Tamil Nadu Beat Bengal by 37 Runs to Lift Title: As It Happened

Updated: March 20, 2017, 5:27 PM IST
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So thats it then, Tamil Nadu have beaten Bengal by 37 runs to win Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017.

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Out: Another one bites the dust as Ashok Didna goes back without troubling the scorers. Aswin Chris picks up his second wicket of the match.

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Out: Bengal are really struggling now as they have lost their eight wicket. Pragyan Ojha goes back into the hut after being dismissed by Kaushik Gandhi for 7. Bengal need 46 off 34 balls to win the title. Tamil Nadu need 2 wickets.

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Crucial final 10 overs of the title match remaining now.

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Out: Huge blow for Bengal as Sudip Chatterjee is finally dismissed by Sai Kishore for 58. 

Bengal: 143/6, need 76 runs off 11.2 overs

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Out: Finally, Baba Aprajith gives Tamil Nadu the breakthrough by ending 65-run stand between Sudip Chatterjee and Anustup Majumdar. Bengal now need 84 off 85 balls with 5 wickets to go.

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Half-Century: Great innings by Sudip Chatterjee as the southpaw notches up a well-deserved half-century. The left-hander has conjured this innings when Bengal had crumbled under immense pressure by Tamil Nadu that saw them losing 4 quick wickets.

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The partnership between Anup Majumdar and Sudip Chatterjee is worth 39 runs now. The Bengal duo have somewhat steadied the ship after early collapse.

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Tamil Nadu bowler have completely dried up the runs in the last few overs as Bengal batsmen are struggling for boundaries in the middle. In the last 5 overs, only 14 runs have come for Bengal. 

Bengal: 83/4, need 134 to win in 23 overs. 

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Out: Finally the partnership is broken as Tamil Nadu's Vijay Shankar rattles Manoj Tiwary's stumps as Bengal slump to 68/4.

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Skipper Tiwary (21) and Sudip Chatterjee (11) are building a solid partnership, Bengal: 64/3, need 164 runs to win. 

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Manoj Tiwary is coming to his own now as the Bengal captain hits a four and six one Rahil Shah over. Bengal need 167 runs to win now.

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Out: Another blow for Bengal as Sreevats Goswami is dismissed by Rahil Shah.  Bengal: 37/3

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Manoj Tiwary and Sreevats Goswami are building a good partnership after Bengal lost 2 quick wickets in the chase. Bengal: 26/2 after 9 overs

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Sreevats Goswami is looking to kick-start Bengal's innings after twin blows early on by Aswin Christ. Goswami has so far hit couple of boundaries to ease pressure on Bengal. 

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Out: Another one bites the dust as this time Aswin removes Agniv Pan for 0. Bengal now struggling at 4/2 so early in the match.

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Out: Huge mix-up from the batsmen as Easwaran is run-out for 1 by Aswin Christ. Big blow for Bengal so early in the game. Bengal: 4/1

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Bengal is out on the filed to chase a modest target of 218 runs. Sreevats Goswami and Abhimanyu Easwaran to start the proceeding for Bengal.

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All-Out: Mohammed Shami removes centurion Dinesh Karthik for 112 to pick his fourth wicket of the innings. Karthik is out hit-wicket. Bengal need 218 runs to win the Vijay Hazare title.

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Out: Mohammed Shami picks two wickets in the same over to as Tamil Nadu are now tottering at 212/9. Shami has now picked up 3 wickets in 8 overs.

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Out: Kanishk Seth strikes to remove Ashwin Strike for 10, Tamil Nadu 200 for 7 in 44th over. Onus is now on Karthik to give Tamil Nadu the final push.

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Century: Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Dinesh Karthik makes the difference in the final by slamming 105-ball ton. Tamil Nadu also crosses the 200-run mark in the process in the 43rd over.

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Dinesh Karthik is moving towards a well-deserved century in the most important game of the season. Karthik is currently batting at 96. His innings includes 13 fours so far.

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Dinesh Karhik. (PTI Images)

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Toss Update:

Tamil Nadu won the toss and opt to bat first

Squads:

Tamil Nadu: Kaushik Gandhi, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Vijay Shankar (c), Washington Sundar, Baba Indrajith, M Mohammed, Aswin Crist, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Rahil Shah

Bengal: Shreevats Goswami (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary (c), Agniv Pan, Sudip Chatterjee, Anustup Majumdar, Aamir Gani, Kanishk Seth, Ashok Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Mohammed Shami

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