A summary of the day's play in the Vijay Hazare One-day tournament.
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma claimed five wickets but Delhi failed to make it count as they went down to Vidarbha by 18 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare One-Day tournament, in Delhi on Friday.
Electing to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Vidarbha rode on opener Faiz Fazal's 83 to post 163 all out in 45.2 overs -- a total which proved challenging in the low-scoring encounter.
Delhi pacer Sharma bowled his heart out to return impressive figures of five for 21. His effort was backed up by Navdeep Amardeep Saini and Subodh Bhati, who bagged two wickets each.
Chasing what seemed an easy target for the star-studded line-up, Delhi faltered against a disciplined bowling attack, led by pace spearhead Umesh Yadav.
Opener Unmukt Chand top-scored with 57, as skipper Gautam Gambhir (6) again failed to lead by example.
Umesh, Ravi Jangid, Akshay Karnewar and Akshay Wakhare claimed two wickets each to help Vidarbha register their first victory after the loss to Odisha on Thursday.
Vidarbha 163 all out in 45.2 overs (Faiz Fazal 83, S Badrinath 20; Ishant Sharma 5-21) vs Delhi 145 all out in 45.1 overs (Unmukt Chand 57, Milind 25; Akshay Karnewar 2-17).
Tamil Nadu outclass Mumbai despite Herwadkar's ton
Tamil Nadu produced an all-round display to beat Mumbai by 26 runs and register their second consecutive victory in Hyderabad.
The Ravichandran Ashwin-led side, which earlier defeated Assam in their opening match on Thursday, have eight points in their kitty.
Sent in to bat, Tamil Nadu piled up a huge 312 for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs and then bowled out Mumbai for 286 in 44.2 overs.
Tamil Nadu struggled at the start, losing two quick wickets as they were reduced to 28 for two in the eighth over before Baba Aparajith (77) and Murali Vijay (55) hit half-centuries, putting on 128 runs for the third wicket.
Baba Indrajith slammed 60 not out from 52 balls, while R Sathish blasted 52 from 30 ball to take the attack to the Mumbai bowlers in the final few overs.
Chasing the mammoth score, opener Akhil Herwadkar's (107) century went in vain after the opener smashed 16 fours and a six in his 86-ball knock.
The in-form Shreyas Iyer slammed a quickfire 44 from 32 balls, while Siddhesh Lad stroked a 40-ball 47, but the former's dismissal in the 33rd over saw Mumbai lose their way before they were bowled out in the 45th over, their last six wickets falling for 69 runs.
Tamil Nadu 312 for seven in 50 overs (Baba Aparajith 77, Baba Indrajith 60 not out, Murali Vijay 55, R Sathish 52; Dhawal Kulkarni 3/47) vs Mumbai 286 all out in 45.2 overs (Akhil Herwadkar 107; Murugan Ashwin 3/38).
Dhoni top-scores, but Jharkhand lose to Gujarat
Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with a defiant 44 but his knock went in vain as Jharkhand lost to Gujarat by six wickets in a Group B match in Alur, Karnataka.
Electing to bat at the KSCA Cricket (3) Ground, Jharkhand scored 177 for four in 47 overs but could not stop Gujarat from running away with an easy victory.
Gujarat rode on opener Priyank Kirit Panchal's 62 to achieve their target in 40.5 overs.
If the second-wicket 111-run partnership between Panchal and skipper Parthiv Patel (44) laid the base for their comfortable victory then Rujul Bhatt (24 not out and Axar Patel made sure (32 not out) that they only lost four wickets in the process.
Dhoni, who failed to impress in his first domestic match for his state – managing just 9 runs -- after a gap of eight years, scored 44 runs off 64 balls, which was studded with four boundaries.
The Indian limited-overs' captain was cleaned up by Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed two crucial wickets -- he also got opener Ishank Jaggi for 34.
Jharkhand had beaten Jammu and Kashmir in their opening game.
Jharkhand 177/7 in 44 overs (Mahendra Singh Dhoni 44 not out, Ishank Jaggi 34; Jasprit Bumrah 2-30, Axar Patel 2-30) vs Gujarat 179/4 in 40.5 overs (Parthiv Patel 44, Axar Patel 32 not out; Shahbaz Nadeem 2-36).
Jackson, Jadeja sparkle as Saurashtra beat MP by 7 runs
Opening batsman Sheldon Jackson and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit scintillating centuries as Saurashtra defeated Madhya Pradesh by seven runs in a high-scoring match in Rajkot.
Put in to bat, the home side, despite losing three quick wickets, amassed 340 for 5, thanks to the efforts of Jackson (111), Jadeja (134) and Chirag Jani (77 not out), who made merry against MP bowlers in the Group D match at SCA Stadium in Khandheri.
Surashtra then bowled Madhya Pradesh out for 333 in 49.1 overs.
Avi Barot (3), Cheteshwar Pujara (5) and Jaydev Shah (5) exited early, but Jadeja shared two useful partnerships with Jackson and Jani before getting out on the last ball of the Saurashtra innings.
Jackson and Jadeja added 135 runs for the fourth wicket that helped Saurashtra recover from early damage. The opener scored a 108-ball 111, punctuated with 11 fours and four sixes, while the all-rounder notched up 134 in 117 balls with the help of 8 fours and half a dozen hits over the fence.
However, it was Jani who hogged the limelight with an aggressive batting display. He hammered six sixes and three fours in his 43-ball unbeaten 77. Jadeja and Jani also added 152 runs for the fifth wicket.
Madhya Pradesh openers R M Patidar (53) and Jalaj Saxena (133) gave a perfect start to their team's run chase, adding 109 runs for the first wicket. Naman Ojha chipped in with 58, but lower order batsmen failed to keep up the momentum and Madhya Pradesh lost by a small margin.
Saurashtra 340 for 5 in 50 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 134, Sheldon Jackson 111, Chirag Jani 77 not out) vs Madhya Pradesh 333 (Jalaj Saxena 133, Naman Ojha 58, RM Patidar 53; S Sanandiya 3/59, Ravindra Jadeja 2/58).
Siddarth Kaul bags five wkts as Punjab trounce Hyderabad
Siddarth Kaul grabbed five wickets in an impressive show of pace-bowling as Punjab thumped Hyderabad by 56 runs in their match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Put in to bat, Punjab scored 238 all out in 49.4 overs, Mayank Sidhana top-scoring with a 66-ball 64.
Their bowlers, led by Kaul (5/32), then restricted Hyderabad to 182 for 9 in 42.4 overs.
Hyderabad's top-scorer Sumanth Kolla retired hurt after scoring 63 from 70 balls.
Seamers M Ravi Kiran (4/33) and Chama Milind (3/62) picked up seven wickets between them, but thirties from Manan Vohra (33), captain Yuvraj Singh (36), Gurkeerat Singh (35) and Gitansh Khera (30), and a more substantial 66-ball 64 from Mayank Sidhana, helped Punjab post a total of 238.
Hyderabad's chase never got going, as Kaul and Barinder Sran (3/36) struck regularly to leave them at 79 for 6.
Sumanth and Pagadala Naidu (35) helped them recover somewhat, but not enough to get close to their target.
Their innings folded with 7.2 overs still remaining, with Sumanth unable to bat again after retiring hurt.
Punjab 238 all out in 49.4 overs (Mayank Sidhana 64; Ravi Kiran 4/33, Chama Milind 3/62) vs Hyderabad 182 for 9 in 42.4 overs (Sumanth Kolla 63 retired hurt, Siddharth Kaul 5/32, Barinder Sran 3/36).
Karnataka get back to winning ways
Captain R Vinay Kumar's all-round show helped Karnataka bounce back and outclass Haryana by 38 runs in the Group B encounter in Bangalore.
Put in to bat, Karnataka lost an early wicket when Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for a duck by Harshal Patel in the second over of the match but K L Rahul rallied them with a good innings of 40.
Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani's son Sadiq had a forgettable debut for Karnataka as he was dismissed for 19, while Manish Pandey (36) and Stuart Binny (30) also fell after getting off to good starts.
Once again, the lower order came to Karnataka's rescue, with Vinay Kumar slamming 41 from 30 balls and Jagadeesha Suchith 46, the duo putting on 54 runs for the eighth wicket to steer the total to a competitive 242 for nine in 50 overs.
Haryana got off to a bad start with the bat as Vinay Kumar claimed two early wickets to reduce the visitors to 10 for three in the fourth over. Rahul Dagar helped Haryana make a comeback, scoring 96 and adding 86 runs for the fourth wicket with Rohit Sharma (46).
However, Haryana suffered another batting collapse, this time losing four wickets for 40 runs from which they never recovered and went down by 38 runs.
Karnataka 242 for nine in 50 overs (J Suchith 46, R Vinay Kumar 41, K L Rahul 40, Harshal Patel 4-62) vs Haryana (R Dagar 96, RP Sharma 46).
Bhatts six wickets power Baroda to victory
Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt bagged six wickets after a solid performance by the batsmen as Baroda outplayed Andhra Pradesh by 89 runs in Delhi.
Put in to bat at the Palam ground, Baroda rode on a 159-run opening stand between Kedar Devdhar (81) and Aditya Waghmode (76) to post 291 for six in 50 overs.
Even though skipper Ambati Rayudu was out for 1, Deepak Hooda (53) and Yusuf Pathan (46 not out) made it count for the side, which had lost their first game against Delhi.
Yusuf's 36-ball knock provided the much-needed entertainment in the slog overs as the hard-hitter smashed two fours and as many sixes.
Chasing a stiff target, the Prasanth Kumar-led side faltered from the start and was bundled out for 202 in 43.1 overs.
Contributions from Jyotisaikrishna (59), opener Srikar Bharat (45) and AG Pradeep (41) were not enough as Bhatt ran through the Andhra batting order with impressive figures of six for 37.
Baroda 291/6 in 50 overs (Kedar Devdhar 81, Aditya Waghmode 76; Bodavarapu Sudhakar 2-51) vs Andhra Pradesh 202 all out in 43.1 overs (Jyotisaikrishna 59; Bhargav Bhatt 6-37).
All-round Bhatia helps Rajasthan edge past Assam
Rajat Bhatia bagged a five-wicket haul and then hit an unbeaten 68 to help Rajasthan steal a one-wicket victory over Assam in a thrilling Group A match in Secunderabad.
Chasing 149 for victory in a low-scoring encounter at the Railways Recreation Club Ground, Rajasthan were reduced to 81 for seven and then 139 for nine but Bhatia held his nerve in a tense finish to hand Assam their second loss in two days.
The experienced Bhatia mixed the right dose of caution and aggression in his 82-ball stay, which was laced with six fours and a six.
Assam 148 all out in 44.4 overs (Pallav Kumar Das 37, Amit Sinha 27; Rajat Bhatia 5-17) vs Rajasthan 149/9 in 49.3 overs (Rajat Bhatia 68 not out, AR Gupta 27; Krishna Das 2-17).