Vijay Hazare Trophy: TN, Chhattisgarh move into semifinals

Both the quarterfinals at the Alur grounds in Bengaluru were abandoned due to rain.

Yashasvi Jaiswal made a quickfire fifty and gave Mumbai a solid start. It was all in vain.   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal matches between Tamil Nadu and Punjab, and Chhattisgarh and Mumbai.

RESULTS

1. At Alur Grounds, Bengaluru: Tamil Nadu 174 for 6 in 39 overs vs Punjab 52 for 2 in 12.2 overs. Revised target (for Punjab): 192 in 40 overs. MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN.

2. At Alur Grounds, Bengaluru: Chhattisgarh 190 for 6 in 45.4 overs vs Mumbai 95 for 0 in 11.3 overs. Revised target (for Mumbai): 195 in 39 overs. MATCH ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN.

 

Both matches have been abandoned. Rain put paid to any hopes of a result. Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh go through to the semifinals.

Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh qualify as they garnered more wins in the group stage. While TN won nine out of nine matches, Chhattisgarh won five out of eight matches. Mumbai won four.

The lack of a result may be a little underwhelming, but there were some good performances today, such as Chhattisgarh captain Harpreet Bhatia's knock of 83 and team-mate Amandeep Khare's 59; Yashaswi Jaiswal's unbeaten half-century for Mumbai; and B. Aparajith's half-century for TN.

 

It's been a memorable tourney for Yashaswi in particular. The 17-year-old scored a century, a double century, and two half-centuries. He is the highest run-getter in the competition so far, with B. Aparajith not far behind.

The journey ends here for Yashaswi, but Aparajith can leapfrog him to the top in the semifinal.

That brings us to the end of the day's action. The four semifinalists have been determined. They are: Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh.

Both semifinals will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in Bengaluru. Play begins at 9 am. Join us for that. Until then, it's goodbye.

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It has begun to rain again at the Alur grounds in Bengaluru. It's heavy, too.

 

Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh has a job in his hands after his side lost two early wickets. He is accompanied by opener Sanvir Singh at the other end. Punjab 52/2 in 12.2 overs. Requires another 143 runs to win.

 

Fifty for Jaiswal - Young Mumbai batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored a brilliant fifty and have given Mumbai a strong start. With five boundaries and five siex, he has tore into the Chhattisgarh bowling attack.

Young sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal and Aditya Tare give Mumbai a strong start in chase of 192. While Jaiswal is approaching his half-century, Tare is playing a perfect foil. Mumbai 78/0 after 10 overs. Needs another 113 runs to win.

K. Vignesh and R. Sai Kishore make early inroads as Punjab loses two quick wickets in chase of 195. Tamil Nadu bowlers continue to impress and have once again found a way to make an early impact. Punjab 43/2 after 9 overs. Need another 152 runs to win.

Mumbai chases a revised target of 192 in 40 overs due to rain. Chhattisgarh 190/6 in 45.4 overs.

Punjab chase a revised target of 195 in 39 overs due to rain. Tamil Nadu ended up scoring 174 for the loss of six wickets in 39 overs.

Tamil Nadu 173/6 (Rain Stops Play)

Innings Break: Chhattisgarh: 190/6 in 45.4 overs. Harpreet Singh scored a patient 83 and Amandeep Khare made an unbeaten 59 before rain stopped play as Chhattisgarh posted 190 for the loss of six wickets in 45.4 overs.

Rain stops play at both venues.

Harpreet Singh departs for a well-made 83 but an unbeaten half-century from Amandeep Khare has propelled Chhattisgarh close to the 200-run mark. Chhattisgarh 190/6 after 45 overs.

 

WICKET- Tamil Nadu is in trouble as skipper Dinesh Karthik departs. However, in form batsman Baba Aparajith has dropped anchor with an unbeaten fifty. Tamil Nadu 135/4 after 31.3 overs.

Fifty for Harpreet - Harpreet Singh scores a patient fifty and along with Amandeep Khare has kept Chhattisgarh afloat. However, the duo would like to up the ante. Chhattisgarh 139/3 after 38 overs.

Harpreet Singh and Amandeep Khare have kept the Mumbai bowlers at bay as the duo has managed to stitch a partnership and arrest the slide. Chhattisgarh 96/3 after 32 overs.

WICKET - India international Vijay Shankar departs as Tamil Nadu loses its third wicket. Skipper Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Tamil Nadu 87/3 after 19 overs.

WICKET - Mumbai strikes as Shivam Dube removes Ashutosh Singh. Chhattisgarh 42/3 after 20 overs.

Tamil Nadu brings up the team's fifty, but have lost Abhinav Mukund. Tamil Nadu 55/1 after 11 overs.

Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay give Tamil Nadu a steady start after Punjab opt to bowl first. The match has been reduced to 47 overs. Tamil Nadu 13/0 after 3 overs.

Ashutosh Singh and Harpreet Singh have steadied the innings after Chhattisgarh lost two early wickets. But the Mumbai bowlers have kept the scoring rate at check. Chhattisgarh 29/2 after 15 overs.

Toss Update: Punjab won the toss and elects to bowl first against Tamil Nadu.

Playing XI:

Tamil Nadu: Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan

Punjab: Abhishek Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh(c), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sharad Lumba, Anmol Malhotra(w), Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

WICKET - Shardul Thakur strikes and Mumbai is making early inroads. Shashank Chandraker deaprts early as Thakur traps him right in front of the wicket. Chhattisgarh 10/2 after 6 overs. 

WICKET - Dhawal Kulkarni draws first blood as he removes Jiwanjot Singh for a duck. Chhattisgarh in early trouble as it loses its first wicket without troubling the scorers.

Toss Update: Overnight rains has delayed the start of  Tamil Nadu vs Punjab match.

Toss Update: Mumbai wins toss, elects to bowl first against Chhattisgarh.

Playing XI:

Mumbai: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aditya Tare(w), Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Dhrumil Matkar, Shubham Ranjane

Chhattisgarh: Jiwanjot Singh, Shashank Chandraker, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh(c), Amandeep Khare, Shashank Singh, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Lavin Coster(w), Sumit Ruikar, Pankaj Kumar Rao, Puneet Datey

Tamil Nadu finished their Group C matches with an unbeaten record but this will test the character of Dinesh Karthik and his boys. A wrong step and all the hard work will come to an end.

Stay tuned as we bring you the toss in a while.

Squads:

Mumbai: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aditya Tare(w), Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Shashank Attarde, Dhrumil Matkar, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Atharva Ankolekar, Tushar Deshpande, Eknath Kerkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Jay Gokul Bista

Chhattisgarh: Rishabh Tiwari, Shashank Chandraker, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh(c), Amandeep Khare, Shashank Singh, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Lavin Coster(w), Pankaj Kumar Rao, Veer Pratap Singh, Puneet Datey, Jiwanjot Singh, Manoj Singh, Sumit Ruikar, Shakeeb Ahmed, Shubham Singh

Punjab: Abhishek Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh(c), Sharad Lumba, Karan Kaila, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anmol Malhotra(w), Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Abhijeet Garg, Baltej Singh, Akul Pandove, Ramandeep Singh, Shubman Gill, Simran Singh

Tamil Nadu: Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Baba Aparajith, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, T Natarajan, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, M Siddharth, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh