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Mumbai won their third Vijay Hazare Trophy after beating Delhi in the final
By Sandy - Oct 20, 2018 10:33 pm
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Mumbai clinched their third Vijay Hazare Trophy after beating Delhi by four wickets in the final of 2018/19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday (October 20) at Bengaluru.

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Mumbai won the 2018/19 Vijay Hazare trophy

On the final match day, Mumbai skipper Shreyas Iyer decided to field first after winning the toss. Delhi had a poor start and they failed to return strongly from that situation. However, some crucial middle and lower-order knocks helped Delhi to put a fighting total of 177 runs on the board, before getting all-out in 45.4 overs.

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Himmat Singh played the highest knock in that innings and that was 41 runs knock while Dhruv Shorey (31) was the only other batsman to reach the 30-run marks in that innings. In the end moment, Suboth Bhati played a 25 runs knock while Pawan Negi was retired hurt on 21 runs.

Among the Mumbai bowlers, Shivam Dubey (3/29) and Dhawal Kulkarni (3/30) picked up three wickets each while Tushar Deshpande (2/30) took two wickets and Shams Mulani (1/47) got one wicket.

In reply, Mumbai had also a terrible start as they were once struggling on 40/4. All the top four Mumbai batsmen departed quickly – Prithvi Shaw (8), Ajinkya Rahane (10), Shreyas Iyer (7) and Suryakumar Yadav (4).

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But the 105-run fifth wicket partnership between Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad rescued the team and set the tone for a much comfortable victory. While the Player of the Match award winner Tare scored 71 runs, Lad played a 48-run innings. Mumbai took 35 overs to reach the target after losing six wickets as they won by four wickets with 90 balls to spare.

Among the Delhi bowlers, Navdeep Saini (3/58) provided a brilliant start by taking three out of first four wickets but didn’t get enough quality support from the other bowlers. Apart from him, Kulwant Khejroliya (1/50), Manan Sharma (1/24) and Lalit Yadav (1/6) picked up one wicket each.

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Mumbai remained unbeaten at the end of the tournament as they won nine games out of 11 games in this competition while two had no results.

Brief Scores:  Delhi – 177 in 45.4 overs (Himmat Singh 41, Dhruv Shorey 31; Shivam Dubey 3/29)

Mumbai – 180/6 in 35 overs (Aditya Tare 71, Siddhesh Lad 48; Navdeep Saini 3/58)

Result –   Mumbai won by 4 wickets

Some important stats of the tournament

  • Mumbai won the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time. Before this season, they won it in 2003/04 and 2006/07.
  • It was Delhi’s third Vijay Hazare Trophy final. They won in 2012/13 while they lost the 2015/16 final.