As it happened: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Day 9

Catch all the live updates from the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches on Friday.

Maharashtra will take on Himachal Pradesh in Bengaluru. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Maharashtra will take on Himachal Pradesh in Bengaluru. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE) | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

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

Matches scheduled for Friday:


Our reporters Santadeep Dey from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai and Abhishek Mukherjee from Palam, Delhi will be sending periodic updates.


Well what a pulsating day of domestic cricket . From centuries to six-wicket haul to mammoth wins and narrow wins, we have seen it all today. Hope you enjoyed the live updates as much as we did in bringing them to you.

We have a rest day on Saturday and we will be back on Sunday with more updates.

  • What a close match! Madhya Pradesh pips Odisha by just one run . Chasing MP's 277, Odisha manages 276 in its 50 overs, losing 8 wickets. Rameez Khan does the star turn with the ball returning with figures of 4/49.

  • Dhawal Kulkarni (3/18) and Shardul Thakur (3/53) are the weckers-in-chief as Mumbai beats Punjab by 43 runs. Chasing Mumbai's 245, Punjab just manages 202 in 44.3 overs.

  • An unbeaten 98 by Paras Dogra helps Puducherry register a narrow two wicket win over Nagaland. Chasing 203, Puducherry looked in trouble at 149/7 but Dogra and the tail enders ensured there was no heartbreak.

  • Maharashtra beats Himachal Pradesh by 83 runs. Himachal chasing 279, is all out for 195.

  • Kerala just manages 227/8 in its 50 overs, losing the match against Delhi by a mammoth 165 runs. Gautam Gambhir (151* off 104), Dhruv Shorey (99* off 69) star with the bat while Pawan Negi spins a web taking 3/41.

  • Four wickets for Rameez Khan. Suryakant Pradhan is out for 14 (17 balls), castled by Rameez. Odisha 258/8 in 47.1 overs .

  • Tripura beats Rajasthan by 48 runs. Rajasthan, chasing 243, is bundled out for 194 in 45.1 overs. Rajib H Saha is the star with the ball with figures of 3/50.

  • Kerala slips to 198/8 in 43.4 overs , Abhishek Mohan is out for 5 (15 balls), caught by Dhruv Shorey off Nitish Rana.

  • Gurkeerat Mann departs for 15 (21 balls), caught and bowled by Shardul. Punjab 173/5 in 39.4 overs.

  • Rahul Chahar is out for no score, lbw to Harmeet Singh. Rajasthan slips to 159/8 in 39 overs .

  • Yusuf Pathan takes the last wicket as Goa is bundled out for 148. Baroda wins by 133 runs. Krunal Pandya the star with the ball with 6/41 while Kedar Devdhar earlier sizzled with the bat scoring 107 and a cameo by Yusuf (59* off 23 balls).

  • Services beats Gujarat by nine wickets. Set 220 to win, Ravi Chauhan (106* off 117 balls) and Rahul Singh (55* off 48 balls) see them through in 38.1 overs.

  • Nikhil Gangta is out for 76 (106 balls), caught by J.S. Pande off A. Palkar to leave Himachal Pradesh on 174/6 in 36.1 overs .

  • Six wickets for Krunal Pandya. He removes Lakshay Garg for 4 (3 balls), caught by P.R. Shah. Goa 136/9 in 39.4 overs. Pandya now has figures of 7.4-0-40.6.

  • Vinoop Sheela Manoharan leaves for 6 (12 balls) to leave Kerala wobbling at 186/7.

  • Five-for for Krunal Pandya. He takes a catch of his own bowling to dismiss Deepraj Gaonkar for 2 (8 balls). Goa 132/8 in 39.1 overs. Pandya now has figures of 7.1-0-36-5.

  • Dhawal Kulkarni sees the back of Mandeep Singh for 32 (44 balls), caught by Siddesh Lad. Punjab 146/4 in 33.2 overs .

  • Six down for Kerala. Akshay Chandran departs for 4 (17 balls), caught by Dhruv Shorey off Lalit Yadav. Kerala 168/6 in 36 overs .

  • 50 for Paras Dogra! He is on 53 off 85 balls (3 fours). Puducherry 143/6 .

  • Four wickets for Krunal Pandya. He removes Amit Verma for 59 (89 balls), caught by Aditya Waghmode, to leave Goa on 126/7 in 37.3 overs . Pandya now has figures of 6.3-0-33-4.

  • Robin Bist departs for 42 (75 balls), lbw to Rajib H. Saha leaving Rajasthan on 141/6 in 33.4 overs.

  • Mumbai gets the big wicket of Yuvraj Singh. The southpaw is out for 26 (31 balls), caught by A. Herwadkar off Dhawal Kulkarni. Punjab 143/3 in 31.4 overs .

  • Well, Goa in a spot of bother at 119/6 in 35.3 overs . Darshan Misal is the 6th batsman dismissed, for 6 (20 balls). He is caught by B.A. Pathan off Krunal Pandya.

  • Himachal Pradesh loses its fourth wicket. S.L. Verma, the man departing for 10 (10), run out by R.D. Gaikwad. Himachal Pradesh 156/4 in 31.2 overs .

  • Mathavan departs for 1 (4 balls), caught K.B. Pawan off Abrar Kazi, leaving Puducherry on 133/6 in 32.2 overs .

  • 50 for Goa's Amit Verma. The knock has taken him 78 balls, with 4 fours. Goa 111/5.

  • Fabid Ahmed is out for 8 (17 balls), caught by Pawan off Zhimomi. Puducherry 132/5 in 31.2 overs.

  • Salman Nizar is the next to depart leaving Kerala 155/5 in 31 overs . Nizar is caught by Pranshu Vijayran off Pawan Negi for 21 (25 balls).

  • Odisha is five down. Sujit Lenka is out for 1 (4), caught by Rajat Patidar off Kumar Karthikeya Singh. Odisha 159/5 in 31.3 overs .

  • Odisha loses its fourth wicket for 158 in 30.5 overs. Anurag Sarangi is caught by Rajat Patidar off Rameez Khan for 78 (97 balls).

  • A.K. Bains is out for 62 (71 balls), caught by R.A. Tripathi off A.A. Sanklecha. Himachal Pradesh 140/3 in 27.4 overs .

  • Mizoram folds for just 69 . Varte Kima is the last man to go for 15 (12 balls), bowled by Homendro. Manipur wins by 210 runs . Rex is the hero with the ball, returning with figures of 9-4-17-5.

  • Biplab Samantaray is stumped by Naman Ojha off Rameez Khan for 53 (72 balls). Odisha 157/3 in 30.3 overs.

  • Krunal Pandya removes Keenan for 7 (12 balls), caught by Yusuf Pathan. Goa 99/5 in 29.5 overs.

  • Odisha's Biplab Samantaray scores 50. He has taken 67 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. Odisha 150/2 .

  • Hyderabad beats Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets. Replying to Uttar Pradesh's 130, Hyderabad openers Tanmay Agarwal (62* off 101 balls) and Akshath Reddy (64 off 89 balls) helped their team overhaul the target in 35.2 overs.

  • Sanju Samson is out for 47 (57 balls), stumped by Unmukt Chand off Pawan Negi. Kerala slips to 125/4 in 24.5 overs .

  • Homendro piles more misery on Mizoram. S. Zorinliana is out for 1 (2 balls), trapped LBW and immediately Tlunga in the next three balls. Mizoram 47/9 in 25.4 overs.

  • Half-century for Nikhil Gangta. He has played 66 balls for his 50 with 6 fours and 1 six. Himachal Pradesh 117/2.

  • Goa slips to 83/4 in 25.4 overs. Suyash S Prabhudessai is the fourth wicket to fall, for no score, caught and bowled by Krunal Pandya.

  • Five wickets for Mizoram's Rex . He removes H.M. Ralte for no score as Mizoram slips to 45/7 in 24.4 overs . Rex now has figures of 6.4-3-15-5.

  • Shardul Thakur removes Shubman Gill for 40 (66 balls), caught by Aditya Tare. Punjab 96/2 in 22.1 overs .

  • Nakul Verma is castled by Piyush Chawla as Services loses its first wicket on 137 in 24.2 overs .

  • Sachin Baby departs for 47 (49 balls) to leave Kerala on 120/3 in 22.3 overs . He is bowled by Pawan Negi.

  • 50 for Himachal Pradesh's A.K. Bains. He has scored 50 off 56 balls (6x4) as Himachal moves to 99/2.

  • Four wickets for Mizoram's Rex. He removes Mikal for 12 (54 balls), caught by Lakhan Arjun Rawat. Mizoram loses its sixth wicket. Mizoram 45/6 in 22.4 overs . Rex has figures of 5.4-2-13-4 now.

  • Puducherry skipper D. Rohit is run out for 32 (57 balls). Puducherry 78/3 in 19.1 overs.

  • Kanishk Seth and Shahbaz sees Bengal through. It beats Assam by five wickets. Chasing 151, Bengal overhauled the target in 25.4 overs.

  • The century partnership for Hyderabad is broken. Akshath Reddy departs for 64 (89 balls), stumped by Upendra Yadav off Shiva Singh. Hyderabad 124/1 in 28 overs .

  • Punjab loses its first wicket. Anmolpreet Singh is caught by Aditya Tare off Shivam Dube for 35 (54 balls). Punjab 70/1 in 16.3 overs .

  • Bihar trumps Arunachal Pradesh by five wickets. In reply to Arunachal's 145 all out, Bihar scored 150/5 with Babul Kumar top-scoring with 57. Earlier, Keshav Kumar was the star with the ball taking 5/23.

  • Tanmay Agarwal hits a 50! He has taken 74 balls (3x4, 1x6). Hyderabad 106/0 .

  • Mizoram in dire straits. C. Lalrinsanga is out first ball, castled by Bishworjit, and Mizoram reeling at 27/5 in 12 overs .

  • Services' Ravi Chauhan gets to his 50! He is batting on 53 off just 46 balls (9x4) and Services is 84/0 .

  • Ashok Menaria departs for 5(8) to leave Rajasthan stuttering at 48/4 in 12.1 overs . Menaria is trapped leg-before by Rajib h Saha.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Bengal loses its fifth wicket. Anustup Majumdar departs, caught behind off Mukhtar, for 18 off 33 balls. Bengal 111/5 in 19.5 overs.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: The celebrations are short-lived as Vivek departs after scoring a run-a-ball 51, victim to Mukhtar, Riyan Parag almost drops it at square leg nut manages to hold on to it. Bengal 102/4 in 17.4 overs.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Vivek Singh brings up his half-century off 45 balls. What a show it has been from Bengal's keeper, his innings has been studded with four boundaries and four maximums. Bengal 101/2 in 16.3 overs

  • Our correspondent from Palam updates: Tanmay is playing an enterprising knock, not afraid to play the big strokes. Soon after resumption, he executed three big hits, and even stepped down the track on one occasion, although he checked his bat swing to make sure the ball didn't carry to the fielder in the deep.

    Singles are taken without much fuss.

    Hyderabad 69/0 in 14 overs.

  • Vikash Ranjan 26(36) is caught off Myendung Singpho, Bihar 88/2.

  • P.S. Chopra is out for 5(9); Himachal 17/2.

  • And Kerala has lost its first! K B Arun Karthick 3(8) is trapped in front by Navdeep Saini, Kerala 12/1.

  • Bengal is 72/3 after 10 overs , it needs 79runs to win, Anustup Majumdar batting on 0(6), Vivek Singh on 36(23).

  • Rajesh Dhuper departs for 8(2) as Odisha loses its first wicket for 13. 

  • After 10 overs, Bihar is 73/0, it needs 73 runs to win. Babul Kumar batting on 51(32), Vikash Ranjan on 21(28).

  • Not the ideal start for Mizoram as it loses Akhil Rajput for 0(2). Team Mizoram 5/2

  • WICKET! Goa has lost its first wicket ; it is 2/1 — Sumiran Amonkar is trapped in front by A. Sheth.

  • End of Innings: Baroda finishes on 281/5; Yusuf Pathan hammering a 23-ball 59.

  • End of Innings: Manipur reaches 279/4 in 50 overs.  

  • End of Innings: Madhya Pradesh all out for a formidable 277.

  • End of Innings: Tripura restricted to 242 in 50 overs.

  • End Innings: Mumbai all out for 245, will it be enough against a star-studded Punjab line-up?

  • End Innings:Gujarat restricted to 219/7 ; R.H. Bhatt 56 off 73, R B Kalaria 14 off 6. 

  • Tripura ends its innings on 242/6 ; Rajasthan in with more than a chance here.

  • Meanwhile, Yashpal Singh scores a quickfire century off 83 balls. Manipur 272/3

  • End of Over 50:  Maharashtra restricted to under 300 by Himachal Pradesh, it finishes on 278.

  • Lunch break: Nagaland folds for 202 in 45.3 overs.

  • End Of Over 50 -Delhi finishes on 392/2; Pranshu Vijayran unbeaten on 48(34) and Dhruv Shorey on 99(69)

  • Our correspondent from Palam updates: Hyderabad's openers Akshath Reddy and Tanmay Agarwal have begun their chase confidently. Spin was introduced in the third over itself suggesting the  slowness of the track; the low total on the board may also have prompted Raina to bring in the spinners this early.

    It made no difference. Runs were obtained without much fuss and Tanmay even indulged in a couple of sweet drives, one through cover for a boundary and the other through extra cover for three.

    After six overs, it's 33/0, at lunch.

  • Update from MAC: Skipper Manoj Tiwary departs after making 12 off 10 balls, caught at square leg by Riyan Parag off Mrinmoy. Mrinmoy having a nice day out here at Chepauk. Bengal FOW: 67/3, 8.5 overs.

  • Bravish departs for a brillaint 107 in 122 balls, Tripura 225/5.

  • Update from MAC: Mrinmoy gets another! Bengal loses wickets in quick succession. Sudip Chatterjee goes for a duck; he is out caught behind. Skipper Manoj Tiwary walks out to the crease. FOW: 48/2, 6.4 overs. Earlier, Mrinmoy got his revenge! Easwaran, who welcomed Mrinmoy with a boundary off his very first ball, was clean bowled! BENGALFOW: 48/1, 6.2 overs.

  • Arunachal Pradesh all out for 145 in 45.3 overs . Akhilesh 44, Samarth 43 and for Bihar  - Keshav Kumar bagged a five-wicket haul.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Abu Nechim to start with the ball, as Abhimanyu Easwaran and keeper Vivek Singh start the chase for Bengal.

  • Keshav Kumar grabs a five-for (10.0-0-23-5)! Arunachal Pradesh reeling at 136/8.

  • Mehdi Hasan picks up a four-for! His figures read 9.3-1-20-4, Uttar Pradesh 130/8.

  • Gautam Gambhir reaches 151 runs in 104 balls. Delhi 295/1

  • Kedar Devdhar leading Baroda's charge with a fine 100 off 128 balls, Baroda 194/2

  • WICKET! Chirag Gandhi is out for 8(20), to leave Gujarat struggling at 136/5.

  • Our correspondent from Palam updates: With a grafting, well-paced half-century, Suresh Raina has held his team's innings together. After surviving a tough period against the spinners, he opened up, targeting part-time spinner K. Rohit Rayudu. Rayudu was carted for a six and a four through mid-wicket, both stylish slog sweeps.

    Hyderabad made a few bowling changes in this period. Mohammed Siraj was brought back for one over, while B. Sandeep, another part-time spinner, bowled three.

    It allowed Raina and his partner Rinku Singh to breathe easy for a while. The jitters, judging from the body language, have gone away.

    Yet, Hyderabad found a way to claim another wicket. When Hasan was brought back, Rinku was trapped lbw.

    UP 123/6 in the 36th over.

  • Gautam Gambhir in ominous touch as Delhi racks up 256 in just 37overs. Gambhir is batting on 136 off 97 balls, Dhruv Shorey on 35.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Mukhtar goes. Caught by sub Writtick at long-off off Prayas for 12 off 12. Assam FOW: 126/9, 33.3 overs.

  • Abrar Kazi is run out for 1, Nagaland now in deep trouble 138/5.

  • Anshul Tripathi's 50 runs in 49 balls  has guided Madhya Pradesh to 166/3.

  • Jay Bista is out for a well-made 68 off 75 balls, Mandeep Singh with the breakthrough for Punjab. Mumbai 130/2.

  • Elsewhere, Arunachal Pradesh has lost its fourth wicket , Kamsha Yangfo 1(8) is out, bowled by Ashutosh Aman, Arunachal Pradesh 95/4. Bihar in the driver's seat for the time being.

  • Baroda has reached 150/2 in 35.5 Overs, K. Devdhar batting on 76, Deepak Hooda on 49.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Jitumoni Kalita follows suit, he is clean bowled for 9 off 20 balls by Shahbaz. Assam FOW: 109/8,30.3 overs.

  • Delhi has reached  203 for the loss of just one wicket.

  • After 30 overs, Tripura is 113/1 — Bravish batting on 53(81) and B. Ghosh on 58(96).

  • Himachal Pradesh has finally made inroad; Motwani departs after scoring a 50. Maharashtra 140/2.

  • Services has the prized scalp of Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel, who departs for 47. Gujarat 98/3.

  • Jay Bista reaches 50 in 55 balls; Mumbai 87/1

  • Updates from MAC: Assam is losing wickets in quick succession now. Wasiqur departs as Pramanik picks up his fourth. Assam FOW: 93/7, 23.2 overs.

  • Meanwhile, Motwani has reached his 50 off 60 balls; Maharashtra is 130/1.

  • Our correspondent from Palam updates: Spinners have broken UP's back and given their team a complete hold over the contest.

    Off-spinner Saketh foxed Priyam Garg to have him dismissed bowled and the new man Aksh Deep Nath fell to the trap of slash Bhandari to be dismissed stumped.

    The set Upendra Yadav fell to a soft dismissal; his check drive to Mehdi Hasan turned out to be a simple caught and bowled dismissal.

    Suresh Raina has been vigilant so far against the spinners. He is content nudging the spinners around for singles. A drive through extra cover off saaketh in the 24th over was a rare boundary in this period.

    UP 76/5 in the 24th over.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Pradipta gets another one as Romario Sharma departs for six, caught at long-off by Sayan Shekhar Mandal. AssamFOW: 90/6, 21.6 overs. Earlier, Abhishek Thakuri was castled by Manoj Tiwary. FOW: Assam 84/5.

  • WICKET! Gurkeerat Mann draws first blood for Punjab. A Herwadkar is out for 32(49), Mumbai 75/1.

  • Maharashtra has brought up its 100 in 20 overs , Motwani batting on 42, Gaikwad on 48.

  • Uttar Pradesh has lost half its side for just 58 , Aksh Deep Nath is out for 4(9). Hyderabad bowlers having a field day!

  • WICKET! Odisha on top as Govinda Poddar gets rid of Rameez Khan for 19(30), Madhya Pradesh 84/3.

  • After 20 overs, Manipur is 89/1 — P Prafullomani is batting on 43(60), Bonny Chingangbam 41(55).

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Captain Amit Sinha goes for a duck. He is caught behind, off Pradipta. Assam  72/4, 17.4 overs. Earlier, Riyan Parag departed after making 32 off 50 deliveries. Pradipta Pramanik got the ball to turn away from the batsman, completely beating Parag as Vivek Singh was quick to dislodge the bails.

  • 50 up for Unmukt Chand and Gautam Gambhir as Delhi reaches a commanding 111/0.

  • Uttar Pradesh is reeling at 49/4! Upendra Yadav is out caught and bowled by Mehendi Hasan, Hyderabad on top at the moment.

  • Baroda 50/2 in 16.3 Overs , Krunal Pandya the last man to fall.

  • Delhi has brought up its 100 in 15.4 Overs.

  • Nagaland in all sorts here; it has lost its third wicket for just 30 on the board — Zhimomi the last man to depart!

  • Our correspondent from Palam updates: It's been slow going for UP after losing its second wicket in what has been a shaky start to its innings at the air force complex here at palam.

    Spinners are in operation early, and Upendra Yadav and Priyam Garg have looked suspect early against the spinners - Mehdy Hasan and Akash Bhandari.

    Hasan, introduced in the seventh over, foxed Abhishek goswami, whose lively innings came to an end when Hasan drew him into a drive and he was stumped.

    Seamer C. V. Milind was the other wicket taker. He dismissed opener Shivam chaudhary lbw in the second over.

    It's 38/2 after 12 overs.

  • After 10 overs, Madhya Pradesh is 47/2; Rameez Khan on 3(9) and Yash Dubey 1(1).

  • Services has managed to keep a lid on Gujarat's scoring rate so far. Gujarat is 29/1 after 10 overs , Parthiv Patel and Kshitij Patel are in the middle.

  • WICKET! Nitesh is out for 15(23) as Nagaland loses its second wicket for 23.

  • Delhi off to a solid start, it is 69/0 after 10 overs with Gautam Gambhir batting on 31(23) Unmukt Chand on 29(37).

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Sibsankar Roy departs, after making 8 off 15 balls. A thick edge sees the ball safe in the hands of Anustup Majumdar stationed at first slip. FOW: 34/2, 7.4 overs. New man in, left-hander Abhishek Thakuri. Dinda in some visible discomfort, walks off the ground. Sayan Shekhar Mandal to bowl two remaining balls of the seventh over. Writtick Chatterjee comes on as a sub.

  • Meanwhile, Goa, too, adding to its wicket column early on Friday. Aditya Waghmode is caught and bowled for 14(28), Baroda 25/1.

  • Abhishek Goswami is out for 16(21), as Uttar Pradesh loses its second wicket for 27.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Sibsankar breathes a sigh of relief as Abhimanyu Easwaran, at backward point, drops him at 3. Assam 22/1 , 5.4 overs.

  • WICKET! Sedezhalie departs for 4(12), Nagaland 5/1.

  • Udiyan Bose departs for a duck. Tripura 1/1; just the start Rajasthan wanted.

  • Our correspondent from MAC updates: Just 12 balls into the match, and Kanishk Seth has got his man. Perviz Aziz goes after making 1 off 5 balls. Given LBW, he was clearly not happy with the decision as he walked off. Sibsankar Roy is the new man in. He has been pushed up the order. FOW: Assam 3/1, 1.6 overs.

  • WICKET! Lakhan Arjun Rawat departs for a three-ball duck as Manipur loses its first wicket, it is 0/1.

  • TOSS UPDATE: Punjab won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Services won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Manipur won the toss & elected to bat

  • TOSS UPDATE:  Bihar has won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Tripura won the toss & elected to bat

  • TOSS UPDATE: Goa won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Puducherry won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Uttar Pradesh won the toss & elected to bat

  • TOSS UPDATE: Bengal won the Toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Maharashtra won the toss & elected to bat

  • TOSS UPDATE: Kerala won the toss & elected to field

  • TOSS UPDATE: Madhya Pradesh won the toss & elected to bat

Our correspondent from MAC updates:

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