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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu Highlights: Karnataka win by 60 runs, VJD method

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu (KAR vs TN) Highlights: Abhimanyu Mithun starred with a five-wicket haul including a hat-trick in the final over of first innings

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu (KAR vs TN) Highlights: Chasing a modest target of 253, Karnataka were 146 for one wicket after 23 overs when bad light stopped play followed by rain. Karnataka won the match by 60 runs (VJD method). KL Rahul played the role of anchor whereas Mayank Agarwal took on Tamil Nadu bowlers. Rahul remained not out for 52 runs from 72 balls whereas Agarwal scored 69 runs from 55 deliveries including seven fours and three sixes. Only Washington Sundar managed to get a wicket but gave away runs at 8.5 runs per over

Earlier Manish Pandey won the toss and elected to field first at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Tamil Nadu did not get off to a good start with Murali Vijay getting out on a duck followed by the experiment to send R Ashwin at No.3 gone wrong. Opener Abhinav Mukund and Baba Aparajith’s 124-run partnership for the third-wicket helped Tamil Nadu get back in the game. Mukund and Aparajith scored 85 and 66 respectively. Tamil Nadu kept losing wickets at regular intervals followed by a batting collapse in the death overs. Abhimanyu Mithun became the first Karnataka bowler to take a hat-trick in Vijay Hazare Trophy as Tamil Nadu got all out for 252 with one ball to go.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 Final, Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu Live Updates:

Karnataka win

Karnataka win the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 final by VJD Method beating Tamil Nadu by 60 runs. 

Raining heavy

More covers on the ground and it looks like it is going to be a long wait for the match to resume. According to the commentators, the par score after 23 overs is 83 for 1 and Karnataka are 63 runs ahead. 

Bad light stops play

It has started raining a little, the lightmeter is out and the fielders are walking back to the dressing room. The covers are on. Karnataka are comfortably ahead of Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final. Karnataka will win the match if play does not resume. KAR - 146/1 in 23 overs

FIFTY!

KL Rahul gets to his 17th List A half-century from 71 deliveries. The half-centuries have put Karnataka in control of the run chase. KAR - 146/1 in 23 overs

100-run partnership

The 100-run partnership for the second wicket between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal comes up in the 23rd over. 

Half-century!

Mayank Agarwal has been rampant today taking the attack to the bowlers. Agarwal has increased the scoring rate and ensured there is no scoreboard pressure on Karnataka batsmen. Knocking on selectors' doors in the ODI format as well reaching the half-century from 41 deliveries. KAR - 113/1 in 18 overs

Rahul survives

Shahrukh Khan almost pulled off KL Rahul's catch at backward point. Shahrukh picked it up on the bounce. 

100 up!

Karanataka are moving towards the target at a brisk pace. KL Rahul is playing the role of an anchor whereas Mayank Agarwal is hitting the bowlers all over the park. KAR - 104/1 in 16 overs

Lucky Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal's catch gets dropped at first slip. Also, it was a no ball from Washington Sundar. 10 runs from Sundar's over. No pressure on Karnataka batsmen whatsoever. KAR - 74/1 in 11 overs

End of first powerplay

Karnataka batsmen have dominated Tamil Nadu in the first powerplay overs. KL Rahul has held on to one end whereas Mayank Agarwal looks to be in the form of his life. Agarwal hits Natarajan for three fours in an over. He is batting from 20 runs from 14 deliveries. KAR - 64/1 in 10 overs

SIX!

That was hit from the middle of the bat. Mayank Agarwal hits that one on the rise and over the covers boundary for a maximum. Agarwal is in good form after an impressive Test series against South Africa. 50 up for Karnataka in the ninth over as well. KAR - 51/1 in 9 overs

Shankar into attack

Vijay Shankar is the first change bowler for Tamil Nadu. Shankar starts off with a good over, just a single from it. KAR - 40/1 in 7 overs

WICKET!

Devdutt Padikkal departs for 11. Washington Sundar gets the first wicket of the innings. Tamil Nadu will back on their spinners to tighten the screws. KAR - 34/1 in 4.3 overs

Good start to chase

KL Rahul off to a great start for Karnataka, fetching his side 15 runs in the first over which includes two boundaries. He is supported by Devdutt Padikkal with two more fours in the next over. Karnataka are 23/0 after 2 overs

253 to win

With in-form KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey in the side, the target of 253 does not look threatening at all. Tamil Nadu bowlers need to pull off something special win their fifth Vijay Hazare Trophy title.

Padikkal needs just two runs to complete 600 runs in the season and three runs to become the highest-run scorer. 

HAT-TRICK!

Abhimanyu Mithun gets a hat-trick in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 final on his birthday. Mithun also bags a fifer walking back to the dressing room with 5 wickets for 34 runs from 9.5 overs. He becomes the first Karnataka bowler to take a hat-trick in Vijay Hazare Trophy. TN - 252 all out in 49.5 overs

WICKET!

M Mohammed gets caught on the boundary by Devdutt Padikkal. Fourth wicket of the day for Abhimanyu Mithun. TN - 252/9 in 49.4 overs

Mithun dismisses Shahrukh

Shahrukh Khan departs trying to get as many runs as possible in the final over. Another catch for Manish Pandey. Abhimanyu Mithun gets his third wicket of the day. TN - 252/8 in 49.3 overs

Umpiring blunder

An above waist-height ball down the leg side being given as a wide. The umpire rob Tamil Nadu of a free hit. Shahrukh Khan is not happy with the umpire. M Mohammed manages to get a boundary from that over, 250 up in the penultimate over. TN - 250/7 in 49 overs

Sundar departs

Washington Sundar fails to clear the long on fielder Manish Pandey. An easy catch for Karnataka skipper in the end as V Koushik gets his second wicket of the day. TN - 230/7 in 47 overs

Excellent catch

Vijay Shankar hit that one straight over Abhimanyu Mithun's head. The ball was heading for a six but Karun Nair pulls off an excellent catch on the boundary. Mithun could not believe it as Nair managed to keep himself inside the boundary ropes. Shankar departs for 38 from 35 deliveries. TN - 225/6 in 46 overs

Shahrukh Khan goes big

Shahrukh Khan takes on Krishnappa Gowtham, hits a huge six over deep mid-wicket. This is the kind of batting Tamil Nadu in the death overs. With six overs to go, they will expect their batsmen to score more than 50 runs. TN - 214/5 in 44 overs

Shahrukh Khan goes big

Shahrukh Khan takes on Krishnappa Gowtham, hits a huge six over deep mid-wicket. This is the kind of batting Tamil Nadu in the death overs. With six overs to go, they will expect their batsmen to score more than 50 runs. TN - 214/5 in 44 overs

SIX!

Vijay Shankar hits the first maximum of the final. A short ball from left-arm fast bowler Prateek Jain and Shankar pulls it for a six. 200 up for Tamil Nadu!

WICKET!

The skipper departs without making an impact. Karnataka bowlers have done exceptionally well in the fina. Shahrukh Khan comes to bat. Responsibility on Vijay Shankar to take Tamil Nadu past 250. TN - 193/4 in 41.3 overs

10 overs to go

Vijay Shankar and skipper Dinesh Karthik are in the middle. Tamil Nadu will look to post in excess of 250, a fighting total on this pitch. A crucial partnership for Tamil Nadu. TN - 187/4 in 40 overs

RUN OUT!

The last thing Tamil Nadu hoped for here. Baba Aparajith was set for a big inning but gets run out trying to run a second run when it wasn't available. Unlucky for Aparajith as he crossed the crease but his bat was in the air. TN - 178/4 in 37.2 overs

WICKET!

Abhinav Mukund loses his wicket trying to increase the scoring rate. Mukund tried to hit that one over the 30-yard circlet but gets caught by Mayank Agarwal. Prateek Jain gets his first wicket on debut, Mukund departs for 85. The third-wicket partnership has been broken. TN - 148/3 in 31 overs

FIFTY!

Baba Aparajith gets to his 20th List A half-century from 57 deliveries, his fifth of the tournament. The partnership for the third wicket is 114 runs now. Tamil Nadu have got the platform they wanted. 300 on cards? TN - 138/2 in 29 overs

FIFTY!

Abhinav Mukund hits his 24th List A fifty. Mukund gets to it with a boundary off left-arm fast bowler Prateek Jain's delivery. The opener gets to the fifty-run mark from 69 deliveries. Also, the partnership between him and Baba Aparajith reaches 50. Both the batsmen are in good form having scored more than 500 runs in the season. Manish Pandey will look to introduce leg-spinner Praveen Dubey now. TN - 74/2 in 19 overs

Milestone for Mukund

Abhinav Mukund hits a boundary and reaches a milestone. Mukund completes 3,000 runs in Vijay Hazare tournaments. The opener has moved into 40s, heading towards his fourth half-century in this season. TN - 56/2 in 15 overs

50 up!

50 up for Tamil Nadu in the 14th over. Baba Aparajith hits his first boundary of the game in skipper Krishnappa Gowtham's first over. TN - 50/2 in 14 overs

Vijay Hazare Trophy started in 2002-03 season renaming the Ranji One-Day Trophy which started in 1993-94 season. The tournament is named after former Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are meeting in the finals for the first time in the history of tournament. 

End of first powerplay

Baba Aparajith is the new batsman in the middle. Abhinav Mukund has anchored the innings well so far with wickets falling at the other end. Manish Pandey will not look to spread the field and put more pressure on the Tamil Nadu batsmen. A change in bowling expected. TN - 32/2 in 10 overs

Ashwin fails at No.3

Dinesh Karthik's experiment to send R Aswin at No.3 fails as he gets out after scoring just 8 runs. V Koushik forces Ashwin to play and the latter edges it to wicketkeeper KL Rahul. TN - 24/2 in 8 overs

R Ashwin bats at No.3

And... R Ashwin comes to bat for Tamil Nadu at No.3. Ashwin has been impressive so far against the new ball bowlers. Opener Abhinav Mukund is looking to see off the new ball. He has scored over 500 runs in the tournament so far including one century and three half-centuries. Tamil Nadu will be hoping for another big score from Mukund. TN - 16/1 in 6 overs

Duck for Vijay

Opener Murali Vijay out for a duck. Abhimanyu Mithun gets Vijay's wicket on his birthday. The Tamil Nadu edges it to wicketkeeper KL Rahul. TN - 1/1 in 1 over

Playing XIs:

Karnataka XI: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Praveen Dubey, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, V Koushik, Prateek Jain

Tamil Nadu XI: Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, T Natarajan

Toss update

Hello and welcome to Vijay Hazare Trophy final live blog between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Karnataka skipper Manish Pandey has won the toss and elected to field first. 

Playing XIs:

Karnataka XI: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Praveen Dubey, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, V Koushik, Prateek Jain

Tamil Nadu XI: Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, T Natarajan