 29 so far. MP 41/2 in 11 overs.
  • WICKET: Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir departs for 10 as Chhatisgarh strikes. Delhi 21/1 in 5.1 overs.
  • WICKET: K.V. Sasikanth picks up his second wicket as Andhra has dominated proceedings so far. Madhya Pradesh in early trouble at 12/2 in 3.6 overs.
  • WICKET: Karanveer Kaushal departs after a quickfire 22 as Uttarakhand loses its first wicket. Uttarakhand 24/1 in 2.1 overs.
  • WICKET: Naman Ojha departs for a duck as Madhya Pradesh strikes early. Madhya Pradesh 5/1 in 1.5 overs.

Toss Update: Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first.

Toss Update: Baroda won the toss and elected to bat first.

Toss Update: Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field first.

Toss Update: Vidarbha won the toss and elected to bat first.

Toss Update: Madhya Pradesh won the toss and elected to bat first.

Toss Update: Uttarakhand won the toss and elected to bat first.

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

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

Toss Update: Mizoram won the toss and elected to bat first.


Uttarakhand: Karnaveer, Vineet Saxena, Rajat Bhatia(c), Vaibhav Bhatt, Saurabh Chauhan, Saurabh Rawat(w), Dhanraj Sharma, Deepak Dhapola, Vijay Jethi, Mayank Mishra, Vaibhav Singh, Malolan Rangarajan, Arya Saithi, Shubham Saundiyal, Sunny Rana, Kartik.

Arunachal Pradesh:

Samrath Seth, Tana David, Techi Doria, Kamsha Yangfo(c), Techi Neri, Akhilesh Sahani(w), Kshitiz Sharma, Momar Ori, Takar Paja, Utsav Pankaj, Sams Alam, Myendung Singpho, Song Tacho, Licha Tehi, Sandeep Thakur.

Mizoram: Lalhmangaiha, Michael Lalremkima, Taruwar Kohli, Akhil Rajput, K Vanlalruata(c), C Lalrinsanga, Saidingliana Sailo(w), HM Ralte, G Lalbiakvela, Zorinliana, Marema, Lalnunkima Varte, Sinan Abdul Khadir, Lalrempuia, Varte Kima, Lalnun Tluanga, Gaurav Singh.

Bihar: Vikash Ranjan(w), Kumar Mridul, Babul Kumar, MD Rahmatullah, Pragyan Ojha, Keshav Kumar(c), Anunay Singh, Ashutosh Aman, Eshaan Ravi, Anshuman Gautam, Rehan Khan, Samar Quadri, Manish Rai, Rohit Raj, Kundan Sharma, Ashish Sinha.

Puducherry: Narayanan, D Rohit(c), Abhishek Nayar, Sai Karthik, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu, Paras Dogra, Fabid Ahmed, Pankaj Singh, B Ranjit(w), Prabhakaran Gopalakrishnan, Akshay Jain, Magendiran Chinnadurai, Saiju Titus, Parikshit Valasangkar, Sarag Udheshi, Sagar Trivedi, Thalaivan Sargunam, Nikhilesh Surendran, Shashank Singh, Ashith Sanganakal, Madhavan Manohar, Iqlas Naha, Govindaraajan, Abdul Safar.

Meghalaya: Raj Biswa, Bablu Passah, Puneet Bisht(w), Jason Lamare(c), Yogesh Nagar, Gurinder Singh, Abhay Negi, Mark Ingty, Dipu Sangma, Amiangshu Sen, Lakhan Singh, Sylvester Mylliempdah, Wallambok Nonngkhlaw, Chengkam Sangma, Rajesh Tati.

Baroda: Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda(c), Yusuf Pathan, Vishnu Solanki, Swapnil Singh, Pinal Shah(w), Atit Sheth, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Ninad Rathva, Bhargav Bhatt, Mitesh Patel, Rishi Arothe.

Maharashtra: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jay Pande, Ankeet Bawne, Rahul Tripathi(c), Naushad Shaikh, Rohit Motwani(w), Ashay Palkar, Shamshuzama Kazi, Anupam Sanklecha, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Prashant Kore, Swapnil Gugale, Atharva Kale, Shrikant Mundhe, Mukesh Choudhary, Mandar Bhandari.

Vidarbha: Faiz Fazal(c), Akshay Kolhar, Atharva taide, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wadkar(w), Akshay Wakhare, Aditya Sarwate, Rajneesh Gurbani, Rushabh Rathod, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Thakur, Wasim Jaffer, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Shrikant Wagh, Apoorv Wankhade, Ravi Jangid, Akshay Karnewar, Jitesh Sharma, Aditya Thakare.

Goa: Sumiran Amonkar, Amogh Sunil Desai(c), Snehal Suhas Kauthankar, Amit Verma, Felix Alemao, Krishna Das, Rajashekhar Harikant(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Amulya Pandrekar, Darshan Misal, Vishamber Kahlon, Keenan Vaz, Vijesh Prabhudessai, Malik Shirur, Lakshay Garg, Deepraj Gaonkar.

Punjab: Anmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill, Mandeep Singh(c), Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manpreet Gony, Abhishek Gupta(w), Sharad Lumba, Arshdeep Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Mayank Markande, Gitansh Khera, Manan Vohra, Sanvir Singh, Arpit Pannu, Abhishek Sharma, Barinder Sran, Karan Kaila.

Karnataka: Ravikumar Samarth, Abhishek Reddy, Mir Kaunain Abbas, Manish Pandey(c), Krishnappa Gowtham, Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Kumar, Sharath BR(w), Shreyas Gopal, Pradeep T, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal, Stuart Binny, Pavan Deshpande, CM Gautam, Abhimanyu Mithun, Karun Nair, Naveen MG, Jagadeesha Suchith.

Chhattisgarh: Rishabh Tiwari, Ashutosh Singh, Manoj Singh(w), Harpreet Singh(c), Amandeep Khare, Jatin Saxena, Sumit Ruikar, Sanjeet Desai, Shakeeb Ahmed, Shivendra Singh, Pankaj Kumar Rao, Shashank Chandraker, Avnish Dhaliwal, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Vishal Kushwah, Shahnawaz Hussain.

Delhi: Gautam Gambhir(c), Unmukt Chand(w), Dhruv Shorey, Nitish Rana, Pawan Negi, Suboth Bhati, Pranshu Vijayran, Lalit Yadav, Manan Sharma, Simarjeet Singh, Hiten Dalal, Gaurav Kumar, Himmat Singh, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini.

Andhra: Ashwin Hebbar, Srikar Bharat(w), Ricky Bhui(c), Bodapati Sumanth, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Manish Golamaru, Prasanth Kumar, Shoaib Md Khan, Karn Sharma, KV Sasikanth, Bandaru Ayyappa, Karthik Raman, Girinath Reddy, Duvvarapu Siva Kumar, Yarra Prithviraj, Hanuma Vihari.

Madhya Pradesh: Rajat Patidar, Naman Ojha(w/c), Rameez Khan, Yash Dubey, Anshul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Saransh Jain, Mihir Hirwani, Ishwar Pandey, Kumar Kartikeya, Avesh Khan, Aryaman Birla, Puneet Datey, Ankit Kushwah, Ajay Rohera, Shubham Sharma.

Kerala: Vishnu Vinod(w), Jalaj Saxena, Daryl Ferrario, Sachin Baby(c), Vasudevan Arundhadi Jagadeesh, Salman Nizar, Akshay Chandran, Vinoop Manoharan, MD Nidheesh, Abhishek Mohan, KC Akshay, Basil Thampi, Fazil Fanoos, Sudhesan Midhun, Ponnam Rahul, Sanju Samson, Arun Karthik, Sandeep Warrier.

Saurashtra: Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson(w), Avi Barot, Aarpit Vasavada, Kamlesh Makvana, Chirag Jani, Prerak Mankad, Jay Chauhan, Jaydev Unadkat(c), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Agnivesh Ayachi, Jaydev Shah, Yuvraj Chudasama, Hardik Rathod, Shaurya Sanandia, Samarth Vyas, Kishan Parmar.

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