Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Finds Form but Jharkhand Still Lose, Yusuf Pathan Blazes Away for Baroda
Mahendra Singh Dhoni came back to form in the 2015/16 Vijay Hazare Trophy but Jharkhand still failed to pull off a win. Yusuf Pathan blasted his way back to form in the latest round of matches.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed glimpses of his form but Jharkhand still could not manage a victory against Gujarat in the 2015/16 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yusuf Pathan's blitz allowed Baroda to thrash Andhra while Tamil Nadu registered their second win. Here is a wrap of all the action on day two of the the Vijay Hazare Trophy. (Latest Cricket News)
Baroda Thrash Andhra
Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt bagged six wickets after a solid performance by the batsmen as Baroda outplayed Andhra Pradesh by 89 runs
Skipper Ambati Rayudu faltered for 1, Deepak Hooda (53) and Yusuf Pathan (46 not out) rallied hard to make it count for the side which had lost their first game against Delhi.
Yusuf's 36-ball knock provided the much-needed entertainment in the slog overs as the hard-hitter smashed 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Tamil Nadu Secure Second Straight Win
Tamil Nadu produced an all-round display to beat Mumbai by 26 runs and register their second consecutive win in the Vijay Hazare One-Day cricket tournament.Â Â Â Â
Tamil Nadu rode on half-centuries from Baba Aparajith (77), Baba Indrajith (60 not out), Murali Vijay (55) and R Sathish (52) to get past the 300-run mark.
For Mumbai, Dhawal Kulkarni (3/47) picked up three wickets while Abhishek Nayar (2/56) accounted for two scalps.
Chasing the mammoth score, opener Akhil Herwadkar (107) century went in vain as Mumbai failed to cross the final hurdle.
With this win, Tamil Nadu now have eight points
Karnataka Bounce Back Against Haryana
Karnataka produced an all-round performance to get the better of Haryana by 38 runs in their second match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Put in to bat, Karnataka posted 242 for nine in their allotted 50 overs and then bundled out Haryana for 204 in 46.3 overs.
Rajasthan Seal Thrilling One-Wicket Win Over Assam
Rajat Bhatia bagged a five-wicket haul and then hit an unbeaten 68 to help Rajasthan steal a one-wicket win against Assam in a thrilling Group A Vijay Hazare cricket match here today.
Chasing 149 for a win in a low-scoring encounter at the Railways Recreation Club Ground, Rajasthan were reduced to 81 for seven and then 139 for nine but Bhatia held his nerve in a tense finish to hand Assam their second loss in two days.
Siddarth Kaul Helps Punjab Defeat Hyderabad
Siddarth Kaul grabbed five wickets in an impressive pace-bowling display as Punjab thumped Hyderabad by 56 runs
Punjab scored 238 all out in 49.4 overs with Mayank Sidhana top-scoring with a 66-ball 64 and then their bowlers, led by Kaul (5/32), restricted Hyderabad to 182 for 9 in 42.4 overs to win the match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Comes Back to Form, but Jharkhand Lose to Gujarat
Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with a defiant 44 but his innings went in vain as Jharkhand lost to Gujarat by six wickets in the Group B League match of Vijay Hazare Trophy here today.
Electing to bat at the KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Jharkhand scored 177 for four in 47 overs but could not stop Gujarat from running away with an easy win.
All-round Shrikant Mundhe Helps Maharashtra Defeat Odisha
An all-round display by Shrikant Mundhe helped Maharashtra register a 40-run victory over Odisha in their Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mundhe hit a 55-ball 50 as Maharashtra scored 217 for eight and then chipped in with figures of four for 35 to bundle out Odisha for 177 in 43.4 overs.
Himachal Crush Bengal
Prashant Chopra (91), Robin Bist (84) and Paras Dogra (78) struck half centuries as Himachal Pradesh handed a crushing 89-run defeat on Bengal. Himachal Pradesh piled up a big total of 308 for seven and then bundled out Bengal for 219 off 36.3 overs at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.
Saurashtra Pip Madhya Pradesh in High-Scoring Thriller
Opening batsman Sheldon Jackson and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit scintillating centuries as Saurashtra defeated Madhya Pradesh by a narrow seven runs in a high-scoring Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket match here today.
Put into bat, the home side, despite losing three quick wickets, amassed 340 for 5, thanks to the efforts of Jackson (111), Jadeja (134) and Chirag Jani (77 not out), who made merry against MP bowlers in the Group D match at SCA Stadium in Khandheri.
Saurashtra then bowled Madhya Pradesh out for 333 in 49.1 overs to notch up an exciting victory.
Delhi Jolted by Vidarbha
Opener Faiz Fazal struck a defiant half-century before the visiting bowlers made it count to help Vidarbha beat Delhi by 18 runs.
Vidarbha rode on Fazal's 83 to post 163 all out in 45.2 overs -- a score which proved challenging in the low-scoring encounter.
Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma bowled his heart out to return with impressive figures of 5-21 and his effort was backed up by Navdeep Amardeep Saini and Subodh Bhati, who bagged two wickets each.
Chasing in what seemed an easy target for the star-studded line-up, Delhi faltered against a disciplined bowling attack led by pace spearhead Umesh Yadav.