Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Amit Mishra fashions Railways’ win over Assam; Baroda beat Punjab
A five-wicket haul by medium-pacer Amit Mishra helped Railways beat Assam by 35 runs on Saturday in a Vijay Hazare Trophy Group ‘A’ match in Alur.
Defending a modest complete of 161, Railways bundled out Assam for 126 in 39.3 overs as Mishra (5 for 21) and fellow medium-pacer Ankit Yadav (3 for 24) struck at common intervals.
Earlier,despatched in to bat, Railways batsmen did not string collectively any substantial partnership and folded up for 161 in 43.1 overs. Avinash Yadav was the top-scorer with 30.
Amit Mishra hit the one six of the innings as Jitumoni Kalita and Arup Das, with three wickets every, saved issues beneath management.
Baroda handed Punjab a 25-run defeat in a rain-affected match, handing the staff a second loss in three matches.
Baroda was struggling at 52 for 5 earlier than Vishnu Solanki’s breezy knock of 77 not out (49 balls, 8X4, 3X6) and his 93-run stand with Swapnil Okay Singh (33) propelled them to 167 for 7 in 21 overs.
Punjab appeared within the hunt so long as captain Yuvraj Singh was within the center. His dismissal for 36-ball 51 (7X4, 1X6) despatched them hurtling to 142 all out in 20.5 overs.
Meanwhile, the match between Karnataka and Haryana was deserted and not using a ball being bowled owing to a moist outfield following in a single day rain.
After three rounds, Karnataka is on high of the standings with 10 factors (two wins and one no-result) adopted by Baroda (8) and Haryana on 6.
Brief scores: Railways 161 all out in 43.1 overs (Avinash Yadav 30, Abhishek Kumar Yadav 27, Jitumoni Kalita 3 for 23, Arup Das 3 for 41) beat Assam 126 in 39.3 overs (Amit Sinha 39, Abu Nechim Ahmed 26, Amit Mishra 5 for 21, Ankit Yadav 3 for 24).
Points: Railways: 4; Assam: zero.
Baroda 167 for 7 in 21 overs (Vishnu Solanki 77 not out, Swapnil Singh 33, Siddharth Kaul 3 for 36) beat Punjab 142 all out in 20.5 overs (Yuvraj Singh 51). Points: Baroda: 4; Punjab: zero.