Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018/19: Round 11 - Review

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018/19: Round 11 – Review

This has been one of the worst outings for Rajasthan in any domestic tournament in a very long time, who registered their 6th defeat in 7 games.

Abhinav Mukund
Indian batsman Abhinav Mukund.
(Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Just three games were played in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Wednesday but there was no dearth of drama and action in these games. Whilst Abhinav Mukund scored a phenomenal century, Jammu & Kashmir pulled off a close-fought win against Rajasthan to worsen the tally of the latter.

Tamil Nadu were always going to enter the game against Tripura as the favorites to win it and they eventually ended up beating them by a handsome margin. Batting first, Tripura could only manage 196 runs and got bowled out in 46.4 overs. Barring Smit Patel’s fifty, no one else chipped in with any considerable contribution.

In reply to the below-par target posted by Tripura, Abhinav Mukund steamrolled past their bowlers and registered 131 unbeaten runs off 100 deliveries. His blistering knock saw the South Indian side clinch the game inside 32 overs.

Rajasthan register their 6th defeat of the campaign

This has been one of the worst outings for Rajasthan in any domestic tournament in a very long time. They registered their 6th defeat in 7 games and that’s staggering considering they were Ranji champions on two successive occasions just 6 years ago.

Batting first, fifties from Narender Singh and Salman Khan helped them notch 218 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Although Jammu & Kashmir were cruising at one point at 145/2, the bowlers made a decent comeback and fought hard for win. But the revised target of 179 runs was way too small and they managed to chase it down.

In the other game, Haryana registered a pretty important win against Gujarat. Himanshu Rana’s fifty and Jayant Yadav’s late blitz saw them get a par total of 247 runs for the loss of seven scalps. Chintan Gaja returned with figures of 3/46 for Gujarat.

The 2016/17 Ranji champions fell short of the target by 44 runs thanks to a brilliant bowling effort from the Haryana contingent. Jayant Yadav registered figures of 3/35 whilst skipper Amit Mishra scalped 2 wickets, giving away 41 runs.

Brief Scores

Tamil Nadu vs Tripura, Elite Group C

Tripura: 196 all out in 46.4 overs (Smit Patel 60; V Athisayaraj Davidson 3/46)

Tamil Nadu: 197/2 in 31.2 overs (Abhinav Mukund 131*)

Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets

Jammu & Kashmir vs Rajasthan, Elite Group C

Rajasthan: 218/8 in 50 overs (Salman Khan 60; Parvez Rasool 3/36)

J&K: 179/7 in 35.3 overs (Shubham Khajuriya 57, Ian Chauhan 51)

Jammu & Kashmir won by 3 wickets (VJD revised target)

Gujarat vs Haryana, Elite Group C

Haryana: 247/7 in 50 overs (Himanshu Rana 67; Chintan Gaja 3/44)

Gujarat 203 all out in 46.1 overs (Chirag Gandhi 52; Jayant Yadav 3/35)

Haryana won by 44 runs

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