Vijay Hazare Trophy: Vishnu Solanki continues form as Baroda thump Tripura

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Feb 22, 12:35 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter/BCCI domestic
Photo Credits: Twitter/BCCI domestic

Just four days after the IPL 2021 snub, Vishnu Solanki followed his hundred with a fine 97 off 108 balls for Baroda against Tripura in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Chasing 303, Baroda went over the line by 6 wickets with one over to spare. 

While Solanki scored 97, captain Krunal Pandya notched up an unbeaten 127 in 97 balls. Baroda lost a couple of early wickets and were later reduced to 66/3 before Solanki and Pandya struck a partnership of 168 runs for the fourth wicket. Solanki eventually departed after he was cleaned up by Pratyush Singh. 

Earlier, Tripura complied 302/7 in 50 overs. Udiyan Bose and Bishal Ghosh scored individual half-centuries during the course. 

Solanki had scored 108 against Goa in the first match in a winning cause. 

Sreesanth scalps fifer

Fast bowler S Sreesanth returned to 50-over format with the Vijay Hazare Trophy playing for Kerala. The right-arm pacer has now bagged a fifer against Uttar Pradesh. 

He scalped the wickets of Abhishek Goswami, Aksh Deep Nath, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohsin Khan and Shivam Sharma. 

UP who batted first were bowled out for 283 in 49.4 overs. Later, Kerala rode on Robin and Sachin Baby’s batting to go over the line by 3 wickets. 

In other clashes of the day, Hyderabad defeated Chhattisgarh by 7 wickets, Gujarat won by 8 wickets against Goa, Jharkhand beat punjab by 2 runs, Andhra beat Tamil Nadu by 7 wickets, Vidarbha won by 4 wickets against MP, Karnataka beat Bihar by 267 runs and Railways beat Odisha by 8 wickets. 

  • Vishnu Solanki
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Sreesanth

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