Ton-up Vohra powers Chandigarh to victory
Dehradun, October 2
Skipper Manan Vohra smashed an unbeaten century as Chandigarh thrashed Arunachal Pradesh by 90 runs to secure their second successive win in the Plate Group of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today.
Batting first, Vohra made 108 runs to propel Chandigarh to 207/2 after the match was reduced to 20-over-a-side due to wet outfield at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy grounds. Vohra’s 64-ball innings was studded with eight fours and as many sixes.In reply, Arunachal Pradesh were restricted to 117/7, with left-arm spinner Gurinder Singh claiming 4/12.
For Arunachal Pradesh, Rahul Dalal remained not out on 76 but there was no support at the other end with Gurinder providing regular breakthroughs to Chandigarh.With 10 points from three matches, Chandigarh climbed to second spot behind Puducherry who lead the Plate Group on net run-rate after their 10-wicket win over Mizoram at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Opting to bat, Vohra cruised to his fifty in 35 balls as he and Arjun Azad (23) posted 50 runs in just 37 balls.
Azad could not carry on and lost his wicket two balls later. But there was no stopping Vohra who found a fine ally in Shivam Bhambri (68 off 36 balls; 9x4, 2x6) as the duo toyed with the Arunachal attack in their 142-run stand that came off just 72 balls.
Meanwhile, Puducherry bundled out Mizoram for 67 runs in 33.2 overs with veteran seamer Vinay Kumar (3/14) and Damodaren Rohit (3/2) doing the maximum damage.
In reply, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu (44 not out) and Paras Dogra (24 not out) took just 13.2 overs to seal a 10-wicket win for Puducherry. — PTI
Chandigarh 207/2 in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 108*, Shivam Bhambri 68) beat Arunachal Pradesh 117/7 in 20 overs (Rahul Dalal 76*; Gurinder Singh 4/12)
Assam 207 all out in 47.4 overs (Nagaho 5/25) beat Nagaland 137 all out in 41.4 overs (Rongsen Jonathan 46; Pritam Das 5/22)
Mizoram 67 all out in 33.2 overs (M Viknesh 44*; Vinay Kumar 3/14, D Rohit 3/2) lost to Puducherry 71/0 in 13.2 overs (Vikneshwaran Marimuthu 44*)