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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Karthik, Sai Kishore take Tamil Nadu to final

Tamil Nadu 220 for 4 (Karthik 77, Shankar 53*, Sheth 3-36) beat Baroda 219 (Devdhar 46, Waghmode 45, Sai Kishore 4-59) by six wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Fifties from Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar took Tamil Nadu to the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, with a six-wicket victory against Baroda. The TN spinners had helped restrict Baroda to 219 before Shankar finished the chase with 15 balls remaining.

Baroda had put on a solid start after electing to bat, with Kedar Devdhar and Aditya Waghmode putting on 92 for the opening stand. Left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore broke that stand by getting Devdhar before Washington Sundar (2 for 20) and Rahil Shah (2 for 36) made double-strikes in the 27th and 33rd overs respectively to reduce Baroda to 138 for 5. Captain Irfan Pathan (27) and wicketkeeper Pinal Shah (36) put on 44 for the sixth wicket to steady the innings before Sai Kishore had Pathan caught. A 30-run stand for the seventh wicket took Baroda to 212 before they folded for 219. Sai Kishore finished with 4 for 59 to take his career tally to six wickets after only two List A games.

TN openers Kaushik Gandhi and Ganga Sridhar Raju were dismissed by medium-pacer Atit Sheth (3 for 36) off consecutive overs with only 35 on the board. The early wickets were negated by two consecutive fifty partnerships - 60 for the third wicket between B Aparajith (28) and Karthik, followed by 88 between Karthik and Shankar, who remained unbeaten on 53. Karthik, who was named Player of the Match, struck four fours during his 107-ball 77 before he came down the track but missed and was bowled off Sheth. By that point, TN needed 37 to win and they got them without further loss.

Bengal or Jharkhand, who play the second semi-final on March 17, will face TN in the final on March 19 in Delhi.

Tamil Nadu 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30KM GandhiV Ganga Sridhar Raju
2nd5B AparajithV Ganga Sridhar Raju
3rd60KD KarthikB Aparajith
4th88KD KarthikV Shankar
5th37V ShankarWashington Sundar

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MUM430142.148
MAHA330121.352
PNJB421100.547
HP32180.602
BRODA3116-0.083
GOA4126-0.472
KNTKA3022-1.995
VIDAR3022-2.253
RLYS3030-1.753
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DELHI320100.797
KER421100.418
AP320100.2
CGARH32180.692
SAU32180.082
HYDBD4126-0.35
UP4024-0.317
ODSH3022-0.581
MP3022-1.38
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
JKAND320103.609
HRYNA421101.592
GUJ320100.878
TN32180.98
BENG22080.449
SVCS3218-0.144
TPURA4134-0.635
ASSAM3022-4.185
J + K3030-0.747
RAJ2020-2.197
Plate Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
Bihar320101.008
ARPR42110-1.336
MEGHA32182.67
NAGA42280.405
UKHND32180.169
PONDI41180.486
MNPR31160.241
MIZOR3022-1.382
SIKM3030-2.282