Gavaskar had a word of praise for Ruturaj Gaikwad who was outstanding in the last IPL, scoring 635 runs at an impressive strike rate of 136.26.
After winning the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, Tamil Nadu reached the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy. Many youngsters, who did well in those tournaments, have been named in the Ranji squad.
HP captain Dhawan won the toss and chose to bowl first. His decision proved to be the right one as Vinay Galetiya dismissed Tamil Nadu opener Baba Aparajith for just 2 in the 5th ball of the match.
TN needed seven runs off the final over and tail-enders R Sai Kishore and R Silambarasan brought it down to 1 off the last ball by Chirag Jani. Sai Kishore finished off the chase in style with a four
TN needed seven runs off the final over and tail-enders R Sai Kishore (12 not out) and R Silambarasan (2 not out) brought it down to 1 of the last ball off medium-pacer Chirag Jani.
Batting at No 6, the Himachal Pradesh skipper top-scored with a 77-ball 84 to help his side recover from a mid-innings collapse and prop up a fighting 281 for six.
Saurashtra run into an equally dominant Tamil Nadu, while Himachal Pradesh would have a slight upper hand against Services when they face-off in the semfinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Kerala’s campaign in the Vijay Hazare Trophy came to an end after they lost to Services in the quarterfinal at the KL Saini Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.
The Vijay Shankar-led side plans went as per the script as they first put a mammoth total of 354/8, and an all-round effort from the bowlers led to Karnataka being bowled out for 203 in 39 overs
If pacer Vijaykumar Vyshak, who was playing his first game in the competition, scalped four big wickets, Ravikumar Samarth, Manish Pandey and KV Siddharth cruised to half-centuries
In the group stages of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Karnataka were missing some of their key players due to India and India A commitments.
Washington Sundar picked up a fifer as Tamil Nadu restricted Puducherry to 225. Fabi Ahmed was the top scorer for Puducherry with an unbeaten 87.
Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have both had impressive performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy season.
Siddique bowled a fine new ball spell to rattle Manipur's top-order and reduce the opponent to 28/5 inside nine overs in their chase of 259 as their decision to field first backfired.
They’ve also opened a four-point lead at the top of Group B ahead of Karnataka, Bengal, Mumbai and Puducherry who are all on four points.