Vijay Hazare Trophy highlights, pre-quarterfinals updates: Kerala and Bengal qualify for quarterfinals

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023: Get the Highlights, News, Squads and Scorecard of today’s Vijay Hazare Trophy pre-quarterfinal matches.

Updated : Dec 09, 2023 16:48 IST

Kerala's Krishna Prasad in action.
Kerala's Krishna Prasad in action. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI/ The Hindu

Kerala's Krishna Prasad in action. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI/ The Hindu

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 pre quarterfinal matches in Rajkot on Saturday, December 9.

  • December 09, 2023 16:44
    RESULT - Bengal beats Gujarat

    Bengal chases down 284-run target with eight wickets in hand and four overs to spare. 

    Bengal qualifies for quarterfinals. Will face Haryana next. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:39
    Century for Anustup Majumdar

    Anustup reaches his hundred in just 85 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six. Bengal just five runs away from win. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:24
    RESULT - Kerala beats Maharashtra

    Maharashtra suffers its second biggest defeat in List A cricket - 153 runs - as it is bowled out for 230. Kerala into quarterfinals. 

    Biggest win for Kerala by margin of runs. It will now meet Rajasthan in quarterfinals. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:23
    Century for Gharami!

    Bengal captain Sudip Gharami reaches his hundred in 117 balls. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:21
    MAH 230/9

    Nikhil Naik is caught at boundary and Maharashtra loses its ninth wicket. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:09
    Maharashtra eight down

    Ghosh departs after scoring 20 off 19 balls and in the next over Pradeep Dadhe falls on his first ball. 

  • December 09, 2023 16:05
    BEN 213/2 in 37 overs

    Gharami has entered his 90s. Bengal in complete control of the chase. Just needs 71 runs more to win in 13 overs. Anustup on 62. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:52
    MAH 198/6 vs KER

    Kazi also departs now and surely Kerala now has taken over the game here. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:49
    BEN 187/2 in 33 overs

    Anustup has reached his fifty. The partnership for the third wicket now has gone past the 100-run mark. 97 runs more to win with 17 overs left. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:30
    MAH 184/5

    Maharashtra in trouble! Fourth wicket down, this time Siddharth Mhatre who falls for 17. Vaisakh Chandran picks up the wicket. 

    And another one bites the dust. Fifth down as Ankit Bawne edges straight to keeper off Akhin in the next over. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:19
    BEN 147/2 in 27 overs

    Captain Gharami is making sure Bengal is in control of the runchase. He has added 71 runs for the third wicket so far with Anustup. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:14
    Another wicket falls!

    Kerala on fire here. Maharashtra now loses captain Kedar Jadhav for 11. Three wickets in three overs. 

  • December 09, 2023 15:01
    MAH loses both openers

    Kaushal Tambe gets to fifty in 52 balls. Maharashtra is well placed here in this runchase. Jinxed it. Kaushal is runout on the next ball. Kerala gets the much-needed breakthrough! Kedar Jadhav walks in at number three. 

    In the next over, Om Bhosale too departs on 78! Kerala is back into the game with successive wickets. MAH 149/2 

  • December 09, 2023 14:44
    MAH 117/0 in 16 overs

    Kaushal Tambe is nearing his fifty. The partnership is now 117 runs. Exactly what Maharashtra wanted. Kerala will need to contain runs here somehow. 

  • December 09, 2023 14:42
    BEN 80/2 in 17 overs

    Abishek Porel falls for 47 as he gets caught off Kathan Patel. Second wicket falls for Bengal. Anustup Majumdar walks in. 

  • December 09, 2023 14:28
    BEN 68/1 in 14 overs

    Abishek Poral is nearing his fifty now. A good foundation here for Bengal to chase down this tricky total. Who will provide the breakthrough for Gujarat?

  • December 09, 2023 14:27
    MAH 93/0 in 13 overs

    Fifty for Om Bhosale in 46 balls. He has provided a fantastic start to the chase for Maharashtra. 

  • December 09, 2023 14:15
    MAH 80/0 in 10 overs

    Om and Kaushal have put on 80 runs in the first PowerPlay. Exactly the start Maharashtra needed. 

  • December 09, 2023 14:00
    BEN 39/1 in 8 overs

    Abishek (27) and Gharami (10) have stablised the innings after the early jolt. Gujarat will need a few wickets more to keep control of the game. 

  • December 09, 2023 13:54
    MAH 46/0 in 6 overs

    Kaushal Tambe and Om Bhosale have provided a quick start to Maharashtra in pursuit of a 384-run target. 

  • December 09, 2023 13:37
    MAH 18/0 in 3 overs

    Om Bhosale has found a start here for Maharashtra, getting three fours in the first three overs. 

  • December 09, 2023 13:34
    BEN 20/1 in 3 overs

    Bengal lost Shakib Gandhi in the first over for a three-ball duck. Chintan Gaja picked up the wicket. Abhishek Porel and captain Sudip Gharami at the crease now. 

  • December 09, 2023 13:25
    Chase begins

    Bengal to chase 284 runs against Gujarat. 

    Maharashtra has to chase down 384 runs - which will be the joint-highest runchase in Indian List-A cricket. 

  • December 09, 2023 13:10
    Gujarat 283/9 in 50 Overs

    Priyank Panchal scored a brilliant 101 off 114 balls with nine boundaries and a six as Gujarat posted 283/9 in its 50 overs against Bengal. 

  • December 09, 2023 12:56
    Kerala 383/4 vs Maharashtra

    Dhruva from Rajkot: Kerala finishes with 383 for four in 50 overs. A whopping 111 runs coming in the final PowerPlay, thanks to Abdul Basith and Vishnu Vinod. Pradeep Dadhe the only silver lining to Maharashtra’s horror show with the ball.

  • December 09, 2023 12:31
    Rohan Kunnummal - The Boss!
  • December 09, 2023 12:00
    Krishna Prasad hits maiden century
  • December 09, 2023 11:53
    Gujarat 151/3 in 30 Overs

    Priyank Panchal is motoring on nicely having crossed his half-century but Saurav Chauhan falls for a run-a-ball 53. Axar Patel has opened his account and holds the key along with Priyank as Gujarat aims to up the ante with another 20 overs remaining. 

  • December 09, 2023 11:41
    Rohan falls after smashing ton
  • December 09, 2023 11:33
    KER 218/1

    OUT! Rohan Kunnummal falls for 120 as he tries to go over midwicket fielder but can’t. A terrific knock. Maharashtra finally gets the breakthrough. Sanju Samson walks in at number three. 

  • December 09, 2023 11:22
    KER 204/0 in 33 overs

    Krishna has entered his 90s and Kerala has gone past 200-run mark with no wickets lost. A solid platform set by these two batters. 

  • December 09, 2023 11:16
    GUJ 151/3 in 30 overs

    Panchal (72) and Axar Patel have now joined hands to take the game forward for Gujarat. With 20 overs remaining, a close to 300 will be a target Gujarat would ideally want here. 

  • December 09, 2023 11:08
    Century for Rohan Kunnummal!

    Rohan Kunnummal gets to his century in 83 balls. A terrific knock this by the Kerala batter. He has kept finding the fence regularly and has looked at ease throughout his innings. 

    KER 183/0 in 30 overs

  • December 09, 2023 11:06
    KER 169/0 in 29 overs

    Rohan is now into his 90s as Maharashtra struggles to wickets as well as contain runs. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:56
    GUJ 132/3 in 25 overs

    Chauhan falls right after scoring his fifty. Pradipta Pramanik gets him caught and Gujarat loses its third wicket. A 94-run stand ends. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:52
    KER 139/0 in 24 overs

    Krishna (66) and Rohan (71) scoring at nearly six runs an over. Maharashtra badly needs a breakthrough here. Captain Kedar Jadhav is into his second over now. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:47
    GUJ 123/2 in 23 overs

    Chauhan too is nearing his fifty. Gujarat is well-placed now with Panchal and Chauhan adding 85 runs in their ongoing third wicket stand. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:35
    KER 108/0 in 20 overs

    Rohan Kunnummal gets his fifty as well in 53 balls. A terrific opening partnership between these two and it has started to hurt Maharashtra. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:33
    GUJ 97/2 in 20 overs

    Fifty for Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal in 63 balls. He has hit five fours so far. Panchal and Chauhan have added 59 runs off 69 runs for the third wicket so far. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:31
    KER 100/0 in 19 overs

    Krishna Prasad gets to his fifty in 62 balls with the help of seven fours. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:27
    KER 97/0 in 18 overs

    Both Rohan and Krishna are nearing their respective half-centuries. Both looking comfortable at the crease. Maharashtra bowlers unable to control runs. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:14
    GUJ 65/2 in 16 overs

    Panchal (37) and Chauhan (11) have added 27 runs for the third wicket and have somewhat stabled the innings. 

  • December 09, 2023 10:05
    KER 67/0 in 13 overs

    A solid start for Kerala. Rohan and Krishna have crossed the fifty-run stand. Maharashtra need to contain runs here. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:58
    GUJ 52/2 in 12 overs

    Priyank Panchal and S D Chauhan rebuilding the innings here for Gujarat. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:50
    KER 48/0 in 10 overs

    Kerala ends the PowerPlay with 48 runs on the board and no wicket lost. Both Rohan and Krishna finding boundaries at regular intervals. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:44
    GUJ 42/2 in 9 overs

    Suman Das clean bowls Kshtij Patel and Gujarat loses its second wicket inside the PowerPlay. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:35
    KER 32/0 in 7 overs

    A solid start for Kerala. Both Krishna and Rohan looking comfortable now against Maharashtra pacers. However, there have been a few plays and misses. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:26
    GUJ 18/1 vs BEN

    Urvil Patel is run out after scoring nine. An early wicket for Bengal. Kshtij Patel joins Priyank Panchal at the crease. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:20
    KER 13/0 in 4 overs

    Rohan Kunnummal and Krishna Prasad score a boundary each off Manoj Ingale’s fourth over to break the shackles. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:13
    GUJ 13/0 in 3 overs vs BEN

    Both Urvil and Priyank have hit a boundary each in the first three overs. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:10
    KER 2/0 in 2 overs vs MAH

    A slow start for Kerala as the openers negate early swing on offer. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:03
    KER vs MAH

    Rohan Kunnummal and Krishna Prasad open the innings for Kerala. Pradeep Dadhe with the new ball for Maharashtra. 

  • December 09, 2023 09:01
    BEN vs GUJ

    Urvil Patel and Priyank Panchal open the innings for Gujarat. Ishan Porel opens the bowling for Bengal. 

  • December 09, 2023 08:53
    KER vs MAH playing XIs

    Kerala - Abdul Kazith, Akhil Scaria, Akhin, Basil Thampi, Krishna Prasad, Rohan Kunnummal, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Vaisakh Chandran, Vishnu Vinod 

    Maharashtra - A N Kazi, Ankit Bawane, Kedhar Jadhav, Kaushal Tambe, Manoj Ingale, Nikhil Naik, Om Bhosale, P C Dadhe, R Ghosh, Siddharth Mhatre, Sohan Jamale

  • December 09, 2023 08:51
    A bright and sunny morning in Rajkot
  • December 09, 2023 08:44
    BEN vs GUJ Playing XIs

    Gujarat - Arzan Nagwaswalla, Axar Patel, Chintan Gaja, Chirag Gandhi, Jayveer Sinh, Kathan Patel, Kshtij Patel, Priyank Panchal, S D Chauhan, Umang, Urvil Patel 

    Bengal - Abhishek Porel, Anustup Majumdar, Ishan Porel, Karan Lal, Mohammad Kaif, Pradipta Pramanik, Ritwik Roy, Shahbaz, Shakir Habib Gandhi, Sudip Gharami, Suman Das

  • December 09, 2023 08:42
    Toss update

    Bengal wins the toss and opts to field vs Gujarat 

    Maharashtra wins the toss and opts to field vs Kerala 

  • December 09, 2023 08:36
    Bengal’s journey so far

    won by 9 wickets vs Nagaland 

    won by 95 runs vs Baroda 

    lost by 5 wickets vs Tamil Nadu 

    won by 93 runs vs Madhya Pradesh 

    won by 8 wickets vs Goa 

    won by 52 runs vs Punjab

  • December 09, 2023 08:34
    Gujarat’s journey so far

    won by 36 runs vs Assam 

    lost by 5 wickets vs Rajasthan 

    won by 8 wickets vs Arunachal Pradesh 

    won by 5 wickets vs Uttar Pradesh 

    Match Abandoned vs Andhra 

    won by 8 runs vs Himachal Pradesh 

  • December 09, 2023 08:30
    Maharashtra’s journey so far

    lost by 6 wickets vs Jharkhand 

    won by 6 wickets vs Services 

    lost by 5 wickets vs Vidarbha

    won by 4 wickets vs Meghalaya 

    won by 3 wickets vs Hyderabad 

    won by 7 wickets vs Chhattisgarh 

    won by 167 runs vs Manipur

  • December 09, 2023 08:26
    Kerala’s journey so far

    won by 3 wickets vs Saurashtra 

    lost by 8 wickets vs Mumbai 

    won by 78 runs vs Odisha 

    won by 119 runs vs Tripura 

    won by 7 wickets vs Sikkim 

    won by 6 wickets vs Pondicherry 

    lost by 18 runs vs Railways 

  • December 09, 2023 08:19
    Clash for a place in quarterfinals

    Kerala and Maharashtra’s contrasting journeys in the group stage that led them to an identical 20 points from seven matches will be on collision course when the two sides meet in the pre-quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.

    While Kerala’s struggles with the bat came to the fore during its 18-run defeat to Railways – that cost Sanju Samson & Co. a berth in the quarterfinal, Maharashtra’s league campaign was bookended by scores of 355 and 427 – the latter being the highest of the tournament thus far.

    Read full preview here: ​

    Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023: With contrasting journeys in group stage, Kerala and Maharashtra clash for spot in quarterfinals

    The winner of this contest will take on Haryana in the quarterfinal on Monday, while Bengal and Gujarat will fight it out in the other pre-quarterfinal for a chance to play Rajasthan in the last-eight stage.

  • December 09, 2023 08:06
    Matches today

    Kerala vs Maharashtra - Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 9:00 AM IST 

    Bengal vs Gujarat - Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Ground C, Rajkot, 9:00 AM IST

  • December 09, 2023 07:55

    Hello and welcome to the pre-quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023-24 where Kerala will take on Maharashtra and Gujarat will face Bengal. 

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