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Nothing to separate them: Two ties in Vijay Hazare

In Jaipur, thanks to cameos from their top-three, including 24 off 21 from Suresh Raina, Uttar Pradesh finished at 137 for nine from 20 overs, the same score as Madhya Pradesh in the Central Zone game.

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March 1, 2014 2:44:37 am

Two matches of the Vizay Hazare Trophy zonal rounds were tied on Friday, one of them a 20-over affair played between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. In the South Zone leg between Karnataka and Hyderabad, the scores were tied at 248 after both sides played out their full quota of 50 overs. Captain R Vinay Kumar had a good outing with both the bat and the ball in the tied game. 

Put into bat, Karnataka recovered from an early wobble to post 248 for eight with captain R Vinay Kumar top-scoring with an unbeaten 47. Hyderabad seemed to be on course in their run chase as they were 142 for two in the 31st over but suffered a batting collapse, triggered by Vinay Kumar (5/42), to be reduced to 165 for six in the 38th over. Hyderabad needed 31 runs from the last three overs with three wickets in hand and they almost pulled it off. Ashish Reddy (51 not out) kept Hyderabad in the hunt but finally fell short of the target of 249 by one run.

In Jaipur, thanks to cameos from their top-three, including 24 off 21 from Suresh Raina, Uttar Pradesh finished at 137 for nine from 20 overs, the same score as Madhya Pradesh in the Central Zone game.

At Alur in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu beat Andhra Pradesh by eight wickets in a low scoring match while Kerala defeated Goa by three wickets. Tamil Nadu pacer Yo Mahesh returned with figures of 5/31 as Andhra were shot out for just 126 in 41.3 overs. Tamil Nadu easily chased down the target of 127 in just 30.1 overs on the back of 84-run opening wicket stand between wicket-keeper batsman Umashankar Sushil (61 not out) and Murali Vijay (50).

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Kerala captain Sachin Baby led from the front with a 100-ball 89 to help his side to victory against Goa with seven balls to spare. Kerala got all the four points from the win.

Close win for maha

In Rajkot, thanks to half-centuries by Ankit Bawne and Rahul Tripathi and a splendid final over by Dominic Joseph, Maharashtra beat Saurashtra by four runs in the West Zone Vijay Hazare One-day Tournament.

Maharashtra made 254 for eight in 50 overs and then restricted Saurashtra at 250, securing four points in the match played at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground here.

Saurashtra needed nine runs in the final over with four wickets in hand and well-set Arpit Vasavada at the crease. But Dominic conceded only five runs while Saurashtra lost four wickets.

Joseph clean bowled Vasavada on the second ball and dismissed Kamlesh Makwana off the last delivery, while Dharmendra Jadeja and Jaydev Unadkat ran out in attempt to give strike to Makwana. For Maharashtra, Akshay Darekar took three wickets conceding 45 runs while Samad Fallah and Dominic Joseph grabbed two each.

Earlier, Bawne (64) and Tripathi (62) rescued their team from early damage and because of their half centuries Maharashtra could post a competitive 254 runs on board. For Saurashtra, Balkrishna Jadeja bagged three wickets giving away 71 runs.

UPCA vs MPCA

Brief Scores: MPCA 137 for 6 in 20 ovs (H Bhatia 38 n.o., U Birla 23, A Mishra 4/38, A NAth 1/10) tied with UPCA 137 for 9 in 20 ovs (E Dwivedi 29, Suresh Raina 24, S Baig 3/19, Y Rawat 2/30)

Saurashtra vs Maharashtra
Brief Scores: Maharashtra 254 for 8 in 50 ovs (A Bawne 64, R Tripathi 62, B Jadeja 3/71, D Jadeja 2/38) bt Saurashtra 250 in 50 ovs (A Vasavada 68, J Shah 47, A Darekar 3/45, D Muthuswami 2/43)
Mumbai vs Gujarat
Brief Scores: Mumbai 232 in 50 ovs ( S Yadav 57, S Shaikh 44, J Bumrah 2-35, R Dahiya 2-38) lost to Gujarat 236 for 6 in 49.5 ovs (Y Venugopal Rao 58 n.o., P Patel 49; A Nayar 2/46, D Kulkarni 2/49)

Goa vs Kerala
Brief Scores: Goa 231 in 49 overs (S Kamat 41, H Gadekar 35, P Prasanth 4-36, V Jagdeesh 2/12) lost to Kerala 232/7 in 48.5 ovs ( S Baby 89, V Jagdeesh 47, A Desai 3/19, S Jakati 2/50)

Karnataka vs Hyderabad
Brief Scores: Hyderabad 248 for 7 in 50 ovs (P Reddy 57, A Reddy 51 n.o., Vinay Kumar 5/42, R Uthappa 1/26) tied with Karnataka 248 for 7 in 50 ovs (Vinay Kumar 47 n.o., R Uthappa 45, A Absolem 2/34, P Ojha 2/48)

Andhra vs Tamil Nadu
Brief Scores: Andhra 126 in 41.3 ovs (T Atchuta Rao 37, P Kumar 19, V YoMahesh 5/31, R Shah 2/15) lost to Tamil Nadu 132 for 2 in 30.1 ovs (U Sushil 61 n.o., M Vijay 50, S Dasari 2/38)

Sarfaraz in Mumbai squad
Sarfaraz Khan, the Under-19 cricketer who was among the leading run-scorers for India in the Junior World Cup in UAE, was today included in Mumbai’s senior team, which is currently playing in the West Zone One-Day league in Rajkot.
Khan had amassed 211 runs in six games with two half centuries in the U-19 World Cup, where India finished fifth.
He will join the team ahead of Mumbai’s last two league matches on March 2 and 3 against Saurashtra and Maharashtra, respectively, MCA’s joint secretary Nitin Dalal said.
This is the first time Khan has as been included in the Mumbai senior squad. Khan and off-spin bowling allrounder Deepak Hooda were the two Indian batsmen who scored in excess of 200 runs and also averaged 70-plus in the U-19 World Cup.

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