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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Minnows Chandigarh Stun Bengal (Today's Roundup)

By IANS News
February 23, 2021 • 20:46 PM View: 2309

Minnows Chandigarh pulled off a second straight upset win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday when they shocked former champions Bengal by five wickets here. Earlier, Chandigarh had beaten Haryana in their first match of the 50-over tournament.

Opener Arslan Khan scored 88 while Shivam Bhambri scored an unbeaten 71 as Chandigarh scored 257/5 wickets in 50 overs after restricting Bengal to 253/9 wickets in 50 overs at Eden Gardens.


Among bowlers, Chandigarh's Gaurav Gambhir, Bipul Sharma, and Gurinder Singh took two wickets each while Shahbaz Ahmed with 59 runs was the top scorer for Bengal.

Meanwhile, Rishi Dhawan starred with bat and ball in Himachal Pradesh's four-wicket win over Rajasthan in Jaipur. Dhawan took six wickets for 27 runs before scoring an unbeaten 73 to lead Himachal to victory with nearly 20 overs to spare.

Captain Shreyas Iyer scored 103 to lead Mumbai to a six-wicket win over Maharashtra, also in Jaipur. Fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni's five-wicket haul helped Mumbai restrict Maharashtra to 279/9 wickets despite Yash Nahar (119) and Azim Kazi (104) scoring centuries. Iyer's ton helped Mumbai overhaul Maharashtra's total and finish at 280/4 wickets in 47.2 overs.

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