Vijay Hazare Trophy, Round 3: Saurashtra beats Kerala, Andhra trumps Goa- As it happened

Get the live score updates from round three of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20, with Punjab, Vidarbha, Uttar Pradesh among the teams in action.

Karnataka's K.L. Rahul during a nets session ahead of a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in Bengaluru.   -  Sudhakara Jain

Good evening, welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of round three of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.

 

That's all we have for you today. Two exciting finishes culminate an exciting day of cricket in the domestic circuit. Thank so much for joining us.

5:30pm: SAURASHTRA WINS! THIS MATCH WENT RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE AND IT IS JAYDEV UNDATKAT'S MEN THAT HAVE EMERGED VICTORIOUS OVER KERELA! What an absolute cracker of a game. Arpit Vasavada steers his side to victory with an unbeaten knock of 92 off 85 balls. After Basil Thampi removed Unadkat in the last over, Kerala was still in the game. But thanks to Arpit's composure, Saurashtra clinched the contest by 3 wickets with just two balls to spare.

5:25pm: Saurashtra 179/6 in 33 overs chasing Kerala's 186, needs 8 runs from 6 balls.

5:16pm: Saurashtra 167/6 in 32 overs chasing Kerala's 186, needs 20 runs from 12 balls. Much to Saurashtra's review, Arpit Vasavada's still at the crease. He's currently on 80 off 79 balls.

5:08pm: Kerala picks up sixth Saurashtra wicket as Asif cleans Chirag Jani up. Jani b Asif (3 off 6 balls).  Saurashtra 155/6 in 30.2 overs, needs 32 runs in 22 balls.

4:55pm: Sandeep Warrier of Kerala with the breakthrough as he gets Prerak Mankad caught by Sanju Samson. Mankad (30 from 36 balls, 2x4) ct. Samson b. Warrier. Saurashtra 144/5 in 39 overs, needing 43 runs off five overs.

4:51pm: Saurashtra needs 47 runs off 36 balls. Vasavada and Mankad are still at the crease. Saurashtra 140/4 in 28 overs.

4:45pm: ANDHRA BEATS GOA  BY 7 WICKETS! Prashanth Kumar and Karan Shinde take Andhra over the line with four balls to spare.  Prashanth Kumar finishes not-out on 46, while Shinde hits 33 off 34 balls. Earlier in the day, Goa was reduced to 107/9 in 21 overs, courtesy Prithvi Raj Yarra's five-wicket haul.

4:35pm: FIFTY PARTNERNSHIP BETWEEN VASAVADA AND MANKAD! After suffering early blows, Saurashtra is beginning to close in on Kerala. Saurashtra requires 57 runs with eight overs remaining.

4:30pm: FIFTY UP! Arpit Vasavada brings up his half-century off just 57 balls at a strike-rate of 87.72.

4:25pm: Saurashtra regains stability with Arpit Vasavada and Prerak Mankad's partnership. Saurashtra 120/4 in 24.1 overs, still needing 67 runs in 53 balls. 

4:15pm : KARNATAKA WINS! Krishnappa Gowtham picks up Rahul Shukla and Shubham Kumar Singh in the same over to help Karnataka bundle Jharkhand out for 162 and win the match by 123 runs. Gowtham returns with figures of 5/43 in 7.5 overs.

4:03pm: Saurabh Tiwary (43) too falls and run out was the last thing Jharkhand would have wanted as Varun Aaron fails to make his ground. Jharkhand 156/8 in 36.3 overs.

3:50pm: In Alur, Andhra has lost two early wickets in chase of Goa's 108.  With the match reduced to 21 overs, the small target could get tricky.

3:48pm: Jharkhand seemed to have hit the revival mode after losing the early wickets, but that is when Anukul Roy fell to Gowtham on 26. Jharkhand 148/6 in 32.3 overs and the chase from here on gets tough with the tail-enders walking out to the crease.

3:32pm: At the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Karnataka bowlers are chipping away with the wickets as Jharkhand wobbles in chase of 285.

3:22pm: In Alur, Goa has set 108-run target for Andhra to chase in 21 overs after overs were reduced because of delayed start. Amogh Desai (23) top-scored and for Andhra, Prithvi Raj Yarra claimed a five-for.

3:17pm: It is a stutter for Saurashtra in chase of Kerala's score of 186. Saurashtra is 31/3 in 9 overs. Meanwhile, in the other match Jharkhand too has stumbled in its run-chase of 285. Saurabh Tiwary and Ishank Jaggi at the crease.

2:58pm: In Alur - Goa has lost 7 wickets for the score of 98 in 19.4 overs. For Andhra, Prithvi Raj Yarra has picked three wickets and Girinath Reddy two.

2:48pm: At the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, K. Gowtham has struck with the wicket of Anand Singh (32). Jharkhand 71/2 in 16 overs.

At another venue in Bengaluru, Saurashtra has lost Sheldon Jackson early for 5, trapped leg before by Sandeep Warrier. Saurashtra in chase of 186, is 17/1 in 4.3 overs.

2:33pm: Kerala 186/9 in 34 overs with Vinoop Manoharan (47) being the top-scorer. For Saurashtra, Chirag Jani picked 3 wickets while Unadkat and Makwana took 2 wickets apiece. 

2:09pm: Abhimanyu Mithun has struck early for Karnataka in the sixth over, by removing Ishan Kishan for 11. Jharkhand 28/1 in 8 overs.

2:05pm: In Alur - Goa has got off to a worst possible start after put in to bat by Andhra. The game being reduced to 21 overs, Goa 22/4 in 8 overs.

1:59pm: Kerala has squandered the chance of putting up a good score after a fluent start as it keeps losing wickets at regular intervals. Kerala 164/8 in 31.2 overs.

1:41pm: In Vadodara, Group A: Odisha vs Haryana match also gets washed out without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield.

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium: Anand Singh and Ishan Kishan have started Karnataka's run-chase of 285. Stick to this space for more updates from that game.

1:25pm: It's an innings break in KAR vs JHA game, let's shift focus to the other match happening in Bengaluru where Kerala has moved to 145/5 in 25 overs.

1:22pm: In Alur, Group A match: Some good news coming in with play set to start. Andhra has won the toss and opted to field against Goa with the match being reduced to 21-overs-a-side.

1:00pm: Kerala loses captain Robin Uthappa (5) and Sanju Samson (16) cheaply. Kerala 124/4 in 19.2 overs.

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium: Three fifties from Devdutt Padikkal (58), Manish Pandey (52) and Pavan Deshpande (70) take Karnataka to 285/9 in 50 overs.

12:52pm: Another match gets washed out without a ball being bowled. Punjab vs Vidarbha game in Vadodara called off due to wet outfield.

12:36pm: Pavan Deshpande gets to his fifty with four overs remaining as Karnataka moves to 244/6 in 45.2 overs.

In the other match in Bengaluru: After getting off to a brisk start provided by the openers, Kerala brings up its 100 in 15.2 overs.

12:25pm: Fourth wicket for Anand Singh as he snares K. Gowtham for 5, caught by Virat Singh. Karnataka 225/5 in 42.6 overs.

12:20pm: Anand Singh gives another breakthrough for his third wicket of Manish Pandey on 52. Karnataka 225/4 in 42.5 overs.

12:16pm: Manish Pandey notches up his fifty off 42 balls and at the other end Pavan has moved to 44. Karnataka 219/3 in 42 overs.

12:05am: Openers Vishnu Vinod and Vinoop Manoharan get off to a fluent start in a rain-curtailed game with Kerala reaching 50/0 in 8 overs.

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru: Manish Pandey and Pavan Deshpande have raised the ante with Karnataka going past 200 in 40 overs.

11:54am: Kerala has moved to 15/0 in 4 overs with the match being reduced to 34-overs-a-side.

11:44am: At Reliance Stadium in Vadodara, Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh has been called off without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield.

11:26am: Jharkhand take an upper hand with three quick strikes as Rahul Shukla removes K.V. Siddharth on 22, caught behind by Ishan Kishan. Karnataka 145/3 in 31 overs.

11:11am: Anand Singh strikes and this time with the scalp of Padikkal for 58. K.V. Siddharth and Manish Pandey now at the crease with Karnataka 127/2 in 28.2 overs.

In Bengaluru at the Just Cricket Academy Ground - Saurashtra won the toss and opted to bowl vs Kerala.

Kerala (Playing XI): Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa (capt), KM Asif, Basil Thampi, Mohammed Azharuddeen (wk), Salman Nizar, Sijomon Joseph, Vishnu Vinod, Vinoop Manoharan, Sachin Baby, Sandeep Warrier

Saurashtra (Playing XI): Aarpit Vasavada, Himalaya Barad, Harvik Desai (wk), Jay Chauhan, Prerak Mankad, Kushang Patel, Sheldon Jackson, Chirag Jani, Jaydev Unadkat (capt), Kamlesh Makvana, Vishvaraj Jadeja

10:53am: Devdutt Padikkal has brought up his half-century off 71 balls after Rahul fell to Anand Singh on 29. Karnataka 108/1 in 25.1 overs.

10:12am: Rahul and Padikkal take Karnataka to 50/0 in 13.2 overs. Despite not getting a breakthrough, Jharkhand bowlers have done well to keep the scoring rate below four.

9:59am: With Varun Aaron leading the attack, Jharkhand yet to draw first blood as Karnataka makes steady progress. Rahul has been sedate in his approach and batting on 17 off 30 balls. Karnataka 47/0 in 11.2 overs. News from the other five matches — toss yet to happen.

9:37am: Meanwhile, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium Karnataka has got off to a steady start after put in to bat by Jharkhand. K.L. Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal begin well, with Karnataka 32/0 in 7 overs.

9:29am: In Bengaluru - The toss of Group A match between Kerala and Saurashtra has been delayed due to wet outfield.

In Alur - Another Group A match between Andhra and Goa, the toss has been delayed because of damp outfield.

In Vadodara - Odisha vs Haryana, again toss delayed due to wet outfield.

In Vadodara - In the big clash of round three between Punjab and Vidarbha - the toss too has been delayed.

In Vadodara - The toss for Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh delayed due to wet outfield.

9:06am: In Bengaluru - Jharkhand won the toss and elected to field against Karnataka.

 

* Today's fixtures:

Round and GroupFixturesVenues

III- Elite Group B

Maharashtra vs Uttar Pradesh

Punjab vs Vidarbha

Odisha vs Haryana

Vadodara

III- Elite Group A

Andhra vs Goa

Kerala vs Saurashtra

Karnataka vs Jharkhand

Bengaluru