Hyderabad: A superb bowling spell by Mohammed Siraj and a blistering knock by Tanmay Agarwal helped Hyderabad beat Madhya Pradesh by 7 wickets in the first round of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match played in Delhi on Wednesday.
Batting first, MP were all out for 231 runs in 48.3 overs. Rajat Patidar scored 49 runs off 63 balls which was the highest for his team. Saransh Jain and Venkatesh Iyer also scored handy runs to help the team put up a respectable total as Siraj scalped three wickets while conceding 42 runs.
Hyderabad chased down the total by losing just three wickets in 47.4 overs as Tanmay Agarwal top scored with 83 runs which included five boundaries and was accompanied by K. Rohit Rayudu who scored 78 runs by hitting six boundaries and two sixes.
Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw, skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Shreyas Iyer struck timely half centuries as Mumbai thrashed Baroda by nine wickets.
The two teams are placed in Elite Group A for the National One Day Championships that kicked off at multiple venues. Opting to bat, Baroda were bundled out for a modest 238 in 49.5 overs with all-rounder Krunal Pandya top-scoring with 85 (8 fours and 2 sixes).
Such was the dominance of Mumbai’s top order that they chased the target without much fuss in just 41.3 overs. Shaw (98), who missed a deserving hundred by a whisker, and Rahane (79 not out) conjured a 137-run first wicket stand. Rahane, who was struggling in the Test series in England, was back among runs.
After Shaw departed, the India Test vice-captain in the company of Shreyas Iyer (56 not out) made opposition bowlers toil as the two took their side home. While Rahane struck six boundaries and a six, Shaw laced his innings with 12 boundaries and five sixes.
Iyer, who was ignored for the ongoing Asia Cup, smashed five fours and two hits over the fence. — PTI...