Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019: Wins for Puducherry, Delhi, Haryana

Nagaland defeats Manipur, and Maharashtra beats Vidarbha. Manipur's Muhammad Matun and Chandigarh's Uday Kaul score centuries.

Rahul Tripathi will be in action in the Vijay Hazare Trophy encounter against Vidarbha.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Hello, welcome to Sportstar's coverage of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.

 

RESULTS

1. Assam 115 in 36.1 overs lost to Puducherry 116 for 5 by five wickets.

2. Himachal Pradesh 176 in 41.2 overs lost to Delhi 177 for 7 in 42.5 overs by three wickets.

3. Maharashtra 260 for 7 in 50 overs beat Vidarbha 227 in 46.4 overs by 33 runs.

4. Nagaland 240 in 48.2 overs beat Manipur 235 for 8 in 50 overs by five runs.

5. Haryana 208 in 49.1 overs beat UP 188 in 44.1 overs by 20 runs.

6. Uttarakhand 253 for 8 in 50 overs lost to Chandigarh 254 for 8 in 49 overs by two wickets.

 

That brings us to the end of the day's action. Manipur's Muhammad Matun and Chandigarh's Uday Kaul scored centuries, while Maharashtra's Azim Kazi ensured a five-wicket haul, and Manipur's Bishworjit Konthoujam took seven wickets.

The knockout rounds begin on Sunday, October 20. Two quarterfinals will be held on Sunday — at the Khalsa College Ground, Amritsar, and the Just Cricket Ground in Bengaluru.

Action, as usual, begins at 9 am. Until then, it's goodbye.

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha | Vidarbha's resistance ends, with Aditya Sarwate becoming the 10tht wicket to fall. Sarwate had fought hard for his side to keep its hopes alive after the departure of Akshay Wadkar (75, 90b, 7x4, 1x6) in the 38th over. Eventually, he fell two runs short of his half-century, in the 47th over.

Maharashtra's Azim Kazi claimed five wickets. It was a 33-run win for his side.

Uttarakhand vs Chandigarh | Chandigarh reaches its target of 254 for the loss of eight wickets, and with one over to spare. It could have been curtains for the side after it lost its eighth wicket in the 46th over, but Arpit Pannu (23, 16b, 2x4) and Shreshth Nirmohi (17, 9b, 2x4) stuck till the end to take their side home.

Dhanraj Sharma was the chief wicket-taker for Uttarakhand, with 4 for 70 in his 10 overs.

Manipur vs Nagaland | Manipur's innings comes to an end. It falls five runs short of Nagaland's total of 240. It manages 235 for 8, with No. 9 Thomas Smith and No. 10 Bishworjit Konthuijam unbeaten on 1 and 3, respectively.

It's been a remarkable comeback from Nagaland. Manipur was at one point well in hunt at 214 for 4. The wickets have been shared around — Stuart Binny, Shrikant Mundhe, and Imliwati Lemtur took two each.

Manipur vs Nagaland | At the Tanush Academy Ground in Dehradun, Manipur needs 20 more runs to defeat Nagaland. It has less than three overs to score those runs. Four wickets are in hand.

The captain Priyojit Singh and Rex Singh are batting. Johnson Singh was run out for 50 (60b, 6x4), in the 39th over, and in the 47th over, Muhammad Matum departed after scoring 100 (159b, 9x4, 2x6).

UP vs Haryana | UP has been bowled out for 188. It's a 20-run win for Haryana. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra takes the final wicket; he dismisses No. 11 Ankit Rajpoot for 7.

UP vs Haryana | It's turned out to be a nail-biting contest at the Railway Ground in Vadodara. UP's last pair has the task of taking their team across the line. They have 23 more runs to get, in less than seven overs. The last three wickets fell for 14 runs, Harshal Patel claiming two of them.

Rinku Singh's was the big wicket to fall, in the 40th over. He was dismissed by Harshal Patel for 68.

Delhi vs HP | Delhi defeats Himachal Pradesh by three wickets at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara. It reaches its target of 177 for the loss of seven wickets, with more than seven overs to spare.

Manan Sharma and Pawan Negi took the side across the line, after Lalit Yadav had departed in the 39th over.

 

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha | Akshay Wadkar has departed, and Aditya Sarwate (40 n.o., 49b, 2x4) is batting with No. 9 Darshan Nalkande. Wadkar made 75. Fifty three more runs are required in 7.1 overs. Three wickets are in hand.

UP vs Haryana | UP is six down in its chase, too. It needs 55 more to win, in less than 13 overs. Rinku Singh (63 n.o., 64b, 7x4, 1x6) is batting alongside Priyam Garg, who has just come out to bat following the dismissal of Saurabh Kumar, for 13.

The score: 156 for 6 in the 38th over.

Delhi vs HP | Delhi is now 33 runs away from victory at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara, but with just four wickets in hand. There are 14 overs left, though. Nitish Rana was the latest to depart, for 29.

Uttarakhand vs Chandigarh | Uday Kaul has struck his 17th List A half-century, to help keep Chandigarh on track in its chase of 254. He has struck eight fours so far in his 95-ball 71. With Gaurav Puri, he had a 96-run partnership after which Puri was dismissed for 45.

Jaskaran Singh has joined Uday Kaul in the middle. A hundred and seven more runs are needed in less than 18 overs, with seven wickets in hand.

Nagaland vs Manipur | Muhammad Matum and Johnson Singh have added 93 runs together. Matum has his first half-century in List A cricket. Johnson is five runs away from his own half-century; if he gets there, it will be his first in this level of cricket, too. Johnson has been the more enterprising of the two, registering a strike-rate of nearly 85.

Matum, on the other hand, has a strike-rate of about 50. Hundred more runs are needed in less than 15 overs, with seven wickets in hand.

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha | At the Krishnagiri Stadium in Wayanad, Vidarbha needs 112 more runs to defeat Maharashtra. No. 4 Akshay Wadkar has a half-century, the second in his List A career. He is batting alongside Aditya Sarwate.

Vidarbha has suffered a collapse once again, with no one so far — besides Wadkar — able to play the sheet anchor role. Azim Kazi has been the most effective bowler — taking three wickets. Only four more wickets remain to be taken for Maharashtra to claim victory.

UP vs Haryana | UP needs 95 more runs to win in less than 22 overs with six wickets in hand, at the Railway Ground in Vadodara. Rinku Singh is one run away from his seventh half-century in List A cricket. His partnership with Akshdeep Nath has just come to an end; Nath was dismissed bowled by R. K. Tewatia for 37.

Harshal Patel, Sumit Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal have been the other wicket takers.

Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh | Twenty eight overs are up in Delhi's chase of 177 at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara. Three wickets have fallen; the last batsman to depart was Shikhar Dhawan, for 31 (54b, 4x4). Nitish Rana and Himmat Singh are batting.

The score: 102 for 4 in 28 overs.

Uttarakhand vs Chandigarh | At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun, Chandigarh has lost two wickets in its chase of 254. In the 16th over, it is 73 for 2. Both openers have been dismissed. Uday Kaul and Gaurav Puri have added 33 runs for the third wicket.

Dhanraj Sharma and Pradeep Chamoli have taken a wicket each.

Uttarakhand's innings was built in the main by Tanmay Srivastava (102 n.o., 140b, 6x4) and Avneesh Sudha (78, 93, 4x4, 1x6). The two put on 141 runs for the third wicket.

Medium-pacer Jaskaran Singh took four wickets.

Assam vs Puducherry | It's a comfortable victory for Puducherry at the JNN College of Engineering in Shimoga. Puducherry lost five wickets in its chase of 116, seamers Pritam Das and Arup Das taking three wickets between them and Abu Nechim and Riyan Parag taking two each. Paras Dogra's 44 (42b, 6x, 1x6) was the bedrock of the chase.

Puducherry's red-hot form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy continues.

Assam's batting crumbled after the 26th over; it turned out to be a collapse that would decide the contest. From 90 for 3, it managed to add just 25 more runs for the loss of seven wickets.

Medium pacer Ashith Sanganakal was the wrecker-in-chief. He took 4 for 17 in 7.1 overs. Suresh Kumar and Sagar Udesh claimed two wickets each. R. Vinay Kumar did not manage to take a single wicket.

Manipur vs Nagaland | Pukhrambam Singh and Muhammad Matum put on 41 runs for the first wicket for Nagaland, in the team's chase of 241. Three wickets fell quickly — within a space of eight runs — before Johnson Singh joined hands with Matum. The two have added 23 runs for the fourth wicket. In the 20th over, Manipur is 72 for 3. A hundred and sixty nine more runs are needed to win.

Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh: Shikhar Dhawan and Kunwar Bidhuri got Delhi's run chase off to a brisk start before the latter was removed for 11. Anuj Rawat has joined Dhawan. Delhi 38 for 1 after 9.2 overs.

Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh: Pawan Negi has snapped up two wickets as Himachal continues to lose its way through the middle overs. Amit Kumar and Rishi Dhawan are out in the middle. Himachal 131 for 5 after 30 Overs.

Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh: Himachal are reeling at the moment. They have lost three wickets for less than 50 on the board. Simarjeet Singh, Kunwar Bidhuri and Pawan Negi have picked up a wicket each. Sumeet Verma and Nikhil Gangta are in the middle. Himachal 47 for 3 after 11.2 overs.

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha: Gurbani gets the early breakthrough: removes opener Kedar Jadhav for a 15-ball 9. Naushad Shaikh joins Gaikwad. Maharashtra 28 for 1 after 4.4 overs.

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Kedar Jadhav have got Maharashtra off to a steady start in Wayanad. The two have added 21 for the first wicket. Gurbani and Nalkande are sharing the new ball for Vidarbha. Maharashtra 21 for 0 after 3.3 overs.

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FIXTURES

Nagaland vs Manipur, Round 1, Plate Tanush Academy Ground, Dehradun

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha, Round 4, Elite Group A and B Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad, Kerala

Uttarakhand vs Chandigarh, Round 2, Plate Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

Assam vs Puducherry, Round 15, Plate Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering Ground, Shimoga - Puducherry won the toss and elected to field

Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh, Round 1, Elite Group A and B Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara

Uttar Pradesh vs Haryana, Round 2, Elite Group A and B MRS Railway Stadium, Vadodara