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Venkatesh Iyer: Vijay Hazare Trophy: Venkatesh Iyer stars in Madhya Pradesh win vs Chandigarh | Cricket News

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RAJKOT: Promising all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer continued his sensational kind with each bat and ball as Madhya Pradesh pipped Chandigarh by 5 runs in a high-scoring group D thriller of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Nationwide One-dayers on Sunday.
Venkatesh, who’s seen as a India prospect to fill within the Hardik Pandya slot throughout white-ball codecs, blazed his technique to a 113-ball 151 (8×4, 10×6) to energy Madhya Pradesh to a difficult 331/9.
Chandigarh responded in type with centuries from skipper Manan Vohra (105) and Ankit Kaushik (111) and wanted 32 runs from the final 12 balls.
Bowling the penultimate over, Venkatesh gave one other breakthrough dismissing Gurinder Singh en path to his 2/64 from 10 overs that included a maiden as Chandigarh might solely handle 326/8.

Madhya Pradesh younger gun Avesh Khan led the bowling present with 3/72, whereas Puneet Datey additionally chipped in with two wickets together with Venkatesh.
The win helped Madhya Pradesh (+0.590) stay at second place behind Kerala (+0.778) who nosed forward in group D desk with a five-wicket win over Chhattisgarh.
Maharashtra (+0.074) slipped to 3rd place regardless of their four-wicket win over Uttarakhand as it is a three-way race for the knockouts from the group of demise — D — with one match left within the league.

Opting to bat on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium right here, Madhya Pradesh have been down within the dumps dropping opener Kuldeep Gehi (0) and Rajat Patidar (2) cheaply and have been lowered to 56/4 inside 14 overs.
Coming at No 6, Venkatesh soaked the strain in firm with skipper Aditya Shrivastava (70 off 80 balls; 4×4, 1×6), the duo stitching 122 runs for the fifth wicket to restore the early injury.
Venkatesh displayed some clear hitting and reached his halfcentury in 45 balls after which stepped it up additional to get to his third Record A century, his second in three matches, in simply 88 balls.
He took simply 22 balls to cruise to 150 and take Madhya Pradesh previous the 300-mark.
Venkatesh now has 348 runs from 4 innings at a strike-rate of 138.64 to be second behind Maharashtra ‘run machine’ Ruturaj Gaikwad in probably the most runs listing of this season’s Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Within the type of his life, Ruturaj, who has three centuries on the trot, noticed regulation of averages catching up as he contributed solely 21 of their chase of 252 towards Uttarakhand on the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Floor right here.
But it surely was Ankit Bawne who pulled off the win with a elegant unbeaten 113, steering them dwelling within the penultimate supply.
Kerala gave a giant enhance to their internet run-rate to brighten their qualifying hopes, beating Chhattisgarh by 5 wickets with 93 balls to spare.
Sijomon Joseph was the chief architect of their huge win because the left-arm spinner returned with a shocking 5/33 to flooring Chhattisgarh to a paltry 189 in 46.2 overs after they opted to bat on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium “C”.
In reply, Kerala suffered a triple blow halfway into their chase once they misplaced opener Rohan Kunnummal (36), Mohammed Azharuddeen (45) and skipper Sanju Samson (0) with none addition to the whole.
There was extra drama in retailer once they misplaced Sachin Child (4) to be lowered to 89/4 however their No 3 Vinoop Manoharan held on with a composed 54 not out to seal the chase.
Transient Scores
Madhya Pradesh 331/9; 50 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 151, Aditya Shrivastava 70; Jagjit Singh 3/69, Sandeep Sharma 2/62) beat Chandigarh 326/8; 50 overs (Ankit Kaushik 111, Manan Vohra 105; Avesh Khan 3/72, Venkatesh 2/64, Puneet Datey 2/65) by 5 runs.
Uttarakhand 251/6; 50 overs (Swapnil Singh 66, Tanush Gusain 55, Vaibhav Bhatt 41 not out; Jagdish Zope 2/45, Mukesh Choudhary 2/68) misplaced to Maharashtra 252/6; 49.5 overs (Ankit Bawne 113 not out, Naushad Shaikh 47) by 4 wickets.
Chhattisgarh 189; 46.2 overs (Harpreet Singh 98; Sijomon Joseph 5/33, M D Nidheesh 2/21, Basil Thampi 2/38) misplaced to Kerala 193/5; 34.3 overs (Vinoop Manoharan 54 not out, Mohammed Azharuddeen 45; Ajay Mandal 3/27, Sumit Ruikar 2/63) by 5 wickets.

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