Easy victory for Tamil Nadu in Vijay Hazare opener

New Indian Express

New Indian Express

Author 2019-09-25 11:55:00

NEW DELHI: A string of contributions from the top and middle-order after a decent bowling outing helped Tamil Nadu open their Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign with a six-wicket win over Rajasthan in a Group C match on Tuesday.

After Dinesh Karthik elected to bowl in Jaipur, Tamil Nadu’s pacers dealt early blows and reduced Rajasthan to 43/4 in the 15th over. K Vignesh took three wickets. Arjit Gupta (77), Ashok Menaria (35) and a lower-order assault from Rahul Chahar (48) pushed the total past 260.

Abhinav Mukund (75) and Baba Aparajith (52) put Tamil Nadu on course with a second-wicket stand of 114. Karthik (52 n.o) and M Shahrukh Khan (48 n.o) took them home.

Brief scores: Rajasthan 261/9 in 50 overs (Gupta 77; Vignesh 3/34) lost to Tamil Nadu 262/4 in 48 overs (Abhinav 75, Aparajith 52, Karthik 52 n.o, Shahrukh 48 n.o).

Matches washed out

Due to rain and wet outfields, Group A and B matches in Bengaluru and Vadodara were abandoned. The venues were scheduled to stage three matches each. Karnataka, Delhi, Hyderabad, Andhra and Odisha were among the teams that shared points.


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