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