UPDATES: Vijay Hazare Trophy

Updates from the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches held on Thursday.

Varun Aaron of Jharkhand celebrates B.Indrajith's wicket during the match between Tamil Nadu vs Jharkhand at SSN College Cricket Ground.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates for Thursday's action of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19.

Matches scheduled for Thursday (All matches played in Chennai)

Assam vs Tamil Nadu

Haryana vs Team Rajasthan

Jammu and Kashmir vs  Jharkhand

 

Our reporters Sattwik Biswal from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and Dipak Ragav from the IIT-Chemplast Ground, will be sending periodic updates.

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That brings us to a close. They've all been one-sided contests at the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Until the next time, it's goodbye.

Assam's resistance is also over. No. 11 Mukhtar Hussain is dismissed bowled for 13 by left-arm spinner R. Sai Kishore as Assam folds for 204. Tamil Nadu wins by 130 runs.

Team Rajasthan is bowled out for 158. Abhimanyu Lamba, playing the 10th List A match of his career, falls for 46, the highest score of the innings. It completes a 147-run victory for Haryana.

Assam and Team Rajasthan are struggling to remain in their respective contests. They are nine down and far behind in the chase; just a wicket to fall.

Mudhasir runs out of partners as Jharkhand completes a comprehensive win over Jammu and Kashmir at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. No. 10 Aamir Aziz was the last man to be dismissed; he fell lbw to part-time seamer Anand Singh. The 73-run victory takes Jharkhand to the top of the Group 'C' table.

Jharkhand (221/8) beats Jammu and Kashmir (148) by 73 runs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Mohammed Mudhasir brings up his half-century off 24 balls, studded with six sixes and two fours. Frustrating for Jharkhand!

Assam loses its fifth wicket. Wasiqur Rahman is out for 43 (34 balls, 4x4, 2x6), caught by Baba Aparajith off V. Yo Mahesh. Assam 170/5 in 39.1 overs, needs 165 runs more runs to beat Tamil Nadu.

Mohammed Mudashir brings up his 50, off just 24 balls. (2x4, 6x6). His knock has come a tad late for Jammu and Kashmir. It is 135/9, chasing Jharkhand's 221.

Rahul Chahar is the next man dismissed for Rajasthan as it slips to 125/9 in 37 overs. Chahar scored just 2 (18 balls), caught by S.G. Rohilla off Rahul Tewatia.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Aamir Aziz and Mohammed Mudashir bring up the 50-run stand off just 32 balls for the 10th wicket for Jammu and Kashmir. They aren't giving it up yet. J&K 126/9 in 38 overs, chasing Jharkhand's 221.

Rajasthan loses its eighth wicket. T.N. Dhillon is caught by J. Yadav off C.K. Bishnoi for 28 (40 balls, 1x4, 1x6) as Rajasthan stumbles to 116/8 in 33.2 overs.

Sibsankar Roy is out for 23 (46 balls, 1x6), caught by R. Sai Kishore off C.V. Varun as Assam slips to 154/4 in 36.2 overs, chasing Tamil Nadu's 334.

Mohammed Mudashir launches offspinner Utkarsh Singh for three sixes in the over, beyond the mid-wicket fence. 20 runs off the over. J&K 98/9 in 35 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Shahbaz Nadeem is through with his spell of 10 overs returning with figures of 5/17. Top class bowling!

C.P Singh departs for 5 (15 balls), caught by H. Rana off Amit Mishra. Rajasthan tottering at 83/7 in 23.4 overs, chasing Haryana's 304.

Jammu and Kashmir is falling apart here and you cannot take Shahbaz Nadeem out of the action. Auqib Nabi is run out for 1 (9 balls) and J&K 66/8 in 26.4 overs.

Our reporter updates from IIT-Chemplast: Aparajith removes another set batsman, Gokul Sharma for 42 (73 balls, 4x4). He is caught behind by N. Jagadeesan. It needs a humongous effort from the Assam batsmen to make a match out of this now. Assam 95/3 in 26.4 overs, chasing Tamil Nadu's 334.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Once Shahbaz Nadeem was introduced into the attack, Jammu and Kashmir batsmen look out of sorts and capitulated. Nadeem, now has figures of 8-1-15-5.

Five wickets for Shahbaz Nadeem. Another leg-before wicket decision going Jharkhand's way. Fazil Rashid is the man to depart, for no score (10 balls). J&K all but out at 59/7 in 23.4 overs.

Just when it looked like Robin Bist (11 off 33 balls) and Aditya Garhwal (27 off 40 balls) were steading the Rajasthan ship with a 37-run partnership, the duo were sent back by C.K. Bishnoi and Amit Mishra. Rajasthan is now 69/6 in 19.1 overs, chasing Haryana's 304.

Assam has lost its second wicket. Opener Riyan Parag is out for 45 (75 balls, 5x4, 1x6), caught by substitute fielder J. Kousik off B. Aparajith. Assam 87/2 in 22.2 overs, chasing Tamil Nadu's 334.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Shahbaz Nadeem has picked up four wickets. He is spinning a web on the J&K batsmen. Ian Chauhan is dismissed for 9 (24 balls), caught behind by Ishan Kishan as J&K are stuttering at 57/6 in 21.1 overs, chasing Jharkhand's 221.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Shahbaz Nadeem is on fire with the ball. He picks up his third wicket. He sends Paras Sharma back for 3 (18 balls), caught behind by Ishan Kishan. J&K down in the dumps at 50/5 in 19.2 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Anukul Roy is among the wickets now. He cleans up Parvez Rasool for a duck (3 balls). J&K reeling at 43/4 in 14.5 overs, chasing 222.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Shahbaz Nadeem is on fire. He picks up his second wicket, in as many overs. He sends Shubham Khajuria back for 18 (33 balls, 1x4, 1x6), trapping him leg-before. J&K 42/3 in 14 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Well, the bowling change does the trick for Jharkhand. Shahbaz Nadeem strikes in his first over and removes the veteran Irfan Pathan for 18 (37 balls, 2x4), trapping him infront. J&K 39/2 in 11.4 overs, chasing 222.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Bowling change at both ends. Anand Singh and Utkarsh Singh are into the attack. Khajuria and Pathan seem to have settled down and J&K moves to 38/1 in the 12th over.

Mahipal Lomror is dismissed for 15 (17 balls, 2x4), caught by N.R. Saini off H.V. Patel. Rajasthan ship wobbling at 30/4 in 9.1 overs, chasing Haryana's 304.

Our reporter comes up with some observations from MAC: Nothing in the pitch for the seamers with the sun beating down. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan pulls Rahul Shukla to the square leg fence. It would be interesting to see how Shahbaz Nadeem and Anukul Roy bowl on this track. J&K 18/1 in 6 overs.

H.V. Patel snaps two wickets in three balls. Ashok Menaria is the first to be dismissed for 4 (11 balls), caught by J. Yadav and A.V. Gautam follows suit for 5 (10 balls) caught and bowled by Patel. Rajasthan in dire straits at 11/3 in 4 overs.

Well, Jammu and Kashmir follows suit. All three teams chasing today have lost a wicket in the first over. Ahmad Omar Banday is out for 4 (6 balls, 1x4), caught by Anand Singh off Rahul Shukla. Jammu and Kashmir 4/1 in 1 over, chasing Jharkhand's 221.

Assam loses its first wicket. Parviz Aziz is out for 0 (2 balls), caught by Vijay Shankar off M. Mohammed. Assam 1/1 in 1 over, chasing Tamil Nadu's 334.

Horrid start by Rajasthan. Opener Chetan Bist departs for no score, in the fourth ball of the innings. He is caught by N.R. Saini off Mohit Sharma. Rajasthan 5/1 in 0.4 overs, chasing 305.

The afternoon action commences. We are in all readiness.

That brings us to the end of the first innings in all three matches. We will slip into a short break and will be back with the second innings.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Anukul Roy's unbeaten 96 (72 balls, 4x4, 7x6) takes Jharkhand to 221/8 in 50 overs. Jammu and Kashmir needs 222 to win.

Vijay Shankar falls for 129 (99 balls, 7x4, 7x6) in the penultimate ball of the Tamil Nadu innings. He is caught by Sibsankar Roy off Arup Das. TN finishes its 50 overs on a mammoth 334/4. Assam needs 335 to win.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Shahbaz Nadeem is run out by Mudasir for 12. Jharkhand 203/8 in 48.5 overs. There was never a two there but Anukul wanted the strike and Nadeem was caught ball-watching.

Our reporter updates from IIT-Chemplast: Tamil Nadu's B. Indrajith misses out on his second century of the tournament. He is out for 92 (72 balls, 5x4, 3x6), castled by Mukhtar Hussain, as Tamil Nadu is 327/3 in 49 overs.

Arun Chaprana (14 off 10 balls) and Amit Mishra (13 off 7 balls) fall in the last over as Haryana folds for 303 in 49.2 overs. Rajasthan needs 304 to win.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Three successive big hits by Anukul Roy takes Jharkhand to 196/7 in 48 overs.

What a knock Pramod Chandila has played for Haryana. He has scored 88 (55 balls, 5x4, 7x6) and falls with Haryana 279/8 in 46.5 overs. He is caught by Mahipal Lomror off C.P. Singh.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Anukul Roy reaches his half-century with a six over square leg. Top batting by the youngster. He is on 50 off 53 balls (4x6). With just four overs left, Jharkhand needs him till the end. Jharkhand 165/7 in 46 overs.

Vijay Shankar is now on 103 (83 balls, 6x4, 5x6).

Our reporter updates from IIT-Chemplast: Vijay Shankar hits a century! He has raced from 80 to 100 in just 4 balls. First, a six over mid-wicket, then over long-on, a double and then a six over long-off to get to the landmark. Abu Nechim is the bowler to suffer. Tamil Nadu 287/2 in 46 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Mohammed Mudashir, in his second spell, is peppering Shahbaz Nadeem with short balls. Jharkhand manages 141/7 in 43 overs.

Another cameo by a Haryana batsman keeps it going. This time it is Pramod Chandila who has scored 50 in 41 balls (3x4, 3x6) to help his team motor along at 211/6.

A cameo from J. Yadav (26 off 14 balls, 4x4) ends as he falls to Chetan Bist off T.M. Haq. Haryana 209/6 in 41.1 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: A run-out, the last thing that Jharkhand wanted, dents its progress. Fazil Rashid sends Deobrat Kumar for 16 (29 balls, 1x4) to leave Jharkhand stuttering at 126/7 in 38.4 overs.

Our reporter updates from IIT-Chemplast: Both Baba Indrajith and skipper Vijay Shankar have got to their 50s! The batsman have milked the Assam bowlers without needing to take any risks. The stage is set for a batting assault in the last 10 overs. Tamil Nadu 214/2 in 39 overs.

Haryana loses half its side. Himanshu Rana departs for 44 (50 balls, 6x4) caught by Chetan Bist off A.R. Lamba. Haryana 157/5 in 35.2 overs.

Jharkhand 105/6 in 34 overs. Sumit and Anukul at the crease. It has been a toil for runs as the J&K bowlers are keeping it tight.

C.K. Bishnoi is out for 43 (89 balls, 4x4) to leave Haryana at 118/4 in 30.1 overs. Bishnoi is caught by A.R. Lamba off C.P. Singh.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Virat Singh throws his wicket. He plays straight to Parvez Rasool at square leg, off Aaquib Nabi. J&K chipping away to leave Jharkhand reeling at 88/6 in 28.4 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Spinner Waseem Raza gets his third wicket. Sumit Kumar finds Mohammed Mudashir at the long-on fence for 18 (33 balls, 1x4, 1x6). Jharkhand has lost half its side for 87 in 28 overs. In fact, Sumit was earlier dropped on 15 at short covers. Disappointing for him that he couldn't capitalise.

Tamil Nadu's Abhinav Mukund falls for 71 (78 balls, 8x4). He is caught by Wasiqur Rahman off Amit Sinha. Tamil Nadu 125/2 in 24.1 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: A bowling change for Jammu and Kashmir. Left-arm spinner Aamir Aziz replaces Parvez Rasool. Virat Singh and Sumit Kumar are taking their chances against the spinners, carting them for a six each. Jharkhand 75/4 in 24 overs.

A.R. Lamba strikes. Haryana loses its third wicket. N.R. Saini departs for 21 (39 balls, 2x4), run out by Lamba. Haryana 63/3 in 17.1 overs.

Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund gets to a 50! He has scored 52 runs in 55 balls (7 fours) as Tamil Nadu motors along at 92/1 vs Assam.

Our reporter at the MAC is busy as Waseem Raza strikes again. The big hitting Saurabh Tiwary holes out to Aamir Aziz at deep midwicket for 3 (4 balls). Jharkhand 53/4 in 17.2 overs.

Tamil Nadu loses its first wicket. Wicket-keeper batsman N. Jagadeesan is trapped LBW by Amit Sinha. Jagadeesan is out for 37 (49 balls, 5x4). Tamil Nadu 82/1 in 16.2 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Waseem Raza strikes in his first over! Utkarsh Singh walks back to the hut after handing an easy catch to Parvez Rasool at short midwicket for 11 (33 balls). Jharkhand 49/3 in 16 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Jharkhand moves to 44/2 in 15 overs. Utkarsh and Virat look settled and now need to up the ante. Left-arm spinner Waseem Raza now into the attack for J&K.

Irfan Pathan is back on the field for Jammu & Kashmir at the start of the 14th over. Jharkhand 41/2 after 14 overs.

Our reporter updates from MAC: Change in bowling for J&K. Parvez Rasool into the attack from one end while Auqib Nabi comes on from the other with his medium pace. Irfan Pathan walks off the ground. Utkarsh and Virat have steadied things but a slow start from Jharkhand. 29/2 in 12 overs.

Our reporter updates from IIT-Chemplast: A solid start by Tamil Nadu. After 9 overs, it sits pretty on 40/0. The good news is Vijay Shankar has returned to lead the side while Yo Mahesh has replaced T. Natarajan, who was injured the other evening. TN bats deep and needs to put up a big score considering it doesn't have depth in the bowling department today.

We have an update from MAC: Two new batsman in the middle for Jharkhand — Utkarsh Singh and Virat Singh. Great start by Irfan Pathan and Mohammed Mudashir. Jharkhand 17/2 in 7 overs.

Haryana has lost its second wicket. Rajasthan's S.G. Rohilla is caught by Chetan Bist off T.M. Haq for 15 (14 balls, 3x4). Haryana 22/2 in 6.3 overs.

Our reporter updates from the MAC: Jammu and Kashmir bowlers are on the money. Mohammed Mudashir strikes in the next over, traps Anand Singh LBW for 2 (15 balls). Jharkhand 14/2 in 5.1 overs. Both the openers are back in the hut for Jharkhand.

Our reporter updates from the MAC: Veteran pacer Irfan Pathan snares Ishan Kishan for 11 (13 balls, 1x4, 1x6). He is caught in the slips by Ian Chauhan. Jharkhand loses its first wicket for 14 in 4.3 overs.

Rajasthan right on the money from the word go. H.V. Patel is trapped leg-before wicket by T.M. Haq in the second ball of the innings. Haryana 0/1 in 0.2 overs.

Tamil Nadu has won the toss and will bat first first against Assam.

Rajasthan has won the toss and has also opted to field first against Haryana.

Our reporter updates from the MAC: Jammu and Kashmir has won the toss and has opted to field first against Jharkhand.