Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Bengal beat Baroda: After being put in to bat first, Bengal posted 230 runs in 49.3 overs courtesy fifties from Abhishek Das and Kaif Ahmed. Ritwik Chowdhury scored 48 off 36 whiles as many as five batsmen fell for a single-digit score. Lukman Meriwala (3/33) and Atit Sheth (4/62) were pick of the bowlers for Baroda. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates
In reply, Baroda lost an early wicket in the form of their opener Shashwat Rawat who departed for a 2-ball duck. Later, a 72-run partnership brewed between captain Kedar Devdhar (35 off 53) and Pratyush Kumar (38 off 70). Krunal Pandya (39 off 56) walked in after the departure of Devdhar, however, scoring rate remained the problem for the side in Thiruvananthapuram. Moreover, wickets kept on falling at regular interval despite the late contributions from Karthik Kakade (28) and Mitesh Patel (20), Baroda got bundled out at 203 in 48.2 overs. Akash Deep picked three wickets, while Mukes Kumar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Writtick Chatterjee picked two wickets each.
The win has placed Bengal at the second spot behind Karnataka in Elite Group B of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021.
Bengal beat Baroda: All-round Bengal beat Baroda by 27 runs
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BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S Shreevats Goswami W lbw L I Meriwala 0 6 0 0 0 Abhisek Das ct P A Kumar b K H Pandya 62 90 68.89 9 0 Sudip Chatterjee C ct Bhargav Bhatt b A Sheth 14 40 35.00 1 0 Kaif Ahmad b K H Pandya 67 93 72.04 3 2 Sumanta Gupta ct Mitesh Patel b A Sheth 16 17 94.12 2 0 Ritwik Roy Chowdhury ct K R Kakade b L I Meriwala 48 36 133.33 3 1 Shahbaz b L I Meriwala 5 9 55.56 0 0 Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee b A Sheth 2 3 66.67 0 0 Akash Deep ct Kedar Devdhar b A Sheth 0 1 0 0 0 Geet Puri Run Out L I Meriwala 0 1 0 0 0 Mukesh Kumar Not Out 0 2 0 0 0 EXTRAS (nb 0, w 13, b 0, lb 3, pen 0) 16 TOTAL (All out; 49.4 overs) 230 BOWLER O M R W ECON L I Meriwala 9.4 2 33 3 3.41 A Sheth 10 0 62 4 6.20 Abhimanyusingh 7 1 39 0 5.57 Bhargav Bhatt 10 0 42 0 4.20 K H Pandya 10 0 34 2 3.40 K R Kakade 3 0 17 0 5.67
- 1-0 (Shreevats Goswami, 0.6 ov) ,
- 2-57 (Sudip Chatterjee, 14.6 ov) ,
- 3-115 (Abhisek Das, 30.5 ov) ,
- 4-146 (Sumanta Gupta, 35.6 ov) ,
- 5-201 (Kaif Ahmad, 44.2 ov) ,
- 6-220 (Shahbaz, 47.2 ov) ,
- 7-225 (Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee, 48.2 ov) ,
- 8-225 (Akash Deep , 48.3 ov) ,
- 9-230 (Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, 49.2 ov) ,
- 10-230 (Geet Puri, 49.4 ov)
|Shreevats Goswami W||lbw L I Meriwala||0||6||0||0||0|
|Abhisek Das||ct P A Kumar b K H Pandya||62||90||68.89||9||0|
|Sudip Chatterjee C||ct Bhargav Bhatt b A Sheth||14||40||35.00||1||0|
|Kaif Ahmad||b K H Pandya||67||93||72.04||3||2|
|Sumanta Gupta||ct Mitesh Patel b A Sheth||16||17||94.12||2||0|
|Ritwik Roy Chowdhury||ct K R Kakade b L I Meriwala||48||36||133.33||3||1|
|Shahbaz||b L I Meriwala||5||9||55.56||0||0|
|Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee||b A Sheth||2||3||66.67||0||0|
|Akash Deep||ct Kedar Devdhar b A Sheth||0||1||0||0||0|
|Geet Puri||Run Out L I Meriwala||0||1||0||0||0|
|Mukesh Kumar||Not Out||0||2||0||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 0, w 13, b 0, lb 3, pen 0)||16|
|TOTAL||(All out; 49.4 overs)||230|
|L I Meriwala||9.4||2||33||3||3.41|
|K H Pandya||10||0||34||2||3.40|
|K R Kakade||3||0||17||0||5.67|
|Kedar Devdhar C||b Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee||35||53||66.04||4||0|
|Shashwat Rawat||ct Shreevats Goswami b Akash Deep||0||2||0||0||0|
|P A Kumar||b Writtick Bijoy Chatterjee||38||70||54.29||3||0|
|K H Pandya||Not Out||4||14||28.57||0||0|
|Vishnu Solanki||Not Out||10||22||45.45||0||1|
|EXTRAS||(nb 0, w 6, b 0, lb 2, pen 0)||8|
|TOTAL||(3 wickets; 26.5 overs)||95|
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 8, 2021
Baroda Playing XI –
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 8, 2021
Toss update: Baroda have won the toss and opted to field first
Baroda had an underwhelming campaign in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which saw a change in the leadership role. India all-rounder Krunal Pandya stepped down from the role and experienced batter Kedar Devdhar has been chosen to lead the side. They also suffered a big blow ahead of their opener against Bengal after star all-rounder Hardik Pandya pulled out of the tournament to undergo rehab.
Devdhar, who has played 73 List A games so far and has scored 2,402 runs, will have a tough task to lead side -who hasn’t been in rhythm in the last couple of tournaments. Baroda failed to reach the quarterfinals of the previous Vijay Hazare Trophy edition and managed just 1 win in the SMAT 2021.
In the previous Vijay Hazare edition, Baroda managed to win 4 out of their 5 groups games but were denied a playoff spot by Gujarat who were unbeaten in the group stage. Can the change in captain bring some change in fortune?
Bengal, on the opposite, will be a lot more confident, considering their run in the SMAT 2021. Bengal reached the quarterfinal of the marquee event and unfortunately got knocked out after facing a defeat at the hands of Karnataka in the Super Over.
However, Bengal too will be hoping for a better run this time. They managed just two wins in their previous year’s campaign and finished at the bottom second spot in the group stage.
Baroda Probable Playing XI:
Kedar Devdhar (c), Vishnu Solanki (wk), Dhruv Patel, Bhanu Pania, Krunal Pandya, Parth Kohli, Atit Sheth, Shashwat Rawat, Kartik Kakade, Lukman Meriwala, Soyeb Sopariya
Bengal Probable Playing XI:
Shreevats Goswami (wk), Abhishek Das, Writtick Chatterjee, Sudip Chatterjee (c), Kaif Ahmed, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Pradipta Pramanik, Akash Deep, Mukesh Kumar, Sayan Ghosh
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