Vijay Hazare Trophy: Siddhesh Lad's ton in vain, but Mumbai still qualify
Skipper G Hanuma Vihari (169) and KS Bharat (105) starred in Andhra's 29-run win over Mumbai yesterday, its sixth straight win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group 'C' League
Skipper G Hanuma Vihari (169) and KS Bharat (105) starred in Andhra's 29-run win over Mumbai yesterday, its sixth straight win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group 'C' League. The victory helped Andhra finish on top of the standings with 24 points and qualify for the national knockout phase along with Mumbai, which finished second with 16 points.
The massive 254-run partnership in 204 balls between Bharat and Vihari helped Andhra post a mammoth 344 for 5 in 50 overs before restricting their opponents to 315 for 9 despite Siddhesh Lad's strokeful ton. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu ended its losing streak by posting a comfortable seven-wicket win over Team Rajasthan.
In the other match of the day, wicketkeeper Keenan Vaz snared seven victims (six catches and a stumping) to equal the record of Mahesh Rawat and Parthiv Patel in List 'A' matches as Goa edged Gujarat by one wicket.
Andhra 344-5 in 50 overs (H Vihari 169, S Bharat 105; R Dias 3-77, D Matkar 2-60) beat Mumbai 315-9 in 50 overs (S Lad 118, S Dubey 36; K Raman 3-55) by 29 runs