Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh register 3rd consecutive win

first_imgVijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh register 3rd consecutive winVijay Hazare Trophy: Murali Vijay’s 117 helped Tamil Nadu to beat Jammu and Kashmir while Chandigarh defeated Assam by 21 runs to register their third consecutive win in the Plate Group.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiOctober 4, 2019UPDATED: October 4, 2019 19:33 IST Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu team in action (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTSChandigarh jumped to the top of Plate group standings with 12 points from four gamesMurali Vijay and his 166-run second wicket partnershp with Aparajith (86 not out) saw TN coast homeFor Assam, Pritam Das tok three wickets for 26 runsOut of favour India batsman Murali Vijay smashed a superb ton (117) to power Tamil Nadu to its fifth straight win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group C, beating Jammu and Kashmir by eight wickets on Friday while left-arm pacer Barinder Sran and Bipul Sharma claimed three wickets apiece as Chandigarh defeated Assam by 21 runs to register their third consecutive win in the Plate Group.By virtue of this win, Chandigarh jumped to the top of Plate group standings with 12 points from four games.Electing to bat after rain curtailed the match to 20 overs-a-side affair, Chandigarh posted 166 for seven.Preet Kamal was their top-scorer with a 25-ball 34 (3x4s, 1×6) but it was no. 9 batsman Jaskarandeep Singh, who produced the late flourish with a 14-ball unbeaten 28-run knock (2x4s, 2x6s).For Assam, Pritam Das tok three wickets for 26 runs.In reply, Assam were bundled out for 145 in 19.5 overs with Bipul Sharma (3/14) and Sran (3/25) claiming the honours.The other two Plate Group matches — Puducherry vs Nagaland and Uttarakhand vs Mizoram — were abandoned because of rain.In other match between Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir:Chasing 234 for a win, Vijay and his 166-run second wicket partnershp with Aparajith (86 not out) saw TN coast home.Vijay, fresh from a county stint with Somerset, played superb shots all round the wicket.After a cautious start, the stylish right-hander went on overdrive to fashion Tamil Nadu’s win.Earlier, sent in to bat, J&K made slow progress before three wickets, including that of captain Parvez Rasool (6) set the team back.advertisementOpener Qamran Iqbal held firm and made 67 (87 balls, 7 fours, 1 six) and there were important contributions from the consistent Shubham Singh Pundir 66 and Abdul Samad, which helped J&K reach a respectable score of 233 in 50overs.For Tamil Nadu, left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore was the best bowler, returning figures of 2 for 17 in his quota of 10 overs.Left-arm medium pacer T Natarajan (2/45) also scalped two wickets.Also Read | This is the start of a great career for Quinton de Kock: Dean ElgarAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Vijay Hazare TrophyFollow Tamil Nadulast_img


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