Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: Three matches of the Group B of Vijay Hazare Trophy Interstate One-day were played in the Twin City on Tuesday. Here are the results:
In a low scoring match Tripura defeated Uttar Pradesh by two wickets played at KIIT Cricket Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Asked to bat first Uttar Pradesh lost wickets at regular intervals and were folded out for 197 in 42nd over despite a century by young Sarfaraj Khan who made 100 of 103 balls and was the last man to get out. Ak Sarkar and AS Sarkar took 3 and 4 wickets respectively. Though Tripura lost wickets regularly, the sixth wicket partnership of 102 runs between Smit Patel (53 runs off 56 balls) and captain Gurinder Singh (64 off 90 balls) took the team closer to victory. Singh remained not out to take the team past opposition’s score. Piyush Chawal took 3 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav and Ankit Rajput scalped 2 each for UP.
In another match played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Tamil Nadu won against Himachal Pradesh by 8 wickets. Asked to bat first Himachal could make only 216 before getting all-out on the penultimate ball of the innings. Robin Bisht made 57 while Ak Kaushik score 62 off 60 balls for HP. Ashwin Christ took 5 wickets for the bowling side. However TN riding by opener Kaushik Gandhi’s 107 not out off 130 balls, Baba Aparajit’s 52 off 65 balls and Dinesh kartik’s 45 not out off 41 balls, won the match with 47 balls to spare.
At DRIEMS ground, Maharashtra gave another superlative performance and beat star-studded Delhi by a whopping 195 runs. Asked to bat first they made 367 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. Thanks to a magnificent century from Kedar Jadav who made 113 from 60 balls with 11 fours and 8 sixes. Besides NS Shaikh and NS Naik scored 52 and 63 runs respectively. Delhi started strongly, but after fall of Shikhar Dhawan who could made a hard fought 24 off 31 balls, the team kept on losing wickets regularly. Gautam Gambhir made 53 runs while Milind scored 38. Delhi were bundled out for 172 runs on 33.4 overs. For Maharashtra JP Zope took 5 wickets for 19 runs.