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Welcome to the highlights of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled across the six centres in India.
Hyderabad vs Baroda, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat: Baroda (316/7) beats Hyderabad (206) by 110 runs
Gujarat vs Tripura, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat: Gujarat (336/7) beats Tripura (204) by 132 runs
Goa vs Chhattisgarh, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat: Chhattisgarh (213/2) beats Goa (210) by eight wickets
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore: Jharkhand (294/7) beats Vidarbha (288/9) by three wickets
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore: Madhya Pradesh (225) beats Tamil Nadu (211) by 14 runs
Andhra vs Punjab, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore: Punjab (176/3) beats Andhra (175) by seven wickets
Kerala vs Railways, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru: Kerala (351/6) beats Railways (344) by seven runs
Karnataka vs Odisha, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru: Karnataka (329/5) beats Odisha (228) by 101 runs
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru: Uttar Pradesh (194/5) beats Bihar (193) by five wickets
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: GAME. SET. MATCH. Ishan Kishan’s Jharkhand romps home in style, with a maximum off the last ball of the match.
Kerala vs Railways: Nidheesh MD takes two wickets in the last over to guide his side across the line in what has been a thrilling encounter.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Ragupathy Silambarasan has been RUN OUT! MP takes the points home. The TN dugout must be absolutely gutted.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: THIS IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE – Punjab Kings’ newest recruit Shahrukh Khan is working his magic in the middle. TN needs 15 runs off 10 balls. MP requires just one wicket. Oh, the nerves!
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Surprise batting collapses have been the order of the day. Three final wickets for 10 runs seal the deal for Baroda. Earlier, the side had also snapped up three for 18 to make short work of Hyderabad’s middle-order.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: The tables have turned and how at the Holkar Stadium! While TN is still 41 runs short of the target, MP requires only one wicket to seal a thrilling victory. Tamil Nadu 185/9 in 44.2 overs.
Karnataka vs Odisha: Gopal and Prasidh Krishna, with three wickets apiece, have absolutely run through the entire Odisha lineup! Four points to Karnataka.
Gujarat vs Tripura: With four wickets down for just 23 runs, Tripura suddenly finds itself in immense trouble! With 148 runs to get in about eight overs with merely two wickets remaining, this can only mean bad news.
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: Virat Singh and Sumit Kumar are being careful with their shots since the departure of the centurion Deobrat. The duo are not willing to take any undue risks and that shouldn’t be much of a problem for Jharkhand given how the game is poised at present. Jharkhand 206/3 in 39.3 overs, needs 83 to win.
Karnataka vs Odisha: Shreyas Gopal provides Karnataka the breakthrough it needed. The 106-run stand between Subhransu Senapati and Ankit Yadav has been broken! Odisha 204/6 in 38.1 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Who saw this coming?! 14 runs. 4 wickets. MP bowlers have sprung right out of the blue to trigger a batting collapse. Baba Indrajith, R Sonu Yadav, skipper Dinesh Karthik, and J Kousik are all back in the hut! Tamil Nadu 137/6 in 27.4 overs.
Goa vs Chhattisgarh: Rishabh Tiwari and Harpreet Singh Bhatia, each having scored half-centuries, comfortably march on towards the finish line. Chhattisgarh 183/1 in 33 overs.
Andhra vs Punjab: Punjab captain Mandeep Singh is leading from the front! The 29-year-old reaches his fifty off 64 balls as the side closes in on a win and the all-important four points. Punjab 149/3 in 30.1 overs.
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: After the initial scare, Jharkhand is back in control of the proceedings at Just Cricket, thanks to crucial fifties from Mrunal Devdhar and Arindam Ghosh. Jharkhand 146/3 in 24.3 overs.
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: UP is in a hurry to finish things off! Aksh Deep Nath follows up on Priyam Garg’s quickfire knock to get his own half-century. Uttar Pradesh 160/3 in 24.3 overs, needs 34 runs to win.
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Another one bites the dust! Baroda’s Babashafi Pathan makes a mess of the stumps to get rid of Tilak Verma, who was only three runs away from his fifty. Hyderabad 83/2 in 14.3 overs.
Goa vs Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh wicketkeeper and opener Shashank Chandrakar brings up his fifty. Goa needs to rethink its tactics without further ado to prevent this match from slipping out of its grasp. Chhattisgarh 89/0 in 16 overs.
Andhra vs Punjab: And gone! Shoaib Mohammed Khan picks up the prized scalp of Abhishek Sharma. Punjab 59/1 in 12.4 overs.
Gujarat vs Tripura: Hardik Patel traps Bikram Kumar Das plumb in front as Tripura loses its first wicket. Tripura 41/1 in 8.4 overs.
Karnataka vs Odisha: WICKET! ‘Keeper B R Sharath takes a fine catch to send Gaurav Choudhary back to the dugout. Odisha 55/1 in 7.4 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: C Hari Nishaanth, recently picked by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction 2021, fails to impress as he gets castled by Gourav Yadav, while batting on 6. Tamil Nadu 22/1 in 5.2 overs.
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: This has been just the start Bihar would have wanted! Abhishek Goswami, UP opener, takes the long walk back to the pavilion as Shabbir Khan adds a wicket against his name. Uttar Pradesh 27/2 in 3 overs.
Kerala vs Railways: Pratham Singh goes for 2, caught behind, as S Sreesanth continues to impress post his comeback to the sport. Railways 9/1 in 2.1 overs.
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: UP opener Karan Sharma has been sent packingbyA Raj of Bihar in the first ball of the second over. Priyam Garg comes to the crease. Uttar Pradesh 4/1 in 1.1 overs.
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: Welcome back! Vidarbha’s Akshay Wakhare has struck with the very first ball after lunch! Opener, wicketkeeper and captain Ishan Kishan goes for a golden duck. Jharkhand 0/1 in 0.1 overs.
Uttar Pradesh needs 194 to win vs Bihar
Chhattisgarh requires 211 runs vs Goa
Railways needs 352 runs to win vs Kerala
Jharkhand has been given a target of 289 by Vidarbha
Hyderabad’s target is 317 vs Baroda
Tripura is chasing a target of337 vs Gujarat
Tamil Nadu needs 226 to win four points vs Madhya Pradesh
Punjab needs 176 runs vs Andhra
Odisha requires 330 vs Karnataka
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: Bihar capitulates as Shivam Sharma register’s mind-boggling figures of 10-0-31-7! Bihar 193 in 46.1 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Three wickets for pacer M Mohammed! Parth Sahani and Aditya Shrivastava have been sent back, both four short of their individual fifties. Madhya Pradesh 204/6 in 43.5 overs.
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Centuries galore across the Vijay Hazare Trophy fixtures today! Kedar gets to his well-deserved ton off 118 balls. He has held on gallantly at one end since ball one, even as he saw all his partners depart one after another over time. Baroda 250/4 in 43.4 overs.
Gujarat vs Tripura: Hundred for Het off 90 deliveries! After losing Panchal and Merai in the same over, Gujarat came back strongly courtesy a dazzling 85-run stand between Het and Raval. Chirag Gandhi joined in on the fun later to stitch another invaluable partnership with Het. Gujarat 295/3 in 45 overs.
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: Sanjay Ramaswamy’s 82 alongside wicketkeeper-batsman Akshay Wadkar’s fifty has been the highlight of the Vidarbha innings, thus far. Vidarbha 233/4 in 44.1 overs.
Karnataka vs Odisha: Wake up. Score runs. Sleep. Repeat. Padikkal has his mantra sorted! The young run-machine comes up with yet another hundred. Odisha, in the meantime, has managed to get rid of Krishnamurthy Siddharth, only nine short of what would have been his fifty. The experienced Karun Nair makes his way to the crease. Karnataka 205/2 in 38.5 overs.
Goa vs Chhattisgarh: A sorry-looking scorecard on display at the Kholvad Gymkhana Ground as anybody, except skipper Amit Verma, has hardly contributed with the bat. Goa 149/5 in 39 overs.
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: Bihar doesn’t look to be in much of a hurry as UP continues to pile pressure on Yashaswi Rishav and Mangal Mahrour. Bihar 131/3 in 34 overs.
Kerala vs Railways: Vishnu joins the now-dismissed Uthappa in the centurion club as we head into a drinks break in Bengaluru! To make matters worse for Railways, even Sanju Samson is making life difficult for the bowlers, having already scored an unbeaten 21 off only 14 deliveries. Kerala 228/1 in 36 overs.
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Baroda captain Krunal Pandya and opener Kedar have struck up a partnership worth 89* runs to put the side back on top. Both these batters are well past their individual half-centuries. Baroda 183/2 in 32.5 overs.
Andhra vs Punjab: Andhra finds itself in a spot of bother, having lost two set batsmen in K Nithish Kumar Reddy and Ricky Bhui in a trice. Karan Shinde and Shoaib Mohammed Khan, new to the crease, have a lot of rebuilding to do. Andhra 90/5 in 26.1 overs.
Kerala vs Railways: Keep the whistles coming, CSK fans! Robbie has made a grand entry into the triple figures even as Vinod continues to provide able company on 86*. What can Railways do to plug the run flow? Kerala 193/0 in 31.4 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Shubham Sharma and Aditya Shrivastava have done well to steady the MP innings after TN rocked its top-order early on. Madhya Pradesh 111/4 in 23.5 overs.
TN vs MP Wagon Wheel – BCCI
Karnataka vs Odisha: It’s a fifty for Samarth and Padikkal! The Odisha bowlers, meanwhile, are at their wits’ end, looking to find ways to make inroads. Karnataka 106/0 in 21 overs.
Gujarat vs Tripura: Dhruv Raval gets to his fifty after Het Patel joins him at the crease following the back-to-back dismissals of Panchal and Bhargav Merai in the same over (11.3, 11.6). Gujarat 85/2 in 15.1 overs.
Kerala vs Railways: Time for a couple of important updates from Just Cricket, Bengaluru. Uthappa gets to yet another half-century off 67 balls. Vishnu Vinod, his opening partner, is inching towards his fifty as well.Meanwhile, the 100 comes up for Sachin Baby’s side. Kerala 101/0 in 19.4 overs.
Kerala’s Robin Uthappa in action during a Vijay Hazare Trophy match. – Twitter/@ChennaiIPL
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Smit, who was looking comfortable in the middle, makes his way back to the pavilion. Vishnu Solanki is the new man in. Baroda 79/1 in 14.4 overs.
Goa vs Chhattisgarh: Goa’s top three are now back in the hut with Veer Pratap Singh, Sourabh Majumdar and Shashank Singh bagging a wicket apiece. Goa 46/3 in 12.4 overs.
Kerala vs Railways: Looks like we are all set to witness another monumental knock from Robin Uthappa. CSK fans, are you seeing this? Kerala 58/0 in 13.3 overs.
Gujarat vs Tripura: Gujarat’s opening pair of Dhruv Raval and Priyank Panchal are off to a flying start as well! 50 comes up for the Panchal-led side, minutes after the first drinks break of the innings. Gujarat 54/0 in 10 overs.
Hyderabad vs Baroda: Baroda openers Kedar Devdhar and Smit Patel are off to a confident start. Baroda 42/0 in 8 overs.
Andhra vs Punjab: India’s Sydney hero and Andhra captain Hanuma Vihari stages an early entry after pacer Siddharth Kaul makes a mess of Ashwin Hebbar’s furniture! Andhra 4/1 in 4 overs.
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Wicket!MP loses Abhishek Bhandari. Kousik J tastes blood. Madhya Pradesh 20/1 in 3 overs.
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha: That’s a big, big wicket! Vikash Singh removes Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal for a duck. Vidarbha 5/1 in 1.6 overs.
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh: Aaqib Khan builds on captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s maiden in the first over to take the first wicket of the day at Alur. Bihar opener Lakhan Raja, trapped plumb in front, departs without bothering the scorers. Bihar 0/1 in 1.3 overs.
Goa vs Chhattisgarh: Veer Pratap Singh strikes early! Wicketkeeper-opener KD Eknath has been caught behind for nought. Goa 0/1 in 0.5 overs.
Karnataka vs Odisha: SkipperRavikumar Samarth and Devdutt Padikkal walk out to bat for Karnataka. Young pacer Rajesh Mohanty will start things off with the new ball.
Hyderabad: Tanay Thyagarajan, C V Milind, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal (C), B Sandeep, Himalay Agarwal, T Ravi Teja, Mickil Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Prateek Reddy (W), Ajay Dev Goud
Baroda: N A Rathva, A Sheth, Abhimanyu Singh, Kedar Devdhar, K H Pandya (C), L I Meriwala, S K Patel (W), Vishnu Solanki, B A Pathan, K R Kakade, P D Yadav
Gujarat: Ripal Patel, Het, Piyush Chawla, Chirag J Gandhi, Dhruv Raval (W), P K Panchal (C), B H Merai, H P Patel, C T Gaja, A Nagwaswalla, Tejas R Patel
Tripura: A S Sarkar, B B Ghosh, D B Debbarma (W), Rana Datta, R A Dey, M B Mura Singh (C), Milind, U U Bose, Bikram Kumar Das, Amit Ali, Parvez Sultan
Goa: Amulya Pandrekar, Deepraj Gaonkar, Lakshay A Garg, Snehal Kauthankar, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Vijesh Prabhudesai, Darshan Misal, Keenan, Amit Verma (C), KD Eknath (W), Aditya Kaushik
Chhattisgarh: Sourabh Majumdar, Sumit Ruikar, Harpreet Singh Bhatia (C), Ashutosh Singh, Veer Pratap Singh, Rishabh Tiwari, Shubham Agrawal, Shashank Singh, Shashank Chandrakar (W), Amandeep Khare, Ajay Mandal
Jharkhand: Virat Singh, Anukul Roy, Utkarsh Singh, Rajan Deep, Shahbaz Nadeem, Kumar Deobrat, Vikash Singh, Rahul Shukla, Bal Krishna, Ishan (C) (W), Sumit Kumar
Vidarbha: F Y Fazal (C), A A Wakhare, A A Sarvate, Ganesh Satish, S R Ramaswamy, A V Wadkar (W), A K Karnewar, A S Thakare, D G Nalkande, Y V Rathod, S R Dubey
Tamil Nadu: Ragupathy Silambarasan, R Sonu Yadav, B Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (C) (W), B Indrajith, M Mohammed, Shahrukh Khan, Kousik J, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore
Madhya Pradesh: Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Shubham Sharma, Mihir Hirwani, Rajat Patidar, Gourav Yadav, Parth Sahani (C), Aditya Shrivastava, Abhishek Bhandari (W), Venkatesh Iyer, Mohd Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya Singh
Andhra: Ashwin Hebbar, Girinath Reddy, Karan Shinde, Kranthi Kumar, Ricky Bhui (W), G H Vihari (C), Stephen, M Harishankar Reddy, S Ashish, K Nithish Kumar Reddy, Shoaib Mohammed Khan
Punjab: Harpreet Brar, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh (C), Gurkeerat Mann, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Barinder Singh Sran, Anmol Malhotra (W), Sanvir Singh
Kerala: Sreesanth, Rojith K G, Sanju Samson, Robin, Jalaj Saxena, Sachin Baby (C), Vishnu Vinod, Mohammed Azharuddeen (W), Nidheesh M D, Basil N P, Vathsal
Railways: Himanshu Sangwan, Saurabh Singh, Arindam Ghosh, Karn Sharma (C), Amit Mishra, Mrunal Devdhar, Pratham Singh, Pradeep Poojar, Harsh Tyagi, Shivam Chaudhary, Dinesh Mor (W)
Karnataka: M Prasidh, B R Sharath (W), V Vyshak, Karun Nair, Mithun A, Shreyas Gopal, Devdutt Padikkal, Suchith J, Samarth R (C), Siddharth K V, Aniruddha
Odisha: Saurabh Kanojia, Gaurav Choudhary, Suryakant Pradhan, Ankit Yadav, Subhransu Senapati, Abhishek Yadav, Shantanu Mishra (C), Rajesh Mohanty, Harshit Rathod, Rajesh Dhuper (W), Sandeep Pattanaik
Bihar: Lakhan Raja, Mahrour, Rishav, A Raj, Ashutosh Aman (C), Babul Kumar, S Gani, Shabbir Khan, Vikash Ranjan (W), Yashaswi Rishav, Suraj Kashyap
Uttar Pradesh: Aaqib Khan, Shivam Sharma, Priyam Garg, Sameer Choudhary, Abhishek Goswami, Karan Sharma, Aksh Deep Nath, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Upendra Yadav (W)
– Hyderabad chose to field vs Baroda
– Tripura chose to bowl vs Gujarat
– Chhattisgarh opted to bowl vs Goa
– Jharkhand to bowl vs Vidarbha
– Tamil Nadu to field vs Madhya Pradesh
– Punjab chose to bowl vs Andhra
– Railways to field vs Kerala
– Odisha chose to bowl vs Karnataka
– Uttar Pradesh opted to field vs Bihar
Hyderabad vs Baroda, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat
Gujarat vs Tripura, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat
Goa vs Chhattisgarh, Round 3, Elite Group A – Surat
Jharkhand vs Vidarbha, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore
Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore
Andhra vs Punjab, Round 3, Elite Group B – Indore
Kerala vs Railways, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru
Karnataka vs Odisha, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru
Bihar vs Uttar Pradesh, Round 3, Elite Group C – Bengaluru
DAY 4 RECAP
Before we kickstart the day’s proceedings, let’s help you relive all the action from Tuesday as you sip on your morning coffee.
While Chandigarh rode on Arslan Khan and Shivam Bhambri’s brilliant fifties to stun host Bengal by five wickets in an Elite Group E match at the Eden Gardens, hundreds from opener Dhruv Shorey and Nitish Rana helped Delhi score a thumping 179-run win over Pondicherry in a Pool D game.
Also, Uttarakhand outplayed Manipur for its second consecutive win in the Plate Group.