Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Elite Group C wrap: Services win in rainy Chennai

A round-up of the Elite Group C matches on day one of the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy

At Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, Services began their campaign by beating Tripura by seven wickets via the VJD Method in a rain-hit opener. Three wickets to Diwesh Pathan and eight between the other four bowlers used saw Tripura bowled out for 118 in 38.4 overs, with BB Ghosh’s 21 the best score.

RK Singh’s 48 off 58 balls forged the chase after the loss of Nakul Verma for 0, and skipper Rajat Paliwal (21*) and Saumya Swain (19*) ensured there were no further jolts until rain curtailed the match at 104/3 in the 26th over to give Services four points.

Services 104/3 in 25.2 overs (RK Singh 48), beat Tripura 118 in 38.4 overs (Pathania 3/28) by seven wickets (JVD method) 

Elsewhere in Chennai, wet conditions washed out matches between Jharkhand and Haryana and Gujarat versus Bengal, thus giving each team two points.