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Unmukt Chand leads Delhi to Vijay Hazare title

Delhi 290 for 9 (Chand 116, Bisht 52, Pritam 3-54) beat Assam 215 (Jadhav 87, Bhatia 3-36) by 75 runs
Scorecard

Unmukt Chand continued his habit of scoring hundreds in a final with a 116 against Assam in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Visakhapatnam. After scoring 290 for 9, Delhi's bowling and fielding ensured they won the final by 75 runs as they dismissed Assam for 215 within 45 overs.

Once Assam chose to field, Chand and Puneet Bisht provided Delhi a steady start, putting on 97 for the first wicket. Bisht scored a brisk 64-ball 52 but was dismissed in the 21st over. Gautam Gambhir was soon sent back to the pavilion 10 runs later when he was caught by AK Das off Syed Mohammad for 5.

Chand and Jagrit Anand steadied the ship again, putting together 115 in 100 balls for the third wicket. When Anand got out for 48, Delhi were 222 for 3 in 40.1 overs and were set for a big score but Assam, led by Pritam Das, ensured they were kept to 290 as they took the next seven wickets for 55 runs. Chand scored his maiden List A hundred which included eight fours and three sixes. Milind Kumar's unbeaten cameo of 31 from 22 balls meant that Delhi's lower order didn't collapse completely and they set up a competitive score.

In reply, Assam lost opener Pritam Debnath to a run-out in the third over, and four overs later, Sibsankar Roy was dismissed by Parvinder Awana for 10. Pallavkumar Das and Dheeraj Jadhav put on 30 runs in the next eight overs but Pallavkumar was also run-out, for 31, in the 15th over. Varun Sood capitalised on the opportunity and dismissed the new batsman Tarjinder Singh, leaving Assam at 72 for 4. Before Gokul Sharma and Jadhav could consolidate the innings, Sood struck again, getting Gokul caught for 11.

Assam only managed to build small partnerships throughout the match which wasn't enough to chase a target of 291. Jadhav held one end but his knock of 87 from 114 could not take them close to victory. Rajat Bhatia picked up three wickets from there, including Jadhav's, and finished with figures of 3 for 36 from his seven overs which sealed the victory for Delhi. Sood finished with 2 for 46 in 10 overs.

Assam 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18PK DebnathPP Das
2nd16SA RoyPP Das
3rd30DS JadhavPP Das
4th8DS JadhavTarjinder Singh
5th43DS JadhavG Sharma
6th29DS JadhavJ Syed Mohammad
7th17DS JadhavRajdeep Das
8th53DS JadhavAN Ahmed
9th1DS JadhavPL Das
10th0PL DasAK Das

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Central Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
MP431150.855
UP431120.341
RAJ42280.199
RLYS4134-0.129
VIDAR4131-1.23
East Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
ASSAM431140.756
BENG431120.494
ODSH42280.963
TPURA4134-0.49
JKAND4132-1.892
North Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
PNJB540211.846
DELHI530181.03
HP5128-0.353
SVCS5127-0.43
HRYNA5126-0.947
J + K5040-1.041
South Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
KNTKA550200.613
KER541170.244
AP532130.631
TN52390.337
HYD5143-0.543
GOA505-2-1.47
West Zone
TeamMWLPTNRR
GUJ431130.824
MUM431120.423
BRODA42290.462
MAHA4228-0.479
SAU404-2-1.151