A round-up of the Elite Group C matches in round seven of the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
A round-up of the Elite Group C matches in round seven of the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

A round-up of the Elite Group C matches in round seven of the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem once again starred for Jharkhand and his 5 for 17 against Jammu and Kashmir helped his team to maintain the top spot with 18 points in four matches with a 73-run win over J and K at Chennai on Thursday in Round 7 of the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Nadee, who had registered the best List A figures in history a week back, ran through the J and K batting unit and even effected a run out.

After being put into bat, Jharkhand were in all sorts of trouble finding themselves at 126 for seven with left-arm spinner Waseem Raza picking up three wickets. Only Virat Singh put up some resistance with 33 off 74 at the top, before U-19 star Ankul Roy stamped his authority with a 72-ball 96. Along with Nadeem, Roy combined for a match-defining stand of 77 runs for the seventh wicket. Nadeem added just 12 in the partnership as Jharkhand finished with a respectable 221 for 8.

In reply, Nadeem struck early removing opener Irfan Pathan for (18) and No.3 batsman Shubham Khajuria (18) as J and K lost their next seven wickets for just 39 more runs. Mohammed Mudhasir’s late order assault of 53 off 28 then helped J and K to 148, proved little in the outcome of the match

Brief Scores Jharkhand 221/8 (Ankul Roy 96, Virat Singh 33; Waseem Raza 3/51) beat J and K 148 (Mohammed Mudhasir 53*, Sahbaz Nadeem 5/17)  by 78 runs

At Murugappa, Haryana notched up their third win in five matches to move to second with a 147-run thumping of Rajasthan, who slumped to the bottom of the table.

After being put in to bat, Haryana lost openers Harshal Patel for 0 and Shubham Rohilla (18) to Tanvir ul Haq before Chaitanya Bishnoi (43) put on Nitin Saina (21) steadied the innings. Handy contributions from the middle-order Himanshu Rana (44), Jayant Yadav (26), RAhul Tewatia (26), that revolved around Pramod Chandila’s 88 helped Haryana to an imposing 304.

In reply, Rajasthan’s innings never got going, losing their top five for just 67 runs with former Indian international Mohit Sharma and Harshal scything through the top-order taking four wickets between them. Aditya Garhwal (27) and Tajinder Singh (28) hung around for a bit. Abhimanyu Lamba then top-scored with 46 off 67 but could prevent Rajasthan getting bowled out for 157

Brief Scores: Haryana 304 (Pramod Chandila 88, Himanshu Rana 44; Tanvir ul Haq 3/62) beat Rajasthan 157 (Abhimanyu Lamba 46; Harshal Patel 3/19) by 147 runs

In the third match, Vijay Shankar’s 99-ball 129 and skipper Baba Indrajit’s 72-ball 92 helped Tamil Nadu to 334/4 before the bowlers bowled out Assam for 204.

Yo Mahesh, Baba Aparajith, Varun Chakravathi and R Sai Kishore picked two wickets each with M Shahrukh Khan and M Mohmmad adding one apiece.

For Assam, opener Riyan Parag, another U-19 star, made 45 with middle-order batsmen Wasiqur Rahman adding 43 and experinced Gokul Sharma making 42.

Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu 334/4 (Vijay Shankar 129, Baba Indrajith 92; Amit Sinha 2/28) beat Assam 204 (Riyan Parag 45; Varun Chakravathi 2/40) by 130 runs.