Vijay Hazare Trophy Round 4: Wins for TN, Bengal, Chhattisgarh

Updates from Round 4 of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20, with Mumbai, Delhi, Karnataka, Hyderabad among the teams in action.

Dinesh Karthik-led Tamil Nadu, top of Elite Group C, faces Bihar in Jaipur.   -  R.V. Moorthy

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Narrow wins for Bengal and Chhattisgarh, and resounding ones for Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, and Karnataka. Plenty of matches abandoned — Baroda-Vidarbha, Delhi-Himachal, Punjab-Odisha, Uttarakhand-Puducherry, Manipur-Sikkim, and Meghalaya-Arunachal Pradesh.

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RESULTS:

Tamil Nadu beats Bihar by seven wickets.

Hyderabad beats Saurashtra by 121 runs.

Bengal beats Services by four wickets.

Madhya Pradesh beats Gujarat by 35 runs.

Karnataka beats Kerala by 60 runs.

Chhattisgarh beats Mumbai by five wickets.

 

In Bengaluru, Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh in Elite Group A: Amandeep Khare scores an unbeaten 117 to help Chhattisgarh chase down its target of 318 with one ball to spare. Shashank Singh and Ajay Mandal gave him good support. No. 7 Mandal came in to bat in the 41st over and stuck till the end, hitting a couple of sixes and a four in his unbeaten, 30-ball 39. Four points for Chhattisgarh.

In Bengaluru, Kerala vs Karnataka in Elite Group A: At the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Karnataka defeats Kerala by 60 runs. Vishnu Vinod scores a century but in vain.

In Jaipur, Madhya Pradesh vs Gujarat in Elite Group C: At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Gujarat collects a 35-run win over Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh, chasing 282 in its 50 overs, was bowled out for 246.

In Jaipur, Bengal vs Services in Elite Group C: Bengal completes a four-wicket victory, reaching its target of 277 with two balls to go. Wriddhiman Saha and Shahbaz accelerated well in the last few overs.

In Bengaluru, Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh in Elite Group A: It's an uphill task for Chhattisgarh at the Alur Cricket Stadium. It needs 59 more runs to win from five overs. Amandeep Khare is 16 away from a century. Batting with him is Ajay Mandal, on 15. Shashank Singh was the last batsman to be dismissed, for 40. Shashank and Amandeep put on 97 runs for the fifth wicket.

In Jaipur, Services versus Bengal in Elite Group C: Wriddhiman Saha and Shahbaz powering Bengal toward a comprehensive win. Saha is unbeaten on 31, Shahbaz on 15. Bengal needs 22 to win. BENGAL 255/5 after 46.3 overs.

In Jaipur, Bihar vs Tamil Nadu in Elite Group C: Tamil Nadu is on course for victory. Vijay Shankar and Aparajith have brought up their 100 run partnership. TN 188/3. TN needs another 30 runs.

In Bengaluru, Hyderabad vs Saurashtra in Elite Group A: B. Sandeep has five wickets. Saurashtra is bowled out for 131. It's an emphatic victory for Hyderabad - 121 runs the margin. Hyderabad gets four points.

In Bengaluru, Mumbai vs Chhattisgarh in Elite Group A: Amandeep Khare and Shashank Singh have put on 64 runs for the fifth wicket for Chhattisgarh. A hundred and twenty-nine more runs are required to get in 13 overs. Khare is seven runs away from a half-century.

In Bengaluru, Hyderabad vs Saurashtra in Elite Group A: Hyderabad is one wicket away from registering a big win over Saurashtra at the Alur Cricket Stadium. Saurashtra, chasing 253 in 50 overs, is struggling at 118 for 9 in the 36th over. The last wicket to fall was that of Kamlesh Makwana; he was dismissed leg-before-wicket by B. Sandeep, who now has four wickets.

In Jaipur, Bihar vs Tamil Nadu in Elite Group C: Chasing a target of 218, Tamil Nadu is 134 for 3 in the 35th over. Baba Aparajith and Vijay Shankar are in the middle. Vijay Shankar has hit three fours in his innings so far, and is 12 runs away from a half-century.

In Dehradun, Uttarakhand vs Puducherry in Plate Group: The Plate Group contest, at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun, has been abandoned. Uttarakhand was bowled out for 172 in 46.4 overs, and the contest didn't resume after that, possibly because of rain. Both teams get two points each.

In Dehradun, Manipur vs Sikkim in Plate Group: This contest, played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, has also been abandoned. Sikkim, chasing a target of 121 in 40 overs, was reduced to 0 for 2 after one over before rain stopped play.

In Bangalore, Mumbai versus Chhattisgarh in Elite Group A: Chhattisgarh has lost the well-set Ashutosh Singh (35) and Jiwanjot Singh (44), who had stitched together a 59-run partnership for the second wicket. S. Z. Mulani has picked both their wickets, trapping Ashutosh lbw and having Jiwanjot caught and bowled.

In Bangalore, Kerala versus Karnataka in Elite Group A: Kerala, chasing 295, is 125 for three after 23 overs. A couple of wickets in quick succession for Karnataka gives it the upper hand at near the halfway stage. Sanju Samson has been run out by Shreyas Gopal for a 66-ball 67, while Robin Uthappa has been dismissed for a 10-ball 13, caught by Ronit More off the bowling of Shreyas Gopal.

In Bangalore, Hyderabad versus Saurashtra in Elite Group A: Chasing 253 for a win, Saurashtra is 80 for five after 22 overs. Sheldon Jackson, who was well-set on 39, is the latest to be dismissed, lbw to Sandeep. Jay Chauhan and Prerak Mankad are the batsmen tasked with resurrecting the innings.

In Jaipur, Madhya Pradesh versus Gujarat in Elite Group C: Chasing 282, Madhya Pradesh is 106 for three after 27 overs. Gujarat spinners Axar Patel and Piyush Chawla have kept a lid on the scoring, while the latter has picked the wickets of Ajay Rohera and Parth Sahani.

In Jaipur, Services versus Bengal in Elite Group C: Chasing 277, Bengal is 127 for one after 26 overs. Abhishek Kumar Raman, who's batting on 61 off 85 balls, and Manoj Tiwary (batting on 23 off 30 balls) have stitched together a 44-run partnership.

 

In Jaipur, Bihar versus Tamil Nadu in Elite Group C: Tamil Nadu, chasing 218 for a third consecutive win, is 61 for one after 18 overs. Abhinav Mukund has just been dismissed lbw to Samar Quadri for a 40-ball 37. C. Hari Nishaanth has joined N. Jagadeesan, his team-mate from Dindigul Dragons.

In Dehradun, Uttarakhand versus Pondicherry in Plate Group: After Pondicherry captain D. Rohit won the toss and chose to field first, the bowlers responded strongly to bowl out Uttarakhand for 172 in 46.4 overs. Uttarakhand was 101 for eight but D.K. Sharma's 48-ball 76 helped in adding 71 runs for the last two wickets. Sagar Trivedi was the pick of the bowlers for Pondicherry with figures of 8.4-2-50-6. Rain has delayed the start of Pondicherry's run-chase.