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Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

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Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: In a dramatic but yet fairytale finish, Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu to win the 2021 edition of the elite domestic 50-over tournament by 11 runs (VJD method). Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

Chasing 315, the Himachal Pradesh team got off to a flying start as openers Shubham Arora and Prashant Chopra put on 60 runs for the opening wicket in just 8.5 overs. Left-arm spinner Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore was introduced into the attack and he dismissed Prashant Chopra out bowled for just 21.

Tamil Nadu after being asked to bat first found themselves in shallow water, losing four early wickets for 40. However, Dinesh Karthik brought in all his experience to smash a fluent hundred and stitch a solid 202-run partnership with B Indrajith. Later, Shahrukh Khan smashed 42 off just 21 balls to fire the Syed Mushtaq Ali Champions to 314/10 in 49.4 overs.

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Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

In the next over Washington Sundar cleaned up Digvijay Rangi for a three-ball duck. Nikhil Gangta came in and he hit 2 sixes but was dismissed by Murugan Ashwin for 18 as Himachal looked in a spot of bother at 96 for three.

Amit Kumar walked in to bat and forged a partnership with wicket-keeper batter Shubham Arora. Amit Kumar scored a half-century of 57 balls. Opener Shubham Arora notched up his maiden century in List A cricket which came of just 95 balls as Himachal’s total went past the 200-run mark and the duo also struck a century partnership.

The 148-run partnership was finally broken by Baba Aparajith dismissing Amit Kumar for 74 of 79 balls. Skipper Rishi Dhawan walked in and he went berserk hitting boundaries and sixes as the required run-rate had gone up over 8 runs per over.

Dhawan’s blistering knock meant Himachal needed only 38 runs of 6 overs. With 16 needed of 15 balls for Himachal, the poor weather interrupted the play. As per the V Jayadevan method Himachal were 11 runs ahead and were awarded the match.

Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

Himachal Pradesh captain Rishi Dhawan won the toss and chose to bowl first. His decision to bowl first proved to be the right one as Vinay Galetiya dismissed Tamil Nadu opener Baba Aparajith for just 2 in the 5th ball of the match. Captain and medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan introduced himself in the first change and dismissed the other opener Narayan Jagadeesan caught behind by wicket-keeper Shubham Arora for just 9. Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore tried to steady the ship for Tamil Nadu but he too was dismissed by medium-pacer Pankaj Jaswal.

Medium-pacer Rishi Dhawan took his second wicket of the match as he got the wicket of Murugan Ashwin for 7 and Tamil Nadu were left tottering for 40 for four in 14.3 overs.

With Tamil Nadu in deep trouble team’s most experienced batter, Dinesh Karthik came in and forged a much-needed partnership with Baba Indrajith. The duo steadied the ship and slowly increased the current run rate of the team. Both the batters targeted the left-arm spinners Mayank Dagar and Akash Vasisht as they conceded runs with over 7 runs per over.

Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

Dinesh Karthik notched up his century and Indrajith scored a half-century as the duo went on to put 202-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Digvijay Rangi was introduced into the attack and even he went for plenty conceding 35 runs in three overs at an economy rate of 12.66. But Rangi finally broke the partnership dismissing Baba Indrajith for 80 of just 71.

In the next over Karthik too was dismissed after playing a brilliant knock of 116 of 103 balls smashing 8 boundaries and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 112.62. Karthik was dismissed by Sidharth Sharma who bowled an economical spell of 34 for 1 in his 10 overs.

Shahrukh Khan came in to bat and he wreaked havoc on Himachal bowlers hitting three sixes and three boundaries scoring 42 runs of 21 balls. Captain Vijay Shankar also scored runs at a brisk pace scoring 22 runs of 16 balls hitting one six and one boundary and in-process took his team’s total beyond the 300-run mark.

Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

Pankaj Jaswal’s four wickets and skipper Rishi Dhawan’s 3 wickets helped Himachal bowl out Tamil Nadu for 314 in 49.4 overs.

Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu 314/10 (Dinesh Karthik 116 (103), Baba Indrajith 80 (71), Shahrukh Khan 42 (21); Pankaj Jaswal 4-59, Rishi Dhawan 3-62) vs Himachal Pradesh 299/4 (Shubham Arora 136*(131), 74 (79), Rishi Dhawan 42(23); Baba Aparajith 1/45).

 

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Himachal Pradesh Innings: 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Shubham Arora (WK) Not out 136 131 13 1 103.82
Prashant Chopra b Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore 21 26 2 0 80.77
Digvijay Rangi b Washington Sundar 0 3 0 0 0.00
Nikhil Gangta c Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore b Murugan Ashwin 18 23 0 2 78.26
Amit Kumar lbw b Baba Aparajith 74 79 6 0 93.67
Rishi Dhawan (C) Not out 42 23 5 1 182.61
Extra 8 (b 0, w 7, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 299/4 (47.3)
Yet To Bat PP JaiswalAP VasishtMJ DagarVK GaletiyaSidharth Sharma
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Sandeep Warrier 7 0 42 0 6.00
Ragupathy Silambarasan 5 0 32 0 6.40
Washington Sundar 9.3 0 47 1 4.95
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore 10 1 66 1 6.60
Murugan Ashwin 7 0 57 1 8.14
Vijay Shankar 1 0 9 0 9.00
Baba Aparajith 8 0 45 1 5.63
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
P Chopra 1-60 8.5
Digvijay Rangi 2-61 9.3
N Gangta 3-96 16.1
Amit Kumar 4-244 41.1

 

Tamil Nadu Innings

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Baba Aparajith b VK Galetiya 2 5 0 0 40.00
Narayan Jagadeesan c Shubham Arora b R Dhawan 9 19 1 0 47.37
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore c P Chopra b PP Jaiswal 18 36 3 0 50.00
Murugan Ashwin c P Chopra b R Dhawan 7 19 0 0 36.84
Dinesh Karthik (WK) c Shubham Arora b Sidharth Sharma 116 103 8 7 112.62
Baba Indrajith c (sub AS Jamwal) b Digvijay Rangi 80 71 8 1 112.68
Shahrukh Khan c Shubham Arora b PP Jaiswal 42 21 3 3 200.00
Vijay Shankar (C) c P Chopra b R Dhawan 22 16 1 1 137.50
Washington Sundar c Digvijay Rangi b PP Jaiswal 1 2 0 0 50.00
Ragupathy Silambarasan b PP Jaiswal 1 2 0 0 50.00
Sandeep Warrier Not out 3 4 0 0 75.00
Extra 13 (b 0, w 8, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 314/10 (49.4)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Vinay Galetiya 6 0 35 1 5.83
Sidharth Sharma 10 1 34 1 3.40
Rishi Dhawan 10 0 62 3 6.20
Pankaj Jaiswal 9.4 0 59 4 6.10
Mayank Dagar 5 0 35 0 7.00
Akash Vasisht 6 0 46 0 7.67
Digvijay Rangi 3 0 38 1 12.67
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Baba Aparajith 1-2 0.5
Narayan Jagadeesan 2-17 6.1
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore 3-34 11.6
Murugan Ashwin 4-40 14.3
B Indrajith 5-242 41.5
Dinesh Karthik 6-246 42.4
Shahrukh Khan 7-299 47.3
Washington Sundar 8-302 47.6
Vijay Shankar 9-310 48.4
Ragupathy Silambarasan 10-314 49.4
10-314 49.4

 

Final Playing XI

HIMACHAL PRADESH

  • R R Dhawan (c)
  • P S Chopra
  • S G Arora (wk)
  • A P Vashisht
  • M J Dagar
  • V K Galetiya
  • A R Kumar
  • N R Gangta
  • D B Rangi
  • P P Jaswal
  • Sidharth Sharma

TAMIL NADU

  • Vijay Shankar (c)
  • Washington Sundar
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • B Aparajith
  • B Indrajith
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • R Sai Kishore
  • M Ashwin
  • Warrier
  • Ragupathy Silambarasan

Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu: Rishi Dhawan’s side beat five-time champions to lift maiden Vijay Hazare Title

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