Karnataka claimed its fourth Vijay Hazare Trophy title with a cushty victory over Tamil Nadu within the remaining on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium right here on Friday.
The triumph was all of the sweeter because it got here in entrance of a sizeable dwelling crowd. The host received by 60 runs, through the VJD methodology, after rain compelled play to be referred to as off 23 overs into the chase.
The VJD par rating when the motion stopped was 86 for one; Karnataka was properly forward at 146 for one.
Nice knocks from Ok.L. Rahul (52 n.o., 72b, 5×4) and Mayank Agarwal (69 n.o., 55b, 7×4, 3×6) ensured that the chase was at all times underneath management.
Karnataka discovered one other star performer in quick bowler A. Mithun, who claimed a hat-trick in his 5 for 34 spell.
Mithun’s burst introduced the Tamil Nadu innings to a detailed at 252. Within the 50th over, Mithun dismissed the damaging Shah Rukh Khan with a low full toss hit to Manish Pandey at long-off.
Devdutt Padikkal then held on to an excellent operating catch at sweeper cowl to take away M. Mohammed. Mithun accomplished his hat-trick when final man Murugan Ashwin sliced a full supply to cowl.
It was a tame finish to the guests’ innings, which mustered simply 65 runs within the final 10 overs.
Tamil Nadu was going alongside easily when Abhinav Mukund (85, 110b) and B. Aparajith (66, 84b) had been on the crease, the duo placing on 124 runs for the third wicket.
Mukund was sturdy off the back-foot, chopping and flicking with aplomb. Aparajith was as strong as ever.
Debutant left-arm pacer Prateek Jain broke the partnership, getting Mukund to cut a brief ball to cowl. Aparajith was undone by a poor piece of operating, eager on taking a double when his accomplice Vijay Shankar was not.
Vijay Shankar (38, 35b) and Dinesh Karthik (11, 18b) regarded to complete proceedings in type, nevertheless it was to not be.
Rahul and Mayank then took centrestage. Mayank carried on from the terrific type he confirmed within the South Africa Checks, taking aside the bowlers with ease.
He obtained going with a lofted six over cowl off Vijay Shankar, and stroked left-arm speedster T. Natarajan for 3 boundaries within the subsequent over. Tamil Nadu merely couldn’t cease the Mayank present.
Rahul, in the meantime, was composed and performed with out taking dangers. He survived a scare on 33, when the third umpire dominated that Shah Rukh had not taken a catch cleanly at level.
Replays confirmed that Shah Rukh nearly stored the ball above the bottom, however the on-field umpires’ soft-signal not out resolution labored towards the fielder.
The scores: Tamil Nadu: Abhinav Mukund c Mayank b Prateek 85 (110b, 9×4), M. Vijay c Rahul b Mithun Zero (2b), R. Ashwin c Rahul b Koushik Eight (13b), B. Aparajith run out 66 (84b, 7×4), Vijay Shankar c Karun b Mithun 38 (35b, 2×4, 1×6), Dinesh Karthik c Rahul b Gowtham 11 (18b, 1×4), Shahrukh Khan c Manish b Mithun 27 (23b, 1×6), Washington Sundar c Manish b Koushik 2 (4b), M. Mohammed c Padikkal b Mithun 10 (9b, 1×4), Murugan Ashwin c Gowtham b Mithun Zero (1b), T. Natarajan (not out) Zero (0b); Extras (b-1, lb-1, w-Three): 5. Whole (in 49.5 overs): 252.
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-24, Three-148, Four-178, 5-193, 6-224, 7-230, Eight-252, 9-252.
Karnataka bowling: Mithun 9.5-Zero-34-5, Koushik 9-Zero-39-2, Prateek 9-Zero-55-1, Gowtham 10-Zero-48-1, Dubey 6-Zero-47-Zero, Karun 6-Zero-27-Zero.
Karnataka: Ok.L. Rahul (not out) 52 (72b, 5×4), Devdutt Padikkal b Washington 11 (14b, 2×4), Mayank Agarwal (not out) 69 (55b, 7×4, 3×6); Extras (lb-Three, w-Eight, nb-Three): 14. Whole (for one wkt. in 23 overs): 146.
Fall of wicket: 1-34.
TN bowling: Washington 6-Zero-51-1, R. Ashwin 2-Zero-11-Zero, Natarajan Three-Zero-17-Zero, Shankar 2-Zero-Eight-Zero, M. Ashwin 6-Zero-34-Zero, M. Mohammed Four-Zero-22-Zero.
Man-of-the-Match: A. Mithun.
Karnataka received by 60 runs by VJD methodology.