Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi qualify for quarterfinals after Manoj Tiwary ton helps Bengal beat Himachal Pradesh

Delhi had finished their group league engagements with 16 points from six matches with successive defeats in their final two encounters.

PTI, February 17, 2018

Delhi got a fresh lease of life on Saturday as they qualified for the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals after Manoj Tiwary's unbeaten 104 helped Bengal beat Himachal Pradesh by six wickets in a Group B encounter.

File Image of Manoj Tiwary (R) PTI

File Image of Manoj Tiwary (R) PTI

Maharashtra are the second team from the group to have qualified for the knockout stages.

Delhi had finished their group league engagements with 16 points from six matches with successive defeats in their final two encounters.

There were three teams — Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala — locked on 14 points from five games. The Maharashtra versus Kerala match was a virtual pre-quarterfinal while Himachal needed a win against Bengal to qualify.

Delhi would be grateful to Tiwary and Abhimanyu Easwaran (90) for chasing down a target of 267 with minimum fuss in 48 overs.

Easwaran (10 fours, 109 balls) and Tiwary (10 fours, 2 sixes, 107 balls) added 131 runs for the third wicket to ensure a smooth passage for Ishant Sharma's team.

In another clash at Bilaspur, Maharashtra crushed Kerala by 98 runs to make it to the last eight phase, which starts in Delhi from February 21. Batting first, Maharashtra scored 273 in 37 overs with Naushad Sheikh smashing 76.

In reply, Kerala were all out for 175 with Sanju Samson scoring 46. Pacer Shrikant Mundhe grabbed 5 for 26.

Brief Scores
Himachal Pradesh 266/8 (Priyanshu Khanduri 74, Alok Pratap Singh 4/53) lost to Bengal 266/4 in 48 overs (Manoj Tiwary 104 no, Abhimanyu Easwaran 90) by 6 wickets.
Maharashtra 273/8 in 37 overs (naushad Sheikh 76, Ankit Bawne 43) beat Kerala 175 in 29.2 overs (Sanju Samson 46) by 98 runs.
UP 357/8 in 50 overs (Akshdeep Nath 87, Aryan Juyal 69, Rinku Singh 91) beat Tripura 296/9 in 50 overs (Yashpal Singh 110, J Banik 50) by 61 runs.

Updated Date: Feb 17, 2018





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1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
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2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
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2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114