[caption id="attachment_683898" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-683898" alt="Unmukt Chand scored a century with a broken jaw IANS (File Photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/India-A-captain-Unmukt-Chand-playing-a-shot-in-2nd-unofficial-ODI-match-against-New-Zealand-A-in-Visakhapatnam-Sept.-101.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Unmukt Chand scored a century with a broken jaw IANS (File Photo)[/caption] <p></p><p id="content"><strong>Secunderabad: </strong>Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha extended their purple patch this domestic cricket season, edging past Jharkhand by seven runs in their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Vijay-Hazare-trophy">Vijay Hazare 2018</a> 50-overs tournament opener on Monday. Opting to bat after winning the toss in their Group D opener, Vidarbha rode fine half centuries from Jitesh Sharma (79), Sanjay Ramaswamy (77) and Apoorv Wankhade (51) to pile a mammoth 300 before restricting the opposition for 293/7 despite Saurabh Tiwary (65) and Kumar Deobrat (60) notching half tons.</p> <p></p>In another Group D tie, Saurashtra rode on Sheldon Jackson's magnificent 107-ball 106 and India Test star Cheteshwar Pujara's patient 65 to post 286/7 before restricting Chattisgarh for 254/9, to register a 32-run win. <p></p> <p></p>The final Group D match turned out to be lop-sided in favour of Hyderabad, led from the front by skipper Akshath Reddy's quickfire 116-ball 127 and stumper Kolla Sumanth's unbeaten 26-ball 56 to post a mammoth 329/5 against the Services, who failed to tackle the fiery Mohammed Siraj (5/45) to be bundled out for 201 in 40.4 overs. <p></p> <p></p>In Group C, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh registered wins in their respective opening games. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai rode on Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 85-ball 134 and opener Jay Bista's 90 to pile up a massive 332/5 before bowling out Madhya Pradesh for a meagre 258, with left-arm spinner Shams Mulani returning figures of 4/62. <p></p> <p></p>Andhra gained the crucial four points after losing just four wickets during their chase of Rajasthan's 229/6 in just 45 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Tamil Nadu were led by the centurion duo of Kaushik Gandhi (127 off 120) and skipper Vijay Shankar (100 off 102) to post 311/8 before skittling Gujarat for a meagre 235, despite Bhargav Merai's 97-ball 101. <p></p> <p></p>In Group B, Delhi, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh opened their campaign with wins over Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Tripura, respectively. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Unmukt-Chand">Unmukt Chand</a>'s 125-ball 116 helped Delhi post 307/6 before pace duo of Kulwant Khejroliya (4/34) and skipper Pradeep Sangwan (3/28) bundled out Uttar Pradesh for 252, despite Umang Sharma's 104-ball 102. <p></p> <p></p>For Bengal, Opener Abhimanyu Easwaran's 103 and skipper Manoj Tiwary's 80 went in vain as Rahul Tripathi led Maharashtra with a scintillating 102-ball 125, to romp home by seven wickets with almost four overs to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Similarly, Yashpal Singh's unbeaten 113 went up in smoke for Tripura as Himachal Pradesh's Amit Kumar fired 101 to help his side to a six-wicket win. <p></p> <p></p>Matches for Group A, comprising Assam, Baroda, Karnataka, Odisha, Railways, Haryana and Punjab, will start from Wednesday.