New Delhi, March 4: Domestic cricket's big boys, Mumbai, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh posted victories in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Mumbai, driven by Aditya Tare's 77, beat Andhra by 43 runs in a Group C match in Cheni. Tare, along with Siddhesh Lad (55) shone with the bat for Mumbai who posted 231/8 in 50 overs. In reply, Andhra were bowled out for 188, as Shivam Dubey (3-21), Shardul Thakur (2-46), Dhawal Kulkarni (2-48) picked wickets at regular intervals.
In a Group B contest in Cuttack, Delhi saw off Kerala by four wickets. Salman Nizar's 59 pushed Kerala to 231/8, while Delhi chased down the target losing only six wickets, with Unmukt Chand (64) leading the capital side. Rishabh Pant (35) and Milind Kumar (40) also contributed to Delhi's cause.
Akashdeep th's 90-ball 109 proved to be vital in Uttar Pradesh's six-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh in a Group B match in Bhubaneswar. th formed a 119-run partnership with opener Shivam Chaudhary (75) as Uttar Pradesh chased down 256 in 40.4 overs. For Himachal, Ankit Kaushik (72), Ekant Sen (58) and Mayank Dagar (46) were the main contributors in the total of 255.
Vidarbha hammered Harya by 68 runs in a Group A match in New Delhi. Akshay Karnewar (4-29) and Akshay Wakhare (3-38) helped Vidarbha dismiss Harya for 169 in a chase of 238. Vidarbha's innings was powered by Ganesh Satish (78) and Apoorv Wankhade (64 not out).
In a Group C battle in Cheni, Bengal prevailed over Madhya Pradesh by 14 runs. Sudip Chatterjee (91) and Manoj Tiwary (59) took Bengal's total to 270/8. In reply, Harpreet Singh (109) ran out of support towards the end as Madhya Pradesh fell short by 14 runs.
In a Group A match in New Delhi, Mahesh Rawat's unbeaten 88 off 97 balls helped Railways beat Odisha by six wickets, while Rajasthan beat Goa by seven wickets in a Group C match in Cheni. IANS