Mahendra Singh Dhoni Fails on Comeback for Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy, Yuvraj Singh Sparkles for Punjab
Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to contribute for Jharkhand in his domestic comeback while Yuvraj Singh blasted 93 for Punjab in the latest matches in the 2015/16 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
It was a poor start for Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he failed on his domestic comeback for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. India's limited overs skipper, who was playing in his first match for his state after eight years, scored only nine runs. Elsewhere, Yuvraj Singh's blitz was not enough to rescue Punjab while defending champions Karnataka continued their poor start to the 2015/16 season. Here is a complete wrap of the Vijay Hazare matches on Thursday. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Play Under Varun Aaron in Vijay Hazare)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Fails on Comeback but Jharkhand Win against Jammu and Kashmir (Dhoni set for Domestic Comeback After Eight Years)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored only nine runs on his return to domestic cricket but Jharkhand managed to beat a spirited Jammu and Kashmir by 5 runs in the opening group B league match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Batting first, Jharkhand were all out for 210 in 50 overs but then bowled well to restrict J&K to 205 for seven in 50 overs.
Dhoni, who played for his home state after eight long years, lasted 24 balls before he tried to hit 22-year-old left-arm spinner Waseem Raza and in the process was caught by Parvez Rasool
Mumbai Down Punjab in Wankhede Despite Yuvraj Singh Blitz
Jay Bista and Abhishek Nayar's timely knocks helped Mumbai outplay Punjab by five wickets to gather four crucial points in the Group A Vijay Hazare cricket match here today.
Punjab skipper Yuvraj Singh hit a run-a-ball 93 to help his side manage 254 all out in 48.1 overs. However, Mumbai cantered home in 45.1 overs with Nayar unbeaten on 44.
Karnataka Jolted by Railways
Karnataka's below par performance in the ongoing domestic season continued today as the defending champions suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Railways in their opening match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mahesh Rawat (50), along with opener Asad Pathan (50) and leg spinner Karn Sharma (51) were the three major contributors asÂ Railways hit the winning runs of the last ball of the match to chase down the 229-run target with a wicket to spare.
Uttar Pradesh Rout Himachal
A century by Eklavya Dwivedi and an unbroken fourth wicket 152-run partnership with Rinku Singh (62) helped Uttar Pradesh
comprehensively defeat Himachal Pradesh by seven wickets in a Group "D" match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Rajkot.
Skipper Rishi Dhawan was the top scorer, making an unbeaten 67 off 64 balls with seven hits to the fence. Paras Dogra (41) and Prashant Chopra (39) were the other batsmen to show some resistance against UP bowlers. Spinner Piyush Chawla took three wickets, giving away 49 runs, while medium pacer Pravin Kumar bagged two for 37.
Delhi Beat Baroda
Debutant medium pacer Subodh Bhati grabbed 4/17 as hosts Delhi beat Baroda by 31 runs in their opening group C game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Nitish Rana scored 62 and helped the team revive themselves from 113/6 to 208/7.
Odisha Pip Vidarbha in Nail-Biter
Pacer Alok Sahoo grabbed 5/39 runs as Odisha recorded a narrow three-run victory over Vidarbha in their Vizay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket match. Arabind Singh top-scored with a 64-ball 62 while Ravi Jangid's 97 went in vain.
Bengal Thrash Goa
Manoj Tiwary blasted his way to a 48-ball-62 while opener Shreevats Goswami hit 70 as Bengal comfortably beat Goa by 6 wickets
Goa managed 235 for 9 in 50 overs with Saurabh Bandekar (62), Reagan Pinto (55) and Sagiun Kamat (55) making useful contributions. Veteran speedster Ashok Dinda scalped three for 40. However, Bengal made short work of the target, knocking off the runs with 52 balls to spare.
Tamil Nadu get the Better of Assam
Opener Abhinav Mukund smashed a strokeful century to help Tamil Nadu thrash Assam by six wickets in the Group A Vijay Hazare cricket match
Jamalluddin Syed Mohammad's gutsy 59 was not enough as all the other Assam batsmen withered away decent starts to fall against a disciplined TN attack.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked up 31 wickets in recent success against South Africa, bagged three wickets.
Services Thrash Rajasthan
Services came up with a fine bowling and fielding display to register a comfortable 63-run win over Rajasthan in their opening Group A match.
Nakul Verma (68) and middle-order batsman Yashpal Singh (75*) combined to post 230 for seven in their 50 overs. Upcoming pace sensation Nathu Singh (4/42) impressed with a four-wicket haul for Rajasthan.
Andhra Decimate Tripura
Andhra produced an all-round display to notch up an emphatic 58-run victory over Tripura in a Vijay Hazare Trophy. Andhra scored 273 all out from 49.3 overs with their top order coming good.
Chasing the stiff target, Tripura folded for 215 in 45.1 overs with wickets falling at regular intervals.
Nirupam Sen Chowdhary (52) and Parvinder Singh (50) scored half centuries but those were not enough for Tripura to avoid a defeat.
Haryana Hold on Against Kerala
Haryana put up an impressive bowling effort to beat Kerala by nine runs in their opening match of the Vijay Hazare Troph.Â Nitin Saini and Mohit Hooda struck fifties for Haryana while Kerala batsman Sachin Baby's 95 went in vain.