A total of 12 matches were played on Monday, the 14th day of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, of which one match was called off due to rain. Let’s know the round-up of all the matches played on the 11th day:
Uttar Pradesh scored their first win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group B match by seven wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group B match, with half-century innings of captain Samarth Singh (62) and Akshdeep Nath (75 *). The last three matches of Uttar Pradesh were rainy. Uttar Pradesh achieved the target of 213 runs by losing three wickets in 47.4 overs.
Samarth and Akshdeep shared an 81-run partnership for the third wicket. Akshdeep then shared an unbroken 49-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rinku Singh (23) to take the team to the target. Before winning the toss, Baroda came out to bat and scored 212 runs for six wickets in 50 overs. Vishnu Solanki scored 58 and Yusuf Pathan scored 55 runs. UP bowler Ankit Rajput took three and Shivam Mavi took two wickets.
Prashant shines in Himachal’s victory
After fine bowling by Rishi Dhawan (4/35), Himachal Pradesh opened the win by defeating Vidarbha by six wickets with a half-century inning by Prashant Chopra (82). Himachal piled Vidarbha on 183 runs in 41.4 overs despite Ganesh Satish’s brilliant innings of 67 runs. Apart from Rishi, Pankaj Jaiswal and Prashant took two wickets each. In response, Himachal achieved the target by losing four wickets with 20 balls to spare. The match was reduced to 42–42 overs due to rain. In the other match of the same group, Odisha defeated Maharashtra by three wickets. Odisha achieved the target of 260 runs with five balls to spare with 119 not out by skipper Shubhranshu Senapati.
Chandigarh’s first defeat
The Chandigarh team, playing in the tournament for the first time, got their first defeat in the plate group. The Chandigarh team, playing first against Puducherry, were reduced to 152 runs in 45.3 overs. Jaskaran scored 36 and Uday Kaul scored 34 runs. Sagar Udeshi took three wickets for Puducherry. In response, Puducherry scored an impressive eight-wicket win for 155 runs in 26 overs thanks to an unbeaten 70 from wicketkeeper-batsman S Karthik. Puducherry leads the group with 16 points. 14 is second from Chandigarh. In the other match, Assam defeated Manipur by 180 runs due to a hat-trick of Pritam Das.
Uttarakhand thrashed Arunachal Pradesh by eight wickets
Uttarakhand washed Arunachal Pradesh by eight wickets with 160 balls remaining due to half-century innings between captain Unmukt Chand (87) and Karanvir Kaushal (86) and a first-wicket century partnership between the two. Arunachal’s team were reduced to 199 runs in 48.4 overs in front of Pradeep Chamoli (4/31), Rahil Shah (2/30) and Avnish (2/31). Arun Dalal’s innings of 95 runs. In response, Uttarakhand scored 202 for two in 23.2 overs to register a big win by eight wickets.
J&K won with Shubham’s century
A century from Shubham Khajuria (127) and half-centuries from Shubham Pundir (86) and Abdul (50) saw Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) defeat Bihar by 65 runs in the rain-capped Group C match. J&K scored 326 runs for six wickets in the allotted 50 overs. In response, the rain came during Bihar’s innings. This gave him a revised target of 194 runs in 30.2 overs but the team could only manage 128 runs for four wickets. Babul Kumar scored an unbeaten 42 runs.