Vijay Hazare Trophy Karnataka qualify for quarter finals

Vijay Hazare Trophy : Karnataka Vs Rajasthan

Karnataka with the help of on half-centuries from KV Siddharth (85 not out), skipper Manish Pandey (52 not out) and R Samarth (54)  stamped their spot in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Rajasthan on Sunday.

Rajasthan gave a target of 199 because of the brilliant counter-attacking knock of 109 including nine fours and five sixes by the skipper Deepak Hooda after the team collapsed to 19 for 5.

Brief scores: Rajasthan 199 all out in 41.4 overs (Deepak Jagbir Hooda 109, Samarpit Joshi 33, Vijaykumar Vyshak 4 for 22) lost to Karnataka 204 for 2 in 43.3 overs (K V Siddharth 85 not out, R Samarth 54, Manish Pandey 52 not out) by eight wickets.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy : Vidarbha Vs Tripura

Pacer Yash Thakur’s crucial four-wicket haul helped Vidarbha defeated Tripura by 34 runs to enter the quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Virdhaba gave a target of 259 runs to Tripura. While Chasing 259, Tripura was off to a fine start with openers Bishal Ghosh (44) and Das adding 96 for the first wicket.

After Ghosh lost his wicket, former Gujarat batter Samit Gohil (32) joined Das, as the two added another 49 runs. But then Thakur struck in quick succession to turn the tables.

Darshan Nalkande got 3 tailenders in his tally to secure the one for his side.

Brief Scores: Vidarbha 258/7 (Yash Rathod 57; Atharva Taide 51; Rana Dutta 2/47; MB Mura Singh 2/41) beat Tripura 224 (Bikram Kumar Das 61; Yash Thakur 4/45, Darshan Nalkande 3/41) by 34 runs.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy : Uttar Pradesh Vs Madhya Pradesh

Akshdeep Nath’s 78 and a crucial 58* by Rinku Singh secured Uttar Pradesh’s five-wicket win over Madhya Pradesh in the pre-quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

MP’s lower-order collapsed as they lost the last five wickets for just 30 runs and can only secure 234 on the board. While Chasing 235, UP was on the backfoot at 7/2 as pacer Avesh Khan (2/47) struck in the fifth over. Sameer Rizvi (38) and experienced Akshdeep Nath, who hit seven boundaries and a six, supported the struggling innings of UP with their 58-run stand for the fourth wicket. But Patidar ran out Rizvi as UP slipped to 101/4. However, Nath was holding on the one end and got a responsible supportive kind of display from a 24-year-old left-handed batter Rinku Singh, who hit five boundaries.

The duo added 97 runs for the fifth wicket and took the game away from MP. Once Nath fell in the 45th over, but Rinku made sure UP’s place in the Quater finals along with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar on the other end.

Brief Scores: Madhya Pradesh 234 (Shubham Sharma 83; Rajat Patidar 46; Yash Dayal 3/35 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/46;) lost to Uttar Pradesh 237/5 (Akshdeep Nath 78; Rinku Singh 58 not out; Avesh Khan 2/47) by 5 wickets.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy Quater-Finals Schedule

21 December, Tuesday 1st Quarterfinal Himachal Pradesh vs Uttar Pradesh 9:00AM Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
2nd Quarterfinal Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka 9:00AM K L Saini Stadium, Jaipur
22 December, Wednesday 3rd Quarterfinal Saurashtra vs Vidarbha 9:00AM Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
4th Quarterfinal Kerala vs Services 9:00AM K L Saini Stadium, Jaipur

India announce squad for Under-19 World Cup

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white-ball captain @ImRo45 made most of his rehab time as he addressed India’s U19 team during their preparatory camp at the NCA in Bengaluru.
India’s White-ball captain Rohit Sharma made most of his rehab time as he addressed India’s U19 team during their preparatory camp at the NCA in Bengaluru.

The All-India Junior Selection Committee selected the squad for the upcoming ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup which will be played in the West Indies from January 14 to February 5, 2022. If we look into the history of the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup, India is the most successful team winning four titles in the year 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2018. India was also the runner-up in 2016 and in the last edition of the tournament which was held in 2020.

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As per the format of the tournament, the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the knockouts while the remaining teams feature in the Plate across 23 days of competition. India U19 team is in Group B along with South Africa, Ireland, and Uganda.

India squad for the U-19 Men’s WC: Yash Dhull (c), Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, SK Rasheed (vice-captain), Nishant Sindhu, Siddarth Yadav, Dinesh Bana (wk), Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Raj Angad Bawa, Manav Parakh, Kaushal Tambe, RS Hangargekar, Vasu Vats, Vicky Ostwal, Ravikumar, Garv Sangwan.

England end Day 4 at 82/4; Australia need 6 wickets to go 2-0 up in Ashes

Australia have a clear upper hand over the visitors after the stumps of day 4, as they require six wickets to stamp up their victory in the second test of the Ashes at Adelaide. Australia dominated the final session on day 4, and will be leading the Ashes by 2-0, in case there is no miraculous partnership that saves England from a defeat from here.

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Joe Root was struck in the groin, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, The Ashes, Adelaide, 4th day, December 19, 2021
Joe Root was struck in the groin.

England need 386 runs to win but already have already lost Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Rory Burns, and Joe Root. Skipper Joe Root did not play the first 80 minutes of the game as he was hit in the abdomen during the warm-up session. Earlier on Day 4, Australia declared their innings on 230 with the loss of 9 wickets. Fifty One from both Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head, helped Australia to have a lead of 469 by the end of their second innings. The England skipper Joe Root grabbed 2 Australian wickets of Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc.

Brief Score
Stumps Day 4: Australia
473/9 dec and 230/9 (Travis Head 51; O.Robinson 2/54) lead England 236/10 ( Dawid Malan 80, Mitchell Starc 4/37) and 82/4 (Rory Burns 34; Richardson 2/17) by 385 runs.

By Abhishek Pandey

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