Dinesh Karthik’s 126 proved to be the deciding factor for Tamil Nadu as they beat India B by 42 runs to win the Deodhar Trophy in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Karthik’s ton helped Tamil Nadu notch up 303/9 in 50 overs. In reply, India B could manage only 261. Shikhar Dhawan scored 45 for them while Gurkeerat Mann hit 64 to be their top-scorer. Get highlights of India B vs Tamil Nadu here.
4:49pm: Dinda departs as Tamil Nadu win by 42 runs
4:40 pm: Dhawal Kulkarni out! India B 260/9
4:33 pm: Ashoke Dinda has hits one for and one six to move to 14 off seven balls. India B 248/8
4:30 pm: India B have now lost eight wickets. They are staring at defeat now.
4:29 pm: Gurkeerat falls and then Manish Pandey, who had left the field earlier due to injury.
4:26pm: All depends on Gurkeerat Mann now if India B are to win this final
4:19 pm: Karnewar out! He was caught by Washington Sundar off M Mohammed. India B 222/6, need 82
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4:11pm: India B have reached 210/5 in 40 overs and need 94 in 60 balls to win the final
4:09pm: India B are currently on 207/5 and their target is below 100 now but the asking rate is increasing.
4:03 pm: India B need just over 100 runs to win this final. Mann and Karnewar ahve rebuild the innings well so far.
4:00 pm: India B crosses the 200-run mark in the 38th over.
3:54 pm: India B are nearing 200-run mark.
3:48 pm: Gurkeerat Mann has reached his half-century mark. He has played responsibly. India B 185/5
3:38 pm: Akshay Karnewar comes to bat, Mann is on 43
3:33 pm: Patel departs without scoring a run. This is a tricky situation for India B - 166/5
3:30 pm: Axar Patel is the new batsman at the crease, he joins Mann, who has moved to 40s.
3:27 pm: Bhatia (36) departs! He is caught by Kaushik Gandhi off Murugan Ashwin. India B 165/4
3:24 pm: Bhatia and Mann are both on 36. They are batting steadily and haven’t let India B (160/3) feel the panic
3:22 pm: India B crosses 150-run mark in the 28th over.
3:15 pm: The run-rate has come down under 6 per over.India B 146/3 in 26 overs
3:05 pm: Mann and Bhatia have taken India B to 132/3 in 22 overs. Run-rate still 6 per over
2:56 pm: India B are 117/3 in 20 overs, Need 187 in 30 overs
2:55 pm: Another blow for India B. Manish Pandey is retired hurt. Gurkeerat Mann is the new batsman at crease.
2:50 pm: India B has crossed the 100-run mark. Pandey and Bhatia have held the fort calmly after the mini-collapse.
2:45 pm: Play has resumed after the drinks break. India B are 98/3 in 17 overs
2:34pm: The quick loss of two wickets have slowed down India B’s pace. They are on 93/3 in 15 overs, with Manish Pandey and Harpreet Singh Bhatia being the two new batsmen.
2:23pm: Another wicket! Ishank Jaggi is caught by B Indrajith off R Sai Kishore. India B 85/3
2:20 pm: Shikhar Dhawan is out! After a fiery innings of 45 in 34 balls, the opener edges to wicketkeeper Washington Sundar off Rahil Shah. India B 84/2
2:13 pm: India B reach 82/1 in 10 overs, Dhawan 45 off 32 balls. They need 221 runs to win in 40 overs.
2:10 pm: India B’s run-rate is nearing 8 per over. Dhawan has continued his onslaught has has reached 41 in 31 balls. India B 78/1
2:02 pm: India B race to 51/1 at the end of the 7th over. Dhawan batting on 30 off 22 balls.
1:56 pm: India B 43/1 after six overs. Dhawan batting on 23 (18 balls, 5 x 4s) and Pandey not out 2
1:54 pm: Shikhar Dhawan (10) and Manish Pandey (1) are at the crease. A lot will depend on them after Parthiv Patel’s early exit. India B 30/1 in the sixth over.
1:50 pm: India B have lost Parthiv Patel for 15. They are 29/1 in the fifth over.
1:40 pm: India B 19/0 after three overs. Parthiv Patel has three fours in his 14-ball 15.
1:35 pm: India B are 13 for no loss after 2 overs. Parthiv Patel is on 10 and Shikhar Dhawan is on 2.
12:56 pm: Tamil Nadu have scored 303 for nine wickets in their 50 overs. Dhawal Kulkarni has finished with figures of 5 for 39.
12:47 pm: Dhawal Kulkarni has taken a five-wicket haul as Tamil Nadu are 285/9 after 48 overs.
12:36 pm: Tamil Nadu have crashed to 278 for eight wickets after 46 overs. Dhawal Kulkarni has taken his fourth wicket. The Mumbai pacer now has figures of 4 for 25.
12:23 pm: Tamil Nadu are 269 for seven after 44 overs. The run-rate is hovering around 6 runs an over.
12:07 pm: Dinesh Karthik was bagged by Axar Patel. Karthik scored 126 off 91 balls. It had 14 boundaries and three sixes. Ashok Dinda trapped Shankar LBW for 21 (25 balls). These wickets have come at a crucial time. Tamil Nadu 249 for six after 41 overs.
12:03 pm: Tamil Nadu have lost two good wickets off as many balls. Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar are out. Tamil Nadu 243 for six wickets after 40 overs.
11:50 am: Tamil Nadu are 235 for four wickets after 38 overs. Dinesh Karthik is unbeaten on 121 and Vijay Shankar has scored a quickfire 20 off 22 balls.
11:36 am: Dinesh Karthik has scored a century (101 off 77 balls). Tamil Nadu have progressed to 206 for four wickets after 36 overs.
11:26 am: Tamil Nadu are scoring at close to six runs an over. AT the end of the 33rd over, Tamil Nadu are 187 for four wickets. Dinesh Karthik is not out on 88 (71 balls).
11:23 am: Tamil Nadu have been dealt a blow by CV Milind. They have lost Jagadeesan for 55 (62 balls). That the end of a prosperous 136-run fifth wicket partnership with Karthik. The fourth wicket fell at 175.
11:10 am: Tamil Nadu are really going strong at this stage. They are 170 for 3 after 30 overs. Dinesh karthik is on 79 and Jagadeesan is on 55. Karthik has scored his runs off 62 balls, with eight fours and 1 six.
10:52 am: Tamil Nadu has moved on to 125 for three wickets after 25 overs. Dinesh Karthik is batting on 49 off 46 balls. The former India stumper has stitched together a 86-run stand with Narayan Jagadeesan, who is batting on 40 off 47 deliveries. India B are attacking with their spinners now. Axar Patel has bowled six overs of left-arm spin without any success so far.
10:32 am: Dinesh Karthik has moved to a 30-ball 36. Tamil Nadu have shifted gears and are 93 for 3 in 20 overs.
10:12am: Dinesh Karthik is out in the middle and has raced to 22 in 18 balls, with the help of three fours.
10:05am: Kulkarni strikes again. He gets his third wicket as Raju (13) edges to Parthiv Patel in the 11th over.
9:51 am: First, Kulkarni caught and bowled opener Gandhi (16) in the seventh over and then got No. 3 Murugan Ashwin (0) out in the ninth over. Ashwin was caught by Shikhar Dhawan.
9:50 am: Dhawal Kulkarni affects mini collapse. Tamil Nadu reduced to 38/2 in 10 overs.
9:40 am: Gandhi (10*) and Raju (4*) has started steadily. Tamil Nadu 17/0 in five overs. Dhawal Kulkarni and Ashok Dinda are bowling for India A, but are yet to get a wicket.
9:30am: Action starts! Kaushik Gandhi and Ganga Sridhar Raju to open for Taml Nadu.
9:00 am: Vijay Shankar-led Tamil Nadu have won the toss and will bat first
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For the Vijay Hazare Trophy winners Tamil Nadu, the game will be about continuing their domestic form and avenging the defeat they suffered at the hands of India B here on Sunday.
However, they bounced back in the following game against India A to make the final. The Indian cricket team selectors will be closely tracking the players’ performance tomorrow with the final being the last 50-over domestic game before the Champions Trophy in June.
Though they have the whole of IPL to make a statement, the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey would like to end the tournament on a high.
Discarded India opener Dhawan has hit form with the scores of 128 and 50 in the previous two innings. Pandey, also playing for India B, attracted attention with a match-winning 104 against Tamil Nadu in the league phase.
Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik too would like to be among the runs, having already scored a bagful in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy where he ended as the leading scorer with 607 runs at an average of 86.71.
The stylish batsman has made a case to be picked in the Indian team with M S Dhoni doing the keeping job. Among the bowlers, Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni has provided timely breakthroughs for India B, picking up three wickets in both the previous games.
Left-arm spinner Sai Kishore has been the standout bowler for Tamil Nadu with seven scalps in two matches. India B have batted first on both occasions and ended up hammering 300 plus runs before defending them convincingly.