Saturday, March 2, 2024

Mumbai Makes It Two in A Row – Vijay Hazare Trophy – Day 4 Review

A total of 10 games were played on the fourth day of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Seven out of these ten games were won by the team batting second.

Here’s what all happened on the fourth day of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.

1. Bengal vs Chandigarh – Elite Group E

Chandigarh won the toss and elected to field first.

Bengal was surely not hoping for the start that they had in the match. Their top 5 batsmen could not score more than 35 runs. The top scorer for them was Shahbaz Ahmed. He made 59 runs off 66 balls. He was dismissed just before the team reached the 200 run mark. Somehow Bengal was able to make 253 runs in 50 overs.

Chandigarh’s openers provided them the right start. Arslan Khan made 88 off 95 and Manan Vohra made 45 off 68. The rest of the work for Chandigarh was done by Shivam Bhambri. He made 71 off 74 balls.

Chandigarh won the game by 5 wickets.

2. Jammu and Kashmir vs Services – Elite Group E

Jammu and Kashmir won the toss and elected to field first.

Umar Nazir took two wickets in his first two overs for J&K. Services’ opener, Ravi Chauhan made an excellent hundred and saved his team from a serious downfall. He made 118 off 131 balls.

He was supported by Pulkit Narang and Diwesh Pathania, who made 48 off 45 and 42 off 21 balls, respectively.

Services made 274 runs in 50 overs.

Shubham Khajuria’s 84 off 91 and Abdul Samad’s 63 off 38 helped J&K chase the target with three wickets in hand.

3. Haryana vs Saurashtra – Elite Group E

Saurashtra won the toss and elected to field first.

Chaitanya Bishnoi made 84 off 116 balls and was the top scorer for his team. Haryana was able to make 264 runs in 50 overs.

Chetan Sakariya, who was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for 1.2 crores in IPL Auction, took 3 wickets.

Snell Patel made 79 off 94 balls and provided a good start to Saurashtra. He along with Vishvaraj Jadeja had a partnership of 83 runs for the second wicket. Arpit Vasavada made 46 off 51 balls and was looking to seal the game for Saurashtra. He was dismissed in the 47th over of the innings. 

Saurashtra’s captain, Jaydev Unadkat, then completed the leftover job. He helped his team win the game on the first ball of the ultimate over of the game. The margin of the win was 1 wicket.

4. Uttarakhand vs Manipur – Plate Group

Uttarakhand won the toss and elected to field first.

Manipur could only make 148 runs in 50 overs. Sagatpam Jayanta was the highest scorer for Manipur. He made 32 off 68 balls.

Uttarakhand won the game in the 23rd over of the innings. Jay Gokul Bista made 71 off 61 balls.

5. Meghalaya vs Sikkim – Plate Group

Meghalaya won the toss and elected to bat first.

The first three wickets for Meghalaya fell by the time the team reached 35 runs. Meghalaya’s captain and wicket-keeper, Puneet Bisht, had a different game plan in this match. He made 116 runs off 80 balls. Yogesh Tiwari made 58 off 92 balls. Sanjay Yadav, who came in to bat at the seventh position, helped his team cross the 300 mark. He made 73 not out of 42 balls. Meghalaya made 319 runs in 50 overs.

Ashish Thapa made 79 off 102 balls and Robin Bist made 59 off 77 balls. No other batsmen could help them. Sikkim fell short of the target by 88 runs.

6. Nagaland vs Mizoram – Plate Group

Nagaland won the toss and elected to bat first.

The top order of Nagaland helped them to cross the 300 mark. They were able to make 347 runs in 50 overs. Stuart Binny was the highest scorer for them. He made 80 off 56 balls.

Pratik Desai made 141 off 113 balls, and Taruwar Kohli made 108 off 113 balls for Mizoram. Apart from these two, no other batsmen could reach the double-figure mark.

Mizoram lost the game by 29 runs.

7. Assam vs Arunachal Pradesh – Plate Group

Assam won the toss and elected to field first.

Rahul Dalal made 123 runs off 121 balls for Arunachal Pradesh. However, the team could only make 222 runs in 50 overs.

Assam chased the total quite comfortably by the 36th over. Sibsankar Roy made 60 off 79 balls and Denish Das made 59 off 51 balls. Both of them helped Assam to win the game by 5 wickets.

8. Rajasthan vs Himachal Pradesh – Elite Group D

Himachal Pradesh won the toss and elected to field first.

Rajasthan were bundled out for 199 runs in 48 overs. Mahipal Lomror was the highest scorer for them. He made 67 off 101 balls.

Rishi Dhawan, the captain of Himachal Pradesh, took 6 wickets.

HP chased down the target by the 33rd over of their innings. Rishi Dhawan made 73 off 64 balls. HP won the game by 4 wickets.

9. Delhi vs Puducherry – Elite Group D

Puducherry won the toss and elected to field first.

Dhruv Shorey made 132 off 142 balls. Nitish Rana made 137 runs off 106 balls. Both of them helped Delhi reach a total of 354 runs in 50 overs.

Puducherry’s first wicket fell in the sixth over of their innings. From that point, wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Puducherry was all-out for 175 runs. Kulwant Khejroliya took 4 wickets for Delhi. It was Delhi’s first win in the tournament.

10. Maharashtra vs Mumbai – Elite Group D

Maharashtra won the toss and elected to bat first.

Maharashtra’s opener, Yash Nahar made 119 off 133 balls. Azim Kazi made 104 off 118 balls.

Both of them helped Maharashtra to reach a target of 279 runs in 50 overs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Prithvi Shaw made 67 runs for the first wicket before Shaw was dismissed by Satyajeet Bachhav.

 After his dismissal, Shreyas Iyer was on the crease. He made 103 runs off 99 balls. Shivam Dube made 47 off 39 balls.

Mumbai won the game by 6 wickets.

They are the only team in Group D that has not lost a game till now.

Ankit Anand
Ankit Anand
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