Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20, Round 5 – Day 1: Round-up

Kerala's KM Asif picked a four-wicket haul against Hyderabad.

KM Asif
KM Asif. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rain has continued to play a spoilsport in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. On the first day of the Round 5 games, 7 matches were scheduled to be played. Moreover, one Round 1 Elite Group B game between Maharastra and Himachal Pradesh was rescheduled to this day. However, the action was possible in only three out of these eight matches. The remaining five games were abandoned even without a ball bowled.

Here is how things progressed in Round 5 – Day 1 of the Vijay Hazare Trophy:

Elite Group A:

All the three Elite Group A matches progressed forward without any sort of interruption. In the first match, Hyderabad squared off against Kerala at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur. After being put in to bat first, Kerala lost the wicket of V Manoharan right off the first ball. However, the middle order made important contributions that helped them to get get a respectable total of 227/9 in 50 overs. While all three batsmen went past 30, they couldn’t make the most of the start.


The chase was a struggle for Hyderabad. KM Asif was exceptional and brought them down to 12/4. Even though Tanmay Agarwal fought hard with a 103-ball 69, there wasn’t much support for him. The team was bowled out for 165 runs in 44.4 overs and lost the game by 62 runs. KM Asif finished with a 4-wicket haul.

Against Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh scored 268/9 in the first innings. Ashutosh and Shashank Chandraker made important contributions worth 75 and 54 respectively. Yarra Prithviraj picked up three wickets. Despite most of the batsmen getting off to good starts, AP couldn’t chase the target down. All the batsmen threw these starts away and none of them managed to play the long innings. Thus, the team was bowled out for 212 and lost the game by 56 runs.

In the third Group A game, Goa registered a 42-run win against Jharkhand. Aditya Kaushik was the lone warrior for the team with an excellent 110-ball 117. Other batsmen made handy contributions which helped them get to 266/8. Even though Rahul Shukla picked up a six-wicket haul, it was a commendable effort from Goa to get to that total. Like in the other games that were played on the day, most of the Jharkhand batsmen got off to starts but none could convert it into big scores. Therefore, the team was bowled out for 224 runs. Darshan Misal picked up four wickets.


Hyderabad vs Kerala

KER: 227/9 in 50 overs (Sanju Samson 36, Ponnam Rahul 35, Ajay Dev Goud 3/52)

HYD: 165/10 in 44.4 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 69, Jamalpur Mallikarjun 24, KM Asif 4/34) – Kerala won by 62 runs

Andhra Pradesh vs Chhattisgarh

CG: 268/9 in 50 overs (Ashutosh 75, Shashank Chandraker 54, Yarra Prithviraj 3/63)

AP: 212/10 in 46.5 overs (Prasanth Kumar 44, KV Sasikanth 35, Shashank Singh 3/37) – Chhattisgarh won by 56 runs

Goa vs Jharkhand

GOA: 266/8 in 50 overs (Aditya Kaushik 117, Gautam 40, Rahul Shukla 6/33)

JHKD: 224/10 in 48.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 43, Anukul Roy 40, Darshan Misal 4/35) – Goa won by 42 runs

Elite Group B:

Baroda vs Punjab – Match abandoned due to rain.

Uttar Pradesh vs Haryana – Match abandoned due to rain.

Maharashtra vs Himachal Pradesh – Match abandoned due to rain. (Round 1 Rescheduled game)

Plate Group:

Manipur vs Chandigarh – Match abandoned due to rain.

Nagaland vs Mizoram – Match abandoned due to rain.