Vijay Hazare Trophy: Rajasthan upset Mumbai; Madhya Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu
Rajasthan pulled off a six-wicket win over formidable Mumbai with opener Amit Gautam slamming an unbeaten 149 within the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group’C’ League in Chennai on Friday.
Gautam did the star flip for Rajasthan after its rival had posted 268 for 8 driving on Siddhesh Lad’s second century within the event.
The Rajasthan’s opener knock was embellished with 16 boundaries and 4 sixes.
For Mumbai, Lad, who stroked a precise 100 (8×4, 4×6) and Prithvi Shaw 52 (7×4), have been the primary scorers.
Rajasthan’s Syed Khaleel Ahmed bottled issues up bagging 4 wickets for 35 runs within the match performed at at TI Murugappa cricket floor.
In one other match, a blistering 158 off 111 balls by Rajat Patidar powered Madhya Pradesh to a complete eight-wicket win over defending champion Tamil Nadu.
The residence aspect’s third straight loss successfully ended their hopes within the event.
Faced with a fairly daunting goal of 303, Madhya Pradesh went on the assault from the beginning as openers Patidar and Naman Ojha unleashed an array of photographs.
Patidar and Ojha added 65 runs earlier than the latter fell to Aswin Crist for 39 (5X4, 1X6).
This introduced collectively Patidar and Rameez Khan, who took the sport away from the host with a large 209-run partnership in 243 balls.
Patidar was in management proper by his knock and hit 20 fours and 4 sixes as he peppered the Pachaiyappa’s College floor with photographs all around the wicket.
India Test star Ravichandran Ashwin, who has bowled with management all through the event and tried his hand at leg-spin too, couldn’t do something to interrupt the partnership or stem the circulation of runs.
He completed with figures of none for 64 in 10 overs. Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar tried seven bowlers however the MP batsmen performed confidently to coast to victory with 4 overs remaining.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu recovered after shedding Ganga Sridhar Raju (zero) within the third over and Kaushik Gandhi (7) within the seventh over with wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan (99) stringing collectively a 107-run stand in 120 balls with B Aparajith (43).
Jagadeesan was unfortunate to overlook his ton as he fell caught behind (by Ojha) to Puneet Dubey.
Vijay Shankar was his ordinary aggressive self and ran laborious between the wickets and compiled a classy 84 (62 balls, 7 fours, two sixes) however his exit triggered a collapse.
The group slid from 284 for 5 to finish at 302 for 8 with the final 5 overs yielding simply 20 runs.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh posted a slender one-wicket win over Goa on the M A Chidambaram stadium to attract stage on 12 factors with Mumbai.
Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 302 for 9 in 50 overs (N Jagadeesan 99 (108b, 11×4, 1×6), B Aparajith 43, Vijay Shankar 84 (62b, 7×4, 2×6), B Anirudh Sitaram 39, Ankit Singh Kushwah 3 for 59) misplaced to Madhya Pradesh 303 for 2 in 46 overs (Naman Ojha 39, Rajat Patidar 158 (111b, 20×4, 4x6s), Rameez Khan 78 not out (115b, 8×4).
Points: Madhya Pradesh: 4 (8); Tamil Nadu: zero (4).
Goa 188 in 47.4 overs (Sugan Kamat 28, Snehal Kauthankar 43, Suyash Prabhudessai 38, P Girinath Reddy 4 for 32) misplaced to Andhra 191 for 9 in 49.3 overs (Okay S Bharat 30, Ricky Bhui 56 not out (86b, 6×4, 1×6), Lakshay Garg 3 for 32, Vijesh Prabhudesai 3 for 43).
Points: Andhra: 4 (12); Goa: zero (8).
Mumbai 268 for 8 in 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 52 (54b, 7×4), Siddhesh Lad 100 (105b, 8×4, 4x6s), Syed Khaleel Ahmed 4 for 35) misplaced to Team Rajasthan 272 for 4 in 47.3 overs (Amit Gautam 149 not out (136b, 16×4, 4x6s), Mahipal Lomror 81 (77b, 7×4, 2×6), Shivam Dube (two for 36).
Points: Team Rajasthan: 4 (4); Mumbai: zero (12).