Murali Vijay hammered 107 runs off 67 balls as Tamil Nadu beat Meghalaya by 92 runs. @PTI

After scoring a back-to-back 70s in the last two games, Murali Vijay slammed a ton as Tamil Nadu thumped Meghalaya by 92 runs in the Group B Round 7 clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 in Surat on Saturday. (ALSO READ: Shreyas Gopal hat-trick keeps Karnataka unbeaten)

The R Ashwin-led side, which had beaten Vidarbha in their previous game, defeated Puneet Bisht’s side to register their second consecutive win. Ashwin s decision of electing to bat paid dividends as the opening pair of Vijay and Washington Sundar took the Meghalaya bowling attack to the cleaners.

The duo put up a 139-run partnership in 85 balls before Sundar was dismissed by Akash Choudhary. The left-hander scored 53 off 37 balls, hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Vijay, who had recently said that he was devastated after being dropped for India s MCG Test against Australia, hammered 107 runs off 67 balls. Vijay s quickfire hundred was scored with the help of nine fours and five sixes.

Meghalaya, in their chase, did not lose a flurry of wickets but their innings never really took off and they were restricted to 121/4 in 20 overs. Gurinder Singh top scored for Meghalaya with an unbeaten 38 runs while Murugan Ashwin scalped two wickets, conceding just 16 runs in his four overs.

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 213/2 (Murali Vijay 107, Washington Sundar 53; Akash Choudhary 2/39) beat Meghalaya 121/4 (Gurinder Singh 38*, Puneet Bisht 27; Murugan Ashwin 2/16) by 92 runs