As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy, Day 2

Catch all the live updates of all the Thursday matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Saurashtra's Sheldon Jackson scored 62 off 78 balls against Delhi to help his team to a total of 237.   -  PTI

Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates of all the matches of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Our reporters Abhishek Mukherjee, Ashwin Achal and Hari Kishore M will be sending regular updates from Palam, Bengaluru and Chennai respectively.

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT: Shahbaz Nadeem records best List-A bowling figures (REPORT)

 

Gujarat thumps Tamil Nadu by four wickets with 17 balls to spare.

Gujarat needs 22 runs off 42 balls with five wickets in hand.

Meanwhile, our reporter from Chennai says:  "Priyank Panchal has helped Gujarat take a firm grip on the match. He notched up his century in 115 balls (6 fours, 3 sixes). He stitched two important partnerships - run-a-ball 60 for the fifth wicket; 46 for the fourth to keep Gujarat course. At the end of 40 overs Gujarat 175/5, needs 31 runs in 60 balls to win."

Delhi thumps Saurashtra by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Maharashtra wins by 57 runs, again by VJD method, against Karnataka as rain plays spoilsport.

Delhi needs 14 runs to topple Saurashtra and claim its first win this season. The side has five wickets in hand with six overs to go.

Bengal wins by six wickets, easily chasing down 97. An easy win against Jammu and Kashmir.

VJD Method employed for both the Baroda vs Vidarbha and Himachal vs Railways match. Baroda and Himachal emerge victorious by 37 and 33 runs respectively.

Bengal is inching closer to a victory even as skipper Manoj Tiwary departs making just 19 runs. The side is just 18 runs away from its first victory this season, six wickets in hand.

Chattisgarh also writes four points against its name as it defeated Madhya Pradesh by 122 runs at Palam.

And Andhra wins it! By six wickets against Odisha, to record its second victory this season.

 

Meanwhile, rain stops play at each of the three stadiums in Bengaluru.

 

Our reporter from Bengaluru says: "Seriously heavy rain at Chinnaswamy. Really pouring down here.

Karnataka well short of the par score. If the match is called off now, Karnataka will lose.

As per VJD method, Karnataka should be 166. They are only 107/6. So the home team needs play to restart asap. That looks unlikely though, as it's raining cats and dogs here."

Andhra, meanwhile needs three runs to win against Odisha from three overs with six wickets in hand.

The 40th over comes to an end. Himachal 164/4 now and needs 24 runs to win. R R Dhawan 5(12) and A R Kumar 19(25) are at the crease.

Bengal brings up its fifty for the loss of two wickets against Jammu and Kashmir. Both of these wickets have been mentor-cum-player Irfan Pathan's. Skipper Manoj Tiwari and Shreevats Goswami are in the middle of the action now.

Nikhil Gangta makes a decent comeback from his yesterday's performance. Takes his own sweet time to score a half-century in 91 balls but falls soon after to Chandrakant Sakure. Himachal: 156/4 now.

Gujarat post 100 on the board now. Karnataka follows suit.

Our reporter from Bengaluru says: "Revised target 229 in 43 overs."

Bihar beats Uttarakhand by five wickets to record its second victory this season.

Madhya Pradesh reaches triple digits in 27.1 overs. It still needs 169 more runs to win, with just four wickets in hand.

Bihar and Baroda reach the 150-run mark. Delhi follows suit minutes later.

Our reporter from Bengaluru says: "Heavy rain interrupts the match, with Karnataka in trouble. The Sub-Air drainage system put to the test."

Meghalaya triumphs over Mizoram by eight wickets to gain four points. The target has been chased down in just 27.3 overs.

Our reporter from Chennai updates: "R. Sai Kishore strikes. Sends Manpreet Juneja back with a beauty. The ball pitched in line, turned away and with the batsman down the wicket, gets an edge and Indrajith at first slip takes a regulation catch. Juneja goes for 1 (3) and Gujarat 67/3 in 16.4 overs."

Our reporter from Chennai updates: "C.V Varun gets his first list-A wicket. He traps Kshitiz Patel in front and runs into a celebration. The batsman isn’t happy with the decision, though. But nevertheless, he has to walk back. Gujarat 66/2 in 15.1 overs. Patel 11 (27 balls)."

Our reporter from Palam updates: "Ashwin's slow but steady half-century has given the advantage to Andhra after 32 overs of its chase of 185.

The opener lost a promising ally in b. Sumanth, who was dismissed caught behind off spinner Abhishek Raut. But D. B. Ravi Teja has since joined hands, helping in shifting the turning the contest in his team's favour.

Both have punished the odd loose delivery, such as Ravi teja's late cut off a spinner and ashwin's pulled six off Preet K. Singh. By and large, they have played safely against the spinners operating in this period to match the required run rate.

It's 121/4 after 32 overs."

After 20 overs, Delhi has reached 111-4. It needs 127 runs to win.

That's it. Jammu and Kashmir innings ends for 96 in 23.4 overs. Mohammed Mudhasir scores 21 off 16, Waseem Raza 8 off 13.

Jammu and Kashmir on the verge of collapsing against Bengal at Chennai. Is at 81/9.

Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir smashes his way to half-century in 37 balls (8x4, 0x6). Delhi 90/3.

Rishabh Pant departs stunned and stumped! Delhi 86/3 now against Saurashtra after 11.6 overs.  Fine work by substitute Barot.

Our reporter from Chennai updates: "K Vignesh has Parthiv Patel caught behind for 24. Gujarat loses its first wicket for 37, in 6.3 overs."

No more the hero today!  Babul Kumar goes cheaply for 15 after his ton yesterday. Malolan takes him. Bihar 79/2

Easy task ahead for Bengal  it seems! Jammu and Kashmir loses another. At 55/7 now. Meanwhile bowler Prayas Ray Barman has racked up four against his name.

Our reporter from Palam says: "Ashwin has held Odisha's innings together and has just about kept his team in the hunt after two quick wickets threatened to unravel the batting lineup.

It's drinks break here. After 16 overs, Andhra is 62/3.

The narrative could have been different had captain Hanuma Vihari not played a reckless stroke. He casually lofted left arm spinner Pappy Roy to the long-off fielder, and off the next delivery, Ricky Bhui was dismissed bowled. The ball sneaked through his defences; it seemed he played for the turn and the ball travelled straight through.

Since then, however, Odisha has been staid. It survived a scare when Ashwin was dropped by the square leg fielder when he tried to pull Preet K. Singh. The fielder dived to his right and almost held on.

It's a time to make runs exploiting the spread out field. Boundaries have been hard to come by; B. Sumanth's drive for four through mid-off off Pappu was one of those rare ones.

It was also a rare aggressive stroke off Pappu. After three overs, his spell read 3-0-4-2.

Can the set Ashwin and Sumanth take their team through?"

The Jammu and Kashmir innings is turning out to be similar to the Sikkim-Manipur faceoff. J&K has already lost six of its batsmen trying to put up 50 on the board, is at 51.6 after 14.5 overs.

GONE! Left arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat provides the breakthrough. Uthappa's catch sees off Dhruv Shorey who scored 30 off 27 balls. Delhi 63/2 now, after 8.3 overs.

Karnataka loses its second in the shape of Karun Nair. He departs after making four runs. 32/2 now.

Andhra, Bihar, Delhi, Baroda, Meghalaya and Himachal cross the 50-run mark.

Mayank Agarwal who has been in prime form for quite some time and had impressed a month back with his ton for India B fails to impress today. He manages just 12 runs before falling to Fallah. Karnataka 25/1 now after 5.5 overs.

Plate side Manipur wins by 10 wickets against Sikkim. The side wraps it up in 19.2 overs. The match was never much of a competition.

OUT! Kashmir loses another. Struggling at 29/3 now, after 8.2 overs of play.

WICKET! A K Bains goes for a duck, Himachal 30/2 now after seven overs.

Meanwhile both Andhra and J&K are in trouble. Andhra- 33/3 and J&K-17/2

Not the start Delhi would have wanted. Loses its first wicket with no run on the scoreboard. Opener Unmukt Chand departs.

Our reporter from Palam says: "A sprightly start from Ashwin Hebbar notwithstanding, Odisha has its tails up after six overs of Andhra's chase.

In the second over, KS Bharat defended fast bowler Preet K. Singh to the cover fielder and took off for a non existent single. He was sent back by Ashwin but it was too late. The opener was run out.

Having begun the innings with a six and a four in the first over - both disdainful pulls through mid-wicket - Ashwin has looked solid against the fast bowlers so far. On the other end, Hanuma Vihari has survived an edgy initial period, having come close to chopping deliveries on to his stumps on a couple of occasions.

At the end of six overs, it's 32/1."

Innings break at MAC. Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Tamil Nadu finishes on 205/8 in 49 overs. A decent batting performance after the initial hiccup. Indrajith top scored with 58, Vijay Shankar contributed 47 while A Mukund scored 36. Tamil Nadu would be okay with this score, on this slow wicket. It is upto the bowlers to defend 205."

Bad news for Tamil Nadu as soon as the side reached 200. Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "R. Sai Kishore slogs and Manpreet Juneja takes a catch at long on. The fielder runs in a few yards from the ropes and takes a good catch. Sai Kishore departs for 4 (7 balls). TN 203/8 in 48.4 overs."

Early celebrations for Bengal! Jammu and Kashmir loses its first man. The ball finds Shreevats' gloves. J&K 5/1 after 1.3 overs.

The local hero Jagadeesan departs as Nagwaswalla strikes! Dismissed for 17. Tamil Nadu 192/7 now, against Gujarat.

Railways folds its innings after putting up a small total of 187 in 47.5 overs (Amit Mishra 24 off 31, Chandrakant Sakure 15 off 18). Will things be too easy for Himachal?

K S Bharat departs cheaply leaving Andhra at 10/1, seven balls into the innings.

Vidarbha has set a 255-run target for Baroda at Bengaluru.

Our reporter from Bengaluru updates: "Bawane brings up his 100 with a six and a double, in the final over of the innings. He dives in to complete his 100, and throws his hands up in the air in celebration. Finishes the innings with a four, which takes him to 104 n.o. Karnataka players have been lax on the field. The sense of purpose and energy dissipated after the early overs."

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "A run-out, of all the ways, sends B. Anirudh back to the hut. Jagadeesan hits to point and sets off for a tight single. Debutant Kshitiz Patel got to the ball in a flash and throws to Parthiv who flips the bails off to catch Anirudh short. A dive cannot save the TN batsman too. TN 170/6 in 42.5 overs."

FIFER! For Subodh Bhati. He returns with figures of (7.3-0-24-5).  Saurashtra wraps up its innings in 49.3 offers. 237 all-out.

Bengal has won the toss and opted to field.

 

 

Vidarbha reaches the 200-run mark.

Saurashtra loses another. It is Jaydev Unadkat this time.  The Rajasthan Royals lad goes back to the pavilion after making 8. Saurashtra 236/7

After Mayank Dagar, Ishwar Pandey joins the 4 wickets club. (9.4-1-44-4), Chhattisgarh 255/7.

At lunch break, Manipur has been able to put up  57 without loss after 12.6 overs (P Prafullomani 16 off 35, Lakhan Arjun Rawat 32 off 43).

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Vijay Shankar departs. Hardik Patel traps the TN skipper in front. Vijay Shankar doesn’t look happy all, an inside edge maybe? But he has to depart. Vijay Shankar 47 (64 balls, 2x4, 1x6). TN 153/5 in 39.3 overs. B. Anirudh Sita Ram walks in next."

WICKET! Saurashtra loses another. Chirag Jani goes for 1 in 2 balls. The Saurashtra scoreboard reads 224/6 now.

Our reporter from Bengaluru updates: "Mini collapse sets Maharashtra back. Four wickets gone in two overs. Mithun takes S.S.Mundhe LBW. Maharashtra will do well to reach 240 from here."

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Indrajith tires to up the ante, once too many times. He sent Chawla over long off for six and the next ball tries to loft him over long on but finds only Chintan Gaja on the fence. Indrajith departs for 58 (59 balls, 0x4, 3x6). The 89-run stand in 98 balls is broken. N Jagadeesan is the next man in. Tamil Nadu 153/4 in 38.2 overs."

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Indrajith gets to a 50, off 54 balls. He has looked solid and menacing during his stay. He has adjusted to the conditions and wicket and is picking up the gaps with ease. He needs to continue till the end of the innings now."

Vidarbha, three down, reaches 150 at the end of the 31.6 overs.

Our reporter from Air Force Complex, Palam says: "The target isn't imposing but on a track in which batsmen have been finding it difficult to force the pace, it remains to be seen whether this is a one-sided contest. All the seven wickets to fall to bowlers were claimed by spinners. Karn Sharma was andhra's most successful bowler, with three wickets. Mohammed Shoaib and Manish Golamaru took two each."

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Vijay Shankar and Baba Indrajith have added 69 runs for the fourth wicket. Indrajith has changed gears and has scored 47 off 51 balls while Vijay Shankar is giving him company with 38 off 55 balls. TN 133/3 in 36 overs."

Our reporter from Air Force Complex, Palam says: "Some frantic run-scoring has enabled Odisha to reach 184 at the end of 50 overs. Karn Sharma broke the partnership between Raut and Lenka in the 47th over before they could explode at the death. He had Raut stumped, before No. 9 Deepak Behera was caught and bowled, chipping it back to the bowler. Raut shepherded the tail well."

Saurashtra and Maharashtra have put up 200 on the scoreboard now.

Jharkhand wraps things up too early. Clinches a seven-wicket victory. It was all about Shahbaz Nadeem today!

India Blue skipper Faiz Fazal gets his half century in 64 balls (6x4, 1x6). Vidarbha-116/1

Mayank Dagar completes his spell. Pockets four in total. Railways a wicket away from folding their innings. At 159 now.

Our reporter from Bengaluru updates: "Tripathi gone! Mithun back in the attack and he strikes immediately by trapping the batsmen upfront. The batsmen gesture that the ball struck too high on the thigh pad, but the umpire sticks to his decision." Maharashtra 185/3 (38.3 overs)

Our reporter from Air Force Complex, Palam says: "Abhishek Raut and Sujit Lenka have steadied the ship for Odisha, but their partnership has been slow. Raut has been the more enterprising of the two batsmen. In between taking singles available on a spread out field, he hits a six-straight down the ground off Shoaib- and a boundary through third man via a delightful cut off D.B. Ravi Teja. Their 73-run partnership has taken the best part of 20 overs and they would need to accelerate further to take the total closer to 200." Odisha 166/7 (48.2 overs)

Harpreet Singh Bhatia misses out on a century! Hirwani first removes Amandeep Khare to break a 100-run partnership between him and Harpreet. He then runs through Harpreet's defence to send back the chhattisgarh captain nine runs short of a century. Chhattisgarh 179/4 (39 overs)

Chasing a measly total of 74, Jharkhand loses captain Ishan Kishan in the first over, but No.3 Virat Singh, alongside, Anand Singh score freely to take his team closer to the target. Jharkhand 36/1 (7 overs)

Our reporter from Bengaluru updates: "Steady partnership between Rahul Tripathi and Ankeet Bawane has taken the sting out of Karnataka as the bowlers are unable to make an impression." Maharashtra 165/2 (34 overs)

Sikkim dismissed for 84 runs! A disciplined effort by Manipuri bowlers wrap up Sikkim's innings by chipping away wickets at regular intervals. Bishworjit 3-9, Akshay Kumar 2-10, Rex R.K 2-26

Ankeet Bawane and Rahul Tripathi add 100 runs for the third wicket to take the score past 150-run mark in the 32nd over. Maharashtra 159/2 (33 overs) Bawane 54*, Tripathi 69*

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Priyank Panchal defies gravity and takes a diving catch to send Abhinav Mukund back, off Piyush Chawla. The southpaw tries to drive and the ball takes the edge and Panchal takes a beautiful catch at slip. The 39-run stand for the third wicket is broken. Mukund 36 (69 balls, 2x4). Baba Indrajith joins Vijay Shankar in the middle" Tamil Nadu 64/3 (23 overs)

Fifty for Cheteshwar Pujara! Saurashtra's No.3 reaches his fifty in 76 balls and take the team's score closer to 150. Saurashtra 140/3 (31 overs)

Rajasthan 73 allout. Anukul Roy claims the final wicket of Aniket Choudhary as Jharkhand wraps up things. Shahbaaz Nadeem ends the innings with stats of 10-4-10-8.

Madhya Praddesh's Mihir Hirwani breaks Chhattisgarh's 125-run stand for the third wicket by captain Harpreet Singh Bhatia and Amandeep Khare. Chhattisgarh 133/3 (31 overs) Harpreet Singh Bhatia 71* Manoj Singh 9*

Ankit Bawane and Rahul Tripathi add 66 for the thrid wicket after Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar claimed both opener wickets. Maharashtra 121/2 (29 overs)

After a cautious of 35/0, Railways loses six wickets in the space of 48 runs as spinner Ayush Jamwal picks up three wickets and Mayank Dagar claims two. Railways 95/6 (28 overs)

Left-arm spinner Manan Sharma gets the much-needed breakthrough as he takes a return catch to send back Sheldon Jackson for 62 runs. Saurashtra 114/2 (25.3 overs)

Eight wickets for Shahbaz Nadeem! The spinner claims two more wickets he starts to wipe out Rajasthan's lower-middle order now. 8 overs, 3 maidens, 9 runs, 8 wickets. Incredible stats! Anukul Roy dismisses Chahar. Team Rajasthan 66/9 (26 overs)

RECORD ALERT: 10-4-10-8

Jharkhand's Shahbaz Nadeem now holds the record for best figures registered in List A Cricket. He picked 8 wickets against Rajasthan. Rahul Sanghvi (8/15) held the previous record.

 

Our reporter from Air Force Complex, Palam says: "Andhra's spinners have assumed control over the proceedings, claiming two more wickets in the last 10 overs. Biplab Samantray and S. Senapati milked the bowling and scored a few boundaries in the interim, but were both fixed by good deliveries. Samantray was bowled by what appeared to be an arm ball that sneaked through his defences, while Senapati was undone by a sharply turning ball that caught the edge. Sujit Lenka appeared jittery at the start, and was close to managing an outside edge when he attempted to defend the left-armer early on." Odisha 99/5 (28 overs)

Manipur pacer Bishworjit dents Sikkim's innings with three wickets as the batting side struggles to find rhythm. Sikkim 60/5 (25.4 overs)

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Aparajith tries to send Piyush Chawla out of the park, but could only find Roosh Kalaria at long on. Chawla picks up a wicket in his first over. Skipper Vijay Shankar walks in at No.4." Tamil Nadu 25/2 (13 overs)

Six wickets for Shabaz Nadeem as he claims all Rajasthan top-order wickets. The Jharkhand spinner is on fire as his stats read 6-2-7-6. Team Rajasthan 63/6 (22 overs)

Fifty for Vidarbha opener Atharv Taide. Baroda bowlers have been unable to get the breakthrough as Vidarbha nears 100-run mark in the 18th over. Vidarbha 94/0 (17.4 overs) - Atharva Taide 54*, Faiz Fazal 32*

Sheldon Jackson reaches his 50 in 58 balls. Saurashtra looks set for a big score with Cheteshwar Pujara looking rock solid on 29 off 45 balls. Saurashtra 86/1 (18.2 overs)

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: A very slow start by Tamil nadu as the Gujarat bowlers are on the money. Mukund hits the side's first boundary in the 8th over. The Gujarat pacers have stuck to good line and the batsmen have been cramped for any room, unable to find the gaps. At the end of 9 overs, Tamil Nadu has huffed and puffed to 18/1.

Team Mizoram 52/1 in 18 overs against Meghalaya at drinks break. While, in another Plate match, Sikkim 48/2 in 18.2 overs vs Manipur.

Bihar's Anunay Narayan Singh takes three wickets, including two wickets of  keeper-batsman Saurabh Rawat and Uttarakhand's No.3 Vaibhan Bhatt in the sixth over. Team Uttarakhand 51/3 (13 overs)

Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem strikes twice for Jharkhand as he removes Rajasthan's openers after a opening stand of 32 runs. Team Rajasthan 49/2 (15.3 overs)

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Kaushik Gandhi tries to fish outside the offstump and edges one neat to Parthiv Patel, off Roosh Kalaria. Tamil Nadu loses its first wicket for 5 runs as Baba Aparajith walks in at No.3. Tamil Nadu 5/1 in 4.3 overs. Kaushik Gandhi 1(15 balls)."

Cheteshwara Pujara (17 not out) and Sheldon Jackson (37 not out) steady Saurashtra's innings after the early dismissal of Robin Uthappa. Saurashtra 54/1 (11.4 overs)

Our reporter updates from Air Force Complex, Palam: "Spinners have rattled the Odisha top order. Mohammad Khan trapped Rajesh Dhuper and Govind Poddar lbw with deliveries turning sharply into the batsmen. Manish Golmaru, the left-armer, claimed his first wicket when his delivery sneaked through to disturb the furniture of the other opener Anurag Sarangi, who attempted a inexplicable scoop shot." Odisha 46/3 (12 overs)

Railways' openers Saurabh Wakaskar and Karan Sharma navigate through the first ten overs without losing a wicket against Himachal Pradesh. Railways 34/0 (10 overs)

Vidarbha makes a solid start against Baroda as openers Faiz Fazal and Atharva Taide looking comfortable at the crease. Vidarbha 33/0 (8 overs)

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "Debuts for C.V. Varun of Tamil Nadu and Kshitz Patel of Gujarat. Due to delayed start, it is a 49-over match. Four bowlers can bowl 10 overs each and one bowler can bowl a maximum of 9 overs."

Meghalaya, after bowling two tight overs, gets the wicket of Mizoram opener C. Lalarinsanga as Lakhan Singh rattles the stumps. Team Mizoram 3/1 (2.4 overs)

Our reporter from MA Chidambaram Stadium updates: "A delayed start to the match between Tamil Nadu and Gujarat at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai owing to wet spots in the bowler's run up area."

Uttarakhand opener Karanveer Kaushal departs for 13 in the second over as Bihar get its first wicket in the second over. Uttarakhand 13/1 (1.2 overs)

Delhi strikes early! Robin Uthappa dismissed for a duck in the first over after being bowled by Navdeep Saini. Saurashtra 0/1 (0.4 overs)

- Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat against Parthiv Patel-led Gujarat.

 

- Karnataka won the toss and elected to field against Maharashtra

 

- Saurashtra has won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi

- Bihar won the toss and elected to field against Team Uttarakhand

 

- Himachal Pradesh won the toss and elected to field against Railways

 

- Team Mizoram won the toss and elected to bat to against Meghalaya

 

- Team Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat against Jharkhand

 

- Sikkim won the toss and elected to bat to bat against Manipur

 

- Baroda won the toss and elected to bowl against Vidarbha

 

- Chhattisgarh has won the toss and elected to bat against Madhya Pradesh

 

- Odisha has won the toss and elected to bat against Andhra

 

Matches scheduled for Thursday. (all venues in brackets)

Elite Group A(Bengaluru):

Baroda vs Vidarbha

Himachal Pradesh vs Railways

Karnataka vs Maharashtra

Elite Group B (Delhi):

Andhra vs Odisha

Chhatisgarh vs Madhyra Pradesh

Delhi vs Saurashtra

Elite Group C(Chennai):

Bengal vs Jammu and Kashmir

Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu

Jharkhand vs Rajasthan

Plate Group:

Bihar vs Uttarakhand  (Anand)

Manipur vs Sikkim  (Vadodara)

Meghalaya vs Mizoram  (Nadiad)