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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019: Elite Group A & B, Elite Group C – Round Up

Punjab won a cliff-hanger against Baroda and Baba Aparajith's all-round brilliance helped Tamil Nadu take down Railways.

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Baba Aparajith
Baba Aparajith. (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The biggest game of the day in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Wednesday was played between Baroda and Punjab and that turned out to be a ripper of a contest. Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Bengal registered wins in their respective Group C fixtures, making the group permutations even more interesting.

After losing the toss and getting into bat first, Baroda could put up just 222 runs on the board with a half-century from Vishnu Solanki and some late-blitz from veteran Yusuf Pathan. Some bits and pieces contributions from the Punjab middle-order saw them clinch the game by the skin of their teeth, with just one ball remaining.

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Baba Aparajith’s all-round excellence saw Tamil Nadu register a comfortable win against Railways. Aparajith picked up four wickets with the ball as Railways were restricted to 200/9 in their 50 overs. He scored an unbeaten 111 and was supported well by Vijay Shankar, who chipped in with a crucial 72.

Manoj Tiwary scores a fifty; Bengal trump Tripura

Tanmay Mishra scored a half-century against a resolute bowling attack of Bengal, to help Tripura score 224 runs batting first before getting bowled out. Veteran Indian cricketer Manoj Tiwary chipped in with a brilliant 85 and was supported well by Agniv Pan, as Bengal chased the total down in 47.2 overs.

Chetan Bist and Aditya Garhwal registered half-centuries for Rajasthan as they put up a moderate 239 runs batting first. The target was always going to be beyond Services’ reach and they could put up only 191 runs. Rajasthan won the game by 38 runs.

Here are the brief scores from the games that happened today

Brief Scores

Elite Group A & B

Baroda vs Punjab

Baroda: 222/8 in 50 overs (Vishnu Solanki 54, Yusuf Pathan 43; Siddarth Kaul 4/58)

Punjab: 223/7 in 49.5 overs (Anmol Malhotra 39, Gurkeerat Singh 39; Rishi Arothe 3/47)

Punjab won by 3 wickets

Elite Group C

Railways vs Tamil Nadu

Railways: 200/9 in 50 overs (Manish Rao 55; Baba Aparajith 4/30)

Tamil Nadu: 203/2 in 44.2 overs (Baba Aparajith 111*, Vijay Shankar 72*)

Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets

Services vs Rajasthan

Rajasthan: 239/8 in 50 overs (Chetan Bist 71, Aditya Garhwal 91; Diwesh Pathania 3/28)

Services: 191 all out in 44 overs (Mohit Ahlawat 49; Rahul Chahar 4/56)

Rajasthan won by 48 runs

Tripura vs Bengal

Tripura: 224 all out in 49 overs (Tanmay Mishra 72; Akash Deep 2/29)

Bengal: 227/5 in 47.2 overs (Manoj Tiwary 85, Agniv Pan 57)

Bengal won by 5 wickets

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