Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Padikkal’s third successive ton fires Karnataka into final eight; Andhra safe prime spot in Group B

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Padikkal’s third successive ton fires Karnataka into final eight; Andhra safe prime spot in Group B

Bengaluru: Younger Karnataka sensation Devdutt Padikkal continued his terrific type forward of the IPL with a 3rd successive century because the defending champions stormed into the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-finals with a lopsided 10-wicket win over Railways in a bunch C match on Sunday.

Devdutt Padikkal of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 3 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 21st September 2020. Photo by: Ron Gaunt / Sportzpics for BCCI

File picture of Devdutt Padikkal. Sportzpics

The Royal Challengers Bangalore opener, who scored a career-best 152 in opposition to Odisha and adopted it up with 126 not out versus Kerala of their final outing, smacked 9 sixes and as many boundaries in his 145 not out from 125 balls.

The 20-year-old left-hander had the corporate of his skipper Ravikumar Samarth, who additionally slammed an unbeaten century (130 not out from 118 balls; 17×4) because the opening duo raced to the 285-run goal win with 57 balls to spare on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The large win ensured that they completed on prime of group C to qualify for the last-eight whereas Uttar Pradesh completed second following their six-wicket win over Odisha on the Simply Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Padikkal, who additionally has two half-centuries, now has the season’s highest tally of 572 runs from 5 matches with a staggering common of 190.66.

The Railways bowlers did little or no to bother the Karnataka opening duo who raced previous 200 in 29.5 overs because the seemingly difficult whole proved simply to be a cakewalk.

Padikkal additionally paced his innings superbly, taking 60 balls for his fifty after which he stepped up and notched his fifth Listing A century in subsequent 34 deliveries.

Earlier, Railways rode on opener Pratham Singh’s 129 to notch 284/9. Singh hit 12 fours and three sixes in his knock from 138 balls.

Karnataka stored taking wickets at common intervals however the Railways opener stayed calm and ensured that they set a sizeable goal.

Temporary Scores:

At M.Chinnaswamy Stadium: Railways 284/9; 50 overs (Pratham Singh 129; Shreyas Gopal 3/41, J Suchith 2/72) misplaced to Karnataka 285 fo no loss; 40.3 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 145 not out, Ravikumar Samarth 130 not out) by 10 wickets.

At KSCA Cricket (3) Floor, Alur: Bihar 148 all out; 40.2 overs (Babul Kumar 64; Sreesanth 4/30, Jalaj Saxena 3/30) misplaced to Kerala 149/1; 8.5 overs (Robin Uthappa 87 not out, Sanju Samson 24 not out) by 9 wickets.

At Simply Cricket Academy Floor: Odisha 148 all out; 40.1 overs (Subhranshu Senapati 49 not out, Rakesh Pattnaik 46; Shivam Sharma 6/22) misplaced to Uttar Pradesh 150/4; 21.4 overs (Upendra Yadav 32, Sameer Choudhary 29 not out) by six wickets.

Gujarat win to stay unbeaten in league stage

Hosts Gujarat defeated Baroda by 40 runs of their final Group A match to stay unbeaten within the league stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday.

Opting to bat, Gujarat posted 277 for 7, driving on opener Dhruv Raval’s 102 off 129 balls after which restricted the opposition to 237 for 9.

Skilled leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (3/52) shone brilliant with the ball for Gujarat.

Gujarat had earlier defeated Chhattisgarh, Goa, Tripura and Hyderabad, whereas this was Baroda’s first loss within the event.

Gujarat didn’t have the perfect of begins, dropping opener Priyank Panchal (2) and one-down Chirag Gandhi (12) early. Whereas Panchal was cleaned up by pacer Atit Sheth (3/53), Gandhi was caught by Abhimanyusingh Rajput off Babashafi Pathan (2/47).

However then, left-handed batsman Raval took cost and anchored the innings with duty en path to his century knock which was laced with 9 boundaries and a six.

He discovered an in a position companion in right-handed center order batsman Het Patel (82 off 84 balls; 7x4s, 2x6s), as the 2 rallied the innings with a 152-run stand for the third wicket.

However when it regarded just like the duo would take Gujarat to an enormous rating, Baroda eliminated each the batsmen. Pacer Lukman Meriwala (2/67) dismissed Het, who was holed to Kedar Devdhar, whereas Babashafi Pathan eliminated Raval as Gujarat slipped to 213 for 4.

A fast-fire 22 off 9 balls by Chintan Gaja helped Gujarat go previous the 275-run mark.

Chasing 278, Baroda misplaced opener Kedav Devdhar (17) early.

Wicket-keeper Smit Patel (73; 6x4s) and Vishnu Solanki (37; 3x4s) rallied the innings with a 92-run stand.

However Gujarat pegged again Baroda by taking three wickets in fast succession as they slipped to 135 for 4.

Pacer Chintan Gaja struck twice, first eradicating Solanki, who was caught by Raval, after which despatched again inform rival skipper Krunal Pandya (2). Ninad Rathwa (3) additionally fell cheaply.

Then Chawla trapped Patel in entrance of the wicket as Baroda misplaced half of their aspect for 154. From there on, it was an uphill process for Baroda, who finally ended at 237 for 9.

Pacers Chintan Gaja (2/40) and Arzan Nagwaswalla (2/47) performed their roles to perfection.

Temporary Scores: Gujarat 277 for 7 in 50 overs (Dhruv Raval 102, Het Patel 82; Atit Sheth 3/53) beat Baroda 237 for 9 in 50 overs (Smit Patel 73, Vishnu Solanki 37; Piyush Chawla 3/52, Chintan Gaja 2/40) by 40 runs.

At CK Pithawala floor: Hyderabad 345 for six in 50 overs (Tanmay Agarwal 150, Tilak Verma 128; Lakshay Garg 2/60, Suyash Prabhudessai 1/60) beat Goa 343 for five in 50 overs (KD Eknath 169 not out, Snehal Kauthankar 116; T Ravi Teja 3/69; B Sandeep 1/63) by two runs.

At Kholvad Gymkhana floor: Tripura 230 all out in 48.4 overs (Samrat Singha 102; Milind Kumar 55; Ajay Mandal 2/18, Sumit Ruikar 2/39) misplaced to Chhattisgarh 233 for five in 47.1 overs (Amandeep Khare 101 not out, Rishabh Tiwari 30; Parvez Sultan 2/40, MB Mura Singh 2/45) by 5 wickets.

Andhra pip Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand to complete as group toppers

Andhra outplayed Jharkhand by seven wickets to emerge on prime of Group B within the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket event on Sunday, pipping Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand within the factors desk to take prime spot.

In one other match, Madhya Pradesh opener Venkatesh Iyer missed out on a well-deserved double ton as he was run out two runs shy of the mark in his workforce’s large 105-run win over Punjab.

Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and MP completed equal on 12 factors from 5 matches however Andhra emerged on prime due to increased web run-rate and secured a spot within the knockout section.

Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, MP (all 12 factors) completed second, third and fourth adopted by Punjab (eight factors) and Vidarbha (4 factors).

Tamil Nadu defeated Vidarbha by 5 wickets, chasing down the goal of 151 in 11.2 overs to enhance their web run-rate. Nevertheless, Andhra overhauled Jharkhand’s rating of 139 in simply 9.5 overs to nostril forward on NRR.

Despatched in to bat, Jharkhand struggled with solely 4 batsmen reaching double figures. Skipper Ishan Kishan made 38 (68 balls, 3 fours), the very best rating whereas medium-pacer M Harishankar Reddy was spectacular with a four-wicket haul for Andhra.

Ashwin Hebbar (44, 18 balls, 4X4, 4X6) and Ricky Bhui (57 not out, 27 balls, 5X4, 4X6) went on the assault from the beginning with the Jharkhand bowlers having no respite.

The duo added 82 in 5.5 overs earlier than Hebbar fell to Shahbaz Nadeem (1/26). Bhui continued along with his aggressive methods and regardless of dropping captain Hanuma Vihari (4), he noticed the workforce residence within the firm of Naren Reddy (16 not out, 7 balls, 1X4, 2X6).

In one other match, off-spinner B Aparajith (3/10) and medium-pacers J Kousik (3/22) and M Mohammed (3/33) starred as Tamil Nadu bundled out Vidarbha for 150 in 41 overs.

Just a few of the Vidarbha batsmen bought begins however couldn’t fairly go on to make an enormous rating because the TN bowlers stored a good leash.

In reply, skipper Dinesh Karthik (19), opening the batting, fell within the third over going for fast runs however N Jagadeesan smashed a 18-ball 48 (4X4, 4X4) and helped Tamil Nadu put up a win in 11.2 overs with Mohammed (37, 14 balls, 3X4, 3X6) weighing in with a quickfire knock.

In the meantime, Madhya Pradesh rode on a blistering innings of 198 by Venkatesh Iyer (146 balls, 20X4, 7X6) to put up a large rating of 402 for 3 in 50 overs earlier than limiting Punjab to 297 in 42.3 overs. Abhishek Sharma hammered his approach to 104 from simply 49 balls (8X4, 9X6) however his effort went in useless.

Temporary scores: Vidarbha 150 all out in 41 overs (Akshay Wadkar 31, S R Ramaswamy 28, B Aparajith 3/10, J Kousik 3/22, M Mohammed 3/33) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 152 for five in 11.2 overs (N Jagadeesan 48, M Mohammed 37 not out) by 5 wickets. TN: 4 factors, Vidarbha: 0.

Jharkhand 139 all out in 46.2 overs (Ishan Kishan 38, Anukul Roy 30, M Harishankar Reddy 4/30) misplaced to Andhra 140 for 3 in 9.5 overs (Ashwin Hebbar 44, Ricky Bhui 57 not out) by seven wickets. Andhra: 4 factors, Jharkhand: 0.

Madhya Pradesh 402 for 3 in 30 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 198, Aditya Shrivastava 88 not out, Rajat Patidar 54) beat Punjab 297 all out in 42.3 overs (Abhishek Sharma 104, Siddarth Kaul 33, Mihir Hirwani 4/62) by 105 runs.

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