Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018 Round-Up: Jharkhand, Services, Rajasthan notch up victories
The Vijay Hazare Trophy continued today with three Group C encounters taking place in Chennai. Luckily, there was no rain today and all the matches were able to take place completely without ease.
In the match which took place at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Assam took on Rajasthan. After winning the toss, Assam opted to field first. Rajasthan posted 217 runs on the board thanks to a fantastic century by Manender Narender Singh, who ended up scoring 101 in 126 deliveries.
In response, the Rajasthan bowlers bowled extremely well to restrict Assam to just 161, thus winning the match. While Deepak Chahar did not pick up a single wicket, Rahul Chahar picked up 2 wickets. However, TM Ul Haq was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up three wickets.
In the second match which took place at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground in Chennai, Services achieved an easy 102 run victory over Jammu and Kashmir. Services posted a huge total of 322 in 50 overs, with Nakul Sharma scoring 122 of those runs.
J&K's Parvez Rasool, who has played for India in the past, picked up five wickets. However, his performance went in vain as his side managed to score just 220 runs while chasing 323. Paras Sharma top-scored with 93 runs to his name.
In the final match which took place at the TI Cycles Ground, Murugappa in Chennai as well, Jharkhand achieved a close-fought two-run victory over Bengal by the VJD method
Chasing 268 for victory, Anand Singh and Ishan Kishan put on a 118 run partnership for the first wicket, with the latter scoring 118 runs. In the end, a 34 run knock by Anukul Roy helped Jharkhand win the match.
Earlier in the match, Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 149, which helped his side score 267 in 50 overs. Shahbaz Nadeem and Varun Aaron were the pick of the bowlers, picking up two and three wickets respectively.
Services 322 def. J&K 220 by 102 runs
Rajasthan 217-7 def. Assam 161 by 56 runs
Jharkhand 263-9 def. Bengal 267 by 2 runs (VJD method)