Dinesh Karthik, Baba Aparajith Tons Help Tamil Nadu Qualify for Vijay Hazare Trophy Last Eight
While Dinesh Karthik hit 108, Baba Aparajith struck 137 to help Tamil Nadu register a massive 252-run victory over hapless Rajasthan in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Dinesh Karthik (108) and Baba Aparajith (137) struck fluent centuries, while Rahi Shah picked up six wickets, as Tamil Nadu registered a massive 252-run victory over Rajasthan in their Group A Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket match here on Friday. (Yuvraj Guides Punjab Into Quarters | Unmukt Chand Smashes Fiery Hundred)
Tamil Nadu put up a mammoth 384 for seven in the stipulated 50 overs, and then bundled out hapless Rajasthan for 132 in 26.2 overs to qualify for the knockouts as group topper.
Medium pacer Shah was the star performer with the ball for Tamil Nadu, returning excellent figures of six for 37 in 8.2 overs. (Rishi Dhawan Ton Guides Himachal Into Quarterfinals)
Sent into bat at the Gymkhana Ground, Tamil Nadu rode on a 199-run partnership for the second wicket between Karthik and Aparajith to reach a comfortable 218 for two in the 35th over.
Aparajith then added 108 runs for the fourth wicket with Murali Vijay, who smashed 74 off a mere 44 balls with the help of six boundaries and three sixes. (Umesh Yadav Shines as Vidarbha Beat Maharashtra)
Karthik hit 12 fours and a six in his 97-ball knock, while Aparajith found the fence 13 times while facing 122 deliveries as Tamil Nadu, who have won five out of the six matches, posted a mammoth total.