Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19 Round-Up: Ishan Kishan, Parvez Rasool guide their sides to victory
India's premier domestic 50-over tournament, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, saw yet another rain-affected day in Chennai. However, the rain was not too incessant and the three games took place.
The match between Jammu and Kashmir and Tamil Nadu at the M Chidambaram Stadium was reduced to 41 overs per side. The match went down to the wire with J&K coming out on top after a scare in the final few overs.
Murali Vijay, who returned from his County stint in England, had a decent outing as he scored 44 off 50. Abhinav Mukund too contributed with the bat, scoring 49. Unfortunately, both the experienced batsmen were unable to go on and score big. The middle-order failed to perform and eventually, they were bowled out for 168. Umar Nazir Mir was the pick of the bowlers, with 4 wickets to his name.
In response, captain Parvez Rasool was the star with the bat as he remained unbeaten on 72 to guide his side to victory. At one point, it looked like they would cruise to victory, but some tight bowling by Tamil Nadu took the match to the last over.
The match between Gujarat and Jharkhand which was held at the SSN College Ground in Chennai was reduced to 25 overs per side. Gujarat, who chose to bat, failed miserably as they were bowled out for just 107. Parthiv Patel scored a duck. Piyush Chawla top-scored with 41 runs to his name. In response, Ishan Kishan led from the front and led his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory.
In the final match between Bengal and Rajasthan held at the T I Murugappa Ground, Bengal achieved an easy six-wicket victory. Batting first, Rajasthan managed to score 179 with Mahipal Lomror top-scoring with 79 runs to his name. In response, Manoj Tiwary and Vivek Singh guided Bengal to victory, scoring 56 and 65 respectively.
J&K 169-6 def Tamil Nadu 168 all out by 4 wickets
Jharkhand 108-5 def. Gujarat 107 all out by 3 wickets
Bengal 181-4 def. Rajasthan 177-9 by 6 wickets