Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, Elite Group C wrap: Shahbaz Nadeem’s 8/10 flattens Rajasthan
Shahbaz Nadeem's 8/10 beat Rahul Sangvi's record of 8/15. (Agencies)

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

A record-breaking performance from left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem  saw Jharkhand  smash Rajasthan at the TI Murugappa Ground in Chennai. Nadeem bowled an unbroken spell of 10-4-10-8 to skittle Rajasthan for 73 in 28.3 overs, which are the best figures in List A cricket beating former Delhi and India spinner Rahul Sanghvi’s long-standing 8/15 taken against Himachal Pradesh in the 1997-98 season.

Nadeem struck with the last ball of the tenth over to set in motion a spectacular collapse. His next seven wickets were spread across the 14th, 18th, 19t, 22nd and 24th overs to leave Rajasthan reeling at 66/8 and raise visions of all 10 for the first time in List A cricket. Nadeem took two wickets in an over twice, but Anukul Roy’s dismissal of Rahul Chahar, bowled for 1 in the 25th over, denied Nadeem a shot at all 10. Roy ended the innings in the 29th over when he bowled Aniket Choudhary.

Nadeem’s 8/10 surpassed Railways’ seamer Anureet Singh’s 6/19 as the best figures in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Chasing 74, Jharkhand lost skipper Ishan Kishan in the first over and then two more before 10 overs were bowled, but Saurabh Tiwary and Sumit Kumar hit 19 apiece to finish the chase.

Brief scores: Jharkhand 76/3 in 14.2 overs beat Rajasthan 73 in 28.3 overs (Nadeem 8/10) by seven wickets 

Elsewhere in Chennai, hosts Tamil Nadu were left to rue a batting collapse as Gujarat chased 209 with four wickets and 11 balls remaining with opener Priyank Panchal not out 117 off 129 balls. Tamil Nadu Baba Indrajith (58 off 59 balls) and skipper Vijay Shankar (47 off 64) with the score on 153, and then saw B Anirudh fall 17 runs later. Piyush Chawla’s three wickets proved pivotal, and a total of 205/8 in 49 overs was not enough for Tamil Nadu to defend.

Panchal’s century proved match-winning, with skipper Parthiv Patel’s 24 the next best score. Panchal hit six fours and four sixes, remarkably batting all through the innings as Gujarat’s middle order gave way.

Gujarat 210/6 in 47.1 overs (Panchal 117*) beat Tamil Nadu 205/8 in 49 overs (Indrajith 58) by six wickets 

Bengal opened their account with a six-wicket win over Jammu & Kashmir in Chennai, where rain curtailed the match to 25 overs per side. The win was fashioned by Prayas Barman’s 4/20 and 3/19 to Ishan Porel, as J&K’s batsmen failed to make any serious impact in being bowled out for 96 in 23.4 overs.

Bengal 98/4 in 20.4 overs beat Jammu & Kashmir 96 in 23.4 overs (Barman 4/20) by six wickets