Jharkhand v Gujarat, Vijay Hazare Trophy final, Indore March 1, 2011

Nadeem stars in Jharkhand's title win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jharkhand 255 for 8 (Jaggi 58, Deobrat 52) beat Gujarat 96 (Niraj 48*, Nadeem 4-6) by 159 runs
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A collective batting effort and a four-wicket haul from Shahbaz Nadeem sealed a title win for Jharkhand in their Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. After opting to bat, Jharkhand were boosted by several useful contributions from their batsmen while Gujarat, in their reply, failed to measure up against a dominating bowling performance to sink to a 159-run defeat.

Gujarat had been on even terms for a good part of the first half of the Jharkhand innings, as they dismissed openers Subroto Ghosh and Akash Verma, as well as Saurabh Tiwary, who's been prolific on the domestic circuit and in the IPL, relatively cheaply. Jharkhand were 80 for 3 at one stage but two crucial stands in the middle order set up a challenging total of 255. Ishank Jaggi and Kumar Deobrat struck half-centuries and added 9 for the fourth wicket, in reasonably quick time, but Gujarat fought back by dismissing both in quick succession. But the lower middle-order swung the game again in Jharkhand's favour, as wicketkeeper Shiv Gautam and Varun Aaron made quickfire cameos, putting together 51 in just 23 balls to ensure their team had the momentum going into the chase.

Jharkhand needn't have been wary of a strong reply, as Gujarat's innings began poorly. Captain Parthiv Patel fell in the first over, followed by opening partner Avi Barot in the next. Manprit Juneja and Niraj Patel tried to revive the innings with a steady 68-run stand, but the innings fell apart not long after. Niraj was left to see the capitulation at the other end as each of the remaining Gujarat batsmen failed to offer any resistance. Nadeem, with his left-arm spin, grabbed four scalps and caused a run-out in a collapse where Gujarat lost eight wickets for 22. Only two batsmen in the innings reached double-figures, as the Gujarat reply lasted just 24 overs.

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  • Dummy4 on March 3, 2011, 7:51 GMT

    Proud... Jharkhand as a champ.. the power is shifting from west to east ,the guys are well tallented and can compete any format of the game just need a chance ...saw 3 or 4 very good player..its just a glimps,many more are in the line ...many thanks to MSD for a blistring spark in the region ..welldone and congratulation to all of them .(SKV -BOKARO )

  • Dummy4 on March 2, 2011, 9:56 GMT

    New Cricketing power of india there at least 3 players who are best at the moment to play for india vrun Aron who ball 153 kmp and Sahbaj Nadeem he is best then Harbhajan and the last is Saurabh Tiwari every body nows it.

  • Pratyush on March 2, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    Great win for the guys ! They have remained undefeated throughout the tournament. Ishank Jaggi surely needs a look in at some levels. He is way more talented than Saurav Tiwary

  • Asgar on March 2, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    Weldon ! Great win ..I would like to congratulate the whole Jharkhand team , specially Captain Saurabh tiwary and Super Hero of the Team IR Jaggi who scored most runs in Onedayer in all over India and best of luck for the future IPL 2011 Tournament.

  • Dummy4 on March 2, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    It seem Talents of Jharkhand is finally coming out at national level and pure cricket prevails over other so called favourites to win.I will not be surprized to see some of them playing in IPL or International level .....Proud to be Jharkhandi ....Jai Jharkhand!!!!!!!

  • Dummy4 on March 2, 2011, 6:25 GMT

    congratulations to the team for the First ever Domestic Title...i guess this is for the cascading effect of the mega rise of MSD and the success of upcoming star Suarabh Tiwary....Hope Jharkhand will continue to play competently and be a formidable side in other major Domestic leagues.

  • Dummy4 on March 2, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    Great result ...they have a stadium and a champion team. Hope now to see ascendancy in Jharkhand cricket.

  • Dummy4 on March 2, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    my favourite team won and credit goes to thier captain and my favourite player saurabh tiwary

  • P Subramani on March 2, 2011, 4:52 GMT

    I saw Varun Aaronand Shahbaz Nadeem bowl for the first time last night and I am convinced that they are future Indian players. It was good to see Hirwan,i Jagdale,and Chandrasekhar all present selectors watchig this display. Jharkhand may be India's fast bowling reservoir considering that they have a certain type of people there. Varun Aaron clocked the mid 140s consistently and one ball was 153 kmph. I only wish that he evovles with no unnecessary coaching influence. He will pick up the ropes on his own I am sure since he plays for the KKK in th IPL. Nadeem reminds me of Bedi in his flight and relaxed style of bowling. He is definitely the spinner who has been elusive for India. I wish he plays in th IPl when the nation can see him. I feel that with Aaron, Yadav and Ishant, India's fast bowling future seems assured.

  • Dummy4 on March 1, 2011, 19:14 GMT

    It seems Jharkhand has a lot of talent and they have proved it already by winning the title. Several young jharkhand boys deserve national team caps now. All are following their ideal "D gr8 MSD" ....God bless'em all ........Jai Jharkhand!!!!!!!

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