Vijay Hazare Trophy: Big wins for Mumbai, UP, Puducherry

Mumbai defeated Kerala, while Uttar Pradesh overcame Vidarbha. Nagaland sprung a surprise, defeating Chandigarh.

Shivam Dube hit a dazzling century against Karnataka.   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN

Good morning, welcome to Sportstar's coverage of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.


1. Bihar 267 for 7 in 50 overs lost to Services 269 for 5 in 48.4 overs by five wickets.

2. J&K 279 for 8 in 50 overs lost to Gujarat 282 for 2 in 37.3 overs by eight wickets.

3. UP 211 in 49 overs beat Vidarbha 102 in 31.3 overs by 109 runs.

4. Delhi 220 for 8 in 50 overs beat Punjab 215 for 9 in 50 overs by five runs.

5. HP 161 in 44 overs lost to Baroda 165 for 8 in 34.5 overs by two wickets.

6. Chandigarh 220 in 49.4 overs lost to Nagaland 222 for 9 in 48.4 overs by one wicket.

7. Meghalaya 100 in 34.5 overs lost to Assam 104 for 4 in 17.4 overs by six wickets.

8. Kerala 199 in 48.4 overs lost to Mumbai 202 for 2 in 38.2 overs by eight wickets.

9. Bengal 223 in 49.1 overs tied with Railways 223 in 50 overs.

10. Manipur 109 in 30.1 overs lost to Puducherry 115 for 1 in 16.1 overs by nine wickets.

11. Goa 154 for 9 in 28 overs lost to Saurashtra 157 for 5 in 26.5 overs by five wickets.

12. Chhattisgarh 171 for 5 in 23 overs beat Hyderabad 147 in 19.5 overs by 24 runs.


Some humdingers, including a tie, and some one-sided encounters. That brings us to the end of our Vijay Hazare Trophy coverage for today.

Priyank Panchal, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Priyam Garg scored centuries, while UP's Saurabh Kumar registered a six-wicket haul.

There were wins for Services, Gujarat, UP, Delhi, Baroda, Nagaland, Assam, Mumbai, Puducherry, Saurashtra, and Chhattisgarh.

There will be just one match played on Tuesday — Baroda vs Vidarbha, at the GSFC Cricket Ground in Vadodara. Action begins at 9 am. Till then, it's goodbye.

Hyderabad vs Chhattisgarh | Hyderabad has been bowled out for 147. It lost its last four wickets for no run. Veer Pratap Singh turned out to be the wrecker-in-chief, dismissing two top-order batsmen and helping clean up the tail. He finished with 4 for 23 off 3.4 overs. Pankaj Rao, Ajay Mandal and Shashank Singh took two wickets each.

Delhi vs Punjab | In another close match, Delhi manages to beat Punjab by five runs. Punjab finishes on 215 for 9, a sharp collapse towards the end hurting it. From 182 for 4, it fell to 188 for 8 and then 212 for 9. Nitish Rana's part-time off-spin came handy; he dismissed both the set batsmen in Anmolpreet Singh and Sharad Lumba.

Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini and Lalit Yadav also ended up with two wickets each.

Railways vs Bengal | Railways is bowled out for 223 in 50 overs and it's a tie. After the fall of Pratham Singh (91, 131b, 9x4, 1x6), Railways suffered a collapse. It lost six wickets for 29 runs. It is a remarkable comeback by Bengal.

Sayan Ghosh was the chief architect of the revival. He took 3 for 61.

Nagaland vs Chandigarh | Nagaland emerged victorious by one wicket at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy. It was a cliff-hanger, Nagaland reaching home in the penultimate over, with one wicket left. The last-wicket pair of Tahmeed and Temjentoshi held on for a win, after the ninth wicket fell with eight runs still needed to get.

It's Nagaland's second win this season. And it's defeated a heavyweight within the Plate Group.

Saurashtra vs Goa | Saurashtra has reached its target of 155 with seven balls to spare in the contest. Prerak Mankad's rapid knock (41, 29b, 5x4) helped Saurashtra get over the line.

Hyderabad vs Chhattisgarh | It's a 23-overs-a-side contest at the Alur grounds in Bengaluru, between Hyderabad and Chhattisgarh. Hyderabad, chasing 172 to win, is 90 for 4 in 14 overs. Ambati Rayudu is batting on 22 (18b, 1x4, 1x6) alongside B. Sandeep, who has just come out to bat following the dismissal of Tilak Varma (41, 37b, 2x4, 3x6). Five wickets have fallen.

Ashutosh Singh top scored for Chhattisgarh, with 66 (50b, 3x4, 3x6). Chhattisgarh's 23-over score is 171 for 5.

Services vs Bihar | Services has defeated Bihar by five wickets, with eight balls to spare. Rajat Paliwal (69 n.o., 64b, 6x4) stuck till the end, adding 64 runs for the sixth wicket alongside A. P. Sharma (28 n.o., 27b, 1x4). Ravi Chauhan top-scored with 86.

Saurashtra vs Goa | It's turning out to be a humdinger at the Alur grounds in Bengaluru. Saurashtra needs 17 more runs to win off 22 deliveries. Prerak Mankad — batting on 27 — and Chirag Jani — batting on 8 — are in the middle. Five wickets are in hand.

Gujarat vs J&K | Priyank Panchal registers his fourth List A century. His unbeaten 135 (122b, 17x4, 3x6) helps Gujarat collects an eight-wicket win over J&K, with 12.3 overs remaining. B. H. Merai, the No. 4, scored an unbeaten 70 (56b, 6x4, 1x6). The two got together in the 16th over and stuck till the end, adding 176 runs.

The overall run-rate was a whopping 7.52 per over.

Baroda vs HP | Baroda reaches home, barely. It's a two-wicket win. Swapnil K. Singh stuck till the end; he remained unbeaten on 66 (85b, 8x4, 1x6). A. S. Bedi took three wickets. R. T. Arothe gave him invaluable company in the business end; Arothe scored an unbeaten 16, off 21 deliveries.

Mumbai vs Kerala | Mumbai reaches its target with 11.4 overs to spare. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Aditya Tare were both dismissed but only after they had done their job. The two fell in a space of four deliveries, in the 37th over. Vishnu Vinod was the bowler. Four runs remained to be got, and the No. 3 and No. 4 got their team over the line soon.

It's an eight-wicket win.

Vidarbha vs UP | Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar delivers the final nail in the coffin, and UP defeats Vidarbha by 109 runs. Saurabh finished with a six wicket haul (6 for 25). It was his first haul of five wickets or more in List A cricket.

Vidarbha just about managed to cross the 100 mark.

Saurashtra vs Goa | It's drinks, at the Alu Cricket Ground, too. Saurashtra has faltered in its chase of 155, losing three wickets in the first 15 overs. But the halfway mark — in terms of runs — has been crossed, and another 76 runs are needed. Arpit Vasavada and Vishwarajsinh Jadeja are the two new batsmen in the middle. Samarth Vyas has so far top-scored with 34. H. Desai scored 23.

Nagaland vs Chandigarh | It's drinks, at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun. Nagaland has made good progress in its chase of 221. Aosashi and S. S. Mundhe have compiled 100 runs together for the fifth wicket. Aosashi is batting on 70 (102b. 9x4) and Mundhe on 44 (52b, 6x4). Another 57 runs are needed, in 17 overs, with six wickets in hand.

Punjab vs Delhi | At the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara, Punjab is well on its way to victory. It needs 63 more runs in 17 overs, with six wickets in hand. Anmolpreet Singh has scored the sixth List A half-century of his career. He is currently batting on 66 (80b, 6x4, 2x6). Sharad Lumba is batting with him. He's scored 27 (43b, 4x4).

Navdeep Saini and Pawan Negi have taken two wickets each.

Vidarbha vs UP | From 33 for 6, Vidarbha has recovered to 90 for 8. Akshay Karnewar (23, 53b, 1x4, 1x6) and D. G. Nalkande (26, 37b, 4x4) provided resistance, but probably just delayed the inevitable. Both batsmen have been dismissed. It's 95 for 9 after 30 overs. Another 117 runs needed to win.

Gujarat vs J&K | After Parthiv's departure, Dhruv Raval has also been dismissed. He was trapped leg-before-wicket by off-spinner Parvez Rasool. Priyank Panchal needs another 11 runs to register a century; it will be his fourth in List A cricket. He is batting alongside B. H. Merai (38, 36b, 3x4).

Gujarat needs 76 more runs to win, in 19.1 overs. The score: 205 for 2.

Services vs Bihar | Ravi Chauhan, the opener, has been dismissed bowled by Rathour, for 86. Rajat Paliwal is now batting alongside Mohit Ahlawat. Services needs 82 more runs to win, in 14.1 overs, at the Jaipuria Vidhayalaya Ground, Jaipur.

Mumbai vs Kerala | Mumbai is 28 runs away from victory, at the Just Cricket Ground in Bengaluru. Yashaswi Jaiswal scores his second century in three matches; he is batting on 110. Aditya Tare has crossed 50. Mumbai has 17 more overs to score the remaining runs.

Railways vs Bengal | Railways is nearly halfway through its target of 224. Mrunal Devdhar and Sandeep Yadav were the two batsmen to be dismissed. Devdhar fell three runs short of a half-century. Pratham Singh is batting alongside Arindam Ghosh. Twenty-two more overs remain in the contest.

Mumbai vs Kerala | Mumbai seems well on its way to a victory over Kerala, having crossed 100 without losing a wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal is batting on 75. If he gets to a century, it will be his second in List A cricket. He has hit 11 fours and a six in his rapid knock so far. Aditya Tare, the wicketkeeper, is batting on 31 (52b, 4x4).

Saurashtra vs Goa | At the Alur grounds, it's a 28-overs-a-side contest between Saurashtra and Goa. Goa has posted 154 for 9 in its 28 overs, opener Vaibhav Govekar scoring a half-century (50, 49b, 4x4, 2x6) and C. M. Gautam, the captain and wicketkeeper, scoring 46 (49b, 1x4, 2x6). Darshan Misal was the only other batsman to score in double digits; he made 20.

For Saurashtra, Jaydev Unadkat was the most successful bowler, with 3 for 28. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja and Chirag Jani have taken two each.

Nagaland vs Chandigarh | Chandigarh has removed Stuart Binny, the big fish. He fell to A. K. Kaushik after scoring 27. Nagaland has lost four wickets for 66 in its pursuit of 221. Shreshth Nirmohi has taken two of those wickets. Aosashi, the opener, is batting on 24 alongside No. 6 S. S. Mundhe. Tejosel and Sedezhalie were dismissed for a duck. A hundred and fifty five more runs are needed to win. Overs left: 34.5

Baroda vs HP | Baroda is 64 runs away from a victory, at the Darshanam Sports and Education Academy in Vadodara. It has lost four wickets in its pursuit of 162. Swapnil K. Singh is batting on 38, alongside Yusuf Pathan, who has just joined him. A. S. Bedi has taken three of the four wickets to fall.

The score — 98 for 4 in the 19th over.

Delhi vs Punjab | The openers have been dismissed for Punjab, in its chase of 221. Abhishek Sharma and Sanvir Singh were both dismissed by Navdeep Saini, the fast bowler. In the 15th over, Punjab is 68 for 2. Anmolpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh are in the middle.

Vidarbha vs UP | Vidarbha's batting has crumbled again. It is six down for 36 in the 13th over. Two batsmen fell for a duck, one for a single run, one for seven, and another, for three. Wasim Jaffer has been the top scorer so far, with 17. Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar has been the most successful bowler, with three wickets. Fast bowler Ankit Rajpoot has taken two.

Vidarbha needs 176 more runs to win, off 37.1 overs, with four wickets in hand, an uphill task.

Gujarat vs J&K | Gujarat has raced to 100 in its chase of 280, at the K. L. Saini Stadium in Jaipur. Parthiv Patel, the captain and wicketkeeper, scored a quickfire half-century (63, 36b, 11x4) before falling in the 11th over. Priyank Panchal, the other opener, is batting alongside Dhruv Raval. After 15 overs, it's 105 for 1. A hundred and seventy-five more runs are needed to win.

Assam vs Meghalaya | Assam reaches its target in the 18th over. Captain Sibsankar Roy scored an unbeaten 69 and saw his side home. It's a six-wicket win at the Tanush Academy Ground in Dehradun. Abhay Negi took three of the four wickets to have fallen.

Services vs Bihar | After an opening partnership of 73, the first wicket has fallen. Nakul Verma, the wicketkeeper, is dismissed stumped off Sarfaraz Ashraf for 27 (31b, 4x4). Ravi Chauhan, the other opener, is batting on 39 (48b, 7x4). Rahul Singh Gahlaut is the new batsman.

A hundred and ninety-two runs are still needed to win, off 36.3 overs.

Railways vs Bengal  | Mrunal Devdhar and Pratham Singh have ensured a steady start for Railways in its chase of 224. Mrunal is 14 runs away from what would be his fifth List A half-century. He has hit six fours in his innings so far. Pratham is batting on 16. After 13 overs, it's 58 for 0.

Mumbai vs Kerala | Fourteen overs are nearly up, in Mumbai's chase. It's 65 for 0. Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal is three runs away from his first List A half-century (he has a hundred to his name but no fifty). Batting with him is Aditya Tare, on 15.

Puducherry vs Manipur | A one-sided contest at the Kasiga College Ground in Dehradun comes to an end. Puducherry defeats Manipur by nine wickets, with 33.5 overs to spare. It's a comprehensive win — Puducherry's sixth in eight matches. With this win, it rises to the top of the Plate Group points table.

K. B. Arun Karthick (67, 43b, 6x4, 4x6) and his opening partner and captain D. Suresh (28, 22b, 6x4)  ensured a rapid start to the chase. Suresh was dismissed in the eighth over, but Karthick carried on in the company of S. Suresh Kumar (15, 32b, 1x4), to take the team home in the 17th over. It was Karthick's 10th List A half-century.

Mumbai vs Kerala | It's been a significant recovery for Kerala, after it was reduced to 130 for 8, but it's been bowled out now, for 199. The ninth wicket partnership — between Akshay Chandran and Nidheesh M. D. — was a fruitful one. The two added 69 runs.

Assam vs Meghalaya | Assam has crossed 50, in its chase of 101. Captain and No. 3 Shibsankar Roy is one run away from his own half-century, his seventh in List A cricket. It's been a rapid knock; he has taken 28 balls for his 49, hitting eight fours and a six. Three wickets have been lost so far; both openers departed for a duck. After seven overs, Assam is 55 for 3.

Nagaland vs Chandigarh | Jaskarandeep Singh has been dismissed by Tahmeed, who has three wickets now. The other bowlers — Stuart Binny, S. S. Mundhe, Nagaho, and Imliwati — have one wicket each.

Bipul Sharma is eight runs away from his ninth List A half-century. He is batting alongside A. K. Kaushik, who has scored 13 runs so far. This eighth-wicket partnership is worth 45 runs. The score — 163 for 7 in the 43rd over.

Baroda vs HP | HP is one wicket away from being bowled out. The 150 has been reached. The last-wicket partnership — worth 21 now — has 10 more overs to deal with, improbable task. The last three batsmen to be dismissed fell for one run each. It's 154 for 9. Bhargav Bhatt has taken three wickets.

Delhi vs Punjab | Lalit Yadav and Manan Sharma are batting; they have gathered 23 runs. Delhi is six wickets down, with six overs left to negotiate. Fast bowler Siddharth Kaul has taken three of those six wickets.

Vidarbha vs UP | Priyam Garg has hit his first List A century. He took 126 deliveries to get to the landmark. The rest of the batsmen have added only 61 runs, with 20 registered as extras. Priyam is batting alongside Ankit Chaudhary, and has the responsibility of shepherding the tail and prevent his team from getting bowled out. After 43 overs, it's 181 for 7.

Gujarat vs J&K | Parvez Rasool and Abdul Samad have added 63 runs for the fifth wicket so far. Rasool is three runs away from his 23rd List A half-century. Samad has a better strike-rate than his partner; he has hit four sixes in his 34-ball 37. Less than seven overs remain until the J&K innings is concluded. The score is 221 for 4.

Services vs Bihar | Eight overs are left in Bihar's innings. The score is 180. Four wickets have been lost. The latest to depart was Rathour, for 71 (114b, 5x4, 1x6), in the 40th over. Utkarsh is the new batsman. He is batting alongside Rahmat Ullah (38 n.o., 46b, 4x4).

Railways vs Bengal | Bengal's lower order has to bat out the 10 overs remaining in the contest, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After 40 overs, it is 173 for 6. The 45-run partnership between Agniv Pan and Ritwik Roy Chowdhury ended in an unusual fashion — via Mankading. Agniv was Mankaded for 28, and soon after, in the 38th over, Ritwik fell too, for 26. Shahbaz and Arnab Nandi are currently batting.

Puducherry vs Manipur | Puducherry has begun its chase of 110 to defeat Manipur at the Kasiga College Ground in Dehradun. Four overs are nearly up, and the score has already ballooned to 46. No wicket has been lost.

For Manipur, captain Priyojit K. (44, 43b, 4x4, 2x6) was the top scorer. Sultan scored 27, and Johnson scored 14. None of the other batsmen registered double-digit figures. Vijay Kumar (4 for 21) and Sagar P. Udesh (3 for 26) were the wreckers in chief.

Assam vs Meghalaya | Meghalaya has been bowled out for 100. Ravi Teja remained unbeaten on 51. Rohan Alam (4 for 25) and Arup Das (3 for 15) were the main wicket-takers for Assam. The last five wickets fell for 21 runs.

Mumbai vs Kerala | Kerala is struggling in its innings, too, at the Just Cricket Ground in Bengaluru. It is three wickets away from being bowled out. The major resistance so far has come from Robin Uthappa (43, 45b, 7x4, 1x6) and Rahul P. (25, 53b, 2x4). Seamer Shardul Thakur has taken three wickets. The rest of the four bowlers — Dhawal Kulkarni, S. Z. Mulani, Shivam Dube, and Dhrumil Matkar — have at least one wicket each. It's 130 for 7 in the 32nd over.

Assam vs Meghalaya | Meghalaya is eight down for 93 in the 32nd over, at the Tanush Academy Ground in Dehradun. Middle-order batsman D. B. Ravi Teja is fighting a lone battle; he is four runs away from his 13th List A half-century. He is currently batting alongside A. Singhania. Sanjay was the only other batsman to have a registered double-digit personal score; he scored 12. For Assam, seamer Arup Das and Roshan Alam have taken three wickets each.

Nagaland vs Chandigarh | Chandigarh is six wickets down already, at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun. Wickets fell consistently ever since Arjun Azad, the opener, was dismissed with the team score at 40. Jaskarandeep Singh and Bipul Sharma have added 21 runs so far for the seventh wicket. In the 29th over, Chandigarh is 100 for 6. The wickets have been shared around among five bowlers. Tahmeed is the only one among them to take more than a single wicket; he has figures of 2 for 17 after six overs.

Baroda vs HP | Himachal Pradesh, at the Darshanam Sports and Education Academy in Vadodara, has lost half its side as well.  All five wickets fell within a span of 19 runs. The fall of wickets — 1 for 57, 2 for 71, 3 for 75, 4 for 76, and 5 for 76. The latest to be dismissed was A. R. Kumar, for a golden duck. Forty of the runs were scored by opener Prashant Chopra, who became the first wicket to fall. Rishi Dhawan and Nikhil Gangta have added 27 runs for the sixth wicket. HP 103 for 5 in the 28th over.

Delhi vs Punjab | Thirty one overs are up in Delhi's innings. It's scoring rate is slow — 3.71 per over. Dhruv Shorey fell four runs away from his 11th List A half-century. Nitish Rana, with whom Dhruv put on 75 runs for the fourth wicket, fell for 39. In the 31st over, Delhi is 115 for 5, at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara.

Vidarbha vs UP | Priyam Garg has crossed a half-century, but he has found no steady partner. Six UP batsmen have been dismissed so far; all of them for single digit personal scores. Priyam is currently batting alongside Shivam Mavi who has scored seven runs so far. UP 111 for 6 after 27 overs at the GSFC Cricket Ground in Vadodara.

Gujarat vs J&K | Shubham Khajuria is six runs away from his fifth List-A half-century. He is batting alongside J&K captain Parvez Rasool, who came out to bat following the dismissal of opener Ahmad Omar Banday for 40. Ahmad and Shubham added 56 runs for the third wicket. J&K 117 for 3 in the 28th over.

Services vs Bihar | Babul Kumar and Rathour have enabled a recovery after both openers were dismissed for a duck. The two have put on 103 runs for the third wicket. Babul has crossed a half-century; he has hit seven fours in his 77-ball 58 so far. Rathour, batting on 43, is the more subdued of the two.

Railways vs Bengal | Two run outs have hurt Bengal in an otherwise decent start, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Heavyweights in Abhimanyu Easwaran and Manoj Tiwary have been run out for single digit personal scores. The opener Shreevats Goswami scored a half-century but was dismissed soon after by leg-spinner Karn Sharma. Abhishek Raman, the No. 3, scored 42 before being dismissed bowled by Shivendra Singh.

After 25 overs, Bengal is 117 for 4.

Puducherry vs Manipur | After choosing to bat, Manipur suffers a sharp collapse at the Kasiga College Ground in Dehradun. It's seven down already, for 68. R. Vinay Kumar, the fast bowler, has taken three wickets. Captain Priyoit K. and Th Kishan are in the middle.

Mumbai vs Kerala: GONE! Shardul Thakur gets the big fish: Sanju Samson is cleaned up for an eight-ball 15 and Kerala are two down for 39.

Railways vs Bengal: Goswami and Easwaran are off to a steady start. Himanshu Sangwan and Pradeep Poojar with the new ball for Railways. Bengal 22/0 after 5.4 Overs.

Vidarbha vs Uttar Pradesh: Yash Thakur picks up a wicket with the new ball, again: gets UP opener Goswami out for a five-ball duck. Priyam Garg joins Samarth Singh. UP 16/1 after 3.4 Overs.

Mumbai vs Kerala: Kerala have lost an early wicket, Dhawal Kulkarni providing the breakthrough. The wicket brings record-breaking double-centurion Sanju Samson to the crease. Kerala 29/1 after 4 Overs.

Puducherry vs Manipur, Round 15, Plate Kasiga College Ground, Dehradun - Manipur won the toss and chose to bat

Railways vs Bengal, Round 14, Plate Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Bengal won the toss and elected to bat

Services vs Bihar, Round 14, Elite Group C Jaipuria Vidyalaya Ground, Jaipur - Bihar won the toss and elected to bat

Gujarat vs Jammu and Kashmir, Round 14, Elite Group C KL Saini Ground, Jaipur - Gujarat won the toss and elected to field

Vidarbha vs Uttar Pradesh, Round 11, Elite Group A and B Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara - UP won the toss and elected to bat

Delhi vs Punjab, Round 11, Elite Group A and B Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara - Punjab won the toss and elected to field

Baroda vs Himachal Pradesh, Round 11, Elite Group A and B Darshanam Sports and Education Academy Cricket Ground, Vadodara - Baroda won the toss and elected to field

Nagaland vs Chandigarh, Round 15, Plate Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun - Nagaland won the toss and elected to field

Assam vs Meghalaya, Round 15, Elite Group A and B Tanush Academy Ground, Dehradun - Meghalaya won the toss and elected to bat

Saurashtra vs Goa, Round 12, Elite Group A and B KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur

Mumbai vs Kerala, Round 12 - Elite Group A and B Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bengaluru - Kerala won the toss and elected to bat

Hyderabad vs Chhattisgarh, Round 12 - Elite Group C KSCA Cricket Ground, Alur