The center-order considerations coupled with Chirag Jani’s all-round present resulted in Tamil Nadu’s Vijay Hazare Trophy marketing campaign coming to an abrupt halt with a 44-run loss towards Saurashtra on the Gokulbhai Somabhai Patel Stadium.
Jani’s sterling present (52 n.o., 2×4, 4×6 & 3/53) overshadowed the opposite particular person brilliances, together with R. Sai Kishore’s useful work in each the departments, as Saurashtra avenged the final 12 months’s semifinal loss to arrange a semifinal conflict versus Karnataka.
Having inserted Saurashtra in, Tamil Nadu bowlers continued to strike repeatedly. Nevertheless, neither might they limit the circulate of runs nor might they pressure a mini-collapse. In consequence, using on opener Harvik Desai’s regular 61 and the 78-run affiliation for the fifth wicket between Arpit Vasavada and Prerak Mankad, Saurashtra was positioned at 240 for six in 46 overs.
Jani and skipper Jaydev Unadkat then reduce free, with Jani being extreme on R. Sonu Yadav’s medium-pace. The final over noticed Jani tonking Sonu for twenty-four runs, together with three sixes on the on-side off the primary three balls. In consequence, Saurashtra’s complete of 293 for eight required TN openers N. Jagadeesan and B. Sai Sudharsan to hold on their exploits from the league stage.
Nevertheless, Chetan Sakariya jagged one again in to lure Jagadeesan lbw within the second over. And Unadkat’s coverage of getting in seasoned left-arm spin of Dharmendrasinh Jadeja as early because the seventh overworked as he pressured Sudharsan to nick a miscued reduce to Desai behind the wickets.
Karnataka went from unhealthy to worse as a confusion whereas operating between the wickets between the twins resulted in B. Aparajith being run out within the subsequent over. And the writing was on the wall within the eleventh over when Dinesh Karthik miscued a sweep off Jadeja to quick fine-leg.
At 51 for 4, Indrajith and Sai Kishore introduced TN again into the sport with a breezy 113-run partnership. However each of them had been dismissed at inopportune moments as Saurashtra was in charge of the second innings. The massive-hitters had an excessive amount of on their platter as Tamil Nadu finally folded up for 249 with two overs remaining.
In Nadiad: Saurashtra 293/8 (Harvik Desai 61, Chirag Jani 52 n.o., Arpit Vasavada 51) bt Tamil Nadu 249 in 48 overs (R. Sai Kishore 74, Baba Indrajith 53, Chirag Jani 3/53).
In Ahmedabad: Punjab 235 in 50 overs (Abhishek Sharma 109, Sanvir Singh 39, Vidwath Kaverappa 4/40) misplaced to Karnataka 238/6 in 49.2 overs (R. Samarth 71, Shreyas Gopal 42).
Maharashtra 330/5 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 220 n.o., Ankeet Bawane 37, Azim Kazi 37, Kartik Tyagi 3/66) bt Uttar Pradesh 272 in 47.4 overs (Aryan Juyal 159, Rajvardhan Hangargekar 5/53).
Jammu & Kashmir 350/7 (Henan Nazir 124, Shubham Khajuria 120, Fazil Rashid 53) misplaced to Assam 354/3 in 46.1 overs (Riyan Parag 174, Rishav Das 114 n.o.)