NEW DELHI, March 1: An all round performance from Pritam Das went in vain as Assam lost the Vijay Hazare tie to Harya by 53 runs in New Delhi today. Pritam (65) remained not out during his team’s chase of 307 runs. Earlier he also picked up a wicket.
Elected to bat Harya scored 306/6 in their 50 overs. Opener S Rohilla (118) scored century in the game while his opening partner N Saini (54) also got half century .The duo added 132 runs on the first wicket partnership. Amit Verma (3-47) was the most successful bowler for Assam. In the chase, apart from captain Karthick (60, 63, 4C4, 6X1) and Pritam Das (65 no, 43 balls, 10X4, 1X6) no other batsmen were able to stay on the wicket for a long period.
IANS add: Punjab rode on half-centuries from Gurkeerat Singh and Yuvraj Singh to beat Railways by three wickets in a Group A clash of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Wednesday.
Asked to bat first, Railways produced 246/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Arindam Ghosh top scored for Railways with a 100-ball 83 which included two boundaries and four sixes.
Yuvraj bagged a couple of wickets for Punjab while Abhishek Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Baltej Singh, Manpreet Gony and Sandeep Sharma bagged a wicket each.
The Punjab chase was off to a slow start as they lost a couple of early wickets before Yuvraj and Man Vohra produced a 52-run partnership.
Yuvraj scored a run-a-ball 66 with six boundaries and a six before being dismissed by Ashish Yadav.
Gurkeerat then scored an unbeaten 69 off 84 balls and Gony hit a quickfire 46 off 24 balls lower down the order to help Punjab go past the post.
Meanwhile in Group C, defending champions Gujarat defeated Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in Cheni.
Gujarat produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict Madhya Pradesh to 213/9.
Subham Sharma was the top scorer for Madhya Pradesh with 40 runs.
Kirit Panchal then scored a 78-ball 53 to spearhead Gujarat’s chase. Bhargav Merai (45) also batted well as Gujarat overhauled the target in 43.1 overs.
Railways: 246/9 in 50 overs (Arindam Ghosh 83; Yuvraj Singh 2/35) vs Punjab: 247/7 in 49.1 overs (Gurkeerat Singh 69 not out, Yuvraj Singh 66; Ashish Yadav 3/41)
Harya: 306/6 in 49 overs (Shubham Rohilla 118, Nitin Saini 54; Amit Verma 3/47) vs Assam 253/9 in 49 overs (Pritam Das 65 not out, Arun Karthik 60).