Vijay Hazare Trophy for the 2022 has begun with a bang and there has been some amazing games so far. High scoring games and big upsets have taken place during the first two round of games that has been played. Here we look at the 3rd round of games that was played on Tuesday.
Assam vs Meghalaya (ASM wins the game by 164 runs)
Assam batted first and was bowled out for 221 with Mukthar Hussain top scoring with 47. Riyan Parag with 32 and Shibshankar Roy with 38 were the other top scorers. Abhishek Kumar was the lead wicket taker for Meghalaya with 5/41.
Assam made short work of Meghalaya bowling them out for 57 with Chirag Khurana top scoring with 23.
Vidarbha vs Sikkim (VID wins the game by 7 wickets)
Sikkim batted first and was bowled out for 97 with Sumit Kumar top scoring with 53. Bhute and Sarwate picked 3 wickets each. Chasing 98, Jitesh Sharma top scored with 48 off 29 balls as Ganesh Satish 25* and Akshay Wadkar hit the winning runs.
Karnataka vs Jharkhand (KAR wins the game by 6 wickets)
Jharkhand won the toss and chose to bat first and found themselves at 53 for 8 at one stage. Kumar Kushagra top scored with 56 and Saurabh Tiwari was the only other player to reach double figures with 11.
Chasing 108, Mayank Agarwal finally found some form as he top scored with 56 off 63 balls with 7 fours and a six. Karnataka reached the target with over 24 over still left in the bank to claim all 4 points.
Rajasthan vs Delhi (RAJ wins the game by 52 runs)
KS Rathore top scored for Rajasthan with 70 off 75 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes as Rajasthan was bowled out for 218. Mayank Yadav picked 3 wickets, while Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav and S Vashisht picked 2 wickets each.
Chasing 219 to win, The Rajasthan bowlers had the Delhi batters under pressure to them at 91 for 7 at one stage. S. Vashisht with 51 and Dhruv Shorey with 41 tried to fightback but fell short. Kamlesh Nagarkotti and Aniket Chaudhary picked 3 wickets, while Deepak Chahar picked 2 wickets. Rahul Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi picked a wicket each.
Maharashtra vs Bengal (MAH win the game by 7 wickets)
Bengal won the toss and chose to bat first and saw opener Sudip Gharami score a superb 127 run knock off 132 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. Shahbaz Ahmed continued his good form with the bat by scoring 62 off 64 balls with one four and 3 sixes as Bengal reached a competitive 279 for 6.
Chasing 280, Ruturaj Gaikwad with 40 and veteran Kedar Jadav with 42 began the chase with the right earnest. It was 102 off 97 balls by Azim Kazi with 7 fours and 4 sixes that swung the game towards Maharashtra. Despite losing wickets, Maharashtra reached the target by hitting a 6 of the last ball to get the win in the last ball of the game.
Puducherry vs Services (PDC win the game by 5 wickets)
Services batted first to score a mammoth 302 on the board. Ravi Chauhan scored his 2nd century of the tournament. Chauhan scored 105 off 117 balls with 9 fours and a six. GR Singh provided support with 81 off 81 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes.
After losing their first 2 wickets for 42, Paras Dogra swung his bat to score 2nd successive 100 off the tournament. Dogra scored 129 off 121 balls with 9 fours and 6 sixes, while Arun Karthik scored 73 ball 78 and Ankit Sharma scored 54* off 50 balls.
Railways vs Mizoram (RLY wins the game by 254 runs)
Railways created history for the season as they scored 399 from their 50 overs against a hapless Mizoram bowling unit. Vivek Singh top scored with 136 off 124 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes. There were half centuries for Shivam Chaudhary with 77, Mohammad Saif with 62 and Upendra Yadav with 56 off 23 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes.
Chasing 400 to win, Taruwar Kohli was the lead scorer with 67 off 89 balls with 7 fours. Karn Sharma and Akash Pandey picked 2 wickets each as Mizoram ended their innings at 145.
J and K vs Nagaland (J and K win the game by 99 runs)
85 by Fazil Rashid and 62 by Abid Mushtaq helped Jammu and Kashmir reach a formidable 295 run score from their 50 overs. Chetan Bisht with 51 and Nagaho Chishi were the top scorers for Nagaland. YS Charak was the lead wicket taker with 4/54 for J and K.
Baroda vs Punjab (PUN wins by the game by 9 wickets)
Ramandeep Singh picked 5 wickets for 17 runs along with a Hattrick while Abhishek Sharma picked 3/17 as Baroda were bowled out for 81. Openers J Singh with 29 and A Waghmode with 24 were the only two players to reach double figures on a dismal day at the park for Baroda.
Prabhsimran Singh then scored 48 ball 62 with 11 fours and a six as Punjab got to the target in 12 overs with 9 wickets in hand.
MP vs Odisha (MP win the match by 6 wickets)
The match at Wankhede Stadium saw Odisha bat first and score 172 on the board. S. Senapati top scored with 55 off 66 balls with 4 fours and a six. Kuldeep Sen did the damage with the ball with 4/28.
Chasing 173 to win, Yash Dubey was out 10, but Abhishek Bhandari with 52 and Shubham Sharma with 69 took MP home to a win with 109 balls in hand.
Haryana vs Bihar (HAR win the match by 9 wickets)
3 wicket haul by Nishant Sidhu and Jayant Yadav helped Haryana bowl out Bihar for 158. Sachin Kumar top scored with 33 while RP Singh was the 2nd top scorer with 31.
Chasing 159 to win, Himanshu Rana the Haryana captain scored 57 ball 101 not out with 12 fours and 3 sixes, as Haryana knocked off the runs in the 23rd over.
Andhra vs Arunachal Pradesh (ADR win the match by 261 runs)
The lop sided contest between the two teams saw Andhra score 367 with 2 centuries. Abhishek Reddy scored 136 off 133 balls with 11 fours and 4 sixes, while Srikar Bharat scored 100 not out off 84 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Ashwin Hebbar scored 60, while Nitish Reddy scored 15 balls 38.
Arunachal were bowled out for 106 with Yangto top scoring with 18. Ayyappa picked 3 wickets, while Harishankar Reddy, SM Khan and S Ashish picked 2 wickets each.
TN vs Chhattisgarh – (TN win the game by 14 runs)
TN got off to a flying start thanks to centuries by opener Sai Sudarshan and Jagadeesan. Sudarshan scored 121 off 109 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes, while Jagadeesan scored 107 off 113 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. Aparjith then showed his might with 19 balls 36 to help TN reach a massive 340.
214 run stand between HS Bhatia and Amandeep Khare kept Chhattisgarh in the hunt for a famous win. Bhatia scored 121 off 129 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes, while Khare scored 115 off 99 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes. Sonu Yadav with 3 wickets swung the match to TN’s favor who held their nerves to claim a win and get all 4 points/.
Kerala vs Goa – (KER win the game by 5 wickets)
Kerala won the toss and put Goa into bat, Darshan Misal top scored with 69 as there were other decent contributions to help Goa reach 241 on the board.
Chasing 242, Rohan Kunnummal scored a blistering ton as he hit 134 off 101 balls with 17 fours and 4 sixes, while Sachin Baby scored 51 off 54 balls with 3 fours and a six to help Kerala win the game with 11. 5 overs to spare.
Chandigarh vs Tripura – (CHD win the game by 4 runs)
59 by Shivam Bhambri and 53 by Gaurav Puri and 40’s by A. Khan and B. Lather helped Chandigarh reach 255.
Tripura captain Wridhhiman Saha saw his century go in vain as Tripura fell short by 4 runs. Saha scored 101 off 106 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes, while Rajat Dey scored 78 off 87 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Rohit Dhanda with 5/68 was the lead wicket taker for Chandigarh in the close win.
HP vs Manipur – (HP win the game by 199 runs)
Centuries by opener Shubham Arora (133) and number 3 batter Amit Kumar (120) helped HP reach a huge 362 run score. Shubham Arora scored 133 off 127 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes, while Kumar scored his 120 off 97 balls with 13 fours.
Rex Rajkumar top scored with 36 as Manipur finished at 163/8 from their 50 overs. Mayank Dagar, Siddhart Sharma and A Vasisht picked 2 wickets each for the defending champions Himachal Pradesh.
UP vs Gujarat (UP win the game by 6 wickets)
Batting first, Gujarat were all out for 195 with B Merai top scoring with 61, Ankit Rajpoot picked 4 wickets, while Shivam Mavi picked 2 wickets. Rinku Singh top scored for UP with 68* off 86 balls with Priyam Garg and A Nath both scored 47 as UP won the game with 3 overs to spare.
Hyderabad vs Saurashtra – (HYD win the game by 5 wickets)
Harvik Desai scored his 2nd successive ton for Saurashtra. Desai hit 102 off 120 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes. Chetan Sakariya then swung his bat to score 36 off 14 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes as Saurashtra reach 312 from their 50 overs.
Captain Tanmay Agarwal led the chase with 124 off 119 balls with 14 fours and 2 sixes, while Rohit Rayudu scored 83 off 97 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. The openers added 214 for the 1st wicket in 35 overs. Tilak Varma with 45 and T Ravi Teja with 36 then saw HYD win the game with 5 wickets in hand and 7 balls to spare.