Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19: Round 14 – Review
Haryana and Jharkhand have sealed the Quarter-final spots from Elite Group C, knocking out a five-time champion Tamil Nadu.
Updated - Oct 9, 2018 11:44 pm
One of the favorites in the tournament and five-time winner of the Vijay Hazare Trophy previously, Tamil Nadu bowed out of the tournament after a disappointing performance against Haryana. Haryana and Jharkhand have sealed the Quarter-final spots from Elite Group C and if Jharkhand win on the final day of the group stages tomorrow, they will take the top spot with Haryana finishing second.
In a potential knock-out encounter, Tamil Nadu were asked to field first. The Haryana top order faltered slightly but Himanshu Rana and Rahul Tewatia put together an unbeaten 151-run stand for the 6th wicket to propel their side to 310 runs in the first innings.
Most of the batsmen contributed in bits and pieces, including the likes of Abhinav Mukund, Vijay Shankar, and Balachander Anirudh, who have been doing the bulk of the scoring whole tournament. All they could manage in the end was 233 runs and handed a 77-run win and place in the quarterfinals for the North Indian side.
Assam and Rajasthan register consolation wins
Rajasthan might’ve had a torrid season overall, but they finished things off on a high. In their clash against the Services, the latter decided to bat first. The younger of the Chahar brothers, Rahul Chahar, ran through their top order and picked up a five-fer, which saw the Services get bowled out for 139 runs.
Manender Singh was the star with the bat for Rajasthan in chasing this below par total. He registered a timely half-century and stuck at the crease till the end to see his side over the line. It took 43 overs for Rajasthan to get there, but they eventually did it by 7 wickets.
In a clash between two giants from North East India- Tripura and Assam collided down south in Chennai. Tripura registered 209 runs batting first banking on Bishal Ghosh’s hundred. In reply, Riyan Parag and Rishav Das registered decent fifties to get their side over the line in 44.1 overs by 8 wickets.
Haryana vs Tamil Nadu, Elite Group C
Haryana: 310/5 in 50 overs (Himanshu Rana 89*, Rahul Tewatia 91*)
Tamil Nadu: 233/9 in 50 overs (Abhinav Mukund 47; Jayant Yadav 2/37)
Haryana won by 77 runs
Services vs Rajasthan, Elite Group C
Services: 139 all out in 41.1 overs (Rahul Chahar 5/29)
Rajasthan: 140/3 in 43 overs (Manender Singh 89*)
Rajasthan won by 7 wickets
Assam vs Tripura, Elite Group C
Tripura: 209 all out in 49.1 overs (Bishal Ghosh 100; Arun Das 3/25)
Assam: 211/2 in 44.1 overs (Riyan Parag 82, Rishav Das 87*)
Assam won by 8 wickets