RESULT
3rd Quarter Final, Visakhapatnam, April 04, 2008, Vijay Hazare Trophy
285/9
(50 ov, T:286) 226/8

Mumbai won by 59 runs

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Rohit century leads Mumbai into semi-finals

Rohit Sharma's century helped Mumbai pile up 285 and set up a 59-run victory over Tamil Nadu to cruise into the semi-finals in Visakhapatnam

Cricinfo staff
05-Apr-2008
Mumbai 285 (Rohit Sharma 100, Sahil Kukreja 69) beat Tamil Nadu (Shivakumar 56*, Malvi 3-25, Abdulla 3-29) by 59 runs
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Rohit Sharma's 89-ball 100 set up Mumbai's comfortable victory © Getty images
 
Rohit Sharma's century helped Mumbai pile up 285 and set up a 59-run victory over Tamil Nadu to cruise into the semi-finals in Visakhapatnam. Medium-pacer Usman Malvi took three early wickets to wipe out Tamil Nadu's hopes of chasing down the big target.
After deciding to bat, Mumbai were given a solid platform by openers Sahil Kukreja and Ajinkya Rahane, who put on 62 by the 12th over. Rahane's dismissal for a run-a-ball 32 brought Rohit, who turned in some impressive performances with the national team during the CB series in Australia. He added 119 runs in quick time with Kukreja before the partnership was ended by medium-pacer Sivakumar. Rohit then ensured Mumbai posted a formidable total, though none of the other batsmen to follow reached even 20, as he smashed eight fours and three sixes to make his second List A century.
Tamil Nadu's pursuit never recovered from Malvi's three blow which reduced them to 29 for 3 by the eighth over. Dinesh Karthik made a spirited 47 but when he fell in the 25th over, Tamil Nadu were at a hopeless 117 for 7. The margin of defeat would have been embarrassingly large if not for the 80-run stand for the ninth wicket between Shivkumar (56*) and No. 10 Yo Mahesh (30*).

Tamil Nadu Innings
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Vijay Hazare Trophy
Central Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR4400170.614
MP4310130.951
RAJ42208-0.502
UP41305-0.020
RLYS4040-3-1.000
East Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
BENG4300171.915
JKAND4210110.614
ODSH42206-0.827
TPURA41206-0.510
ASSAM40301-0.708
North Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
DELHI5410191.455
HP5410160.372
PNJB5320140.863
HRYNA532012-0.016
SVCS51403-0.644
J + K5050-4-1.775
South Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA5500221.184
TN5410181.009
HYD523090.133
GOA52307-0.167
AP51403-0.645
KER51401-1.500
West Zone
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MUM4310141.680
SAU42209-0.244
BRODA422080.441
MAHA42207-1.004
GUJ41302-0.963