Match Centre

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)

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Ananya: "Winning all the matches and losing the final has become a trend..... CPL and now Vijay Hazare....!!! How unique is that...!!!!"

3.55pm Not really a close game we all were expecting but without doubt, two of the best teams of the tournament. Both lost one match but for Tamil Nadu, it happened to be the final. And that's their first loss in a Vijay Hazare Trophy final. Karnataka have always ended up winning the title every time they have reached the final.

Manish Pandey: Very happy with the results. The mindset of the boys is they want to win every match they play. Hopefully we will continue doing well.

Dinesh Karthik: I think we played terrific cricket, one bad day doesn't make a bad team. This should give confidence going into the T20s and the Ranji Trophy.

And the game has been called off. Karnataka are the winners of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. They won the final by 60 runs (VJD method).

"The crowd is singing 'Happy birthday to you' for Abhimanyu Mithun, who is on the outfield with the rest of the Karnataka team," Saurabh says.

Mit Chowdhury: "I hope we have a full match, and not use the very ill "whoever won more in group stage" rule, again. " -- 20 overs have already been bowled. So we will have a result. And also, the teams would have shared the trophy in case of a washout.

Saurabh has got more info: "It looks like the match is done, because they're bringing out the backdrop they use for the post-match presentation."

3.40pm It has stopped raining now. The covers are coming off slowly. By the way, Karnataka are already ahead of the 35-over par score which is 141.

Avinash: "Just curious, what would have been the DLS target?" -- The DLS target would have been 77 at this stage.

Mind you, the Chinnaswamy Stadium has got subsurface aeration system. So once the rain stops, it shouldn't take long for play to resume.

Kiran B: "What's VJD method here..?? " -- V Jayadevan method. India don't use DLS for domestic cricket. Here's the man himself explaining why it's better than DLS.

Saurabh from the venue informs: "Covers coming on the ground - no rain yet, but as a precautionary measure with dark clouds overhead." And as I was typing this there is another update from him: "It has started raining as well. Great thinking to get the covers in place just before it did."

3.05pm And it has become quite dark out there. The umpires have called for light metres. The players have already started walking back. The VJD target at the end of 23 overs, for the loss of one wicket, is 87, so Karnataka are well ahead.

END OF OVER:
23 | 14 Runs | KNTKA: 146/1 | RR: 6.34

  • KL Rahul52 (72b)
  • Mayank Agarwal69 (55b)
  • M Mohammed4-0-22-0
  • Murugan Ashwin6-0-34-0

Match State: Delay - Bad Light Match State: Delay - Rain

22.6
1
Mohammed to Rahul, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushes it into covers for one
22.5
4
Mohammed to Rahul, FOUR runs, too full, too straight and Rahul just punches it past the non-striker for four more, gets to his fifty in 71 balls
22.4
1
Mohammed to Agarwal, 1 run, length ball outside off, drops it towards point
22.3
4
Mohammed to Agarwal, FOUR runs, fuller on the pads and flicked away through midwicket, and he timed it so well that it kept racing away, there was a fielder at deep midwicket but he too cannot stop it
22.2
3
Mohammed to Rahul, 3 runs, length ball on the pads and tucked away towards deep square for three, 100 of the stand also comes up

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Elite, Cross Pool
TeamMWLPTNRR
KNTKA871281.17
DELHI852220.306
PNJB852220.804
CGARH852220.066
MUM842200.832
UP842200.724
HYD843180.734
JKAND84416-0.231
KER844160.435
MAHA83316-0.073
HP834140.039
ODSH83414-1.052
BRODA835120.23
VIDAR83512-0.061
SAU83512-0.648
HRYNA83512-0.978
AP8166-1.122
GOA8166-1.616
Elite, Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
TN990361.869
GUJ981321.246
BENG952240.196
SVCS95420-0.339
TPURA94516-0.279
J + K94516-0.427
MP93514-0.369
RLYS92512-0.28
RAJ92610-0.099
Bihar9090-1.706
Plate Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
PONDI970323.523
CHGRH962260.759
UKHND951262.236
ASSAM963241.67
NAGA94222-0.14
MEGHA934160.559
ARPR92610-1.373
MNPR91510-1.807
MIZOR9168-2.276
SIKM9176-1.847