Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Highlights: Kishan 173 leads Jharkhand to big win; Jagadeesan, Shahrukh power TN win

Get the Vijay Hazare Trophy score, updates and commentary from the 2020-21 season, with Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Punjab among the teams in action.

Jharkhand skipper Ishan Kishan's hit a blazing 93-ball 173 against Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday.   -  The Hindu

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RESULTS:

Tamil Nadu 289/4 (49) beats Punjab 288/4 (50): AND SHAHRUKH KHAN finishes it off for Tamil Nadu. A brilliant fifty under pressure to lead Tamil Nadu to a six-wicket win!  N Jagadeesan's 100 and Aparajith's 88 set up the chase but with wickets falling quickly, it was upto the new sensation, Shahrukh to seal the deal. The 25-year-old smashed the Punjab bowlers to rack up 55 off just 36 balls as TN eventually got home in style.

Karnataka 246/8 (50) lost to  UP 214/4 (45) by 9 runs (VJD method) - UP stuns the defending champion. Rinku Singh's 61-ball 62 meant that UP was above the par score in the VJD method.

Jharkhand 422/9 beats Madhya Pradesh 98 all out in 18.4 overs - Ishan Kishan's 173 and Varun Aaron's 6/37 have led Jharkhand to the biggest win in Vijay Hazare Trophy history.

Andhra Pradesh 332/7 (49.2) beats Vidarbha 331/6 (50) by 3 wickets: A sensational win for Andhra as it pulls off the chase in some style. Ricky Bhui's 78-ball 101 with six fours and six sixes powered the chase. With 10 needed off the final over, Harishankar Reddy clobbered a six and a boundary to seal a great win.

Hyderabad 349/5 (50) beats Tripura by 113 runs - Tilak Verma's 156* powers Hyderabad to a massive win in Round 1 of the tournament.

Baroda 264/5 (48.3) beats Goa 263 all out (49.1) - A sensational ton from Vishnu Solanki (108) and a fifty from captain Krunal Pandya (71) powered the Baroda chase.

Railways 190/0 (29) beats Bihar 189 all out (45.5)- Railways openers Mrunal Devdhar (105*) and Pratham Singh (72*) have sealed the chase in emphatic fashion with 21 overs to spare!

Odisha 258/8 (45) lost to  Kerala 233/4 after 38.2 overs by 34 runs (VJD method) - Robin Uthappa (107) led Kerala's chase with some flair. Mohd. Azharuddeen and Vathsal Govind in steady measure put Kerala well ahead of the VJD-par score.

Gujarat 232/7 (48.1) beats Chhattisgarh 231 (48.5)


Tamil Nadu v Punjab: TN 266/4 after 46 overs: Shahrukh Khan
is moving rocks and boulders here! The youngster has shown tremendous nerve under pressure after Aparajith's dismissal. TN needs 23 runs from four overs.

Jharkhand 422/9 beats Madhya Pradesh 98 all out in 18.4 overs - Ishan Kishan's 173 and Varun Aaron's 6/37 have led Jharkhand to the biggest win in Vijay Hazare Trophy history.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Andhra 316/7 after 48.4 overs  (Target: 332) - Ricky Bhui continues the fight with a senational innings of 95* (77).

Hyderabad 349/5 (50 overs) beats Tripura by 113 runs - Tilak Verma's 156* powers Hyderabad to a massive win in Round 1 of the tournament.

Baroda v Goa: Baroda 207/2 after 40.4 overs (Target: 264) - Vishnu Solanki (94*) and Krunal Pandya (51*) are leading Baroda's chase with ease.

Railways 190/0  in 29 overs beats Bihar by 10 wickets - Railways openers Mrunal Devdhar (105*) and Pratham Singh (72*) have sealed the chase in emphatic fashion with 21 overs to spare!

Odisha v Kerala: Kerala 181/3 after 29.1 overs (Target: 259) - Robin Uthappa (102* off 81) has brought up a sensational ton to lead Kerala's chase.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Gujarat 180/4 after 39.3 overs (Target: 232)


Karnataka v UP: UP 214/4 after 45 overs - Rinku Singh on fire.
He is cruising UP home although it can have a funny finish. Karnataka can snap back right into this game with some quick wickets. UP needs 33 from five overs.

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: TN 243/4 after 44 overs: Shahrukh is on the move! The IPL millionaire boy is leading TN towards the win. Tamil Nadu needs 46 from six overs.

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: 222/4 after 41 overs: Aparajith falls 88! Punjab is making its way back into this game. Shahrukh Khan and B Indrajith are at the crease, hoping to take its side home.

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: TN  214/3 after 38.4 overs:  Dinesh Karthik departs for 19 but TN is well on course in the chase. Aparajith is rock solid at one end and his nearing his hundred.

Karnataka v UP: UP 186/4 after 39 overs (Target: 247)

Jharkhand 422/9 beats Madhya Pradesh 98 all out in 18.4 overs - Ishan Kishan's 173 and Varun Aaron's 6/37 have led Jharkhand to the biggest win in Vijay Hazare Trophy history.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Andhra 245/5 after 31.4 overs  (Target: 332) - Ricky Bhui continue the fight in the chase after skipper Hanuma Vihari fell after his half-century.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Tripura 197/7 after 36 overs (Target: 350)

Baroda v Goa: Baroda 207/2 after 40.4 overs (Target: 264) - Vishnu Solanki (94*) and Krunal Pandya (51*) are leading Baroda's chase with ease.

Railways 190/0  in 29 overs beats Bihar by 10 wickets - Railways openers Mrunal Devdhar (105*) and Pratham Singh (72*) have sealed the chase in emphatic fashion with 21 overs to spare!

Odisha v Kerala: Kerala 181/3 after 29.1 overs (Target: 259) - Robin Uthappa (102* off 81) has brought up a sensational ton to lead Kerala's chase.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Gujarat 180/4 after 39.3 overs (Target: 232)

 

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Tamil Nadu  192/2 after 34.4 overs: Jagadeesan brings up a cracking 100 and is out soon after. A run-a-ball ton to place TN well in the chase. Aparajith (81*) is still at the crease and is joined by skipper Dinesh Karthik.

Karnataka v UP: UP 123/2 after 28 overs. Karnataka has crawled back with three quick wickets!  Suchith and Shreyas Gopal have picked up a wicket each as UP suddenly finds itself in a spot of trouble.

Jharkhand 422/9 beats Madhya Pradesh 98 all out in 18.4 overs - Ishan Kishan's 173 and Varun Aaron's 6/37 have led Jharkhand to the biggest win in Vijay Hazare Trophy history. The 324-run win is also the second-highest ever in List-A history.

 

 

Vidarbha v Andhra: Andhra 178/4 after 31.4 overs  (Target: 332) - Andhra is losing its way in the chase after skipper Hanuma Vihari too falls after his half-century.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Tripura 159/3 after 26.2 overs (Target: 350)

Baroda v Goa: Baroda 151/2 after 28.1 overs (Target: 264) -Vishnu Solanki (69*) and Krunal Pandya (20*) are leading Baroda's chase with ease.

Railways 190/0  in 29 overs beats Bihar by 10 wickets - Railways openers Mrunal Devdhar (105*) and Pratham Singh (72*) have sealed the chase in emphatic fashion with 21 overs to spare!

Odisha v Kerala: Kerala 139/2 after 21.1 overs (Target: 259) - Robin Uthappa (85* off 61) and skipper Sachin Baby (24* off 39) is leading Kerala's chase.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Gujarat 126/2 after 30.2 overs (Target: 232)


Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Tamil Nadu on the prowl.
Fantastic partnership between Jagadeesan and Aparajith have brought their fifties up in quick time. They have broken down the target to phases well and has accelerated at the right time. Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh has rotated his six bowler, however, a breakthrough seems far-fetched after some solid batting by the TN batsmen.

Karnataka v UP: Uttar Pradesh brings up its 100 in style!
Openers Abhishek Goswami and Karan Sharma have taken the chase by storm and are crumbling the defending champion Karnataka down quickly. UP 101/0 (23).

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Tamil Nadu is in complete control here. Jagadeesan and Aparajith continue to make merry and are moving into their forties with some quick-paced batting.  Tamil Nadu  81/1 (17).

Karnataka v UP: UP 62/0 after 15 overs (Target: 247) - UP openers Goswami and Karan Sharma have provided a steady start in the chase.

Jharkhand v Madhya Pradesh: MP 80/6 after 12 overs (Target: 423) - Varun Aaron has blown away the MP top-order. Aaron has picked up four wickets in four overs. Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Shukla too have chipped in with a wicket each.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Andhra 91/2 after 18.5 overs  (Target: 332) - Andhra loses openers Kranthi Kumar and Ashwin Hebbar after a 43-run partnership. Skipper Hanuma Vihari has got himself to a start.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Tripura 73/2 after 14 overs (Target: 350)

Baroda v Goa: Baroda 89/1 after 16 overs (Target: 264) - Baroda recover after losing its opener Kedar Devdhar for a three-ball duck. Snell Patel has reached his fifty and Vishnu Solanki is on 32.

Bihar v Railways: Railways 136/0 after 23 overs (Target: 190) - Railways opener sMrunal Devdhar and Pratham Singh have led their side to a rollicking start with the pair bring up their respective fifties.

Odisha v Kerala: Kerala 64/1 after 9 overs (Target: 259) - Vishnu Vinod departs for 28. Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson team up at the middle.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Gujarat 67/2 after 15 overs (Target: 232)

 

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Aparajith and Jagadeesan are motoring on. Punjab's pacers have been dealt with comfortably as the batsmen have upped the scoring by a fair notch. Tamil Nadu 64/1 (13).

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Aparajith and Jagadeesan have put TN out of the initial hiccup. Punjab poses a real good pace attack in Sandeep Sharma, Sidharth Kaul and the young Arshdeep Singh. A interesting contest is in the making. Tamil Nadu 46/1 (10).

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Karnataka v UP: Karnataka returns the favour with a brilliant start with a ball. Yet to prize a scalp, but Mithun and Prasidh Krishna have put the UP openers rummaging for runs. UP 9/0 (5).
 

Vidarbha v Andhra: Andhra 41/0 after 6.3 overs  (Target: 332) - Andhra openers Kranthi Kumar and Ashwin Hebbar have stitched a fine opening partnership in the chase.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Tripura 16/0 after 4 overs (Target: 350)

Baroda v Goa: Baroda 14/1 after 4 overs (Target: 264) - Baroda loses its opener Kedar Devdhar for a three-ball duck.

Bihar v Railways: Railways 70/0 after 9.4 overs (Target: 190) - Railways opener Mrunal Devdhar and Pratham Singh have led their side to a rollicking start.

Odisha v Kerala: Odisha 258/8 after 45 overs: Sreesanth and Jalaj Saxena pick two wickets apiece as Kerala fights back.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Gujarat 31/0 after 6 overs (Target: 232)


Tamil Nadu v Punjab:
Baba Aparajith and Jagadeesan would hope to resurrect the TN innings and a partnership between the pair would be absolutely crucial for the chase. Tamil Nadu 19/1 (5).

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: OUT! Tamil Nadu loses its first wicket. Sidharth Kaul has struck in his first over as Arun Karthick holes out for 5. Arun Karthick c Malhotra b Kaul 5 (7)

Karnataka v UP: Abhishek Goswami and Karan Sharma at the crease for UP in their 247-run chase. Abhimanyu Mithun up with the ball for Karnataka.

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Arun Karthick and N Jagadeesan open the innings for Tamil Nadu. Sandeep Sharma takes the new ball for Punjab. TN is chasing 289 runs for the win.

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Jharkhand v Madhya Pradesh: Jharkhand 422/9 after 50 overs: Jharkhand shatters history to post the highest-ever total by an Indian domestic side. Ishan Kishan's manic 173 off 94 balls put Jharkhand in a staggering lead before his Mumbai Indians teammate, Anukul Roy, provided the impetus down the order with a 32-ball 72 with three fours and seven sixes!

Highest totals in List A cricket in India: 438/4 - South Africa vs India, Mumbai, 2015 422/9 - Jharkhand vs M. Pradesh, today, 418/5 - India vs West Indies, Indore, 2011 414/7 - India vs Sri Lanka, Rajkot, 2009 412/6 - M. Pradesh vs Railways, Indore, 2010


 

TN v Punjab: Punjab 288/4 after 50 overs:  Gurkeerat has stormed his way though a blistering hundred. Mann's unbeaten 139 has put Punjab on top as it racked up 288/4 in 50 overs. After a slow start, Prabhsimran Singh (71) and Gurkeerat (139*) stitched a massive partnership to put Punjab on the pedestal.

Karnataka v UP: Karnataka 246/8 after 50 overs: Karnataka has finished with a flourish after Anirudhha's quick-fire 68 off 44 balls laced with four boundaries and as many sixes. UP was on the prowl from the start as Karnataka was forced to move to the back-foot. Padikkal's sluggish fifty alongside brief knocks from Karun Nair and Siddarth KV provided the base for Aniruddha's powerful knock.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Vidarbha 331/6 after 50 overs - YV Rathod's 117 and Faiz Fazal's 100 power Vidarbha innings to a sensational finish.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Hyderabad 349/5 after 50 overs - Opener Tilak Verma notches up a cracking 156* after skipper Tanmay Agarwal's 86 to push Hyderabad to a massive total.

Baroda v Goa: Goa 263 all out after 49.1 overs

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 189 all out after 45.5 overs - Shabbir Khan and Akash Raj have put up a 120-run stand for the 8th wicket helps Bihar post a respectable total after Pradeep Poojar's six-fer derailed Bihar.

Odisha v Kerala: Odisha 258/8 after 45 overs: Sreesanth and Jalaj Saxena pick two wickets apiece as Kerala fights back.

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh:  Chhattisgarh 231 all out after 48.5 overs - Arzan Nagwaswalla's 6/54 snaps Chhattisgarh from crossing 250.

 

TN v Punjab: Gurkeerat has notched up a cracking ton! Tamil Nadu's attack has been blunted by his fine knock as Punjab nears 250. Punjab 246/3 (46.3 overs).

Karnataka v UP: Uttar Pradesh is on top as Karnataka slumps further. Shivam Sharma has picked up his third wicket as Karnataka is reeling to cross 200. KAR 188/6 (45 overs)

Karnataka v UP: Karnataka has lost half its side! Uttar Pradesh
has put the defending champion in a spot.  Offie Shivam Sharma has struck twice to dismiss Shreyas Gopal and Padikkal. KAR 150/5 (39 overs)

A whirlwind start for Kishan!

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Ishan Kishan slams 94-ball 173 against Madhya Pradesh

 

Jharkhand vs Madhya Pradesh: JHA 295/4 after 37 overs: Ishan Kishan's 173 has dominated this innings. Virat Singh was set for a big one too, but he has holed out for a well-made 68.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Vidarbha 224/3 after 41.3 overs - Faiz Fazal's 100 has put Vidarbha. YV Rathod has taken on the mantle as he moves into the 80s.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Hyderabad 228/1 after 39.4 overs - Skipper Tanmay Agarwal falls short of his century at 86. Tilak Verma moves to 90.

Baroda v Goa: Goa 192/4 after 38.2 overs

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 154/7 after 41.3 overs - Shabbir Khan and Akash Raj have put up a 90-run stand for the 8th wicket after Pradeep Poojar's six-fer derailed Bihar.

Odisha v Kerala: Odisha 135/3 after 25.5 overs: Sreesanth strikes twice to put Kerala back on track.

 

TN v Punjab: Punjab nears 200. The Gurkeerat-Simran partnership has however been broken. Prabhsimran essayed an attacking 71 off 84 balls before Baba Aparajith provided the breakthrough for TN. Gurkeerat, however, looks set for a biggie. Punjab 179/3 (38 overs).

Karnataka v UP: Karnataka has lost Padikkal after a sluggish half-century. Karun Nair pairs up with Siddarth at the crease. Karnataka has struggled to get back on track and lost Padikkal at a crucial juncture in the game.  KAR 114/2 (31 overs)

Jharkhand vs Madhya Pradesh: JHA 240/3 after 27.3 overs: Ishan Kishan misses out on an epic double-hundred. He departs after a whirlwind 173 off 94 balls, racking up 16 boundaries and 11 maximums.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Vidarbha 175/3 after 34 overs - Skipper Faiz Fazal departs after a well-crafted 100 to revive his side's innings.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Hyderabad 178/1 after 33 overs - Skipper Tanmay Agarwal falls short of his century at 86. Tilak Verma carries on the innings and is on 76.

Baroda v Goa: Goa 151/3 after 31 overs

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 121/7 after 33 overs - Shabbir Khan and Akash Raj have put up a 50-run stand for the 8th wicket after Pradeep Poojar's six-fer derailed Bihar.

Odisha v Kerala: Odisha 98/0 after 18.4 overs

 

TN v Punjab: Gurkeerat and Prabhsimran have put TN under pressure.  Prabhsimran is racing towards his hundred (70*) while Gurkeerat has posted his half-century. Punjab 134/2 (30 overs).

Jharkhand vs Madhya Pradesh: A stellar hundred for Ishan Kishan. What a start from the Jharkhand skipper. A fine run in the tournament could well ring the balls for an India call-up. This has been a one-man show against MP as Ishan reaches 100  in 74 balls with 12 boundaries and five massive sixe. Jharkhand 154/2 in 23 overs.


TN v Punjab: Gurkeerat and Prabhsimran
move into the 40s. The batsmen have jeopardised Karthik's plans to attack with spin to put Punjab back on the pedestal.

Karnataka v UP: Stellar recovery from Padikkal and Siddarth. The pair have taken the attack to the bowlers finally as Padikkal nears his half-century.  KAR 82/1 (25 overs)

Karnataka v UP: Padikkal and Siddarth have found a couple of boundaries to improve the scoring rate. Bhuvneshwar has brought in the spinners to produce a wicket but the batsmen are freely rotating strike at the moment.

Vidarbha v Andhra: Vidarbha 97/2 after 22 overs - Skipper Faiz Fazal and YV Rathod have built on after Andhra left-armer Stephen scalped two wickets to send back wicketkeeper JM Sharma and Ganesh Satish back to the dugout early.

Hyderabad v Tripura: Hyderabad 108/0 after 22 overs - Skipper Tanmay Agarwal and Tilak Verma have put up a stellar partnership. A fine century stand has put Hyderabad.

Jharkhand v MP: JHA 136/2 after 21 overs - Ishan Kishan is on a roll as he storms into the nineties!

Baroda v Goa: Goa 102/3 after 23 overs

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 82/7 after 21 overs - Pradeep Poojar's six-fer has derailed Bihar.

Odisha v Kerala: Odisha 49/0 after 10 overs

 

TN v Punjab: Punjab has fought back. A quick partnership between Gurkeerat and Prabhsimran have put Punjab in a steady hold now. Skipper Karthik has rotated his bowlers around but the runs have come steadily with this pair at the crease.  Punjab 84/2 (22 overs).

Karnataka v UP: Padikkal and Siddarth are struggling to find the boundaries as UP has been brilliant on the field. The bowlers have cut down the runs and has forced the batsmen into a pit.  KAR 32/1 (16 overs)

Kerala v Odisha: Kerala, won the Toss chose to Field

Odisha is off to a start with 19/0 in the five overs. The match is revised to 45 overs after a delayed start.

Kerala XI: SREESANTH,Sanju Samson (W),Robin,Jalaj Saxena,Sachin Baby (C),Vishnu Vinod,Mohammed Azharuddeen,Nidheesh M D,Basil N P,Sijomon Joseph,Vathsal

Odisha XI: Saurabh Kanojia,GAURAV CHOUDHARY,Suryakant Pradhan,Subhransu Senapati,Abhishek Yadav,Shantanu Mishra (C),Rajesh Mohanty,Kartik Biswal,Debabrata Pradhan,Rajesh Dhuper (W),Sandeep Pattanaik

 

TN v Punjab: Fifty for Punjab. It has come at a fairly slow rate but as Gurkeerat and Prabhsimran are paving a road to recovery. Punjab 50/2 after 16.3 overs

Jharkhand v MP: JHA 88/1 after 14.4 overs - Ishan Kishan brings up his fifty in style. It has been a fast-paced innings from the dynamic opener to put Jharkhan in a fine position against Madhya Pradesh.

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 64/6 after 13.3 overs - Sensational spell from Railways' Pradeep Poojar! He has rattled through the Bihar top-order to pick all six wickets so far!

 

TN v Punjab: TN strikes again! It has sent back the Punjab skipper. Mandeep was getting into his zone after a slow start and Sai Kishore has started with a wicket maiden! Mandeep Singh c Arun Karthick b Sai Kishore 3 (23)

 

TN v Punjab: Punjab has recovered slowly from its early blow in the form of Abhishek Sharma. Prabhsimran and skipper Mandeep has steadied the ship and will eye to forge a big partnership. Punjab 30/1 (11 overs).

Karnataka v UP: Brilliant start from UP! Karnataka is struggling to find the gaps and Devdutt Padikkal and Siddarth KV have consumed a heap of dot balls. Bhuvneshwar and Mohsin have kept the runs in check and youngster Kartik Tyagi is into the attack now.  KAR 15/1 (10 overs).

Karnataka v UP: Early jolt for Karnataka. Mohsin Khan who is off to a fine spell alongside Bhuvneshwar has snapped R Samarth first up for 3. KAR 10/1 after 6 overs: Samarth c Yadav b Mohsin 3 (22)

There are no updates from the Kerala-Odisha fixture yet. A possible delay is on the cards at the venue.


TN v Punjab: OUT! TN has its first wicket.
Murugan Ashwin has given the breakthrough as he ran out the left-handed Abhishek Sharma for the first wicket. Abhishek Sharma  run out 5 (16, 1*4)

Vidarbha v Andhra: Vidarbha 30/2 after 7 overs - Skipper Faiz Fazal is off to a fine start but Andhra left-armer has scalped two wickets at the other end. Wicketkeeper JM Sharma and Ganesh Satish have walked back to the dugout early.

Bihar v Railways: Bihar 24/3 after 5.4 overs - Railways has begun well with the ball as Pradeep Poojar has rattled the Bihar top-order with three quick wickets.

Jharkhand v MP: JHA 27/1 after 6 overs - Jharkhand is dealt with an early blow as it lost opener Utkarsh Singh for 6. Skipper Ishan Kishan has got himself to a start.

Baroda v GOA: Goa 20/1 after 5.2 overs - Lukman Meriwala continues his fine run after snapping an IPL contract with Delhi Capitals. The left-armer has sent back Goa's opener Aditya Kaushik for 7.


Karnataka v UP: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back and running.
The UP skipper has given away just two runs in his first three overs as Padikkal and Samarath have found it tough against the experienced campaigner who is on a comeback trail from his long lay-off due to injury. Karnataka 8/0 after 5 overs.

TN v Punjab: Fine start for the SMAT champion. Punjab has been put on the backfoot as Sonu Yadav and M Mohammed have begun well in tandem. Punjab 12/0 after 5 overs.

TN v Punjab: Abhishek Sharma and in-form Prabhsimran Singh at the crease for Punjab. Sonu Yadav opens the attack for TN.

Tamil Nadu XI: R Sonu Yadav,B Aparajith,Dinesh Karthik (C) (W),B Indrajith,M Mohammed,Shahrukh Khan,K B Arun Karthick,M Siddharth,N Jagadeesan,R Sai Kishore,M Ashwin

Punjab XI: Abhishek Sharma,Arshdeep Singh,Prabhsimran Singh (W),Mandeep Singh (C),Gurkeerat Mann,Mayank Markande,Sandeep Sharma,Siddharth Kaul,Karan Kaila,Anmol Malhotra,Sanvir Singh

 

Karnataka v UP: Devdutt Padikkal and R Samarth opens the batting for Karnataka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar up with the new ball.

Karnataka XI:

M Prasidh,B R Sharath (W),Karun Nair,Mithun A,Shreyas Gopal,Devdutt Padikkal,Suchith J,Samarth R (C),Ronit More,Siddharth K V,Aniruddha

UP XI: Shivam Sharma ,Priyam Garg,Sameer Choudhary,Abhishek Goswami,Karan Sharma,Aksh Deep Nath,Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C),Mohsin Khan,Kartik Tyagi,Rinku Singh,Upendra Yadav (W)


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8:45 am: Toss updates

Tamil Nadu v Punjab: Tamil Nadu, won the Toss and chose to Field

Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh: UP, won the Toss and chose to Field

Andhra v Vidarbha: Andhra, won the Toss and chose to Field

Baroda v Goa: Baroda, won the Toss and chose to Field

Gujarat v Chattisgarh: Chattisgarh, won the Toss and chose to Bat

Jharkhand v Madhya Pradesh: MP, won the Toss and chose to Field

Railways v Bihar: Railways, won the Toss and chose to Field

Hyderabad v Tripua: Tripua, won the Toss and chose to Field

Kerala v Odisha: Kerala, won the Toss chose to Field

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Welcome back, folks as we head into the first day of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. We have action across Groups A, B and C being played at Surat, Indore and Bengaluru respectively.

 

Toss updates by 8:30 am. By the way, have a read of our Vijay Hazare Preview. A new season and new stakes rise for the Indian domestic talent in a World Cup year.

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Defending champion Karnataka will open its campaign against Uttar Pradesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.  Tamil Nadu, the most successful team in the tournament with five titles, will start its season against Punjab in Indore.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament turned out to be a springboard for the domestic stars to bag an IPL contract. The Vijay Hazare proves to be another chance to hit the spotlight as a fine series could lead to a probable national call-up.

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CHANGE OF FORMAT: This Vijay Hazare Trophy season will see topper in each of the five group qualify for the knockouts along with three other teams from the combined points table. The eighth-placed team in the rankings after the league stage will face the winner of the Plate Group in an Eliminator for a quarterfinal berth.

 

Gujarat v Chhattisgarh, Round 1, Elite Group A - Surat, Chattisgarh won the Toss and chose to Bat

Hyderabad v Tripura, Round 1, Elite Group A - Surat, Tripura won the Toss and chose to Field

Baroda v Goa, Round 1, Elite Group A - Surat, Baroda won the Toss and chose to Field

Tamil Nadu v Punjab, Round 1, Elite Group B - Indore, won the Toss and chose to Field

Jharkhand v Madhya Pradesh, Round 1, Elite Group B - Indore, MP won the Toss and chose to Field

Vidarbha v Andhra, Round 1, Elite Group B - Indore, Andhra won the Toss and chose to Field

Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh, Round 1, Elite Group C - Bengaluru, UP won the Toss and chose to Field

Kerala v Odisha, Round 1, Elite Group C - Bengaluru, Kerala, won the Toss chose to Field

Railways v Bihar, Round 1, Elite Group C - Bengaluru, Railways won the Toss and chose to Field