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Karnataka vs Saurashtra, Vijay Hazare Trophy Final, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | April 10, 2018, 7:53 PM IST

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  • 16:31 (IST)

    WICKET: Sanandia is bowled out by Prasidh Krishna. Saurashtra are bowled out for 212 and Karnataka win by 41 runs

  • 16:24 (IST)

    WICKET: Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed for 94 at the non strikers end. Karnataka's captain Karun Nair with the direct hit. Karnataka need 1 wicket to win 

  • 15:51 (IST)

    WICKET: Gowtham gets another wicket, his third of the innings is Jaydev Unadkat (0) is plumb LBW in front of the stumps trying to sweep the spinner. Pujara stands and watches on at the other end.

  • 15:48 (IST)

    WICKET: Yes and No and hesitation from the batsmen! Chirag Jani is run out at the non-strikers end for 22 by Gowtham who by the way hard a hard time collecting the ball and almost did not complete the runout. Saurashtra are 134/7

  • 15:22 (IST)

    WICKET: Aarpit Vasavada (0) joins Pujara at the crease, but he plays well away from the body and Gowtham gets another wicket in the over. Saurashtra are in deep trouble as they loose their 6th wicket. 

  • 15:20 (IST)

    WICKET: Gowtham gets a wicket now as Prerak Mankad (0) is caught by Samarth as he plays an uppish drive. Saurashtra are 101/5 in the 29th over. 

  • 15:17 (IST)

    WICKET: After hitting that massive six, Jadeja (15) goes for another one and is caught by Samarth as he can't time the shot well. Deshpande gets the required breakthrough and it's advantage Karnataka. 

16:34 (IST)

It's all over here at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Karnataka have the Vijay Hazare Trophy by beating Saurashtra by 41 runs in the final. This is Karnataka's third Vijay Hazare title. 

16:31 (IST)

WICKET: Sanandia is bowled out by Prasidh Krishna. Saurashtra are bowled out for 212 and Karnataka win by 41 runs

16:29 (IST)

Saurashtra doing all they can to make something out of nothing. Sanandia who has just come hammers it for six, as the 46th over gives them 10 runs. But it's a little too late one would assume going by the situation in the game. Saurashtra are 210/9

16:27 (IST)

Now with Pujara's dismissal, it looks all but over for Saurashtra. They have a huge mountain to climb, while Karnataka just needs one wicket to win. 

16:24 (IST)

WICKET: Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed for 94 at the non strikers end. Karnataka's captain Karun Nair with the direct hit. Karnataka need 1 wicket to win 

16:18 (IST)

Stuart Binny returns to the attack and Pujara hammers him over mid wicket for a boundary to welcome him to the crease. Pujara has moved into the 90s and will look to complete his century. Makvana and Pujara together manage to take 10 runs of the Stuart Binny over. Saurashtra, hitting their boundaries and tucking it away for the singles and twos finally, are on 192/8 after 44 overs.

16:13 (IST)

Aravind comes back into the attack for Karun Nair and Karnataka as they look to close the game out. But Pujara had other ideas as he smashed it over mid off for a six of the first ball and then followed it up with two more boundaries. Saurashtra take 15 of the over again and are 182/8 after 43 overs

16:10 (IST)

Good over for Saurashtra as they get 15 runs of Gopal. Three streaky boundaries to third man for Makvana who is trying to make a late fightback happen. Saurashtra are 167/8 after 42 overs. 

16:06 (IST)

Three runs once again from the over, this time from Krishna who already has two wickets to his name. No room for the batsmen to give their arms a good free swing afforded by the Karnataka bowlers. All Pujara and Makvana can do are take singles. After 41 overs, Saurashtra are 152/8 

16:02 (IST)

Shreyas Gopal with a tight over in the 40th of the innings. Gave away only three runs even though Pujara tried to accelerate but Karnataka have kept them at bay. With Pujaraon 60 and Makvana on 1, Saurashtra are 149/8 after 40 overs. 

16:00 (IST)

Makvana has joined Pujara in the middle. Pujara as one would expect is hogging the strike for as much as he can. After 39 overs Saurashtra are 146/8

15:55 (IST)

End of 38 overs at the Kotla where Saurashtra are in massive trouble. Pujara is batting on 53 with two wickets left to give him company in their run chase against Karnataka. Saurashtra are 140/8 and are struggling to get runs. 

15:53 (IST)

Half Century for Cheteshwar Pujara as he plays it away for a boundary. Saurashtra though in deep trouble.

15:51 (IST)

WICKET: Gowtham gets another wicket, his third of the innings is Jaydev Unadkat (0) is plumb LBW in front of the stumps trying to sweep the spinner. Pujara stands and watches on at the other end.

15:48 (IST)

WICKET: Yes and No and hesitation from the batsmen! Chirag Jani is run out at the non-strikers end for 22 by Gowtham who by the way hard a hard time collecting the ball and almost did not complete the runout. Saurashtra are 134/7

15:47 (IST)

Pujara and Jani stitch together 5 runs of the over of Gopal after the big over before that. Both batsmen need to go for the big shots and be careful if they want to turn things around in anyway. After 36 overs Saurashta are 133/6. 

15:44 (IST)

Finally a good over for Saurashtra as Jani breaks the shackles with a six and four on the leg side of Gowtham's over. Pujara, who is nearing a half century is only happy to give Jani the strike back by taking the singles. Saurashtra are 128/6 after 35 overs. 

15:39 (IST)

Another 3 run over for Saurashtra who can't seem to get away. All the shots are going straight to the fielders. Jani tried to attack Gopal in this over, but almost got himself stumped, not something Pujara would have enjoyed from the other end of the pitch. It is all singles since the Jadeja six and Saurashtra are 115/6 after 34 overs. 

15:35 (IST)

Gowtham who has bowled three maiden overs till now, quickly gets through his 8th over and conceded only 3 runs once again. Pujara and Jani have been trying to press the issue and score fast but have not been able to. Saurashtra are 112/6 after 33 overs. 

15:33 (IST)

Shreyas Gopal now bowls a tight over at Pujara and Jani who look to steal some quick runs, but are unable to against some sharp fielding in the infield by Karnataka. The required run rate has gone above 8. After Gopal's over, Saurashtra are 109/6 after 32 overs. 

15:30 (IST)

Another tight over by Gowtham, he conceded only 2 runs in his seventh over as Pujara and Jani look for ways to get the big shots in, but in vain. Saurashtra are 106/6 after 31 overs and have their backs to the wall. 

15:30 (IST)

Another tight over by Gowtham, he conceded only 2 runs in his seventh over as Pujara and Jani look for ways to get the big shots in, but in vain. Saurashtra are 106/6 after 31 overs and have their backs to the wall. 

15:29 (IST)

Saurashtra will be rueing the number of dot balls that they have played so far in this innings. That by itself has pushed the pressure on to them in this chase of 254 which is not a particularly difficult target. 

15:27 (IST)

Chirag Jani has joined his captain Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease and will be looking to get some pressure of themselves. But once again the 30th over by Deshpande produced only three singles and the pressure continues to build on Saurashtra who are 104/6 after 30 overs. 

15:25 (IST)

End of an eventful over for Karnataka where Gowtham took two wickets and conceded no runs to put the pressure right back on Saurashtra. Karnataka need 4 wickets now and with Pujara at the crease Saurashtra are 101/6 after 29 overs. 

15:22 (IST)

WICKET: Aarpit Vasavada (0) joins Pujara at the crease, but he plays well away from the body and Gowtham gets another wicket in the over. Saurashtra are in deep trouble as they loose their 6th wicket. 

15:20 (IST)

WICKET: Gowtham gets a wicket now as Prerak Mankad (0) is caught by Samarth as he plays an uppish drive. Saurashtra are 101/5 in the 29th over. 

15:19 (IST)

Good over for Deshpande, even though Jadeja hit him out of the park for a six, he bounced back the very next ball to dismiss the India all-rounder. Pujara is still at the crease as Saurashtra are 101/4 after 28 overs. It's advantage Karnataka for the moment. 

15:17 (IST)

WICKET: After hitting that massive six, Jadeja (15) goes for another one and is caught by Samarth as he can't time the shot well. Deshpande gets the required breakthrough and it's advantage Karnataka. 

15:16 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja finally breaks the shackles and hits it out of the park for a 6. That's the first boundary after 62 balls for Saurashtra

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Karnataka vs Saurashtra, Vijay Hazare Trophy Final, Highlights: As It Happened

PREVIEW KAR vs SAU: Mayank Agarwal will look to shrug off the disappointment of being ignored for national selection and Ravindra Jadeja would try to remain relevant in shorter formats when a formidable Karnataka take on Saurashtra in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Tuesday. Agarwal, with a whopping 2,051 runs this season across three formats, was overlooked by the MSK Prasad-led selection committee for the T20 tri-nation series in Sri Lanka and Jadeja, despite being a fine limited overs cricketer, is no longer in scheme of things as far as 50-over cricket is concerned. Mayank's mental toughness will be tested as to how he deals with personal disappointment on a day when his team will be playing the most important match of the season while Jadeja will once again be playing through pain and let his willow do the talking like it has been in the semi-finals against Maharashtra. Despite his 633 runs (highest in the history National One Dayers) scored in the championship till date, it will be the day where his temperament will be scrutinised more than his technique. "He (Mayank) is mentally very tough and I don't think the non-selection will affect his confidence too much. Personally, I believe he missed the bus by a whisker and sooner than later, he will get his chance in the Indian team," Karnataka coach Sashikant said on the eve of the finals. For Karnataka, it was a case of so-near yet-so-far as half an hour madness cost them a Ranji Trophy semi-final against Vidarbha. They also missed out on Mushtaq Ali finals. "We have come close but couldn't win two tournaments and we don't want to lose this one," Sasikant said. When Saurashtra coach Shitansu Kotak was asked after semi-final about tackling Agarwal, he smiled and replied: "We have a strategy in place but obviously I am not going to tell you." However Agarwal will have some of his in-form colleagues to complement him with opener Ravikumar Samarth, skipper Karun Nair -- all of whom have been among runs. With three all-rounders in Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal, Karnataka's batting order is an envy for any opposition. The pace bowling unit will have young M Prasidh Krishna trying to make a mark, having already taken 14 wickets in company of Gopal, who has 13 wickets. His pace bowling partner will be T Pradeep, who has nine wickets this season. The unheralded pace duo along with Gopal and Gowtham have shared the white ball. For Saurashtra, Chetehswar Pujara, despite his 289 runs, will look to score at a brisk pace after his disappointing show against Maharashtra, when he scratched around for 53 balls to score 16 runs. The batting will depend a lot on young guns Arpit Vasavada (273 runs), Samarth Vyas (296 runs) and Avi Barot (174 runs), who have all done well. Sauarshtra's biggest strength are their bits-and-pieces all-rounder. Prerak Mankad (202 runs and 3 wickets) and Chirag Jani (152 runs and 10 wickets) have made telling contributions apart from left-arm spinner Dharmendra Jadeja (16 wickets). A bowling action similar to his illustrious senior left-arm tweaker, Jadeja's tight bowling in the middle overs has been another big plus for Saurashtra.

Squads:Karnataka: Karun Nair (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravikumar Samarth, Anirudha Joshi, Ritesh Bhatkal, CM Gautam (wk), Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Pradeep T, Pavan Deshpande, Prasidh Krishna, Praveen Dubey, Jagadeesha Suchith, Stuart Binny, Sreenath Aravind, Ronit More, Sharath BR, Devdutt Padikkal

Saurashtra: Jaydev Shah, Avi Barot, Aarpit Vasavada, Himalaya Barad, Sheldon Jackson, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Ravindra Jadeja, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makvana, Prerak Mankad, Cheteshwar Pujara (c), Hardik Rathod, Shaurya Sanandia, Robin Uthappa, Samarth Vyas

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