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Hyderabad:  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 Group A Vijay Hazare cricket match. 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. Rajasthan got off to a good start with openers Dishant Yagnik (34) and Manender (51) building on a solid platform by sharing an 82-run stand together. Complete Coverage: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

After Yagnik’s dismissal, Manender continued in the able company of Puneet Yadav (47). Manender got out for a well made 88-ball 51 with included two boundaries and a six. Maneria then came to the middle and scored a quickfire 55 off just 52 deliveries with the help of seven fours. However, after the top four batsmen got out, the next four wickets fell for just 23 runs. From 226 for four at one stage, they slipped to 249 for eight.

Chasing a target of 251, Hyderabad kept losing wickets at regular interval with Tanveer claiming four for 44. Hanuma Vihari top scored for Hyderabad with 39.

With this victory Rajasthan go up to number 4 in the table just below Mumbai on net run-rate, whereas Hyderabad are still placed at the very bottom of group A with 0 points having played one less match than others. Hyderabad will next take on Assam in group A encounter, while Rajasthan play Punjab.
Brief scores:

Rajasthan: 250 for eight in 50 overs (Manender Singh 51, Ashok Maneria 55; M Ravi Kiran 4/57) beat Hyderabad: 148 all out in 39 overs (Hanuma Vihari 39; Tanveer-Ul-Haq 4/44) by 102 runs.