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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi crush Tripura to reach closer to quarters; Maharashtra beat Andhra

Delhi post third win in four matches and the hosts are favourites to seal one of the two quarter-final spots up for grabs from this group.

Press Trust of India |December 14, 2015, 9:59 PM IST
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi crush Tripura to reach closer to quarters; Maharashtra beat Andhra

New Delhi: Delhi on Monday bulldozed Tripura by nine wickets in a thoroughly one-sided group C encounter of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

This is Delhi's third win in four matches and the hosts are favourites to seal one of the two quarter-final spots up for grabs from this group.

Currently, Delhi are second behind Maharashtra in the group C table, with 12 points from 4 games. Maharahstra also have 12 points but have played a match less.

The bowlers led by left-arm pacer Pawan Suyal (3 for 14 in 10 overs) and Navdeep Saini (2 for 28 in 9 overs) skittled out Tripura for 100 in 39.3 overs with former UP batsman Parvinder Singh top-scoring with 20. Left-arm spinners Manan Sharma (2 for 24) and Pawan Negi (2 for 2) also did their bit.

In reply, Delhi romped home in 16 overs losing only two wickets. Young Nitish Rana slammed 48-ball-67 with 10 boundaries and three huge sixes. Openers Unmukt Chand (14) and Dhruv Shorey (1) were dismissed cheaply but the meagre target never posed any threats for the Delhi batsmen.

Maharashtra post 47-run win against Andhra

Ankit Bawne (100) and Kedar Jadhav (101) cracked twin centuries, while Shamshuzama Kazi returned with a four-wicket haul as Maharashtra thrashed Andhra by 47 runs in their match in New Delhi on Monday.

Middle-order batsman Bawne hit 11 fours and one six in his 143-ball innings, while Jadhav blasted 11 boundaries in 101 balls down the order as the duo shared 194 runs for the fifth wicket to power Maharashtra to 241 for eight in their stipulated 50 overs.

Electing to bat, Maharashtra found themselves in a spot of bother when Bandaru Ayyappa provided the first breakthrough, cleaning up Swapnil Gugale (3) in the sixth over and then Siva Kumar snapped three wickets -- Harshad Khadiwale (14), Rahul Tripathi (0) and Vishant More (0) -- in the next over to leave them at 17 for four.

Chasing 242 to win, openers Srikar Bharat (28) and Koripalli Sreekanth (74) gave Andra a good start, putting a 51 run partnership before Akshay Darekar dismissed the former and new batsman Prasanth Kumar (0) in the 11th over.

Pradeep and Sreekanth then added another 60 runs before the former was also dismissed by Shrikant Mundhe.

Madhya Pradesh defeat UP by 8 wickets

Naman Ojha's unbeaten ton helped Madhya Pradesh defeat Uttar Pradesh by eight wickets in their match in Rajkot on Monday.

Electing to bowl, Madhya Pradesh bundled out Uttar Pradesh for a modest 211 in 46.2 overs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium. MP chased the target in 39.1 overs.

UP had a shaky start with skipper Suresh Raina, who promoted himself to open the innings, departing on 1. Prashant Gupta also went back to pavilion on 10.

Umang Sharma (50) and Akashdeep Nath (67) struck half centuries and helped Uttar Pradesh cross the 200-run mark.

Chasing 212, Naman Ojha scored 114 off 122 balls, hitting 12 fours and two sixes and shared an unbroken 125 run stand for the third wicket with Harpreet Singh (63) as the duo guided MP to a big win.

Karnataka win against Gujarat

Karnataka defeated Gujarat by 15 runs under the VJD method in their match in Alur on Monday.

Sent into bat by Gujarat skipper Axar Patel, Karnataka were restricted to 233 for eight in the allotted 50 overs at the KSCA Cricket Ground.

In reply, Gujarat, chasing a revised target of 205 in 44 overs, could manage only 189 for eight.

Karnataka's innings was built around Manish Pandey's knock of 94, which came off 123 balls. During his stay at the crease, Pandey put on 72 runs for the third wicket with opener Mayank Agarwal, who was the second best scorer for the home team with 58 off 77 balls.

Kerala trounce J&K

Jammu & Kashmir's batting collapsed in the face of a disciplined bowling effort as Kerala beat them by seven wickets in their match in Alur on Monday.

J&K were bowled out for 130 in 42.3 overs before Kerala chased down the target in 29.5 overs, making 134 runs in the end.

For Kerala, Fabid Ahmed was the top wicket-taker with 3 for 24, while Nizar Niyas and P Prasanth claimed two wickets a piece.

Kerala's chase was smooth with N Surendran's 85 being the top score. Surendran's knock came off 90 balls and included 12 fours and a six.

Parvez Rasool was the lone J&K bowler to make a differnce, picking up three wickets in his eight overs which cost 33 runs.

Baroda beat Odisha by 56 runs

Riding on a patient century by opener Aditya Waghmode, Baroda notched up a comprehensive 56-run win over Odisha in their match at the Palam A Ground in New Delhi on Monday.

Electing to bat, Waghmode anchored the Baroda innings with a 143-ball 111 which was studded with 10 boundaries.

Kedar Devdhar (30), H Pandya (30) and Deepak Hooda (24) were the other batsmen who reached doubles figures as Baroda were dismissed for 225 in 50 overs.

Chasing 226 to win, Natraj Behera stood amid the ruins as Odisha's innings folded for 169 in 46.2 overs.

Ranjit Singh (22), G Poddar (30) and AA Singh (23) got good starts but they failed to capitalise.

Himachal beat Saurashtra by 7 wickets

Himachal Pradesh produced a clinical all-round show to record a comfortable seven-wicket win over Saurashtra in their match in Rajkot on Monday.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, Saurashtra were all out for 195 in 48.4 overs at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.

Opener Ankur Bains top-scored for Himachal with 76 off 109 balls, while Robin Bist made 44 off 64, as they completed the task with 40 balls to spare by reaching 197 for three.

Prashant Chopra (32) and Paras Dogra (25 not out) were the other two contriburors for Himachal with the willow.

Punjab beat Assam in a thriller

Sarupam Purkayastha's valiant 125 went in vain as Punjab eked out a thrilling one-run win over Assam in their encounter in Hyderabad on Monday to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.

Abu Nechim Ahmed (1, 5 balls) played four dot balls in the final over as Punjab snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Batting first, Punjab posted a massive 327 for four with Mandeep Singh (117 no) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (62) being the chief contributors. Mandeep's 97-ball innings had 12 boundaries and three sixes.

In reply, Assam were cruising along at one stage having scored 246 for 3 in 39th over before ending tantalisingly close at 326 for eight in stipulated 50 overs.

Rajasthan beat Hyderabad by 102 runs

Riding on half-centuries by Manender Singh and Ashok Maneria and a four-wicket haul by Tanveer-Ul-Haq, Rajasthan posted a comprehensive 102-run win over Hyderabad in their match on Monday.

Put in to bat, Rajasthan posted 250 for eight in their allotted 50 overs and then bundled out Hyderabad for a mere 148 in 39 overs.

Maneria came to the middle and scored a quickfire 55 off just 52 deliveries with the help of seven fours.

Chasing a target of 251, Hyderabad kept losing wickets at regular interval with Tanveer claiming four for 44.

Tamil Nadu register easy win over Services

Seamer M Mohammed grabbed five-for while opener Abhinav Mukund struck 85 as Tamil Nadu beat Services by 7 wickets in their match in Hyderabad on Monday.

Batting first, Services managed only 192 for 8 in 50 overs with Yashpal Singh top scoring with 56. Seamer Mohammed provided his team with crucial breakthroughs as his 5 for 50 was complemented well by his skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (2 for 23).

In reply, Tamil Nadu scored the runs in 39.4 overs with Mukund and Baba Aparajith (66 no) adding 138 runs for the second wicket. Both played cautiously as Mukund took 110 balls hitting seven boundaries and Aparajith faced 91 deliveries for his three boundaries.

The duo ran well between the wickets and by the time, Mukund was bowled, Tamil Nadu needed only 42 runs. R Sathish (16) and Vijay Shankar (16 no) hit a few runs as Aparajith anchored the team to victory.

Jharkhand jog past Haryana

MS Dhoni did not have much to do as Jharkhand hammered Haryana by nine wickets in their match in Alur on Monday.

Pacer Varun Aaron led side bundled out Haryana for 133 and chased down the paltry target in 29.4 overs, thanks to Ishank Jaggi (62 not out) and Kumar Deobrat (39 not out).

It was Jharkhand's third win in four matches and they now lead the group with 12 points.

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