India pacer Navdeep Saini claimed three wickets as Delhi defeated Baroda by 10-runs in a rain-curtailed Elite Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy national one-day tournament, on Friday.
The match was delayed due to wet outfield and it was reduced to a 38-over-a-side affair at the Moti Bagh Stadium.
Put in to bat, Delhi were bundled out for 148 in 37.4 overs with Nitish Rana top-scoring with a 42-ball 27. Anuj Rawat and Manan Sharma chipped in with 21 and 18 runs respectively.
Senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is returning to the Delhi side, was the first to depart for 7.
For Baroda, captain Krunal Pandya starred with the ball returning with the figures of figures 4/34, while Atit Sheth scalped two wickets, including that of Dhawan, giving away 41 runs.
Chasing a revised target of 139, Baroda were folded for 128 in 33.2 overs, thanks to a disciplined effort by the Delhi bowlers.
Speedster Saini picked up three wickets, while left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya and spinner Pawan Negi took two wickets each.
The Delhi bowlers struck at regular intervals starting with the dismissal of opener Kedar Devdhar (20) in the ninth over. Aditya Waghmode (1) was the next to depart.
Krunal Pandya and Devdhar were the top scorers for Baroda, both scoring 20 each.
Tailender Lukman Meriwala provided momentary hope to Baroda. His 16-run knock was laced with two boundaries but with 11 runs needed the 27-year-old was dismissed off a Nitish Rana delivery.
Meanwhile in the other match of the day, half centuries by Jayant Yadav (67) and Sumit Kumar (64 not out) helped Haryana beat Odisha by 4 wickets.
The match between Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Chandigarh beat Assam by 21 runs to register 3rd consecutive win
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, 1x6) 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 here — Puducherry vs Nagaland and Uttarakhand vs Mizoram -- were abandoned because of rain.
Murali Vijay's superb ton powers TN to win over J&K
Out 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 & Kashmir by eight wickets.
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.
Opener 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.
Odisha: 207 for 9 in 46 overs ( G Poddar 64 not out; Hrashal Patel 3/56)
Haryana: 208 for 6 in 43.
Chandigarh 166 for 7 in 20 overs (Preet Kamal 34; Pritam Das 3/26, Arup Das 2/22) vs Assam 145 all out in 19.5 overs (Sarupam Purkayastha 32; Barinder Singh 3/25, Bipul Sharma 3/14, Shreshth Nirmohi 2/28). Chandigarh won by 21 runs. Points: Chandigarh: 4, Assam: 0.
Uttarakhand vs Mizoram. Match abandoned. Points: Uttarakhand: 2, Mizoram: 2.
Nagaland 24/2 in 6.4 overs vs Puducherry. Match abandoned. Points: Nagaland: 2, Puducherry: 2.
Madhya Pradesh 282 for 7 in 50 overs (Naman Ojha 130 (144 balls, 7 fours, 4 sixes), Anand Singh Bais 61, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania 4/50, Raj Bahadur Pal 2/58) lost to Services 283 for 3 in 47 overs (Ravi Chauhan 118, Rahul Gahlaut 107).
Services: 4 points, MP: 0.
J&K 238 for 9 in 50 overs (Qamran Iqbal 67, Shubham Singh Pundir 66, Abdul Samad 50, R Sai Kishore 2/17, T Natarajan 2/45) lost to Tamil Nadu 239 for 2 in 48 overs (M Vijay 117, B Aparajith 86 not out).
TN: 4 points, J&K: 0.
Tripura 285 for 8 in 50 overs (Bishal Ghosh 128 (129 balls, 10 fours, 3 sixes), Tanmay Mishra 56, Ravi Bishnoi 2/47, A Choudhary 2/54, Rahul Chahar 2/64) beat Rajasthan 238 all out in 47 overs(Mahipal Lomror 71 ).
Tripura: 4 points, Rajasthan: 0.
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